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AFL 2017 Round 17 - Gold Coast v Collingwood

Steele Sidebottom is now Fantasy's No.1 forward

THE THIRD and final round of dual position changes rolled out on Sunday evening. A group of 15 players holding a single position status were awarded a secondary position based on a changed role in their team in recent weeks.

Champion Data, the official stats gurus of the AFL, keep tabs on every player in every game and have highlighted those who are playing in a different position to their initial Fantasy position allocated.

Fantasy coaches find most value in players who are originally listed as midfielders and acquire either forward or defender status. That's not to say the flexibility of a forward or defender adding midfield status isn't a good thing, but at this stage of the season it's all about fielding your best 22.

Collingwood's Steele Sidebottom ranks second at the club for disposals inside 50 since round 12 and shares his time between the wing and forward line. At $635,000 it is going to take a decent upgrade to grad the new No.1 Fantasy forward who is averaging 108.8 this season.

It’ll be worth paying the big bucks for Sidebottom as he has score 100 or more in each of his last nine games.

Connor Blakely's role playing across half-back has seen him gain defender status. Averaging 110.8 in his last five matches, and top-scoring in the Western Derby on Sunday with 149, Blakely is relishing his new role and his Fantasy owners are enjoying the ride.

On this week’s episode of the podcast, The Traders discuss all 15 adjustments and give their take on the Fantasy relevance as we head towards the last six rounds of the season. 

PLAYER

CLUB

INITIAL

NEW

Liam Jones

CARL

FWD

DEF

Steele Sidebottom

COLL

MID

FWD

Jack Crisp

COLL

MID

DEF

Darcy Tucker

FRE

MID

FWD

Connor Blakely

FRE

MID

DEF

Michael Walters

FRE

FWD

MID

Matthew Kennedy

GWS

FWD

MID

James Sicily

HAW

FWD

DEF

Tom McDonald

MELB

DEF

FWD

Christian Petracca

MLEB

FWD

MID

Nic Newman

SYD

DEF

MID

Tom Papley

SYD

FWD

MID

Liam Picken

WB

MID

FWD

Liam Duggan

WCE

MID

DEF

Jeremy McGovern

WCE

DEF

FWD

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Also in this week’s podcast:

  • How round 17 played out
  • Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, 'Magoos news' and more
  • What to do with Patrick Dangerfield
  • The best Fantasy run home
  • Roy’s rolling best 22
  • Your burning questions answered

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