AFL Fantasy with The Traders
About this podcast
AFL.com.au's Fantasy experts, Roy, Calvin and Warnie, deliver a podcast full of tips to help you have a successful (and fun) Fantasy season.
About this podcast
AFL.com.au's Fantasy experts, Roy, Calvin and Warnie, deliver a podcast full of tips to help you have a successful (and fun) Fantasy season.
AFL Fantasy with The Traders
- Season 8
Fantasy Freako, round 5 trade targets, captains, your questions
Trades are confusing for some this week but some would say that the season itself is just as confusing. We chat with Champion Data's Fantasy Freako about the trends he's noticing this year as well as get some inside word on the new DPPs for next week. We've got round five trade tips, captains advice and a whole lot more. Let's go! Episode guide 3:00 - Caleb Daniel accepted his suspension and some timelines on some injured players have been revealed this week. 9:40 - Fantasy Freako joined Warnie for a chat about the 13:30 - Thoughts on rucks with the drop in stoppage numbers. 18:00 - Freako gives some thoughts on the new DPPs that will drop next week. 21:00 - Calvin suggests that Aaron Hall could gain DEF status and be a handy draft option with his added flexibility from next week. 24:00 - As of next week we can probably move Errol Gulden, Charlie Lazzaro and Tom Powell forward. 31:30 - What to do with Matthew Flynn and his chances of playing. 39:00 - Calvin runs through the VC loophole into his best captain options for round five with Max Gawn his main man on Sunday. 41:00 - Jack Macrae plays his favourite team this week under the roof. 45:00 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 47:30 - Adam Treloar v Brad Crouch. 52:40 - Isaac Cumming v Lachie Ash. 55:20 - Who to trade first out of Jordan Clark, Orazio Fantasia and Willem Drew. 59:30 - Max Gawn or pocket some cash with Reilly O'Brien. 1:03:30 - Jordan Ridley v Patrick Dangerfield.
Caleb options, Flynn scenarios, rookies v mid-pricers
Calvin has made his way home from his remote holiday location and sketchy phone reception after a weekend where we had to do a lot of thinking about our moves. Plenty of forced trades continue to plague our teams as well as more rolling lockout scrambling. Ah, we love this game! Episode guide 2:30 - Things went downhill on Friday night when Matt Flynn was expectantly rested for the week. 5:45 - A late score adjustment saw Calvin the lowest scorer of the round. 7:25 - If you were among the owners of Changkouth Jiath, you would be celebrating his fantastic 102 point game. 10:00 - Not only did Caleb Daniel score 20 points, he has now been rubbed out for a week. 16:30 - There are plenty of injury issues heading into round five with Taylor Adams expected to miss around 10 weeks while Zak Butters and Xavier Duursma are booked in for surgery. 22:00 - Do you trade or hold Caleb Daniel? 26:00 - Weekly trade strategy of chasing points while keeping an eye on improving your team towards 'completion'. 29:00 - Will Matt Flynn return this week? Will Shane Mumford keep his spot? 35:15 - Consider Reilly O'Brien and Adam Treloar as bottomed out premium trade targets. 41:20 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 47:30 - Is it time to move on Caleb Serong? 51:00 - Which non-playing rookies do we need to fix up and is there a balance between getting those right and maximising points on field? 57:00 - Josh Kelly could be in line for DPP next week.
Round 4 trade targets, captains, your questions
It could be a good week for a double downgrade but with forced trades for many, we need to make the most out of a bad situation... including riding the breakevens and grabbing Tex Walker. Plenty of trading scenarios are covered with some almighty captain options for this weekend. Let's go. Episode guide 3:00 - A few rookies will make their debut this round. 6:00 - What will the Suns be doing with their ruck stocks off the back of Jarrod Witts' ACL injury. 10:30 - GWS have plenty of injury worries including Stephen Coniglio leaving a hole in the midfield. 15:00 - Deven Robertson is the most traded in player this round. Any issues around his job security? 16:45 - The Traders tick off the trade out options including Jordan De Goey and Jordan Clark so long as there aren't any bigger issues. 19:20 - Calvin runs through the best captain options for round four. 24:00 - Consider when your players play if you're keen to use the captain loophole. 28:00 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 31:50 - Which player should you downgrade to? Chris Burgess, Nik Cox or Alex Waterman. 34:00 - Can we hold off on Jordan Ridley considering he plays on Thursday night? 37:15 - Which combo is better: Taylor Walker/Changkuoth Jiath or Josh Dunkley/Chris Burgess? 39:10 - Jordan Ridley or Jake Lloyd. 43:10 - Chad Warner or Nick Hind.
