Strap yourself in for a very high chance of wet and wild weather for the rest of Sunday.  Melbourne and Perth are both expected to be hit with a fair amount of rain.  The Eagles struggling to beat a top 8 side and the Roo’s needing a much required 4 points.  The Bombers looking to bounce back for another win and the Saints wanting to salvage pride.  Massive contests to follow.

RUCK

Scott Lycett $7,700

The proven ruckman for the Eagles has been great this season.  Especially now with the absence of their number one ruck option, Lycett will find it hard against big Goldy.  The lower price and form of Lycett should persuade most people but be careful as all ruckman today will face wet weather conditions.

FORWARDS

Tim Membrey $5,800

The Saints are coming off a loss to the Suns and after a strong win over Geelong.  Membrey has proved the Saints with a solid outlet in 2016, averaging 6 marks and 23 goals against his name.  If he can get ahold of his Bombers opponent and kick a big, expect a big score.

Nick Riewoldt $10,000

The veteran has proven to be an absolute running machine again this season, spending most of the time running through the middle.  Nick may have a large price tag but if there is any reward to get today, it all falls to the captain.  Averaging 20.8 disposals, 10.3 marks and has 21 goals so far, all points to a man in the prime of his career.

MIDFIELD

Zach Merrett $9,300

The young midfielder has lifted to another level in 2016 and hasn’t looked like slowing down.  Averaging 27.8 disposals and 6.9 tackles in a tough season for Essendon is huge. Watch for Ross to potentially run with Merrett, but fully expect Zach to break the chain and get off the leash.  The Bombers need him to keep performing for the rest of the season and he is definitely up to the challenge.

Andrew Gaff $7,300

Gaff has worked hard week in and week out for the Eagles, averaging 29.1 disposals as an outside midfielder.  If the Eagles want to put the sword to the Roo’s then the likes of Gaff need to be prolific ball winners, with plenty of kicking inside 50.  Gaff’s big scores come with plenty of kicks, and in the wet it’s served up nicely for him.

Trent Dumont $4,500

Against three top 8 sides to start his career, Dumont has boasted his lowest score as 66Fp.  He fights hard in the midfield and knows what it takes to take it up to the best of the best.  Averaging 17.8 disposals and 6 tackles with a price of only $4,500 is a steal.  The tackling pressure from North will be intense, look for Dumont and Ziebell to be in the front line dropping bodies.

DEFENDERS

Jeremy McGovern $5,900

It won’t be easy for a defender in the wet, especially combatting the tall forwards of North Melbourne.  The versatility of McGovern is what has everyone in aw and in the wet he will land like a cat on his feet.  Expect intercept marks, junk time possessions of the back line and plenty of kicking to break the line.

Shane Savage $7,200

The prolific running defence man has done it again this season for the Saints and will relish the opportunity to run against the Bombers.  If the Saints want to win this game, it all starts with the precision kicking and elite run from the likes of Savage.  He averages 22.3 disposals and 5.1 marks which will all be useful in an open game.

 

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