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Team Sheets – Rd. 8

All the news, rumours, and team sheets for round 8!

It’s Thursday!!

Round 7 delivered big time!  Finally the chaos arrived, it was an absolute disaster all around.  Rookies were rested, guns were scoring 60’s, Dangerfield was a captain, it was beautiful.  More of the same this week please.

Round 8 kicks off 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.

Sydney vs Essendon

Lance Franklin is…not in! Harry Cunningham is out with his torn adductor, he’s replaced by Colin O’Riordan.

Some notable inclusions for Essendon in Zac Clarke and Brayden Ham!  Orazio Fantasia and David Myers are also in, the outs are Joe Daniher, Jordan Ridley, Kyle Langford, and Mark Baguley.

Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane

Matt Suckling returns for the Bulldogs, he replaces Tory Dickson.

Harris Andrews is back, I think we’ll know how good Aaron Naughton actually is after this game.  Zac Bailey is the other inclusion, Answerth survives, the outs are Josh Walker and Lewis Taylor.

Carlton vs Collingwood

Liam Jones is out concussed and Andrew Phillips and Lochie O’Brien are omitted.  Matthew Kreuzer, Mitch McGovern, and Will Setterfield are in.

Dayne Beams has not been able to get up in time so Rupert Wills (325k MID) comes into the sideTaylor Adams is set to miss a month with an adductor strain, he’s replaced by Chris Mayne.

Gold Coast vs Melbourne

Pearce Hanley, Jack Lukosius, Sean Lemmens and Lachie Weller are four strong ins for Gold Coast, Brayden Fiorini (!) and Aaron Young are out injured, George Horlin-Smith and Jesse Joyce have been dropped.

Jack Viney is in!  No Brayden Preuss yet, the sole out is Alex Neal-Bullen.

St. Kilda vs West Coast

First look at Ed ‘King’ Phillips in 2019, one to watch in future.  Luke Dunstan and Nathan Brown are the other two inclusions.  Darragh Joyce, Hunter Clark, and Jonathon Marsh are out.

I know a few Eagles fans that will be happy to see this…Chris Masten is out!  Jake Waterman is in on the back of some hot WAFL form.

Port Adelaide vs Adelaide

Both co-captains Ollie Wines and Tom Jonas will miss the Showdown for Port Adelaide, the former looking like he’ll be out for at least a month.  Brad Ebert will also miss with a concussion while Riley Bonner and Zak Butters have been omitted.  Matthew Broadbent returns for his first game since 2017.  Steven Motlop, Aidyn Johnson, and Kane Farrell are the other three inclusions.

Bryce Gibbs is out with back spasms, Luke Brown is in.

North Melbourne vs Geelong

No out for North yet.  Curtis Taylor (180k MID/FWD), Kyron Hayden (170k MID/FWD), Luke Davies-Uniacke, and Sam Durdin are added to the squad.

Zach Guthrie is the sole out so far.  Charlie Constable, Darcy Fort, James Parsons, Joel Selwood and Zach Tuohy have been added.  Patrick Dangerfield named so far, a late out after lockout would be brutal so make sure you have a forward emergency ready.

Hawthorn vs GWS

Two outs for Hawks so far, both pretty suspect.  Jarryd Roughead is playing in the VFL…? OK.  And Chad Wingard is “injured”.  Mmm.  Conor Glass, Harry Morrison, Jack Scrimshaw, James Cousins, James Frawley, and Jonathon Ceglar the ins.

Three outs so far, two are pretty brutal.  Shane Mumford and Jackson Hately will hurt some coaches out there, Aidan Corr out as well.  The biggest dagger however is no Lachie Whitfield!  Dawson Simpson, Harry Perryman, Josh Kelly, Lachlan Keeffe, Matthew Flynn, Phil Davis, and Zac Langdon the potential inclusions.

Fremantle vs Richmond

Connor Blakely has not been included, the Fantasy star will have to wait another week.  Brennan Cox, Brett Bewley (again), Sean Darcy, and Taylin Duman have been added with no confirmed outs yet.

Nick Vlaustin and Daniel Rioli are both out injured but you’d expect them both to be back next week.  Dan Butler, David Astbury, Ivan Soldo, Jake Aarts, Riley Collier-Dawkins, and Ryan Garthwaite fill the bench.

26. West Aussie. 10 years of playing Dreamteam/Fantasy. Love me some Splatoon. Go the Bombers!



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    May 9, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Hey legends, im stuck on a few trade options this week, would appreciate any thoughts. Have 101k in bank currently and 5 rooks on field (Hore D6, Walsh M7, Ross M8, Miers F5, Drew F6). Bench rooks are Stack/Young, Hayes/Answerth, ROB/Cameron, Petru/Burgess.

