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Team Sheets – Rd. 17

All the news, rumours, and team sheets from round 17!


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 WingardJack 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 TaylorLuke 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 WhitfieldJosh 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.



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    July 11, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Cheers Ollie. One thing I’ve always meant to say is I really appreciate you putting players names in bold text so you can quickly skim through and find the relevant ones from your team. It’s the simple things! Thanks mate.

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      Dave Bajamo

      July 11, 2019 at 4:10 pm


      P.s. minor typo in the second paragraph of the article, game kicks off at 20:10, not 18:10. Cheers

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    July 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    My team with only 31k in bank and still 2 rookies on field
    Lloyd/Houli/Stewart/Guthrie/B Smith/Rozee (answerth/Naish)
    J Kelly/treloar/macrae/cong/rocky/Duncan/B Crouch/stack (hind/O Baker)
    Grundy/witts (fort/Cameron)
    Boak/dunkley/T Kelly/dusty/Ziebell/Worpel (Atkins/gardener)
    J Kelly is first trade then either Rozee or Guthrie
    What are people’s thoughts and who to bring in

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    July 11, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    i am really stuck on trades this week here is what i have
    brayshaw to rockilff meaning fielding clarke who is my last rookie or
    bring in j selwood for clarke who had being playing lots of midfied and attending CBAs meaning no rokies ut i have to field gus and selwood
    Note: if i bring in rockilff i have to wait two weeks before i can upgrade clarke to a top 8 mid

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    Dave Bajamo

    July 11, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Don’t bring in Selwood, 69 last week

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    July 11, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Is Grant Birchall an option for 350k? What has his averages been in the past and what will his role / TOG look like?

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      July 11, 2019 at 6:33 pm

      Only an extra 70k on Quaynor as well. Or would Goddard be a better option. This is for on field as well

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        July 11, 2019 at 9:19 pm

        After so many injuries, Birchall has to be a watch and see,

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      July 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm

      To answer your question, Birchall has a very dt-friendly game. Ok, he is old but back in his day earlier this decade he was a lock for a top six def and in a season or two, was right up there as a d1, d2, d3. I think he will get some kick ins, +6s and could score well. I doubt he is a serious option though, before his most recent injury, Clarko used him more as a lockdown defender. I think personally Quaynor is the better option but if you like taking risks, Birchall is your man

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    Mad Snake

    July 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Which one to bring in: Sicily, Z Williams or Crisp? Help appreciated.

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    July 11, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    J Kelly and Stack out
    Neale and bont leaving
    Only 1 rookie on field being Rozee

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    Trav Dittmar

    July 11, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Any word on whether Eggmolese-Smith will hold his spot? Otherwise Goddard might be the go…

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    July 11, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Best option out of K.Dunkley, Noble or Goddard?

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      July 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm

      Very hard to offer an opinion on that. I’d say Noble, Goddard, Dunkley, in that order.

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    July 11, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    I’m thinking of Kelly to Rockcliff, and Logue to Sicily. (I never thought I would take sick dawg, but he is too cheap to ignore.)

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      July 12, 2019 at 1:51 am

      Exactly the same thought I had about Sicily.
      I’m going Kelly to Cogs and Logue to Sicily

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    July 12, 2019 at 7:12 am

    1. Westhoff and Whitfield or
    2. Hurn and Marshall ?

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