Witts, Young (and Dow) replacements, Rollin' 22 feat. Tex
Fantasy points were well and truly flowing for some over the Easter weekend with more 130+ scores posted than in the the first two rounds combined. We offer up our apology to Tex Walker but we're still waiting for ours from Paddy Dow. There's plenty of issues to get through this week including the cash cows. Let's go! Episode guide 2:00 - This was the biggest round of Fantasy numbers for the season. 6:00 - Calvin was stoked with Andrew Gaff return to form. 9:45 - Roy likened Paddy Dow to the pigeon in the middle of the MCG. 15:00 - Jarrod Witts' knee injury means the lack of ruck stocks at the Suns will be very Fantasy relevant. 20:30 - Most popular trades are analysed. 22:45 - Who are the options for the injured Hayden Young? 26:00 - Mark O'Connor has been tagging and racking up decent numbers. Is he an option? 30:15 - Warnie wishes he followed through with his Jordan Ridley trade last week. 32:00 - If you have Witts, you must go to Brodie Grundy or Max Gawn. 35:00 - Roy's Rollin' 22 includes Taylor Walker. 39:30 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 42:10 - Does Jordan De Goey deserve one more chance? 46:00 - Can you consider Tom Hickey as a cheap ruck replacement for Witts? Or could you flick Matt Flynn to R2? 51:20 - Which Jordy goes first: Clark or De Goey? 55:00 - Pick one: Jordan Ridley, Jake Lloyd or Callum Mills. 58:00 - Young to Lachie Ash?
Round 3 trade targets, captains, your questions
It has been a tough week for Calvin, but he's dried his tears and ready to attack the Easter weekend and resurrect his team. We'll need to do some quick goat thinking to get our squads sorted with the Thursday-to-Monday fixtures. On today's episode, we try to predict who will be good trade targets and captains for round three based on what we've seen so far. Episode guide 2:00 - Thursday night team selection sees rookie Harry Sharp omitted. 5:00 - Jack Martin and Zac Fisher will miss six-weeks for the Blues. 7:30 - Injuries for key Bombers will change their squad's make-up this week. 10:15 - Calvin reveals that Andrew Gaff was told off at training for his poor Fantasy scores. 13:00 - Lachie Neale is one of the most traded out players. Should you move him on? 17:10 - Is it a mistake to bring in Taylor Walker? 20:15 - The Scale of Hardness sees the Saints, Roos and Hawks giving up plenty of points to midfielders. 23:15 - Could you play Paul Hunter over Matt Flynn this week? 25:00 - Calvin is expecting big things from Jack Macrae as his No. 1 captain. 29:30 - With lower numbers being posted this year, can we drop the line for the VC loophole score? 34:10 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 37:20 - Again... why you shouldn't pick Taylor Walker. 42:30 - Jack Crisp v Callum Mills. 47:15 - Andrew Brayshaw v Bailey Smith. 49:30 - Are we being too harsh on Jordan De Goey? 52:25 - Things to remember for the Easter round of footy.
