EVEN THE most dedicated and organised Fantasy coach will be feeling under the pump this week.

The 'mini' bye round is here with Gold Coast and Port Adelaide players taking the week off following their trip to China.

Suns and Power players haven’t been highly selected this season.

Besides Sam Powell-Pepper who appears in 37 per cent of teams and Brett Eddy, who sits on many forward benches awaiting his next senior appearance, coaches have generally avoided players from the clubs on this early bye.

Those who have enjoyed Gary Ablett’s 117.4 average or Chad Wingard’s time in the midfield would be happy to take a score from their bench this week so they’re fit and firing for round 10 and to play throughout the multi-bye rounds.

The issue is that at this point in the season, our bench cover is lacking and there are other problems to fix week-to-week.

More than a quarter of the competition have a Tom Rockliff sized hole to fill.

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The easy option is to bring in Zach Merrett of Tom Mitchell.

Alternatively, some cash can be made by grabbing a fallen premium and that may allow some dollars put on top of a cash cow who has reached their peak.

Powell-Pepper and Dan Houston are among the most traded out this week. This is fantastic timing as they have the bye.

Hopefully the pressure from the pump sitting above our heads this week isn’t too high and we can field a full 22. A donut in round nine doesn’t taste too sweet.

The Traders will be chatting all things Fantasy from 6pm AEST. Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the ins and outs for the mini bye round, the best captaincy options and they’ll be taking your questions about which trades to make.