SOME AFL Fantasy coaches search high and low for information as they piece together their teams.
Recently, clubs have held intraclub games at training and participated in some scratch matches against other teams. While some of this should always be taken with a grain of salt, news can reinforce some thoughts going into the season or throw up more questions.
AFL.com.au's Marc McGowan passed on what he saw at the Hawthorn and North Melbourne intraclubs. The Traders heard a few things from their sources at the Saints, Crows, Power, Dockers, Cats, Magpies, Lions and Suns that has helped make some decisions.
That is until things change when the Marsh Community Series starts this weekend.
In this week’s episode …
Two-time AFL Fantasy Classic champion Selby Lee-Steere joined The Traders to discuss strategy on the podcast. He revealed that after a year off he is keen to return and has already put in a monster pre-season. After raising more than $40,000 for charity last year, Selby has once again created his Moreira's Magic Season Guide, a 178-page document covering every player in the game and key stats that helps him pick his initial team.
Get the inside word from the 2017 and 2018 overall winner of Fantasy Classic in his season guide, with all profits going to the Starlight Foundation and bushfire relief.
0:30 - Fantasy Draft is open and The Traders participated in an early draft for the upcoming Draft Kit to be released in late February.
4:55 - Callan Ward will miss the first month.
7:40 - Marc McGowan joins the boys to talk about Hawthorn and North Melbourne intraclubs.
9:00 - How did Tom Mitchell look?
10:30 - Jonathon Patton at $366k looks the goods.
12:20 - Is Ben McEvoy's shift to the backline real?
18:15 - Aiden Bonar had plenty of minutes in the midfield.
22:10 - Max King kicked four goals for the Saints.
23:40 - Mitch Georgiades looks likely for Port Adelaide.
26:00 - Ken Hinkley is calling Dan Houston a lock for the midfield ... and Fantasy.
26:45 - Update on Chayce Jones' Fantasy stocks.
30:25 - Hayden Young looks more likely for a round one berth with injuries to other Freo defenders.
32:20 - Calvin is hot on Joel Selwood if he plays a Marsh game.
33:45 - Throw away the key on Matt Rowell and consider Noah Anderson to sit next to him in your midfield.
37:30 - Selby joins the boys.
40:00 - Value is where Selby starts with picking his team, as outlined in the Moreira's Magic season guide.
43:45 - Is the mid-pricer alive and well in Fantasy 2020?
47:45 - Will Selby pay $906k for Brodie Grundy?
53:30 - What you can take away from watching the Marsh Community Series games.
59:45 - Could you go Dan Houston as D1?
65:00 - Is Sam Naismith an option as a bench ruck for $282k? Or is it too much to pay?