Hold or fold poor premiums, chasing breakevens, your questions
More forced trades greet us out of round two but some are unforced errors for Roy and Calvin as they tried to chase some bench points - they've got a story to tell. The boys look over the key issues facing coaches this week including whether we hold or fold on under-performing premiums. Episode guide 2:00 - Calvin's ranking slid this week. 3:30 - The rucks bounced back, but are they back? 7:00 - Rookie roulette worked out alright this week with some of our best performers in our teams being sub-$300k players. 8:30 - A tale of how to not chase points off your bench. 12:45 - Jaidyn Stephenson wasn't a great selection for his 17,000 new owners. 15:20 - Calvin has just about had enough of Andrew Gaff. 18:45 - Essendon injuries, including popular MID/FWD Jye Caldwell, will mean a different looking midfield make up this week. 21:00 - Is it too late to jump on the best cash cows of the year? 25:10 - Warnie runs through the players who may gain DPP prior to round six. 31:00 - Lachie Neale and Andrew Gaff have dropped a lot of cash and there's more to come. Do you hold falling premiums? 36:00 - Questions from social media - follow@AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 39:50 - Are there any worries about Carlton's scoring potential? 44:30 - If you're running with a two rookie ruck set-up, who should you upgrade to: Brodie Grundy or Jarrod Witts? 47:00 - Which rookie: Charlie Lazzaro or Sam Berry? 50:15 - Options for Jye Caldwell and what The Traders will do with their round three moves. 56:30 - North Melbourne and Essendon are giving up the most Fantasy points. 59:00 - What to do with Will Brodie.
Round 2 trade targets, captains, your questions
We've got our first two trades to use this week and for some they're forced ones, thanks Danger. We go through the popular options, trading strategy, the best captain pick and answer your questions ahead of round two. Episode guide 1:30 - Be aware that you can't always reverse your trades throughout the round. Advice is to only make the trades when you need to. 3:30 - Patrick Dangerfield and Matt Rowell are must-trades. 6:00 - Draft coaches who were keen on James Harmes' midfield role will be without him for six weeks. 8:15 - The boys ponder what Zac Williams and Jack Martin will do to Carlton's midfield mix. 11:30 - Max Gawn is the third most traded out player behind the two must-trades. Is it a luxury? 16:20 - Roy asks the question: what is the value of a trade? 20:10 - Is moving on Jordan Clark and Jordan De Goey worth it? 24:45 - Jaidyn Stephenson is the most traded in player. 27:00 - Is Lachlan Sholl a trap? 30:00 - Calvin runs through his top captain options for round two. 34:30 - Why you can't back Max Gawn as skipper. 37:10 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 40:00 - What trading strategy should you look at if you own Patrick Dangerfield and Matt Rowell... but have two rookie rucks on field. 43:20 - Tom Mitchell or Jack Macrae? 48:45 - You must upgrade Josh Daicos. 53:00 - Roy's hilarious appearance on Adelaide radio when he didn't know who he was talking to.
Rowell, Dangerfield forced trades, ruck restructure, fix-it trades
How good was it to have Fantasy back? There were plenty of highs and low(e)s out of the weekend with the rollercoaster of emotions of being a Fantasy coach on display in round one. The boys run through the issues out of the weekend including the Matt Rowell and Patrick Dangerfield trades as well as the under-performing premium rucks. Plenty of your questions are answered including what you should do with your fix-it trades this round. Episode guide 2:20 - Roy, Calvin and Warnie chat through their scores for the opening weekend. 4:45 - Nick Hind was impressive in his first hitout for the Bombers, racking up a ton. 8:00 - Plenty of players were disappointing in round one, including Calvin's midfield gun Andrew Gaff. 11:50 - Matt Rowell and Patrick Dangerfield are two popular picks who will have stints on the sidelines and therefore, are must-trades. 17:30 - The focus for your team this week is fix-it trades. 22:15 - Roy is looking at getting Jye Caldwell and Jaidyn Stephenson based on their impressive round one showings. 25:10 - After one week, the Bulldogs' midfielders look fine... but will this last? 27:50 - Rucks were an issue in round one with the big three - Max Gawn, Brodie Grundy and Reilly O'Brien - all scoring well-below their breakevens. 35:15 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 39:10 - Is Tom Mitchell back? 41:30 - New Sun Oleg Markov was one of the best defender scorers of the round. Is he a steal? 45:20 - Should we hold Jordan De Goey or look to move him on? 54:00 - Rookie roulette was back in full-force with everyone making a clanger or two with who to play on field. 55:30 - When should we use our trades during the rolling lockout?
