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Will Max Gawn play on Sunday?

DESPITE having the fattest ankle in the AFL, Melbourne will be giving Max Gawn every opportunity to play on Sunday. The ruckman has been named, but is every chance to be a late out after his final training run with the team on Saturday after Fantasy lockout.

With limited bench cover, most coaches will trade the ruckman who is averaging 110, or use their bench to cover him for one week with the likes of Zac Clarke (RUC/FWD, $280,000), who makes his way into the Bombers' line-up on the back of Tom Bellchambers’ injury.

Clarke should provide an instant reward as he only meets a ruckless Swans who are without Callum Sinclair after dislocating his shoulder.

Isaac Quaynor (DEF, $246,000) will make his debut on Friday night for Collingwood after averaging 66 in the VFL. Derek Eggmolesse-Smith (DEF, $170,000) plays his first game for the Tigers in what should be a nice match-up against the Suns. From his 11 games in the VFL, the 21-year-old has averaged 65 from 18 disposals. 

Fourteen per cent of coaches will also have another issue, with Caleb Daniel being named out for up to four weeks. Daniel can be selected as a FWD/DEF which will provide coaches with many handy trade options.

Our "reliable" bench cover in Brett Bewley and Oskar Baker have both been shown the door at their respective clubs whereas Lachie Whitfield returns for the Giants after missing the last four weeks. 

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Get them in 

Hamish Hartlett (DEF, $548,000)
The Power defender has wasted no time finding his best form upon returning from injury. He is coming off a season high 112 and has a breakeven of 65.

Zak Jones (DEF, $545,000)
The Swans midfielder is a value option given he is available in the backline. He has scores of 101 and 97 since returning from injury and has a breakeven of just 75.  

Dustin Martin (FWD/MID, $733,000)
The superstar Tiger comes at a cost these days but he is worth every cent. He has a three-game average of 123 and hasn’t dropped under triple figures for six weeks.

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Get them out

Heath Shaw (DEF, $595,000)
The Giants veteran had a great spell between rounds eight and 12 but his form over the last two weeks alongside Zac Williams is a concern with scores of just 59 and 47. 

Jack Martin (FWD/MID, $572,000)
The talented Sun had a great start to the year but the triple figure scores have dried up, not reaching the mark since round seven. He is coming off an equal season-low 55. 

Angus Brayshaw (MID, $620,000)
After scoring 129 as an inside midfielder against the Pies, it appeared Brayshaw may be back to his best. Unfortunately, he hasn’t scored over 87 since that point. 

Calvin’s Captains

No.1 – Josh Kelly v Brisbane
Kelly sits as the third most in-form player in recent weeks and hasn’t dropped under 120 in his last six games. Last year, he scored a massive 138 against the Lions and returns home to continue his amazing run. 

No.2 – Andrew Gaff v Fremantle
134, 109, 120, 114 and 109 are Gaff’s latest scores in the Derby which indicates he won’t struggle when he meets the Dockers on Saturday night. 

No.3 – Dustin Martin v Gold Coast
Dusty goes for his seventh straight 100+ score this week and meets the second easiest team for midfielders to score against. Look out. 

No.4 – Jarrod Witts v Richmond
The last two rucks against Richmond have scored 121 (Marshall) and 146 (O’Brien). Witts has been awesome this year and this match-up should have him going 120+. 

No 5 – Brodie Grundy v Hawthorn
After his 112 against North Melbourne last week, let’s assume that the ruckpig has another big game here against McEvoy. He has a lowest score of 95 since round six and should be great once again at the MCG.

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