I think this could be the week for carnage! There are a lot of injuries going around and I’m hoping other teams follow Geelong’s lead and start resting youngsters. I’m absolutely ready for some chaos because there’s been six rounds so far and I’ve scored between 2100 and 2200 every single week, it’s incredibly boring!
No partial lockout, finally! Round seven doesn’t start until 19:50 AEST Friday night so have all your trades locked in by then! The Traders will be reacting LIVE today from 18:15 AEST on the Official AFL Fantasy Facebook page to the team announcements, so think of this article as your text-based companion guide.
As always, this post will be updated as more information comes in, so if you’ve seen some news that I’ve missed feel free to tweet it at me and I’ll follow it up.
Collingwood vs Port Adelaide
Mason Cox is out with an ankle injury and Travis Varcoe has been dropped. They’re replaced by Ben Reid and Jamie Elliot.
Robbie Gray will miss a month with a broken hand, he’s be replaced by Karl Amon. Steven Motlop is the travelling emergency.
Melbourne vs Hawthorn
Jack Viney will miss two weeks after being the victim of Sydney Stack’s big bump last round. Sam Weideman has also been omitted, Oscar McDonald and Josh Wagner are in.
James Cousins has been hit with a one-match suspension for a late bump, he’s joined on the sidelines by…Jack Scrimshaw who is “managed”. Dylan Moore (181k FWD) and Shaun Burgoyne are in.
GWS vs St. Kilda
Phil Davis and Isaac Cumming (204k DEF) are in. Matt Buntine is omitted and Lachie Whitfield is…out.
Jack Lonie has avoided an ACL injury but is still an out. Jack Steven is out indefinitely as well as he fights his mental health issues. Billy Longer and Nathan Brown are omitted. Rowan Marshall returns after his illness and Jonathon Marsh (276k DEF) will make his debut for St. Kilda. The other two ins are Darragh Joyce and Hunter Clark.
Brisbane vs Sydney
As per normal for Brisbane this year, no changes.
Lance Franklin misses another week with his hamstring strain, but Coach John Longmire is confident that Franklin will be right for round 8. Will Hayward, Robbie Fox, and Kieren Jack are in. Ben Ronke, James Rowbottom, and Ryan Clarke are all omitted.
Western Bulldogs vs Richmond
No changes for the Bulldogs!
David Astbury is out after rolling his ankle, he’s replaced by Connor Menadue. Shai Bolton replaces Jack Riewoldt who misses 6-8 weeks with a PCL tear.
West Coast vs Gold Coast
One change for the Eagles, Jack Redden returns at the expense of Jarrod Brander.
Injury prone defender Pearce Hanley misses the trip West with a shin injury while Will Brodie and Jack Lukosius have been omitted. Their replacements are Wil Powell, Anthony Miles, and Aaron Young.
Carlton vs North Melbourne
Carlton lose two important players down back in Nic Newman and Kade Simpson. Luckless ruckman Matthew Kreuzer and Mitch McGovern are also out injured. Coming in are Tom Williamson, Charlie Curnow, Andrew Phillips, and Liam Stocker. Will Setterfield is first emergency.
Four changes at North for this must-win game. Aaron Hall, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Nathan Hrovat, and Sam Wright are all omitted. In comes Jy Simpkin, Marley Williams, Shaun Higgins, and Taylor Garner.
Geelong vs Essendon
Only one out for Geelong, Charlie Constable has been omitted. Seriously. He’s replaced by Jordan Clark.
Mitch Brown is out injured and David Myers has been omitted. Orazio Fantasia and Aaron Francis come in for those two.
Adelaide vs Fremantle
Bryce Gibbs is in as expected, he replaces Myles Poholke.
No changes for Fremantle, Brett Bewley will have to wait until another week.