Round 1 tips, Selby's advice, cash cows named, captain options
It's the night before the season starts and The Traders run through the things you need to know from rookies that have been named, captain picks and they also grill the Fantasy GOAT, Selby Lee-Steere, on some of the big issues. Episode guide 1:00 - The substitute is back. Some Fantasy implications are unknown. 3:30 - Giants were the first to announce a rookie with Matt Flynn making his debut on Sunday. 6:05 - A trio of Swan draftees will play. 9:15 - First teams of the year are in. 12:15 - How is Selby, coach of Moreira's Magic, feeling 24 hours out from the opening game. 15:30 - Don't pick Orazio Fantasia! 18:40 - Despite Selby wanting to set-and-forget in the rucks, he gives his answer on whether a $170k option at R2 is a possibility. 22:00 - Advice on going into a rolling lockout for round one. 24:15 - Calvin ranks Max Gawn as No. 1 captain choice this week. 28:15 - Remember players will be locked when the game starts. 32:30 - Roy runs through his Rollin' 22 - the best 22 players for Fantasy this year.
Team structure, rookie rankings, lockout week questions
It's lockout week and it's all about finalising team structure... rookies pending. Roy, Calvin and Warnie chat through the best rookie options in each position and that dictates the way they're structuring their squads. Episode guide 1:30 - Roy, Calvin and Warnie all tanked their Draft teams in the Bacon Cup Draft Day. 5:00 - What the concussion sub rule could mean for Fantasy? 7:55 - Max King will miss round one. 11:00 - Roy puts the call out for sauces this week as we will be flying blind with some selections. 13:30 - Jacob Koschitzke is the only defensive rookie we can almost guarantee, meaning there won't be any on field. 17:00 - Three rookies on field is the structure that many coaches will be going with in the midfield, led by Tom Powell. 20:30 - Paul Hunter, Matt Flynn, Lloyd Meek and Josh Treacy all look likely to play in round one. 24:00 - We could be flush with rookie forwards. 29:00 - Roy is still seriously considering having a $170k player at R2. 33:00 - There are some issues with paying up for Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy. 37:30 - The Traders' on field rookie structure. 43:40 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 45:00 - Could Will Brodie be a good option? 48:10 - What are the current thoughts on Matt Rowell, the competition's most popular player? 52:00 - Could Dom Tyson be a smokie selection at a discount price? 58:00 - The pros and cons of Ben McEvoy or Toby Nankervis as a mid-priced ruck option. 1:01:00 - Sam Docherty or Caleb Daniel? 1:02:45 - Splitting Tim Taranto and Sam Walsh.
Rolling lockout tips, ruck options, burning questions
There's just one week until the first bounce for 2021 and there is plenty to talk about. The boys run through what the confirmed rolling lockout means for team selection - especially in round one - and have a look at the possible ruck combinations after time to think about it coming out of the AAMI Series. All that and a bunch of your questions answered on this special episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast. Episode Guide 3:00 - The boys are stoked with the prizes for 2021. 5:00 - How to navigate the rolling lockout with the timing of teams being named. 8:25 - Keep an eye on the Bombers' selections on Friday night. 13:30 - Port Adelaide's team will be very interesting. 16:45 - Paul Hunter is the first confirmed rookie debut with Paddy Ryder and Rowan Marshall missing round one. 19:15 - Cal considers the Scale of Hardness for those considering playing a $170k ruck in R2. 24:00 - You must lock Max Gawn in as skipper for round one. 27:10 - The boys run through important CBA and kick-in stats from the AAMI Community Series. 30:30 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 33:00 - Jack Higgins v Jye Caldwell. 36:30 - Any doubts on Zak Butters' role with Connor Rozee out injured? 39:20 - Can you hold Zac Williams for a week while he is suspended? 42:40 - Who is next in line to be snouted as a pig? 48:30 - Is Josh Dunkley the first to go out of the Dogs' midfield when Adam Treloar is back? 51:15 - Patrick Dangerfield/Paddy Dow or Jordan De Goey/Jye Caldwell?
