WITH the fixture announced for rounds 2-5, AFL Fantasy coaches may make some trade decisions based on who has the best draw.

Calvin loaded up the spreadsheet and crunched the numbers based on how teams finished last season regarding Fantasy scoring. He also kept one eye on the round one data which included a limited look at how 16-minute quarters will affect scoring.

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A big winner looks to be Max Gawn. Melbourne’s captain could be a Fantasy captain option taking on a Matthew Kreuzer-less Carlton side followed by some favourable opponents based on his history. Fellow big man Brodie Grundy should also produce big scores during the next month.

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Fixture explained: The flag contender who needs to capitalise on juicy start

Riley Beveridge and Nat Edwards analyse the first block of the new fixture as the AFL countdowns to the resumption of play.

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Another takeaway from the fixture announcement was the run of Thursday night games. Fantasy coaches will have a partial lockout every round, starting with Collingwood v Richmond in round two, ahead of the full lockout on the Friday night game.

This presents an opportunity to take advantage of the vice-captain loophole.

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Richmond plays three of the next four Thursday night games. This could make Dustin Martin a handy squad member as a VC option.

The Traders discuss the ins and outs of rounds 2-5 with an eye on what Fantasy coaches need to know. The boys also project forward to the next time teams are announced, predicting the changes each club may make.

In this week’s episode …

1:30 - Roy and Calvin sample Warnie's iso-home brew.

5:00 - The lads talk through the next four rounds as announced on Monday.

13:15 - Calvin analyses the fixture to look at the teams with the best and worst upcoming fixtures.

15:40 - Max Gawn's run of games appears very tasty.

21:00 - Who are the likely ins and outs for round two that may affect Fantasy teams.

30:00 - Fremantle could make a swag of changes.

35:30 - Could Mitch Georgiades make way for Charlie Dixon?

40:00 - Warnie predicts the Giants will bring in Callan Ward and Zac Williams for Tom Green and Isaac Cumming.

46:10 - Lachie Hunter definitely won't be playing in round two, but who else joins him on the sidelines as Tom Liberatore and Patrick Lipinski are good chances to play.

48:20 - Questions from social media.

51:30 - Is trading Sam Jacobs to Sam Naismith worth it?

55:00 - Should be be trading out premiums for value options?

56:30 - Callan Ward v Jack Viney.

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