FOLLOWING the announcement that the Essendon v Melbourne game will be postponed and played later in the year, there will be some changes to AFL Fantasy scoring for players selected initially for the Sunday clash.

The 44 Bombers and Demons players selected as of Friday night's full lockout will be awarded their 2020 average for round three.

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Conor McKenna, Brayden Ham, Aaron vandenBerg and Mitch Hannan were selected for their first game this season and their score will reflect their 2019 average – adjusted by 80 per cent due to the shortened quarters.

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Captains and emergencies will count where applicable.

This will apply for both Classic and Draft formats of our game.

Demon Aaron vandenBerg in action against Adelaide during the Marsh Community Series. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

In 2015, the Geelong v Adelaide match was cancelled in the wake of Crows coach Phil Walsh's death. Average scores were awarded and there was a hold on price movements with the 'average' score not included in future price calculations.

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There is a lot more to play out including what happens when the match is rescheduled; however, we will remain agile this season in order to cater for our thousands of coaches in both Fantasy Classic and Draft formats.

Lockout will be lifting later than usual – likely to be Monday evening – to work through the implications of these changes.

Essendon v Melbourne round three scores

ESSENDON
Zach Merrett 92
Dylan Shiel 92
Andrew McGrath 90
Kyle Langford 85
Adam Saad 78
Jordan Ridley 71
Michael Hurley 68
Devon Smith 65
Mason Redman 62
Jake Stringer 60
Tom Cutler 59
Cale Hooker 58
Tom Bellchambers 57
Conor McKenna 56 *
Will Snelling 51
Shaun McKernan 48
Darcy Parish 47
Jacob Townsend 44
David Zaharakis 43
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 42
Aaron Francis 40
Brayden Ham 40 * 

MELBOURNE
Christian Petracca 99
Max Gawn 98
Jack Viney 97
Ed Langdon 89
Clayton Oliver 88
Christian Salem 78
Angus Brayshaw 67
Adam Tomlinson 62
James Harmes 60
Bayley Fritsch 54
Aaron vandenBerg 54 *
Jayden Hunt 53
Harley Bennell 47
Trent Rivers 45
Kysaiah Kropinyeri-Pickett 44
Tom McDonald 42
Steven May 40
Jake Melksham 36
Mitch Hannan 34 *
Jake Lever 30
Joel Smith 26
Neville Jetta 26

* score based on 80 per cent of 2019 average