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Coronavirus and Fantasy, lockout week, Draft day fun – Ep. 336

PODCAST: Roy, Calvin and Warnie navigate a very unique lockout week.

The Traders sat down to record the weekly podcast soon after Gillon McLachlan announced that the season will be going ahead with 17 games as a break is expected for the coronavirus. Roy, Calvin and Warnie look at what it all means for Fantasy and give their take on it all in a very special, and unique, episode of the podcast. Warnie catches up with Harris Andrews from the Lions following their Draft day and does the same with Nick Maxwell, the commissioner of the Pies’ league. Calvin names up the best captain options and Roy reveals his best 22 for the season. Finally, plenty of questions are answered in the lead up to round one.

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Episode guide

1:00 – How the coronavirus will affect our Fantasy season with 17 games.

8:00 – Does the fewer games affect breakevens?

18:00 – Dates and times for lockout week.

22:10 – Harris Andrews, commissioner of the Lions’ Draft league, discusses how their Draft day went.

29:00 – Calvin’s look at the best captain options for this week including the loophole.

37:30 – Roy reveals his Rollin’ 22 ahead of round one.

51:00 – Nick Maxwell chats about the Magpies’ Draft league.

59:45 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.

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    March 17, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Anyone packed up shop and just not bothering now with this years AFL Fantasy or is it just me ?
    Lost interest due to all the uncertainty and the inevitable suspension of the season and who knows what else is ahead for the game. It’s just going to be a lottery really.
    2020 you may as well just wipe off for any sport now.

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      March 17, 2020 at 1:34 am

      Quite the opposite. What else are you meant to do when you are in quarantine.

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      March 17, 2020 at 2:23 am

      booo! nah eff all that, game on!

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      David C

      March 17, 2020 at 7:40 am

      Great, one less competitor. Bring it on.

    • Will


      March 17, 2020 at 9:53 am

      Just like to point out that this bloke does not represent all Williams – we need a welcome distraction like footy and fantasy

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        March 17, 2020 at 4:44 pm

        Their won’t be footy …………….

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          March 17, 2020 at 4:45 pm

          If anyone thinks the AFL isn’t shutting down for a minimum 6 weeks within the next 7 days they are deluded. If you think the AFL survives this when the NBA or EPL doesn’t you are off with the fairies.

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    March 17, 2020 at 1:58 am

    MacPherson will smash it. Look home in best 22 he ain’t moving

  3. Fooz


    March 17, 2020 at 11:08 am

    To top it all off, there’s Influenza A going around a certain Mid-West town in WA, so hopefully when the COVID19 gets through – the locals aren’t too compromised with their immune systems already.

    It’ll be interesting, and I hope that when this is all seen through and we’re seeing it with rose coloured glasses in the rear-view mirror that the AFL will have chosen the right path.

    Apart from that – game on.

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    March 17, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Love your thoughts on McPherson Ecs. Sorry Cal I have to disagree with you on D Mac I remember about 3-4 years ago D Hawkins talking him up big time

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    March 17, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    I don’t listen to podcasts but I thought there’d more discussion concerning season shortening.
    I have drastically changed my team and conventional thinking wont do the job.
    For one the byes probably wont happen.
    When the going gets tough…..

    • Warnie


      March 17, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      Listen to the podcast! 😉

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    March 17, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Would love all of your opinions!
    Option 1) R3 S. Naismith, M5 J. Hately, F5 J. Townsend –
    Option 2) R3 T. Xerri, M5 Q. Narkle (or anyone $569K and under), F5 L. Schulz

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    March 18, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Theres alot of talk about shorter quarters? Do we look at not starting with players like grundy whos over 900k as he won’t hit his b.e and prices of all the top guys will drop significant?

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    Andrew C

    March 19, 2020 at 12:32 am

    Help please fantasy peeps. I let my draft autotrade for most my draft unfrotunately and trying to pick up the scraps (picked up taranto and beams which was great).
    Trying to pick between the following forwards:
    Finlayson, Mihocek or Ryder.
    Leaning towards ryder with DPP but not sure.

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