Carlton v St Kilda - 2021 AFL Community Series
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 04: Zac Williams of the Blues looks on as Hunter Clark of the Saints lies on the ground during the 2021 AAMI Community Series match between the Carlton Blues and the St Kilda Saints at Marvel Stadium on March 4, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Star Blues recruit Zac Williams has been suspended for his bump on Saint Hunter Clark and will miss the opening round of the AFL season.

Slated for more midfield time in the navy blue despite having defender eligibility on both fantasy formats, the former Giant has been one of the most popular selections in AFL Fantasy ($626,000) and SuperCoach ($458,600) sides.

But now missing Round 1, fantasy coaches are left with very little choice but to say farewell and look elsewhere.

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Do you downgrade and build a bank to upgrade elsewhere? Do you look for a like-for-like, or do you have the cash to upgrade?

So many questions to answer, and in no particular order, we have 10 replacement options to consider.


1. Jayden Short

AFL Fantasy Price – $694,000 
SuperCoach Price – $519,300

The rebounding Tiger is fast becoming a must-have in your team. He has become a key asset at Richmond and is a proven point-scorer. His 43 possessions in Richmond's AAMI Community Series showed his ability to get involved in an attacking sense and score huge points.

He will take kick-ins as well which is a big tick for owners and is a good user with the footy which is a massive plus in the SuperCoach column.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Jayden Short of the Tigers and Jake Neade of the Power in action during the 2017 AFL round 15 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval on July 01, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)