    1) Drew / Petru (fwd bench) > Daniel/Corbett + 34k. Most logical, Corbett becomes Fwd E, Daniel a top 6 prospect in 2 lines.

    2) Miers / Drew > Boak/ named fwd rook under 187k. Petru on field, rook as E. Gets in #1 Fwd, potentially misses a bit more cash from miers. Petru on field a concern, as is untried rook to cover Danger.

    3) Danger (F1)/ Walsh > Boak/Daniel via Drew DPP +10k. Drew Mid E, Hayes/Ross at M7/M8. Potentially plays BE game with Danger, culls Walsh before a hard fortnight.


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      May 9, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      I don’t know which trade is best, but I will say that this is not the week to be trading out Drew, could be going back to scoring 80/90 with Wines out. Find another way to get your deals done.

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        May 9, 2019 at 5:56 pm

        Haha thanks mate, what do you think about the new idea I just added?

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          May 9, 2019 at 6:02 pm

          Yeah Walsh to Boak I’d tick. Hopefully a better option than Corbett comes through for the downgrade…

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      May 9, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      Or 4) Walsh + Petru > Corbett and any mid/fwd (Boak/Gaff etc) + 100-150k depending on player.

      Gets down to 4 rooks on field, plus some cash and ripe cows to upgrade again next week (Drew, Miers, Hore, Ross etc)

      • Reciprocatory


        May 9, 2019 at 6:07 pm

        Yeah thats better

  2. Reciprocatory


    May 9, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    1 or 3.
    I do not know what to do about Danger. If Cats declare he will lineup, I will keep him.
    If hes less than 51% chance to play, I think I will trade and get Danger/Walsh to Boak/Zorko (or Daniel) or Danger/Rozee to Boak/Ziebell.
    Can u comment on these potential trades please.

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      May 9, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      News from Geelong – no decision likely on Danger until Saturday complicates matters. Also said that he doesnt have any further chance of injury, just a matter of getting the best out of him this week? Scott says he will be named in extended squad, decision on sat. Choices choices.

      Zorko the best ceiling of your options, certainly not been on the ball as much as years gone pat though. Ziebell role change looks good- but for how long? I dont have rozee so dont know his BE, but if its high probably better to bounce him before Walsh

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      Sir Fartypants

      May 9, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Hey man, yeah the danger thing is doing my head in. Them leaving a decision till game time on Sunday makes things tricky.
      At this stage I’m leaning towards trading him… at worst it can be seen as a dumb sideways break even play, but getting rid of him and Libba nets me two pretty reliable players. Danger has had a ceiling but been pretty frustrating to own I reckon. I worthy start but not quite the must have I thought he was. I’ll probably see him again hopefully $100k cheaper after missing a week!

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      May 9, 2019 at 7:47 pm

      Hard one. At this moment I’m thinking of keeping Danger. I’ll just cover him with a rookie, and worry about more important things: like sending Libba to the dog house.

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      God of DT

      May 9, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      Danger has a BE of 153 and Rozee has a BE of 62. I like the trade to Boak/Ziebell. Ziebell has been killing it the past 2 weeks and is likely to continue the role.

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    Grovers Guns

    May 9, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Im trading
    Massive BE and can’t see him playing considering it is NM and possible it will turn into 2 weeks
    Regardless he will be stuck in forward line and restricted mobility and continually drop in price
    Too many forwards from R12/13 byes anyway and others (Kelly/Boak) are better options
    IF fully fit get him back in R14 for less

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    The Dark Horse

    May 9, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    What’s the news on GWS? Any word about Whitfield??

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      May 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      If you can wait like 30 min, you’ll find out ;)

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      May 9, 2019 at 5:52 pm

      Yeah sorry, I haven’t come across any GWS news as of yet. Adam Curley usually reports on them but he’s been doing some stuff with the all-time NSW team.

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        May 9, 2019 at 6:44 pm

        Boy o boy, wowee! Could you imagine holding both constable and Whitfield last week. Boy! In a positive note, Friday night Ham is back, feel a little bit better putting the E on him instead of Balta.

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    May 9, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    mumford out, i held whitfield, i have danger as well ….. does this mean i have to keep libba for another week? this is proof there is no god

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    May 9, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Boak or Tim Kelly?

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      May 9, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      Kelly for me.

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      God of DT

      May 9, 2019 at 8:28 pm

      I think Boak will do better with Ebert and Wines out.

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    May 9, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Whitfield. Hold or fold?
    Clear his injury worse than indicated. No guarantees he is back next week.

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      May 9, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      I’d say hold. If you’ve got him, no point in trading him now.

      • Reciprocatory


        May 9, 2019 at 8:20 pm


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      God of DT

      May 9, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      Def hold

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    May 9, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    They really hate Hately, don’t they?
    Also a good chance Constable won’t play again this week, unless there is a late out.

