FANTASY coaches are into the last week of what has been a massive season with the top two teams in leagues playing off for the summer-long bragging rights.

There will be no asterisk on the Fantasy premiership cup as coaches have had to contend with a range of challenges on the way to the big dance.

It is unlikely to be smooth sailing for the round 18 match-ups as 47 per cent of Fantasy Classic coaches have Sam Docherty who injured his calf on Sunday.

Roy, Calvin and Warnie wrap up round 17 and look ahead to the nine games this weekend. Potential trades, captains and other selection issues are discussed on this week’s episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast. 

Listen to the AFL Fantasy Podcast with The Traders at Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

In this week’s episode …

1:30 - Fantasy form watch for round 17
4:00 - Celebrating Bryce Gibbs' great final game and career
6:05 - How The Traders went on the weekend
10:00 - Plenty of poor scores determined preliminary finals
15:10 - Sam Docherty's calf injury leads the news of the week which affects 47 per cent of Fantasy Classic coaches
16:40 - Calvin's Scale of Hardness is 'mashed up' with Roy's Rolling 22 to look at the best options for this week
21:30 - Do we see any rests or bruise-free footy this weekend? 
25:00 - Back-to-back winner Selby Lee-Steere is up to 17th overall despite some poor trades
27:45 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy Facebook page 
36:00 - Lachie Neale has been a star all season, but cost plenty of coaches their place in the Grand Final
39:00 - Calvin runs through picking captains in round 18

Get AFL Fantasy updates from The Traders in the Fantasy Hub. Follow AFL Fantasy on Twitter and 'like' the Facebook page to join in the conversation.