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#FantasyLeaks, 2023 positions, Tom Mitchell, Callum Twomey – Ep. 544

PODCAST: The. Boys. Are. Back. The pre-season is officially underway.

It’s the annual #FantasyLeaks podcast where we get our hands on some information about the AFL Fantasy season ahead. The new positions are the big talking point as the boys try to rank the best of the DEFs and FWDs. draft guru and rookie whisperer Cal Twomey joins the boys to name up the draftees that Fantasy coaches should keep an eye on for this year and future keeper leagues. Tom Mitchell discusses his move to the Pies and what he could offer us in 2023.

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Episode guide

1:15 – The boys celebrate their silver medal in the Australian Podcast Awards.

4:00 – $15.5m is the confirmed salary cap as the prices are currently being calculated.

11:20 – Lachie Whitfield has lost DEF status.

17:30 – The top 15 defenders are ranked via Draft with Nick Daicos one of Roy’s big improvers.

23:00 – Josh Dunkley is ranked as the No. 1 forward, but Calvin has gone against the grain by not naming Tim Taranto as second.

26:45 – Finally, Isaac Heeney is ranked as a top five forward based on average.

31:20 –’s draft guru Callum Twomey discusses the new crop of rookies.

37:45 – Jhye Clark could be a great Keeper League stash.

42:05 – You can’t go past Will Ashcroft as the best Draftee for Fantasy in 2023.

44:30 – After hitting the track early, Tom Mitchell updates us after joining the Pies.

50:30 – Who has impressed Mitchell at training?

55:40 – What can Mitchell average this year?

59:00 – There is plenty of content to come this pre-season.

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  1. JungleMuffin

    December 9, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Structure will be very interesting this year, with many of the top tier forward and def premiums being mid only now.

    Could make most forward and def lines super cookie cutter from the beginning, or could really open up the strategic possibilities.

    Keen for the game to open up already and have a solid crack this year.

    • Phteven

      December 9, 2022 at 10:01 pm

      I always enjoyed your comments last year, Jungle Muffin. Best of luck.

      • JungleMuffin

        December 13, 2022 at 5:49 pm

        Cheerth mate!

  2. Marcus Lawton

    December 9, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Think I might keep away from picking Toranto this year as Dusty looks the goods and I feel will get more Midfield time, which means Toranto more Forward time.

  3. Straight Shooter

    December 10, 2022 at 5:41 am

    Great to have the legends back. Best podcast in the country. Just a quick list of Australian icons Jimmy Barnes, Steve Irwin, Shane Warne an The Traders keep up the good work lads 👍

  4. JungleMuffin

    December 13, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    And yeah, congrats on the silver medals boys!

    Or 1st placed losers. 😅

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