It’s hard to know how the perennial ‘there or thereabouts’ Swans will perform for 2019. Some new faces in the engine room appear likely and assessing the potential relevance for each always makes for an interesting debate.
The Saints have a fantastic early draw on paper with games against the Gold Coast, Essendon, Fremantle & Hawthorn. Is there opportunity for clever coaches to capitalise on this for a handy head start on the competition?
With JLT out of the way and just a handful of days remaining until the real thing starts, it’s time to finish off our research and start finalising our teams with confidence.
Now that the excitement of AFLX is over and done with (and I bet you can’t wait for it to return next preseason), let’s get back into planning for the real deal. Port Adelaide is up next.
North Melbourne completely overhauled their midfield over summer. Whether they got the outside run they were targeting or just whoever was willing to come to Arden Street is a debate for another day, but in any case it certainly makes assessing their collective fantasy options a little more interesting.
A huge trade period for Melbourne yielded a lot of new faces at the club, many of which will be competing with established guns for spots in the best 22. It’ll be fascinating to see how they gel and whether the hapless Dees can finally go one step further this year.
One soldier out, one soldier in. Mitchell might be done for the year already but as always, that only creates opportunity for other players and the Hawks will be highly relevant again across the various fantasy formats.
Once again the Giants have lost a handful of quality players to raids from opposition list managers and yet have somehow still put together a team that should be capable of contending for the flag again – and full of players that are highly relevant for your fantasy teams across all the formats.
The Suns have lost a lot of star power again over the off-season but have also recruited some handy types to rebuild the club. Is this the year that they start to turn things around? However it plays out, there is some serious value to be picked for our teams across all the formats.
The Cats have delivered us a swathe of amazing Fantasy, DreamTeam & SuperCoach options over recent history and the trend appears set to continue with many relevant names again for season 2019.