Coaches' Corner - Steve Fizz from the Draft Doctors
It is Draft Week for thousands of AFL Fantasy Draft leagues around the country so this week's chat with a notable coach went into the draft-world. Steve Fizz is a co-founder of the Draft Doctors podcast which has been running for more than five seasons and he gives plenty of insight to help you have some success this weekend. Purchase the Draft Doctors' Draft Kit.Access the Mock Draft simulator. Episode guide 1:30 - Steve discusses why he changes his team name every year. 3:00 - We hear about the history of the Draft Doctors and how they're proud of bringing Centre Bounce Attendance stats to the forefront of Fantasy coaches' minds. 4:15 - Fantasy baseball is where it all started. 7:00 - How to start compiling Draft rankings. 9:10 - Any rank adjustments due to the AAMI Community Series games? 11:20 - The Draft Doctors' Draft Kit features their take on draft ranges and risk profiles of players to help make your decisions as to the right time to select players on draft day. 13:30 - You can practice a draft from your allotted position using the Mock Draft Simulator. 16:00 - Steve's strategy with pick nine in his home league this weekend. 19:10 - Orazio Fantasia is a sleeper due to his ADP of 252. 20:20 - Don't pick Jeremy Howe as high as he's going in drafts. 22:00 - Draft day tips.
AAMI Series Fantasy wrap
There was so much to learn out of the weekend with the nine games being played. Defenders dominated, the new rules change things a bit and plenty of players have put their hands up to be selected in our round one teams. The Traders go through all the Fantasy relevance out of the AAMI Community Series. Episode guide 1:00 - Early takeaways from the AAMI Community Series includes the rucks struggling and the running defenders dominating. 2:10 - Zac Williams' ownership is plummeting after being suspended for round one. 4:45 - The role is there for Paddy Dow, but can he score? 6:40 - Will Jack Higgins live up to his junior Fantasy scoring hype following his 107 point game. 9:30 - The top scorer of the AAMI Series was Jayden Short with 171. 12:00 - Are we jumping at shadows with Brodie Grundy's score? If his previous pre-season numbers are anything to go by, he'll be fine. 14:30 - Lock in Tom Phillips even though he has some fellow midfielders coming back. 18:30 - Consider Ben McEvoy as a bargain DEF/RUC as he looks to regain the mantle as the Hawks' No. 1 ruckman. 20:45 - Can Jordan Clark cement a position in the Cats' 22? If so, lock and load. 24:00 - A shoulder injury stopped Nick Hind in his tracks, but he has a ball-winning role on the half-back flank. 28:00 - Tim Taranto reminded everyone he is 20 points under-priced. 31:30 - The Swans should be a happy hunting ground for rookie and Chad Warner at under-$200k could the forward we're looking for. 33:00 - Port Adelaide players combined for 190 marks with the defenders racking up, including Dan Houston. 35:00 - Roy is keen on Orazio Fantasia at a bargain price. 39:40 - Michael Walters' injury good reason why to leave your Draft day until the latest possible moment. 44:30 - Bulldogs midfielders didn't have any issue racking up the points. 46:00 - Any concerns with Max Gawn sharing the ruck duties with Luke Jackson? 48:30 - James Harmes' midfield role is there. 52:45 - Did we see enough from Matt Rowell to be confident on starting him? 55:00 - Is an under-priced Jarrod Witts an option in the ruck with so many other premium options under-performing?
Coaches' Corner - Moreira's Magic
A man that needs no introduction for those playing AFL Fantasy in the last few seasons joins the Coaches' Corner podcast as we look ahead to the AAMI Community Series games. Selby Lee-Steere won the 2017 AFL Fantasy Classic title and backed it up the next season forcing a tie with James Robinson. Since then, the coach of Moreira's Magic has been giving back to the community - and charities - with his fantastic season guide. Head to www.moreirasmagic.com.au to purchase the season guide. Episode guide 1:30 - Where doe's the team name Moreira's Magic come from? 2:15 - Selby recounts his success of winning the AFL Fantasy Classic competition twice. 3:40 - After a year out of the game, he still managed to win a hat in 2020. 6:00 - What did Fantasy coaches learn from last year? 8:00 - Why the Guns 'n' Rookies strategy has been the most successful over the years. 10:30 - Thoughts on Ben McEvoy. 13:00 - Selby makes the case for starting with Zach Merrett. 15:15 - Braydon Preuss was a lock, but what should we do with our rucks now? 19:30 - You can chase value in the forward line, but the quality at the top end is very thin. 21:20 - What coaches should look out for in the AAMI Community Series. 23:00 - Selby shares his thoughts on Roy's pre-AAMI Fantasy Classic team. 25:45 - Is there a fear of missing out on the gun players if you don't start with him? 28:00 - Hear about the season guide.
