What does the AFL Fixture mean for each fantasy football format?

The final few rounds of the AFL fixture have been announced. Here is how all four formats of it will handle the revised fixture.

Right out of the gate, you’ve got more trades! The three extra trades will be added to the season total, which now stands at 37. The same bye rules will apply as we have already seen this year with the bye rounds of 14-16 with “best 18” scoring and an extra trade.

Rounds 13, 17 and 18 operate as usual (22 scoring players as selected, max 2 trades per round).

If you’ve got a focus on leagues then finals head-to-leagues finals will start in Round 14 and skip a round before continuing in Round 16. In Round 15 the scores still count towards your overall ranking but

With the decisions made by the formats, it’s arguably the least impacted by the bye rounds. Here are the three things you need to know that AFLFantasy will have for the rest of the season.

  • 3 Trades a week, use or lose
  • Rolling lockout
  • Award a players average when on a bye round on the provision they played the week before the bye.

Bye-affected rounds 14, 15 and 16 will revert to Best 18 scoring, with a maximum of 3 trades available for each round.

Therefore, an additional 3 trades will be added to the season total (now up to 31 for the season). These trades will be made available ahead of round 13. Rounds 13, 17 and 18 operate as usual (22 scoring players as selected, max 2 trades per round).

Your league H2H season will conclude at round 13 as currently set. H2H league finals will commence in round 14 and conclude in round 18 – with round 15 being a ‘bye’ week in your leagues. So, you will play a regular 4-week finals campaign over rounds 14, 16, 17 and 18). Round 15 will otherwise count for total points.

Similarly, Dream Team Eliminator will skip round 15 and now conclude in round 18 (as opposed to previously planned round 17).


With Draft already re-configured to take place over 17 rounds at the start of the season, all leagues will still run for 17 rounds. To minimise impact of the 6-team bye round, Draft will void Round 15 completely for ALL leagues – with the season to complete in round 18.

Therefore, each league’s originally scheduled game play over rounds 15-17 will now simply take place over rounds 16-18. For example, if your league was set to play finals over rounds 14-17, they will now take place over rounds 14, 16, 17 and 18, skipping round 15.

Round 14 & 16 have two teams on a bye and will be treated as per previous bye rounds where leagues will need to add adjustment scores if desired.

Round 15 has six teams on a bye and will be also be treated as per previous bye rounds, however, we will be providing options to exclude this round from affecting finals:

We are enhancing the Edit Finals System tool to allow PLUS leagues to exclude Round 15 from finals. This option will be available by the start of the next round. For non-PLUS leagues that were due to have their finals start in Round 15, finals will now start in Round 14 and Round 15 will be a bye.