Last week was so much fun! Late outs, under-performing premiums, rookies hitting the wall, let’s keep it going with another chaotic week at the selection table!
Round 17 kicks off 18:10 AEST Friday night so make sure you have all your trades and emergencies 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.
West Coast vs Collingwood
Josh Kennedy is back after his illness and Tom Cole has been recalled. Liam Duggan is out injured and Brendon Ah Chee has been omitted.
Collingwood have selected their second debutant of the year, John Noble (170k MID). Levi Greenwood and Ben Crocker are also in. Matt Scharenberg, Josh Thomas, and Josh Daicos have been omitted.
Sydney vs Carlton
Darcy Cameron (170k RUC) has not been selected, not even as an emergency. Kieren Jack comes in for James Rose.
Hugh Goddard (170k DEF) will make his long-awaited Carlton club debut this week, replacing Caleb Marchbank who will miss the rest of the season with a neck injury. Patrick Cripps and Harry McKay also come into the side for Jacob Weitering and Mitch McGovern.
Hawthorn vs Fremantle
Here’s an old face, Grant Birchall (350k DEF) is in for the first time in a long time! He’s joined by Chad Wingard. Jack Gunston is injured, and Conor Glass has been omitted.
Sean Darcy, Ryan Nyhuis, and Stephen Hill are in after a Western Derby to forget. Griffin Logue and Mitchell Crowden have been omitted, Aaron Sandilands managed.
Essendon vs North Melbourne
No change for Essendon, meaning Dyson Heppell is still out, and Michael Hurley is still in.
Jamie MacMillan is back after some strong VFL form, he’s joined by Curtis Taylor. Luke Davies-Uniacke and Sam Durdin have been omitted. No Shaun Higgins.
Gold Coast vs Adelaide
Jack Martin and Wil Powell are out injured. Sean Lemmens and Michael Rischitelli (!) come in.
Tyson Stengle (211k FWD) debuts! Riley Knight is also in, Jordan Gallucci and Richard Douglas have been omitted.
Geelong vs St. Kilda
Brandon Parfitt and Esava Ratugolea are in after a disappointing couple of weeks for the Cats. Lachie Fogarty has been omitted and Jack Henry managed.
More bench cover bites the dust, Matthew Parker has been omitted after 16 rounds. Josh Battle is injured, they’re replaced by Nathan Brown and Jack Lonie.
Richmond vs GWS
Jack Riewoldt, Jack Higgins, Josh Caddy, and Liam Baker have been added to the squad with no confirmed outs so far, but Riewoldt is named on field so we know there will be at least one.
Ian Hill (224k MID/FWD) will debut for the Giants, he’s joined in the potential inclusions by Daniel Lloyd, Matt Buntine, Matthew Flynn, Jake Stein, and Lachie Whitfield. Josh Kelly and Zac Langdon are out injured. Stephen Coniglio survives for now.
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne
No outs yet but we could see the debut of Rhylee West (220k MID). Bailey Dale, Dale Morris, and Lachie Young could also come into the team.
Tom McDonald and Marty Hore are out injured, but Harrison Petty has been named despite the concussion. Max Gawn is a confirmed inclusion, other contenders are Jake Lever and Neville Jetta, Oscar McDonald, Corey Wagner, and Josh Wagner.
Port Adelaide vs Brisbane
No outs for Port Adelaide yet but Travis Boak has been named on field. The other three potential ins are Paddy Ryder, Trent McKenzie, and Cam Sutcliffe.
Eric Hipwood is out injured and Luke Hodge has been managed. The ins will come from Ben Keays, Josh Walker, Rhys Mathieson, Jack Payne (170k DEF), Archie Smith, and Oscar McInerney.