Coach: Mick Stinear
2019 captain: Elise O'Dea and Shelley Scott
2019 best and fairest: Karen Paxman
2019 in a nutshell: The Demons finished with four wins and three losses and finished one spot off the bottom in Conference A, even though their record was level with top-placed Carlton in Conference B and with a better percentage. The four-point loss to Fremantle in round one ended up being the loss that cost the Dees a finals spot.
New players: Libby Birch, Maddy Brancatisano, Gabrielle Colvin, Jacqueline Parry, Krstel Petrevski, Cat Phillips, Brenna Tarrant
Notable departures: Ashley Guest, Jordann Hickey, Brooke Patterson, Talia Radan, Ashleigh Woodland
Inactive players: Nil
2020 opponents: North Melbourne (h), Western Bulldogs (a), St Kilda (a), Collingwood (a), West Coast (h), Carlton (h), Fremantle (a) and Gold Coast (h)
Circle it: Libby Birch goes back to VU Whitten Oval in round two to face her old side the Bulldogs in what looms as a classic grudge match.
Player to watch: Aliesha Newman is one of the most exciting players to watch. She's capable of incredible dashing goals that no one else in the competition can match.
Best Rising Star chance: Tyla Hanks
2020 prediction: With games against three expansion teams and one against the rebuilding Bulldogs, the Demons have a draw that's fairly favourable. Fremantle away will be a tough game, but Melbourne should come in to every game with the mentality that it can win. The Demons can be a finals contender.