THE QUICK turnaround from round nine to 10 is on and AFL Fantasy coaches need to get it together to get their teams set for the first of the bye rounds.
As players who played in round nine on a bye will receive their average, some decisions need to be made prior to the Monday 7:10pm AEST lockout. All Carlton, Fremantle, Hawthorn and West Coast players will be locked at the beginning of the round. If you wish to make trades involving them or move them around your ground, you will need to do so before the first lockout.
>>WATCH THE TRADERS' FANTASY PREVIEW IN THE PLAYER ABOVE
Prices for players with a bye score attributed will changed based on their allotted average score for round 10.
TOP SCORERS - R9— AFL Fantasy (@AFLFantasy) August 2, 2020
Jed Anderson 123
Lachie Whitfield 119
Luke McDonald 118
Lachie Neale 117
Jack Macrae 114
Aaron Hall 112
Mitch Duncan 107
Tom Mitchell 107
Jacob Hopper 107
Josh Kelly 103#AFLFantasy pic.twitter.com/c9jr2L84nA
Round 10 match times, and therefore lockouts, as below. Be sure to plan your trades ahead and only make the moves that you need. If possible, only trade out or in a player in the last hour before their lockout as final teams with late changes are announced one hour before the bounce. Stay across social media for the important late mail.
Monday, August 3
Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs, Adelaide Oval, 6.40pm ACST
Tuesday, August 4
Richmond v Brisbane, Metricon Stadium, 7.10pm AEST
Wednesday, August 5
Geelong v North Melbourne, Gabba, 5.40pm AEST
Adelaide v Melbourne, Adelaide Oval, 7.40pm ACST
Thursday, August 6
Collingwood v Sydney, Gabba, 5.40pm AEST
Gold Coast v St Kilda, Metricon Stadium, 8.10pm AEST
Friday, August 7
Essendon v Greater Western Sydney, Metricon Stadium, 7.50pm AEST
Byes: Carlton, Fremantle, Hawthorn, West Coast
TIPS AND TRICKS How to navigate the fixture cram
Tim Taranto (MID, $773,000) - The Giants' reigning club champion had his best game of the year following a delayed season debut due to a shoulder injury. He had a season high six tackles which was a great sign and scored 100. He is owned by one per cent of the competition.
Zac Bailey (DEF/MID, $553,000) - The emerging Lion continued his mid-season breakout where his confidence has soared in recent weeks. He is averaging 88 in his last three games while taking plenty of marks and has a break even of just 22.
Jack Macrae (MID, $812,000) - After four straight games where the Bulldogs' ball-magnet failed to reach triple figures, he has lifted the past fortnight with returns of 102 and 114. Provides a great early VC option and has a break even of 66.
Also consider: Tobe Watson, Boyd Woodcock, Sam Draper.
Hugh McCluggage (MID, $663,000) - After averaging over 100 between rounds three and five, the star wingman has dropped off with an average of 60 over his last three. He has some favourable match-ups over the next three weeks where he should be able to pick up plenty of +6s.
Andrew Gaff (MID, $759,000) - The star Eagle hasn't been showing the consistency we have become accustomed to with scores of 126 and 51 providing a prime example in his last two weeks. Hold and take his average this week before a nice match up with the Blues.
Hugh Greenwood (FWD/MID, $751,000) - The contested beast wasn't himself on the weekend. Coming into the round leading the League in tackles (with daylight second) he didn’t record one. Expect a massive response from the legend.
Also consider: Jy Simpkin, Zach Merrett, Marcus Bontempelli.
Brandan Parfitt (FWD/MID, $618,000) - The hard-working Cat started the season in a blaze of glory with scores of 94 and 88. Unfortunately it has been all downhill from there, highlighted by a season-low 49 on the weekend. He has a break even of 88 and may have to go.
Tim English (RUC, $699,000) - The emerging Dog was a bargain option a few weeks ago after a dominant stretch where he recorded scores of 102, 99, 81 and 114. Since then he hasn't gone over 53 and his price is dropping as a result.
Toby Greene (FWD, $652,000) - It looked like the Giant superstar's season was back on track last week after a dominant performance against the Tigers where he recorded a score of 102. Unfortunately he has succumbed to a hamstring injury and must go.
Also consider: Connor Budarick, Curtis Taylor, Brandon Starcevich.
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 – Brodie Grundy v Sydney @ Metricon Stadium
With previous scores of 149 and 150 against Callum Sinclair, Grundy is shaping up as a very good captain option for Thursday night. However, Grundy has dropped under 65 twice in the last four weeks but should dominate this match-up, especially when you consider the fact that Rowan Marshall (83) and Jarrod Witts (92) scored well against the Swans recently.
No. 2 – Lachie Neale v Richmond @ Metricon Stadium
Neale has been a Corona-Ball Pig. He has scored 117 and 102 over the last two weeks and even scored 123 and 162 against the Tigers last year. However, last week against Richmond, Macrae (114) was the only person to score over 75 for the Bulldogs but that shouldn't bother Neale one bit.
No. 3 – Clayton Oliver v Adelaide @ Adelaide Oval
Ranked No.1 on form over the last three weeks with an average of 108, Oliver has been on fire. The Kangaroos had 3x110+ against the Crows last week which tells us that Oliver will have a day out.
No. 4 – Lachie Whitfield v Essendon @ Metricon Stadium
With 13 marks and 117 points last week, Whitfield looks set to crack 100+ once again. He scored 109, 101 and 116 on Essendon in his last three and last week, Brisbane dominated the Bombers with eight players scoring 80+.
No. 5 – Stephen Coniglio v Essendon @ Metricon Stadium
112, 161, 123 and 120 are Coniglio’s last four scores against the Bombers and his form has been good with previous scores of 90 and 103. Essendon ranks as the third easiest team to score against and the Giants should have this one their own way.