WE NEED to say it again – Footy is back!
With full lockout taking place on Friday night at 7:50pm AEST, now is the time to use your three trades and tidy up your Fantasy team.
For the first time since 2017, Harley Bennell (MID, $224,000) has been named to play his first game for his third club. He currently sits as the No.1 most traded in player for the week.
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After missing round one, Callan Ward (MID, $539,000) returns from injury but the biggest news from team selection was the omission of Dylan Roberton (DEF, $317,000) and Sydney’s Sam Naismith (RUC, $314,000) due to injury. Both players are popular selections as they sit in 48 and 33 per cent of teams respectively. This leaves coaches scrambling with their three trades, to make sure they can field a strong team of 22.
Warnie's Rookies Radar
Picked at No.3 in last year's NAB AFL Draft, Luke Jackson (RUC, $266,000) joins Trent Rivers (DEF/MID, $208,000) as debutants for Melbourne after being on our Fantasy radar for most of the pre-season.
Adelaide will unleash 19-year-old Ned McHenry (MID, $170,000), who averaged 81 in the SANFL last year and could hold his position in the team for a number of weeks.
The Bulldogs have named Laitham Vandermeer (MID/FWD, $170,000) who averaged 54 in the VFL last year and Tom Berry (FWD, $170,000) joins his brother on the bench for his first game at the Lions after impressive performances in the NEAFL last year where he averaged 74 with 6.5 tackles a game.
Roy's Top Trade Targets
1. Sam Docherty (DEF, $584,000) – Only owned by 49 per cent of coaches. He's a must have!
2. Callan Ward (MID, $539,000) - plays his first game since early 2019, could average 85+.
3. Jack Viney (MID, $652,000) – the round one top scorer with 132 is still a bargain.
4. Brett Bewley (FWD, $398,000) – Looks set to hold his position on the wing after his 89.
5. Bailey Smith (MID/FWD, $537,000) – his score of 95 in round one was eye-catching.
In AFL Fantasy your captain scores you double points for that week. Here are Calvin’s top five picks for you to consider.
No. 1 – Jack Macrae v St Kilda @ Marvel Stadium
Coming off a first-round score of 84 (BCV 105), Macrae still managed to be solid enough, even though his teammates struggled. Macrae has scored back-to-back scores of 132 in his last two games against the Saints and heads back to Marvel Stadium where he averaged 132 in his last seven games.
No. 2 – Max Gawn v Carlton @ Marvel Stadium
Max plays this one under the roof where he scored 128 and 105 last year and meets a second-tier ruck line-up from the Blues. He should have a day out.
No. 3 – Tom Mitchell v Geelong @ GMHBA Stadium
The pig scored 82 (BCV 103) in his comeback game and loves playing the Cats, a team he has scored 130, 137, 147 and 125 in his last four. OINK!
No. 4 – Josh Kelly v Kangaroos @ GIANTS Stadium
In round one, St Kilda scored plenty of points against the Roos with Dunstan (100), Jones (96), Billings (87), Steele (82) and Hannebery (78) all basically scoring BCV tons. Kelly has scored 115, 107 and 136 in his last three against the Roos and could be one of the highest scorers this weekend.
No. 5 – Andrew Gaff v Gold Coast @ Metricon Stadium
Gaff had the eighth highest score (107) in round one and loves playing the Suns, a team he scored 144 and 122 against in his most recent games.