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      May 9, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      ie dangermare

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    May 9, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    The Chad is “injured” – hurt feelings.

    I’m keeping Danger for now and I have cover if he is out – so be it, at least I won’t have C on 38 again. My Libba rage has not abated and I must get rid of him. So, I am going Libba/Putridcelli to Fyfe/Corbett.

    Are there better options than Corbett with JS? I would go Ham, but he will probably just last a week.

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      May 9, 2019 at 7:51 pm

      Yeah, I think Corbett has better JS than Ham.
      Keep an eye on Bewley as a mid option. He might just play.

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      God of DT

      May 9, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      I also think that Corbett has more job security than Ham

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    May 9, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Thoughts on Curtis Taylor (m/f) ….

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    God of DT

    May 9, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Ziebell has moved into the midfield. Strong possibility that he can come in and play Ziebell’s old role. Roos rated him quite highly when they drafted him.

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      May 9, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks God Of DT, I will sit him on the Pine & handy hes Mid/Fwd too

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    May 9, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    1.Mumford to gawn and danger to zieball or
    2.Mumford to Marshall and danger to dunkley?

    1 or 2

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      May 9, 2019 at 9:58 pm

      Number 1 every day of the week, and twice on Sunday!

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        May 10, 2019 at 4:39 pm


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    May 9, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    1. Lockhart on field or/ 2. Answerth + 45k & Atkins/Hayes on field. If 2. field which one?

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      May 9, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      1. Lockhart vs suns

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        May 9, 2019 at 10:14 pm

        Cheers buddy!

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    You muppet

    May 9, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Duursma for Lockhart/Bawley (if named)
    Rozee for Ham?

    Would rather get rid of Rozee this week but Ham has poorer job security…

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      May 9, 2019 at 10:08 pm

      Lockhart is a lock.

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    May 9, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Finlayson or Charlie Cameron in draft for final forward spot

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      Jimmy 45

      May 9, 2019 at 11:02 pm

      Cameron scoring better, finlaysons dpp could be handy depending on the rest of your team

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    May 9, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Lloyd, Witherden, Smith, Williams, Rozee, Hore ( answerth, scrimshaw)

    Macrae, Cripps, Merrett, Rockliff, b. Crouch, Walsh, duursma, Ross ( Constable, Stack)

    Grundy, Gawn ( fort, Smith)

    Danger, Kelly, Billings, Worpel, Miers, drew ( Corbett, Parker)

    Got 201 in the bank

    Bit stick this week Parker prob needs to go but not many rookies coming through, any suggestions would be great will give em back

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      May 9, 2019 at 11:52 pm

      Big cash on your bench mate (Scrim, Conts, Parker) plus some cows for the milking (Walsh, Rozee, Duurs) and cash in the bank. Upgrade time!

      From a very quick look, maybe
      1) cash in one of rooks (maybe Parker?) to playing sub 200k rook.
      Then either:
      – cash in scrim or rozee, flick stack back to D, drew to mids, boak in fwd line.
      – conts to top 8 mid of choice

      Both get a rook off field and an end of season lock on it

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    May 10, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Drew or Atkins at F6, the other will be covering Danger so might not be that important anyway! But who will score higher.

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      May 10, 2019 at 1:11 am

      Drew with Wines out

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    May 10, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Hey guys, With Mummy out injured, I’m now looking at trading him.
    Should I be trading him up to Grundy or is that mad with him having a 136k be?

    If I go down, it will be to a 170k rook (fielding O’Brien), and upgrading Duursma to Treloar or Boak with 123k cash left over.
    If i get Grundy, it will be Duursma down to Answerth+27K or Corbett+68k.

    O’Brien has a trerrible draw for a ruckman, whilst Grundy’s looks very juicy, especially this week.

    Larkey is my cover for Danger, however If we are told he is out before lockout, I’m going Danger to Ziebell, Mummy to Grundy.

    • Belly


      May 10, 2019 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks for the above.

      I think get Grundy, you’ll need him at some point so save a trade and get him in now, take his points, BE not high enough to save you a heap in a few weeks so don’t factor it in to your decision.

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    The second

    May 10, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Mummy and danger out to

    1. Gawn and zieball or
    2. Marshall and laird

    1 or 2

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    May 10, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Im still weighing up whether to trade or hold Danger, I like your thoughts on why u are trading him.
    Out of those trades I like the look of 1, only because we know that Gawn is almost certainly a top 2 ruck and he is probably a must have.
    I could blame for doing either trade tbh.

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    The second

    May 10, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Pick one

    Tom Stuart

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    May 10, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Pick one

    1.Walsh to Tom Stuart or laird
    2. Libba to Crisp or Heeney

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