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Christmas Fantasy wishes, Rollin’ 22, fixture and game news – Ep. 545

PODCAST: Ho-ho-ho! It’s the Christmas special of the podcast featuring Matt Mottram.

Although Santa didn’t bring the opening of AFL Fantasy for 2023 in time for Christmas, the special festive edition of The Traders’ podcast is here to help you get prepared for the season ahead. Launch has been delayed until January, but Roy, Calvin and Warnie chat through some of the recent news – including the new prices and the four bye rounds – while looking at some key names to consider next season. Roy reveals his first run of the Rollin’ 22 and your Christmas wishes are discussed. 2022 champion Matt Mottram joins the boys for a quick chat.

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Episode guide

1:30 – Calvin is excited about being more present on Christmas Day.

5:00 – Warnie explains how the pricing works in Fantasy Classic.

9:15 – There are four weeks of byes and the usual bye rules will be in play for all of them.

13:00 – Pre-season injuries are already causing headaches with Sam Walsh and Ben King missing the early part of the season.

15:05 – Roy reveals his top six defenders in his Rollin’ 22.

18:10 – Tim English is predicted to be the top ruck next year.

22:15 – Warnie thinks Josh Dunkley could be the best forward by up to 10 points.

27:00 – 2022 AFL Fantasy Classic winner joins the show.

30:30 – Matt will look for value for his top midfielder and avoid Rory Laird.

33:40 – Tips for coaches this pre-season.

35:15 – The Traders’ Christmas wishes.

40:50 – Wazza hopes Toby McLean will be the Will Brodie of 2023.

42:15 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.

44:00 – Can you go with Lloyd Meek as your R2?

49:05 – Is Jacob Hopper a trap?

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