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Team Sheets – Rd. 20

All the news, rumours, and team sheets for round 20!

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What a delightfully deflating week!  We get a new pig in the sty, we all make him captain, and he beats his season low by a single point.  You gotta love this game!  Smooth sailing in the news so far (unless you traded Taylor Adams in last week), but I’ve got a good feeling we’ll get some late outs this round!

Round 20 kicks off 19:50 AEST Friday night so make sure you have all your trades, captain, 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.

North Melbourne vs Hawthorn



Essendon vs Port Adelaide

Dyson Heppell will need to overcome his foot injury and illness to play this week.  Essendon confirmed Heppell will have corrective surgery in the off-season. Orazio Fantasia is in the same boat, he’ll have surgery on his hip at the end of the season but will look to play through it for the remainder.  Conor McKenna should be back after his trip to Ireland. (AFL – Riley Beveridge)

Scott Lycett is going to be dropped!  Charlie Dixon and Todd Marshall should return to the side.  According to Port Adelaide Assistant Coach (And Subiaco coaching legend) Jarrad Schofield, Ollie Wines is a week-to-week prospect with his thumb injury but likely won’t be back for this game. (Twitter – (AFL – Lee Gaskin)

GWS vs Sydney

Sam Taylor will miss a few games with a hamstring injury. Jake Stein and Adam Kennedy look the two likeliest replacements.  Brett Deledio was manged last round and has been made available again. (AFL – Adam Curley) (Twitter –

After a successful NEAFL return, ruckman Sam Naismith looks to be parachuted right into the Swans lineup. Robbie Fox and Hayden McLean have been sharing ruck duties so you’d think one of the two may be the straight swap.  Dane Rampe and Colin O’Riordan have been ruled out with a eye and groin injuries respectively.  Oliver Florent is set to return from a hip injury. Will Hayward is done for the season. (AFL – Adam Curley, 2)

Fremantle vs Geelong

Luke Ryan will miss three weeks with a hamstring injury. (Fremantle)


Melbourne vs Richmond

Steven May is “touch and go” to return from injury this week.  Sam Weideman and Kade Kolodjashnij are both done for the season. (AFL – Sarah Black)

Sydney Stack has left training early with a calf injury.  Coach Damien Hardwick has said that ruckman Toby Nankervis will play in the VFL this week.  Trent Cotchin will be out with a minor hamstring injury, paving the way for possibly Josh Caddy or Jack Ross to come back into the side. (AFL – Callum Twomey, Michael Ramsey)

Adelaide vs St. Kilda

Eddie Betts will come back in this week.  Reilly O’Brien has concussion and is questionable to play this week.  Alex Keath will continue to be managed and won’t play this week. (Twitter –, 2, Lee Gaskin)

Apparently Dan Hannebery was cleared to play this week after training strongly, but now he has gastro and has been ruled out. (Fox Sports – Josh Gabelich)

Collingwood vs Gold Coast

There may be a few changes at Collingwood this week with Jordan De Goey and Isaac Quaynor already ruled out through injury.  Taylor Adams (a late withdrawal last week) didn’t participate at training and Jordan Roughead left early as he battles to recover from concussion.  Levi Greenwood, Matt Scharenberg, Tyson Goldsack, Jack Madgen, and John Noble are the leading contenders to come into the side. (AFL – Ben Collins)

Jack Martin, Ben Ainsworth, and Jack Bowes could all come into the team this week after recovering from injuries. Jack Hombsch is out for the season with an ankle injury. (Twitter –, 2) (AFL – Michael Whiting)

Carlton vs West Coast

Matthew Kreuzer was managed last week but will still need to pass a fitness test today to come back into the side. (Twitter –

The Eagles could be nearly full-strength with the potential returns of Liam Duggan, Mark Hutchings, and Shannon Hurn this week.  Francis Watson, Jackson Nelson, and Jarrad Cameron look under threat should the three all come in. (AFL – Travis King)

Brisbane vs Western Bulldogs

Alex Witherden is in doubt with a lower leg injury.  Marcus Adams and Daniel McStay both copped knocks against Hawthorn but should still play this week. (AFL – Ben Collins)

Dale Morris has ruptured his ACL. (AFL – AAP)

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



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    August 1, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Which trades are best

    Option 1
    Zac Clarke – 170k ruck
    Matt Crouch – Taranto

    Option 2
    Matt Crouch – Seb Ross
    Ziebell – Greene

    Leaning towards option 2

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      Dave Bajamo

      August 1, 2019 at 1:44 pm

      If you’re in an elimination final, I like 2 a lot

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    August 1, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Tossing up two options, locked in to top 2 finals in leagues but chasing a hat! First trade is Ziebell -> Greene but then:

    1. Downgrade D.Clarke this week, Sicily plays, upgrade him to Stewart/Salem/Laird/Smith (I have the others) next week.

    2. Sicily -> Simpson (only $544k cash left this week).

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      Dave Bajamo

      August 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      I can only imagine how much you want the Sic Dog put down however, I’m not sure if Kade is the answer..

