AFL Fantasy Round 8 Ready: Captains, Rookie Radar and Final Thoughts

Round 8 resources:

The Weekend That Was: Round 7 – https://fantasy-fanatic.com/2022/05/02/the-weekend-that-was-round-7/

Buy, Hold, Fold: Round 8 – https://fantasy-fanatic.com/2022/05/03/buy-hold-fold-round-8/

Bye Round Ready: Your Complete Guide to Navigating the Dreaded Byes – https://fantasy-fanatic.com/2022/04/26/bye-round-ready-your-complete-guide-to-navigating-the-dreaded-byes/

AFL Team Selections – https://www.afl.com.au/matches/team-lineups?GameWeeks=8

Footy fans will be treated to two Friday night fixtures with the Dogs taking on Port and Freo up against Norf. Fantasy coaches, you know what that means… plenty of juicy early VC options to choose from! A lot of the guys I am bullish on this week are heavily attributed to their piss-easy match-ups… Let’s hope they can cash in with some huuuuuuge scores!

Quick-fire Captains

Others to Consider: Max Gawn, Paddy Cripps, Jack Steele, Touk Miller, any mid/fwd playing for Brisbane!

Rookie Radar: Round 8 Power Rankings

Team Selections – Round 8

Well, well, well… another Thursday evening rolls around and (of course!) our early trade plans are once again rendered useless. We’ve got Greg Clark out with Flurona and Matt Crouch has been omitted – ffs Nicksy! Then we have the popular George Hewett… initially named last week, coaches had reason to think it was a fairly minor corked calf. Some coaches may be keen to pull the trigger but incredibly, there is every chance you have other spot fires to put out first! On the brightside, we have an abundance of fresh meat and players of relevance holding their spots.

Key Holds

  • Robbie McComb ($265K MID, WB)
  • Jack Carroll ($234K MID, CARL)
  • Cooper Hamilton ($218K MID/FWD, BWS)
  • Maurice Rioli ($226K MID/FWD, RICH)
  • Aiden Begg ($218K RUCK, COLL)
  • Paul Curtis ($273K FWD, NM)
  • Finn Callaghan ($331K MID, BWS)
  • Malcolm Rosas ($315K FWD, GCS)

Key Ins

  • Jye Amiss ($276K FWD, FREO)
  • Sean Darcy ($669K RUCK, FREO)
  • Heath Chapman ($524K DEF, FREO)
  • Slim Dusty ($676K FWD/MID, RICH)
  • Trent Cotchin ($573K MID, RICH)
  • Paddy McCartin ($349K DEF/FWD, SYD)
  • Rory Thompson ($190K DEF, GCS)
  • Cooper Stephens ($190K MID, GEEL)
  • Danger ($686K MID, GEEL)
  • Joshy Ward ($406K MID, HAW)
  • Denver Grainger-Barrass ($308K DEF, HAW)
  • Kozi Pickett ($429K FWD, MELB)
  • Luke Jackson ($603K RUCK/FWD, MELB)
  • Rowan Marshall ($684K RUCK, STK)

Injured/H&S Protocols/Managed/Suspended

  • The Bont ($806K MID, WB)
  • Joel Selwood ($698K MID, GEEL)
  • Jake ‘Package Undeliverable’ Stringer ($592K MID/FWD, ESS)
  • Greg Clark ($250K MID, WCE)
  • Connor McDonald ($353K MID/FWD, HAW)
  • Liam Shiels ($670K MID, HAW)
  • Joel Smith ($299K DEF, MELB)
  • Brodie Smith ($626K DEF, ADEL)

Notable Omissions

  • Ollie Dempsey ($209K FWD, GEEL)
  • Matt Crouch ($684K MID, ADEL)
  • Marcus Windhager ($304K MID/FWD, STK)

Final Thoughts

Two weeks in a row coaches will be scrambling to prioritise the ‘must trades’ and drawing on bench cover! Squad depth will be tested – the question is, did you pay attention to your bench selections and do you have players on your bench you are at least semi-okay with fielding for the week? Stay across all the team selections and late mail at: https://www.afl.com.au/matches/team-lineups?GameWeeks=8 Don’t be surprised if we are band-aiding more bullet holes in the next 24-48 hours…

Cheers legends and bring on round 8!

Fantasy Fanatic #70

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