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Fantasy ready: All you need for your round four team

The Traders' Fantasy preview: round four Calvin, Roy and Warnie hope that Tim Kelly and Tom Rockliff play this week

AS ALWAYS, a few Fantasy Draft coaches will be furious with some of the changes made at the selection table this week.

With an average draft pick (ADP) of 27, Bryce Gibbs’ owners will be looking for someone to come off the bench to cover the Crow who has been omitted for round four. 

He joins popular midfielders Nat Fyfe (ADP 21) who is out with concussion and the suspended Dustin Martin (ADP 37) on the sidelines.

In Fantasy Classic, it would be wise to move on all three; especially Martin who has been disappointing this year. Draft coaches, just stick it out and hope they return to their form of yesteryear. 

Coming off 132 Fantasy points in the NEAFL, Will Brodie could be a handy late week pick-up in Draft to cover for this week. The 20-year-old may play his first game of the season for the Suns. 

If you’re hunting a bargain-priced debutant for your bench, consider Richmond draftee Jack Ross (MID, $186,000). Last weekend in the VFL, Ross had 21 disposals and eight tackles for 82 Fantasy points.

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Last night Max Gawn (125) didn’t seem to let Braydon Preuss’ (61) inclusion hurt his scoring. Gawn finished with 19 disposals to go with his 55 hitouts as the Demons’ talls dominated Callum Sinclair (37).

Harry Cunningham (128) top scored for the game while popular vice-captain Jake Lloyd (122) continued his run of 120-plus scores to please his owners.

Get them in 

Sydney Stack (MID, $208,000)
The must-have downgrade option this week for the injury and suspension-riddled Tigers. He had a team-high 10 intercept possessions on debut while collecting 17 possessions for an impressive 89 points. We can’t expect scoring like that every week but I would back him on the ground over Bailey Scott for those rolling with three midfield rooks. 

Marcus Bontempelli (MID, $714,000)
The Bont is back playing predominantly midfield and the results speak for themselves with career-best numbers and consistent high scoring in the uber premium category. The star Dog is averaging 120 and has a breakeven of 79 while being owned by just three percent of the competition. Don’t hesitate to jump on and hitch a ride up the ranks. 

Lachie Neale (MID, $773,000)
Is at just nine per cent ownership but that is sure to be on the rise throughout the week given his level of play over the past couple of weeks. He is in sensational form for the Lions with scores of 146 and 135 in his last two, not to mention an easy match-up with the Bombers this week. He has a breakeven of 80 and is paying $1.20 to force his way into the rolling 22 for next week.

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Get them out

Seb Ross (MID, $694,000)
After finishing 2018 like a steam train, Ross has been a shadow of his best to start the year. He was tagged to just 64 against the Dockers and is bleeding cash. He has already dropped $85,000 and has a breakeven of 145 so abort ASAP.

Jamie Elliott (FWD, $396,000)
The talented Pie forward hasn’t been scoring at the rate required to justify his price tag. He is a prime candidate to use as part of an upgrade trade to a fallen premium like Issac Heeney. He has a breakeven of 70 and hasn’t got within 20 of that in the past two weeks. 

Kade Simpson (DEF, $625,000)
There seems to be a changing of the guard down back at the Blues as they attempt to be less dependent on stalwart Simmo. As a result, his scoring is down, averaging just 69 for the season to date. He has a breakeven of 138 and hasn’t looked like getting close to that.

Calvin’s Captains

No.1 – Patrick Dangerfield v GWS
"Safety" is the word that pops into mind here. Coming off scores of 132 and 134, he’s running hot at the moment and returns home where he has scored 134, 158 and 115 in his past three games. 

No.2 – Adam Treloar v Western Bulldogs
Treloar has very impressive numbers against the Dogs with 130, 125, 128 and 119. He’s averaging 125 at the moment and will be hard to stop again. 

No.3 – Brodie Grundy v Western Bulldogs
Up against Tim English, you’d think Grundy will have a field day like he did last year when he scored 124. 

No.4 – Patrick Cripps v Gold Coast
Nothing more needs to be said, other than the fact he scored a massive 162 at Metricon last year against the Suns.

No.5 – Lachie Neale v Essendon
A nice 134 last week caught everyone's attention. He scored back to back 100+ scores against the Bombers last year and has finally settled into his new team.

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Swans and Dees 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 AEST as the ball bounces for Collingwood v Western Bulldogs.