*Calvin Alarm* We have carnage! I repeat, we have carnage! Dangerfield OUT! Z.Williams OUT! M. Crouch MISSING! And the rookies! Atley, Garner, Moore, Hayes, Young, Collins, and Constable are all OUT, and the Sunday teams haven’t been finalised yet! More details below ⇓
Round 10 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 Collingwood
Lance Franklin is back! Josh P. Kennedy also returns after being a late-out last week. Zak Jones is out injured and James Rowbottom has been omitted.
Despite the reports, no Jordan De Goey. He remains out alongside Darcy Moore, Mason Cox, and Taylor Adams, as well as newly injured Tom Langdon and the suspended Travis Varcoe. Jack Madgen (281k DEF) and Daniel Wells are the two inclusions, Isaac Quaynor (246k DEF) an emergency once again.
Hawthorn vs Port Adelaide
Ben McEvoy is out for 4-6 weeks and Dylan Moore has been omitted (although still first emergency). Marc Pittonet (290k RUC) hasn’t broken into the team, he’s an emergency as well. Chad Wingard and James Frawley return to the side while Isaac Smith and Mitch Lewis remain on the sidelines.
Peter Ladhams (170k RUC) makes his debut as Scott Lycett goes down with an adductor issue. Robbie Gray and Tom Jonas return to the side after injuries, they replace Joe Atley and Joel Garner (double ouch for new owners). Willem Drew first emergency.
Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne
The axe has been swung at the Bulldogs! Billy Gowers, Fletcher Roberts, Will Hayes, and Lachie Young have all been omitted (two more rookies!)! Bailey Dale, Tim English, Patrick Lipinski, and Bailey Williams are in.
North are quite subdued by comparison. Taylor Garner out, Luke Davies-Uniacke in.
Adelaide vs West Coast
Only one change for Adelaide, prepare for disappointment. Matt Crouch is not back. Neither are Paul Seedsman, Josh Jenkins, or Richard Douglas. It’s Wayne Milera who returns at the expense of 2019 whipping boy Bryce Gibbs.
The Eagles keep it to the three already confirmed outs: Tom Hickey will miss 2-3 weeks with a sprained ankle, Lewis Jetta has been suspended for 1 week after a dangerous tackle, and Daniel Venables will be rested after a nasty concussion. Will Schofield and Jackson Nelson shore up the defence, while Jake Waterman gets another chance up forward. Nathan Vardy rucks solo…
Gold Coast vs Geelong
Cash Cow Sam Collins is out for six weeks with a ‘stress reaction in the femur’. Celebrate if you held him, Chris Burgess is back AND named at full back. Owners will hope that he’s taking Collins’ role as well as his spot.
He made us wait all week but now it’s official, Patrick Dangerfield is out. Charlie Constable and Ryan Abbott have been omitted. Rhys Stanley, Tom Atkins, and James Parsons come in. Darcy Fort holds over Esava Ratugolea who’s listed as first emergency.
Richmond vs Essendon
Since Ivan Soldo has been suspended for striking, Richmond have turned to rookie Callum Coleman-Jones (170k RUC/FWD), presumably in tandem with Noah Balta. Daniel Rioli also comes in for the injured Kane Lambert.
Finally! Jayden Laverde gets his chance alongside a returning Shaun McKernan. Mark Baguley has been omitted and Joe Daniher is out for the year. Brayden Ham not even an emergency.
Melbourne vs GWS
Only one confirmed out for Melbourne, the injured Alex Neal-Bullen. Jordan Lewis, Charlie Spargo, Braydon Preuss, Sam Weideman, and Corey Wagner have been added to the extended bench. Note that Oskar Baker has been named on field!
Zac Williams is out for round 10 with the aforementioned hamstring injury with no guarantees he plays round 11 either. Stephen Coniglio, Jackson Hately, Isaac Cumming, Dawson Simpson, and Lachlan Keeffe have been added to the extended bench.
St. Kilda vs Carlton
One out so far for St. Kilda, Ben Paton has been managed. Nick Coffield, Hunter Clark, Billy Longer, Ben Long, and Brandon White have been added. Note that Matthew Parker is listed last on the bench, Robbie Young on field.
Marc Murphy will miss multiple weeks with cracked ribs, Lochie O’Brien has been dropped. The potential inclusions are Kade Simpson, Patrick Kerr, Alex Fasolo, Lachie Plowman, Matthew Kennedy, and David Cuningham.
Fremantle vs Brisbane
Matt Taberner is out for the season with a foot injury, Cam McCarthy would be the front runner to come back into the team you’d think. He’s a potential inclusion alongside Griffin Logue, Mitchell Crowden, Bailey Banfield, and Brett Bewley. Really wish they’d stop teasing us with the latter.
Rhys Mathieson is suspended and Jarrod Berry is injured. Luke Hodge, Allen Christensen, Nick Robertson, Lewis Taylor, Connor Ballenden, and Archie Smith the potential inclusions. Noah Answerth named on field, Mitch Hinge the bench.