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AFLW Fantasy Ins and Outs – Round 8 2022

Ben covers the injury news, match review and team announcements for the upcoming round.

Rejoice – we’re back to seven games in Round 8 and no average scores!

There’s no game on Friday night so lockout will be 3:10pm Saturday 26 February but we won’t know the eight teams playing on Sunday.

We’ve also only got nine trades left, so use them wisely.

Injury update

What a rollercoaster for the 38% of coaches with 🦅 Emma Swanson (DEF)!

The highest averaging defender broke a finger last round but is now firming to play out the year.

Match review

No suspensions were given but my heart stopped when I saw Swanson’s name – can you tell I’m an owner?

She was suspended earlier this year for a dangerous tackle but has only received a reprimand for rough conduct.

Team announcements

Rookies and players with ownership of 2% or more who’ve been added or dropped from the team.

⚓ Fremantle

  • IN: Amy Franklin (FWD)

🐦 Adelaide

  • IN: Stevie-Lee Thompson (FWD), Abbie Ballard (FWD)
  • OUT: Erin Phillips (MID), Brooke Tonon (DEF)

🐯 Richmond

  • OUT: Tessa Lavey (FWD), Emelia Yassir (MID)

🐱 Geelong

  • OUT: Zali Friswell (MID)

😈 Melbourne

  • IN: Casey Sherriff (DEF)
  • OUT: Lauren Magee (DEF)

🦘 North Melbourne

  • IN: Jasmine Ferguson (DEF)

Other news

The games last Tuesday and Wednesday didn’t count for fantasy purposes but there are still a few takeaways for the upcoming round, particularly when we won’t know their 22s before lockout.

🐶 Footscray: Elizabeth Snell (FWD) is owned by 21% of coaches but was dropped for health and safety protocols – she’s a risky hold.

🌞 Gold Coast: Ellie Hampson (DEF) was rested but should be back for Round 8, while Charlie Rowbottom (MID) smashed out 104 and is a definite hold.

🟠 GWS: Rookie Jessica Doyle (FWD) was back in but only managed a 21, while rookie Libby Graham (DEF) was omitted.

😇 St Kilda: Tilly Lucas-Rodd (MID) backed up her 110 with a 102 while Tarni White (MID) scored 89 following suspension.

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Benjy is a Swannies supporter whose love of fantasy footy far exceeds his skill. Is a sixth year breakout on the cards? Follow on Twitter: @benjylat

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