MONTHS of pre-season research is culminating in the biggest few days on the calendar for AFL Fantasy coaches - lockout week.

Roy, Calvin and Warnie have been working harder than most, starting their researching even before the Tigers won the flag almost six months ago.

The Traders' round one team

With team lists completed via the Trade Period and AFL Draft through to the JLT Community Series and notes on every player tearing up the track this pre-season, The Traders are all set to lock in their teams for round one.

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Being prepared for what’s to come this week is important. Note the following days and times for the following so you are set to go.

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Wednesday 21 March

  • 6:20pm AEDT – Richmond and Carlton teams announced on

Thursday 22 March

  • 6:00pm AEDT – The Traders Live on Facebook. (link:
  • 6:20pm AEDT – Remaining round one teams announced on
  • 7:25pm AEDT – First bounce of Richmond v Carlton and partial lockout commences. All Tigers and Blues will be locked. You are able to make changes to the rest of your team.

Friday 23 March

  • 5:00pm AEDT – Sunday teams are finalised.
  • 7:50pm AEDT – First bounce Essendon v Adelaide and full lockout in effect.

On this week’s episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast, our resident Fantasy gurus look tips to help you cope with everything you need to know to tackle the lockout.

JLT Series: Every player's Fantasy scores

They are joined by former Bulldogs, Swans and Suns coach Rodney Eade for advice on the week ahead and last year’s Fantasy Classic winner Selby Lee-Steere discusses strategy and tactics for his starting squad.

The lads discuss the most selected players that have been put together in a Fantasy Classic team fitting under the $12.6 million salary cap. See the team below.

In a bumper edition of Twitter Time, Roy, Calvin and Warnie answer your questions ahead of the first lockout of 2018. Buckle up for the most important and informative podcast of the season!

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