Around the Fantasy grounds scratch match wraps
After plenty of intra-club matches, finally we saw teams playing against real opponents. This week on the podcast we hit up the AFL.com.au journos who covered the game to quiz them on their thoughts and some Fantasy relevant names that popped up. Episode guide 1:25 – It is Fantasy Draft season. Make sure you download the new Draft Kit. 3:00 – Changes to the Bacon Cup Draft league and how Calvin’s stat adjustments changes scoring. 6:55 – Warnie’s breaking news. 9:05 – Mitch Cleary says Stefan Martin looks to be the No. 1 ruck at the Dogs. 11:30 – Lock in Connor Downie as a debutant for the Hawks. 15:10 – Riley Beveridge talks up Paddy Dow as an option in your Fantasy Classic forward line. 22:00 – Essendon’s half-backs will be interesting this year with Dyson Heppell, Nick Hind and possibly Ned Cahill a chance to be lining up there this year. 25:00 – Tom Powell will be in Mitch Cleary’s team in round one. 26:40 – Maybe we won’t see Jaidyn Stephenson get the midfield clock that we first thought. 30:00 – Callum Twomey says that every Fantasy team should have Max Gawn. 36:00 – Patrick Dangerfield played primarily in the midfield in the first half before being put on ice. 40:30 – Calvin asks Mitch Cleary about where Brayden Sier is at for the Pies, but it sounds like Josh Daicos is the one to watch for Draft leagues. 44:20 – Your R3 should be Matthew Flynn. Lock it in. 47:00 – How will the MID-FWD mix look with Tim Taranto and Stephen Coniglio? 50:40 – The Swans will have a few kids running through and Riley Beveridge is keen on Errol Gulden as the pick of the cash cows. 55:00 – Sarah Black fills us in on the Milera injury. 57:10 – Jimmy Rowe kicked a goal and will be in the round one mix as a small forward for the Crows. 1:01:15 – Nathan Schmook was at Mineral Resources Park and said Liam Duggan should have a midfield role early while Elliot Yeo is out. 1:05:30 – Nat Fyfe played as a midfielder despite training as a forward in the pre-season. 1:09:25 – After a four goal performance, is Joe Daniher a lock for our teams? 1:12:25 – Michael Whiting suggests Ely Smith could line up on the wing as the Lions’ 22nd player. 1:15:45 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 1:17:00 – Can we play Matthew Flynn on your field? 1:23:30 – Who do you pick: Paddy Dow or Joe Daniher? 1:27:00 – Callum Mills or Tom Stewart? 1:30:30 – How many rookies can you play on your field? 1:33:20 – Who do you take with pick one in Draft? 1:37:15 – What did we learn from the utility bench position?
Coaches' Corner - Fantasy Freako
Champion Data's fantasy footy guru, Fantasy Freako, joined The Traders for an extensive chat about learnings from the last season, key things to be looking at in the pre-season and strategy in picking your initial side. Episode guide 1:20 - Freako's first taste of fantasy was in the mid-90s. 3:00 - Lessons learned from last season. 4:45 - Tracking CBAs, the buzz stat in Fantasy. 8:00 - How the new rule will affect Fantasy. 11:30 - How DPPs are awarded and who could be in line for the first set of additions in round six. 15:00 - Freako outlines key points in his strategy for this year. 18:30 - What is the current ruck combination? 20:00 - Tips for coaches watching the AAMI Community Series games.
