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Fantasy ready: All you need for your round three team

The Traders' Fantasy preview: round three Hold or trade Dunkley? Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the Bulldogs' Fantasy stocks

ROUND three will see the return of a range of Fantasy stars which may mix things up in their respective teams.

Josh Kelly will play his first game of the season for the Giants on Saturday and should get among the points if last week is anything to go by. The Tigers allowed 10 Pies score a ton as Collingwood recorded the third-highest team Fantasy score since 1999. 

He will be joined by ruckman Shane Mumford who has served a two-match suspension before he was able to make his comeback.

Fantasy Draft coaches with either Taylor Adams, Ollie Wines or Andrew Gaff who were always missing early matches will be stoked they will play in round three. Adams (ADP 49) and Wines (ADP 84) slid on draft day due to the unknown of when they would make their 2019 debut. If they perform first up, they will be considered as steals.

Sydney Stack (MID, $170,000) will make his debut for the Tigers while the Eagles have brought in Josh Rotham (DEF, $170,000) for his first game in the Grand Final rematch. 

In news that will please the 38 per cent of coaches with him on their forward bench, Noah Balta will don the yellow and black for a second time after being dropped following round one.

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On Thursday night at the Adelaide Oval, Patrick Dangerfield (132) top scored and for the 16 per cent of coaches with the VC on him will definitely be taking that via the loophole.

Brad Crouch (128) and Rory Sloane (120) continued their epic start to the year and will continue to increase in value. 

Speaking of price rises, Charlie Constable (85) has the lowest breakeven of all players in the competition and he is set to add to the $107k he has increased in the first two weeks. 

The fitness of Tim Kelly (93) will need to be monitored after suffering what appeared to be an ankle injury in the final quarter. Kelly is owned by 29 per cent of Fantasy Classic coaches. 

Get them in

Tim Kelly (FWD/MID, $662,000)
The dynamic Cat is off to a flying start to the season, averaging 110 after scoring 111 on the back of his second dominant performance from two. The time is now to jump on the superstar in the making, who sits at 26 per cent ownership and carries a breakeven of 75. Even when faced with the negative attention from the opposition, he doesn’t miss a beat. 

Lachie Neale (MID, $742,000)
Came under serious consideration for many coaches this pre-season but the main concern was the lack of ceiling we have seen from him in recent years. Judging by the weekend's effort, he may have rectified that issue with an impressive return of 146. He is a nice unique pick with an ownership of just eight per cent which is set to increase after his 43-possession, seven-mark and six-tackle effort..

James Worpel (FWD/MID, $531,000)
If you didn’t start with the Worpedo, it’s almost your last chance to pounce. The price and forward status make the Worp one of the biggest priorities in the game, especially as the experienced Hawk mids continue to succumb to injury. He had another outstanding game, scoring 97 which leaves him with a breakeven of 46. He still has only 29 per cent ownership so jump on.

Get them out

Josh Dunkley (FWD/MID, $658,000)
The return of Tom Liberatore had had a greater impact than Dunks' Fantasy coaches anticipated and after being given two weeks to show something … he hasn’t. Following his score of 68 on the weekend, he is averaging 74 over two games, reflective of his first half of the season last year, not his fruitful second half. He has dropped 37K and with a breakeven of 126, he is set to drop again unless he can find some form against the Suns. He is attending plenty of centre bounces, he just isn’t touching it.

Isaac Heeney (FWD/MID, $629,000)
The talented Swan has had a disappointing start to the season with an average of just 72. With news that he is carrying an ankle injury, it is a good time to trade before he drops below 600K. At his best, he is easily a top-six forward but as long as he keeps playing injured, his price will bottom out nicely in a few weeks before jumping on. 

Dustin Martin (MID, $638,000)
The star midfielder doesn't look himself at the moment and with the Tigers playing a less than friendly style from a Fantasy perspective, Dusty needs to go. He has a breakeven of 125 and a tough match-up with GWS at Giants Stadium. 

WATCH Roy’s Fantasy trade talk

Calvin’s Captains

No.1 – Lachie Whitfield v Richmond
Firstly, this selection isn’t as ‘left-field’ as you might think. He sits as the sixth-best player in the game at the moment, coming off 133 last week, and more importantly 13 marks. Last week, seven Collingwood players took double-figure marks. These players were Crisp (142 points), Mayne (131), Phillips (116), Mihocek (115), Roughead (106) and Howe (100). Last year, Whitfield had a career-high 150 against the Tigers with 12 marks. Mark my words, he will be massive.

No.2 – Jack Macrae v Gold Coast
Plays the Suns. This should be enough but if you need more, he had 151 against them last year and is coming off 124 last week. Enough said. 

No.3 – Stephen Conglio v Richmond
He was heavily tagged last week and was the only player on the game to not take a mark. This will change this week against the Tigers who are the easiest team to score against at the moment after Collingwood scored 10x100+ scores against them last week. 

No.4 – Tom Rockliff v Brisbane
The Pig returns to the Sty (Gabba) this week and will look to put on a show. Coming off 115 and 166, we are all starting to smell bacon. 

No.5 – Max Gawn v Essendon

If Rowan Marshall (103) can ton-up against the Bombers, just imagine what Gawn will do. He scored 135 against Essendon last year and is back in form after his 113 last week.

WATCH Calvin’s Fantasy captains

Crows and Cats have been locked as part of the partial lockout; however, coaches can edit the rest of their team up until the start of Friday night's game. Full lockout will come into effect at 7.50pm AEDT as the ball bounces for Melbourne v Essendon.