Time’s up, the byes are here! And as if the chaos from 1/3 of your team hitting the bench wasn’t enough, Jay Lockhart and Marty Hore owners may not know the fate of their players until well after lockout. Matt Crouch and Rory Sloane are the main pair to watch for tonight, but there could always be a juicy curve-ball right around the corner! Good luck!
Round 12 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.
Richmond vs Geelong
Richmond have lost two more defenders to injury, David Astbury and Brandon Ellis. Shai Bolton and Nathan Broad have also been omitted. The four inclusions are Daniel Rioli, Jacob Townsend, Jack Graham, and…Patrick Naish (170k DEF)
Rhys Stanley returns from an adductor injury, and Gary Ablett is back from suspension. James Parsons and Zac Smith have been omitted.
Carlton vs Brisbane
Some big ins for Carlton. Dale Thomas, Lochie O’Brien, Mitch McGovern, and Kade Simpson come into the side. Liam Stocker and Darcy Lang are injured, Matthew Kennedy and Alex Fasolo have been omitted.
Just the one change for Brisbane, Ben Keays has been omitted for Jacob Allison.
Gold Coast vs North Melbourne
Touk Miller, Will Brodie, and Jarrod Harbrow all return from injuries. Jack Bowes is out for 8 weeks with a quad, Josh Schoenfeld is injured as well, and George Horlin-Smith has been omitted.
Jamie Macmillan is out with a calf injury, he’s replaced by Sam Durdin.
Adelaide vs GWS
Matt Crouch is finally back! He’s joined by Richard Douglas and Kyle Hartigan. Bryce Gibbs has been dropped again, as has David Mackay and Hugh Greenwood. Rory Sloane has been named but still has to pass a fitness test tomorrow.
Lachie Whitfield is out for a month with a broken collarbone but we welcome back Zac Williams and Sam Taylor. Lachlan Keeffe has been omitted.
Sydney vs West Coast
Josh P. Kennedy doesn’t make it back from injury in time, the potential inclusions are Darcy Cameron (170k RUC), Ryley Stoddart (188k FWD), Jackson Thurlow, James Rowbottom, and James Rose (223k FWD). Robbie Fox is the only confirmed out so far.
Shannon Hurn is out with a hamstring strain, Oscar Allen is out injured as well. Jackson Nelson, Josh Rotham, and Tom Hickey look the front-runners to come into the side, with Jarrod Cameron, Brendon Ah Chee, and Josh Smith also named.
Collingwood vs Melbourne
Dayne Beams will be out for the majority of the season with a hip injury and Collingwood have named a few potential replacements in Brayden Sier and Josh Daicos, as well as Mason Cox, Isaac Quaynor (246k DEF), and Ben Crocker.
Melbourne have axed Jay Kennedy-Harris and Oscar McDonald already with plenty of very likely inclusions. Marty Hore, Steven May, Jake Lever, Christian Salem, Braydon Preuss, and Alex Neal-Bullen have all been named, Jay Lockhart is absent though. Oskar Baker owners can relax as he’s once again named on the wing.