Chad Wingard won’t take part in AFLX or the practice match against Carlton next week, his calf injury hasn’t been resolved as yet and Hawthorn have made the early call on his playing status.
Injury Update: Chad Wingard
Hawthorn have a very tight schedule over the next 3 weeks, as a result they will not be taking full squads into both JLT Series games
“We’ll vary the squads over those 3 games” Graham Wright on 1 practice game against Carlton next week & 2 JLT Series games.
Robbie Gray will also not take part in AFLX, he is currently on a modified training program due to knee soreness.
Gray averaged 84.3pts in AFL Fantasy & 96.8pts in SuperCoach in 2018.
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Tom Rockliff is in an opportunistic position heading into the 2019 H&A season, with Ollie Wines on the sidelines early Rocky could be value at his current price on AFL Fantasy & SuperCoach.
“I feel like I’m so much further ahead of where I was this time last year.. the shoulder has felt good & I’m back in full contact training” Tom Rockliff.
AFL DFS: 2018 Adelaide Volume Report
Brodie Grundy wasn’t part of main training today due to a minor leg/toe concern, he was on light duties completing skills & agility training.
There is currently no concern for Grundy not being available for Round 1, Collingwood play Fremantle at Joondalup (WA) on Monday March 4 & Carlton at Morwell Reserve (VIC) on March 11.
Devon Smith was back on deck today, he didn’t seem hampered with his bicep injury.
Smith averaged 106.6pts in AFL Fantasy & 97.9pts in SuperCoach in 2018.
AFL DFS: 2018 Brisbane Volume Report
Jake Lloyd is back in full training after undergoing off-season hip surgery, he averaged 27.8 Disposals last year from 23 games.
“I’m.. back into full training at the moment.. building my game time each week.. be ready to go Round 1” Jake Lloyd following off-season hip surgery in late November via @WhateleySEN.
Lloyd recorded 151 kick-ins last season (54.7% of team), he will be highly utilised again in 2019.
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Griffin Logue may be a viable option early in the season for fantasy coaches, he has completed a full pre-season thus far.
“I’m flying at the moment.. The body feels really good.. The majority of the pre-season has been (opposing) on talls, but I’ve just been told to stay a bit lighter & try & stay up on the quicker guys” Griffin Logue.
Logue averaged 9.4 Disposals in 2017, he endured a frustrating 2018 unable to play a game mainly due to a foot injury.
Isaac Quaynor keeps popping up on the radar, it is quite possible he will debut early in the 2019 H&A season.
“Isaac (Quaynor) is training really well, he’s ready made in many ways.. we may see him early in the JLT (Series) or early in the season” Nathan Buckley.
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Bailey Scott could be another that jumps onto the radar for a debut early in the H&A season, he was solid in the 2018 U18 National Championships recording 30 Disposals across half-back in the final game for the Allies against Western Australia.
“I’ve been really impressed with Bailey Scott & his willingness to learn” Jared Polec.
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