IT IS the last round before the finals, so it's all systems go with top eight, or even top four a priority to gain the double chance.

On the rookie front, it is hard to say no to Sam Menegola (MID, $158,000) as a midfield downgrade and he could even find his way on to some grounds.

The Lions have named up Archie Smith (RUC, $125,000) to make his debut, but the big question is what does that mean for Stef Martin (RUC, $477,000), who played through sore ribs last week.

As far as captains go, it's hard to think Calvin will push us in any direction than the Pig Tom Rockliff (MID, $602,000), but you never know what the mad pirate will have up his sleeve so tune in as he delivers his top five live.

It will be hard to ignore the top averaging player Patrick Dangerfield (MID, $635,000) at home on Friday night against the undermanned Dogs, who are happy to give up plenty of points with their attacking game style.

As far as trades go, many people are on the hunt for a unique pick, or one hit wonder to get them over the line in a match-up where they may be an underdog on paper and will cover plenty of options throughout the chat.

Although he is not unique, a great trade target in the back line this week has to be Heath Shaw (DEF, $451,000), who returned to form last week with an impressive 110. This week he plays the Tigers, who gave up plenty of uncontested marks to the Hawks backs this week and he will take full advantage.

Join The Traders from 6pm AEST right here for a live chat as the round 19 teams drop.