Meanwhile Melbourne have named former captain Nathan Jones in their side to face Brisbane. The midfielder has only played one game for 2020, in round two, despite being fit for the past few weeks.
Fantasia has played five games so far in 2020. He has managed only 13 and 15 games in the two seasons prior due to injury but has been relatively quiet so far this season, although his kicking has been important at times off half-back.
Essendon’s opponents Adelaide have named Elliott Himmelberg and Lachlan Murphy, replacing the omitted Jake Kelly and Ned McHenry (managed).
Aaron Francis, Martin Gleeson and Tom Bellchambers go into the Essendon side.
Melbourne’s opposition Brisbane have as expected named Archie Smith to replace injured ruckman Stefan Martin. Jones comes in for his injured Demon teammate Aaron vandenBerg.