Melbourne have made 5 changes for Round 6, Braydon Preuss (Shoulder) was not considered for selection which could enhance the scoring for Max Gawn while popular fantasy target Jay Lockhart makes his way back into the team.
Richmond made 1 change for Wednesday night, Shai Bolton makes way for Jack Riewoldt with Noah Balta retaining his position in the team.
Sydney Stack has made an impressive start to his AFL career, he may yet see an increase in midfield usage according to Damien Hardwick today.
“Whether he stays half-back.. not too sure, we’d like to think at some stage he’ll push through the middle” Damien Hardwick on Sydney Stack.
The job security for Richmond midfielder Jack Ross increased today, Trent Cotchin (Hamstring) is set to miss further weeks with his injury not progressing as originally expected.
Rising Star Award: Round 5
Collingwood defender James Aish (Concussion) could still be considered for selection on Thursday, Brayden Sier is sidelined in the short term with a foot tendon concern.
Collingwood has had an even spread across the midfield in 2019 with premium players used in negating roles at times, Jordan DeGoey will continue his current midfield/forward usage for the foreseeable future.
“At the moment we think we’ve got the balance right” Nathan Buckley on Jordan DeGoey Mid/Fwd split.
AFL Fantasy Game Notes: Round 5
Connor Blakely is closing in on a return to football after undergoing hamstring surgery in the pre-season, it will be interesting to see how he is integrated into a Fremantle team that is ranked No.1 conceding 66.8pts per game this season.
“All things going to plan, he’ll train on Thursday with the group & be available for match committee.” High Performance Manager Jason Weber on Connor Blakely.
Taylin Duman had his suspension reduced to 1 game at the AFL Tribunal.
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Western Bulldogs defender Matt Suckling is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a Groin injury, fellow defender Taylor Duryea has been sidelined for 6-8 weeks with a Hip injury.
GWS Giants defender Phil Davis (Ankle) is Questionable for Round 6, small forward Toby Greene is expected to play this week after overcoming a calf injury.
Ben Stratton (Concussion) should return for the Hawks this week, Ruck Ben McEvoy popped up on the injury report with adductor soreness.
West Coast defender Tom Barrass is set to be sidelined for an extended period with a foot injury, Josh Kennedy did not train today (via @TravisKing) is one to keep an eye on this week.
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