Cal Twomey's rookie watch, Preuss replacements
Callum Twomey from AFL.com.au joined the boys to chat through the best Fantasy options from last year's draftees and some of the players who are yet to debut. With Braydon Preuss' shoulder injury, Roy, Calvin and Warnie try to make sense of who to pick in the ruck. Episode guide 2:00 - The Traders started their keeper league on the weekend. 5:40 - How not to annoying your mates if you're doing a slow draft. 9:30 - Rowan Marshall's injury isn't tracking too bad and potentially play in round two. 13:00 - Hear about how Jackson Hately went in the Crows' intra-club match on the weekend. 16:00 - Dyson Heppell is set for the half-back role at the Bombers and is one to watch in their scratch match against Carlton this week. 19:30 - News that Zac Williams may play a 50/50 MID/FWD split with Jack Martin has Calvin sounding the alarm. 24:00 - Callum Twomey on Lachie Jones' chances for the Power. 26:00 - Mature aged recruit Tom Highmore is a roughie for the Saints down back. 29:40 - James Rowe is pushing for a small forward spot for Adelaide. 32:00 - Does Riley Collier-Dawkins get a game ahead of Thomson Dow and Jack Ross? 35:40 - Lock Harry Jones on your FWD bench. 39:00 - Max Gawn is the simple replacement for the injured Brayden Preuss. 42:10 - Calvin considers some cheaper ruck options such as Jarrod Witts. 45:20 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 50:00 - Who averages more out of Caleb Serong and Zac Williams? 54:50 - Who do you pick out of Dyson Heppell, Jackson Hately and Jye Caldwell? 59:00 - Now that Bailey Smith is single, will his Fantasy numbers increase?
Coaches' Corner - Craig Wegener
Chasing down the team on top of the ladder in the final round of the season with some big calls is what saw Craig Wegener crowned the AFL Fantasy Classic Champion in 2019. On this week's episode of the Coaches' Corner, we hear about backing in Jeremy Cameron in that final round and how he could be an option this season. Episode guide 2:30 - Craig speaks about how he got the win, taking the top spot in round 23. 5:10 - The stress of being at the pointy end and monitoring the other top teams. 8:00 - What Craig does during the pre-season as he prepares for round one. 10:40 - Calvin gets some advice on limiting the types of players he picks. 12:50 - Jaidyn Stephenson is a serious option this season. 15:30 - How many under-priced key position forwards can we pick? 17:00 - This is the most mid-priced Craig's team has been. 19:30 - Players like Patrick Cripps offer value as they are likely to spend more time on the ground by going forward rather than resting on the bench. 22:30 - How many of the top priced players do you start with considering your captain options come from this group?
Roy's best 22, Harris Andrews on spoils
There's 30-odd days to go until the first lockout of 2021 and the boys have plenty to consider with news floating through. Roy reveals his current Rollin' 22 which he believe is the most accurate of all-time. Commissioner Calvin considers the new Draft customisation for the Bacon Cup and Warnie gets the final word from Harris Andrews on how many points a spoil should be worth. Episode guide 1:00 - The AFL Record is available now from newsagents, Coles, Coles Express, Woolworths and 7-Eleven for $9.95. 4:05 - Connor Rozee lit it up at the Port internal trial. 7:00 - Another episode and another Zac Williams reference after he was left dazed in Carlton's intra club match. 11:30 - Lachie Whitfield is likely to be a month away from training. 13:00 Great news for those keen on an under-priced Isaac Heeney as he participated in the Swans' match simulation. 16:15 - Nat Fyfe on track for DPP. 18:45 - Keep an eye on Harris Jones as a $170k FWD who may get an opportunity for the Dons. 21:30 - Roy discusses his Rollin' 22. 23:45 - Throw a blanket over the midfield rankings for the top eight. 25:50 - Where is Reilly O'Brien going in ruck? 28:00 - The forwards drop away from Roy's top six. 31:40 - Can Cam Guthrie back it up from last year? Warnie took Coronaball scores with a grain of salt. 34:30 - The boys discuss draft customisation and what they are looking at doing for the Bacon Cup. 38:30 - Harris Andrews accepts Warnie's call to discuss how many points a spoil should be worth. 43:00 - How sporadic is the spoil numbers from week-to-week? 45:15 - Who won the Lions' Draft league last year? 46:30 - Nakia Cockatoo has been training well this pre-season. 49:25 - Roy wants more info on Joe Daniher. 51:45 - Alex Witherden was stoked with where he took Lachie Neale last year. 52:20 - Questions from social media - follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page. 55:05 - Should Brodie Grundy improve his numbers this year without external factors such as his uni commitments? 57:45 - Could you play Rory Laird as a MID due to his DPP? 59:40 - Is a vanilla team a good way to go?