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        The Cricket

        August 1, 2019 at 4:18 pm

        I’m pretty sure! Simpson was a premo defender in years past, but not anymore. Don’t do it Tex!

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    August 1, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Cheers guys, yes he needs to go and that’s how desperate it is but I think you’re both right, hold off til next week.

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    August 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    ROB to Max Gawn, or is that too “sideways”
    (I’ve been waiting a while to be a wanker about this)

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    August 1, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    1. Trade heeney and Ellis to Adams and hurn
    2. Trade heeney and Ellis to Adams and Brodie Smith
    3. Trade obrian and Heeney (Marshall to ruck) to Greene and Zmerret

    1 2 or 3

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      Fantasy Footy Fan

      August 2, 2019 at 11:03 am


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    August 1, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Pick 1


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      Dave Bajamo

      August 1, 2019 at 7:09 pm


      In that order, maybe Fyfe above Yeo

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    August 1, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Keep Josh Kelly for one more week or trade him?

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      Fantasy Footy Fan

      August 2, 2019 at 11:04 am

      Keep, but depends on which final you’re in

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    Dylan Mobbs

    August 1, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Ross, Sheed or Neale

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    The Cricket

    August 1, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Depends on your circs doesn’t it? Are rankings your main concern? Or are you playing league finals? Elimination or Qualifying? etc etc
    GWS are saying he’ll play vs Hawks next week, but shit can happen hey! Sure he’ll put out a great score whenever he does return.
    Seems a shame to offload him now when you’ve held him so long

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      The Cricket

      August 1, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      … but it’s a lot of money sitting on the pine

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      The Cricket

      August 1, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      Meant for M8

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        August 1, 2019 at 8:09 pm

        Yeah true is a lot of cash on the pine, I was planning on him being back this week as I was forced to other trades the first two weeks Kelly was out and chose to hold him last week. I’m in 8 different leagues in different finals in nearly all of them, I’m ranked at just under 6k I was about 2k 3 weeks ago ahaha, so struggled last few weeks. Also I’ll be fielding D.Clarke for him this week if I choose to hold Kelly again

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    Rory Shatkins

    August 1, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    My advice this week.

    Ziebell to Greene seems to be a common trade. I’d resist though. Ziebell named in the centre and Greene in pocket. The DT team haven’t had a great record this year with their must trade ins and outs and they’ve got Greene in former and Ziebell in latter. I’m backing Ziebell to bounce back and Greene to have a quiet one. Based on gut feel only, which has done me well this year.

    Instead I’m trading Chol to B Smith via complicated DPP and Bewley out for Carter.

    Ranked about 5000 for what it’s worth.

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      The Cricket

      August 1, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      Your gut feel about Ziebell and Greene could well be right. I wouldn’t be bringing Greene in with JKelly due back next week. But I did offload Ziebell last week and I reckon it was a good move.
      With regards to where players are named in team lists, it’s my experience that this bears no necessary relation to where/what role they actually play on the day (with the exception that players named on the interchange bench must start the game there).

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      August 1, 2019 at 9:00 pm

      I agree, too many are chasing what Greene has done already and aren’t thinking from here on in. Should have got him as soon as Conigs and Kelly we’re both out, not now for a week or two and then needing another trade to move him out.
      Not keen on keeping Ziebell though either!

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    August 1, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Which mid would you pick if you had 640k. The options I’m looking at are Adams, Fiorini, or Henderson.

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    Mitch W

    August 1, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    I can get any mid in this week. Thinking either Taranto, sheed or Duncan? Thoughts on which one or any other pod..

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      Dave Bajamo

      August 1, 2019 at 8:56 pm

      Gotta go Treloar v GC

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      August 1, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      Assume you have Treloar and Gaff as you haven’t mentioned them.
      Of your 3 Taranto or Sheed if the $ saved helps you do something next week.

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    August 1, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Blakely to Houli or M.Crouch to Taranto? Or maybe Cripps out if Hutchings is named

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      August 1, 2019 at 11:06 pm

      Crouch to Taranto prob best crouch has dropped off

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    August 1, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    1. ROB and Ellis to Adams and crisp or
    2. ROB and Heeney to Greene and Zmerret

    1 or 2

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      August 1, 2019 at 11:05 pm

      2, cant trust Adams

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    August 1, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    What do people think Ziebell and Rozee will score this week, need to sack one they r sorts scoring the same ziebells money would be handy

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      August 1, 2019 at 11:43 pm

      Zsss first hungy this year was against the hawks and a hundred against port and last game is against Melbourne. That seems like a good run home.

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    August 2, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Sicily to hunter clarke or blakely?

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    August 2, 2019 at 9:57 am

    1. ROB and Heeney (move Marshall ruck) to Greene and Zmerret or

    2. Heeney and Ellis to Adams and Smith

    1 or 2

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    August 2, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Best combo.

    1. Adams, Smith and ROB
    2. Greene, zmerret and Ellis

    1 or 2

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