Injury Update: Devon Smith

Devon Smith copped a knock to his bicep at training and will have his training interrupted in the short term, he is expected not to take part in full training over the next week (via @petryan).

The injury has been described as a partial disruption to the bicep muscle.

The injury is not considered serious at this stage and is more precautionary, he will be assessed further before being integrated back into full training.

Injury Update: Zach Merrett

Smith averaged 22.0 Disposals last season, he was the No.1 ranked player in the AFL averaging 8.5 Tackles per game.

Smith played a full season in his first year at Essendon in 2018, it was the first time he had completed a full season in his career.

Devon Smith

AFL FANTASY TAKE

Devon Smith is structurally important for many fantasy coaches right now, he is likely slotted right next to Patrick Dangerfield as F1 or F2.

Smith isn’t reliant on disposals in order to accrue significant fantasy points, his path to success is via tackles and if the injury lingers into the H&A season this may become a legitimate issue.

Smith averaged 106.4pts last season which included averaging 120.9pts from his final 8 games, he scored 120pts or more in 27.3% of games.

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