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Fantasy ready: All you need for your round six team

The Traders' Fantasy preview: round six Do you take the VC loophole? Roy, Calvin and Warnie get you sorted for the round six lockout

TWO GAMES have already been played in round six with Scott Pendlebury (148) and Dylan Shiel (136) the highest scorers from the Anzac Day game. Those with the VC on Brodie Grundy (123) will most likely take his score for their skipper this week using the loophole.

On Wednesday night, defenders Bachar Houli (125) and Nick Vlastuin (124) topped the points table.

After resting last week, Charlie Constable comes back into the Cats squad as Jordan Clark gets a week off. Zach Tuohy has been named on the extended bench and is a likely starter.

The Giants welcome back Toby Greene at the expense of Jackson Hately who was impressive on debut with 84 points, but may get a reprieve if Phil Davis’ ankle injury is an issue come Saturday.

Popular rookie Bailey Scott has been omitted for the Kangaroos.

A lot of coaches will be keen on picking up Josh Corbett (FWD, $170,000) as a downgrade target for the forward line. Coaches can net $57,000 by trading his team mate Chris Burgess who was omitted.

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Get them in

Will Hayes (MID, $196,000)
The mature ager didn’t look out of place on debut and showed a great ability to find space which resulted in an impressive seven marks. He collected 17 possessions and scored 71. He has a breakeven of negative five and is expected to rise another $40K this week.

Brad Sheppard (DEF, $631,000)
The in-form defender looms as a great unique selection on the back of scores of 113 and 110. His latest performance came from an impressive 26 touches, seven marks and four tackles. He has a breakeven of 64 and is owned by just two per cent of the competition.

Josh Corbett (FWD, $170,000)
Was a likely prospect during the pre-season but injury delayed his start to the year. After two promising games in the NEAFL averaging over 90, he has forced his way into the side and should be a solid cash cow on the bench.

Get them out

Wayne Milera (DEF, $576,000)
The young Crow has been fantastic this season with a low score of 86 across the opening four rounds and he was well on track to keep that streak alive despite a shift to a half forward/midfield role against the Suns. Unfortunately, it all turned sour in the second quarter when he injured his shoulder and is now in the must trade category given the 4-6 week diagnosis.

Jordan Clark (DEF, $332,000)
The young defender has made a great start to his career and provided great service as a cash cow, increasing by $87,000. He is now at a nice price to use as part of a traditional downgrade/upgrade trade.

Xavier Duursma (DEF/MID, $390,000)
The versatile young Power player has been outstanding, increasing by $145K since the start of the year. His breakeven of 55 is now equal to his recent output after scoring in the 50s for three weeks in a row so he is ready for a premium upgrade.

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Calvin’s Captains

No. 1 – Lachie Neale v Gold Coast Suns
Let’s excuse Lachie’s score of 76 from last week and refocus on what he can achieve here against one of his favourite teams to score against. In his last three games against the Suns, Neale has scored 93, 152 and 124. Adelaide scored 7x100+ scores on Gold Coast last week, so expect Neale to be massive on Saturday afternoon.

No. 2 – Tom Rockliff v Kangaroos
Last week, Merrett (143), Shiel (127) and Heppell (123) all has their biggest scores for the season against the Roos and on the big Friday night stage, I’m predicting huge things from our pig. At home he has scored 132 and 115 this year and in JLT2 against the Kangas he scored that massive 178.

No. 3 – Patrick Cripps v Hawthorn
UTas Stadium in Tasmania is the highest scoring AFL Fantasy ground in the land and Cripps meets the Hawks there on Sunday, a team he had 116 against last year.

No. 4 – Patrick Dangerfield v West Coast
Dangerfield posted 116 and 113 against the Eagles last year and returns home to redeem the 66 he had there two weeks ago. 

No. 5 – Andrew Gaff v Geelong
Since returning from suspension, Gaff has averaged 115 and is running hot. He scored 120 when he met Geelong in 2018 and should be around that mark once again.

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