AS WE wait for the resumption of the 2020 season, everyone is finding some things to do to pass the time. AFL Fantasy coaches are no different.

Most have had enough of playing around with their three trades ahead of round two, so The Traders put together a challenge.

The premise is simple; pick a squad of 18 players selecting one player from each club. Using the 2020 Fantasy positions, build a squad of five defenders, seven midfielders, one ruck and five forwards.

Roy, Calvin and Warnie had a crack with some similar players across the board.

They trio shared Rory Laird, Sam Docherty, Dan Houston and Jake Lloyd as four of their five defenders, but there were several clubs where they made some very different positions.

Each of the teams had different rucks in what was an interesting experiment. See their teams on the AFL Fantasy Twitter and the Official AFL Fantasy Facebook pages.

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In this week’s episode …

The pick one challenge was taken up a notch to take on a Draft format.

Again, selecting 18 players, The Traders took it in turns to choose players from each club in order to compile their squads. Like most Fantasy Drafts completed in the pre-season, Brodie Grundy was the first player off the board.

What followed was a some extremely interesting strategy that saw plenty of laughs across the Zoom call.

Episode guide

2:45 - Warnie suggests we could have footy back in mid-June and we may also have round, making AFL Fantasy relatively normal when the season resumes.

7:20 - The boys pick a Fantasy team made up of one player per team with five defenders, seven midfielders, one ruck and five forwards. Have a go at the Pick One challenge by downloading the Google Sheet.

15:10 - Who were the hard teams to pick from when selecting your Pick One squad.

18:00 - The Pick One challenge moves to a Draft format. The Traders take it in turns to pick one player from each club. See the teams below.

28:00 - Calvin takes Devon Smith who be believes is the steal of the draft.

31:00 - The Saints were the last club to have a player selected as Seb Ross the first off the board.

35:55 - Bachar Houli as the third Tiger picked is nominated as the pick of the draft.

40:30 - Roy's North Melbourne pick was someone he didn't think he would be taking in any format of Fantasy football this year.

43:15 - The boys nominate their worst selections from the Pick One Draft challenge.

46:30 - Back in 2010, Roy crashed Michael Voss' press conference and asked a Fantasy question.

49:50 - Tom Rockliff's interview on our podcast in 2016 was one of the best moments from all of our episodes.

52:00 - How did Warnie react to Ben Hudson's club suspension in 2007? 

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