MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 27: AFL General Manager Clubs and Operations Travis Auld (left) and AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan (right) speak to the media during the 2017 AFL Season Fixture Release at AFL House on October 27, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

With the opening round of the 2017 AFL season just two weeks away now, we’ve decided to break down each side’s draw and check in with our old friends at Champion Data to see how tough they rate each club’s fixture list.

Starting with the club with the easiest draw in the competition, here are all 18 clubs and how their fixtures rate against the other sides.

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North Melbourne

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 30: Trent Dumont of the Kangaroos celebrates a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 19 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Who they play twice: Western Bulldogs, St Kilda, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Fremantle

Why it’s difficult: The Roos have the easiest schedule in the entire league according to Champion Data, but they still have a tough start to the season playing West Coast, Geelong, GWS and the Bulldogs over the first four rounds.

Why it’s easy: North host three games in Tasmania and finish the season with games against St Kilda and Brisbane, as well as facing only the Western Bulldogs twice from last season’s final top eight.

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