As the race for finals spots in the top 8 are heating up and some teams still fighting for a hope of scraping through.  All the teams and players alike are fighting for every football in every contest.  As always we had some shining lights and some not so bright sparks form the round 18 games.  All players only have the 5 more weeks before finals to prove themselves worthy.

STANDOUTS

Tom Rockliff $9,700

The hard nosed Lion fought hard in a win against the Bombers over the weekend.  He picked up a lazy 38 disposals, 9 tackles, 12 marks and a goal to his name come the final siren.  The midfielder walked off with his held high and a grand total of 184Fp, which is a huge feat for any player.  Up against the Power this week he could be in for another big game and a score to match.

Jack Steven $9,800

Steven has continued on his great form in 2016 and hasn’t looked like slowing down.  The prolific midfielder racked up 39 disposals, 6 marks, 7 tackles and a goal on his way to 144Fp.  He comes up against the Kangaroo’s in Harvey’s record breaking game this weekend.  Therefore it will be no easy task to get in and win an easy ball.

Brendan Goddard $9,200

The Bombers captain tried to lift his team this weekend against the Lions.  Earning himself a total of 31 disposals, 11 marks and 6 tackles in a loss for his side.  Goddard has been working tirelessly over the coarse of the season and will be endeavouring to finish off the year on a high.  Coming up against a tough contest in Adelaide against the Crows this week will test his durability.

Alex Sexton $5,300

The young Sun notched up his highest score for the season and got reward for his effort.  As a cheap option Sexton provided any coach risking him this week with a well earned score from 26 disposals and 8 tackles.  The Suns face the Demons in Melbourne this week and Sexton will be looking to continue on from round 18 into another reasonable score.

DROPOUTS

Alex Fasolo $6,400

The Pies forward was coming back from injury against the Roo’s on Friday night and immediately discovered the pace of top flight football again.  Only the 4 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and a goal to his name.  Handing him a low 26Fp by the end of the match.  Against the Eagles this week it will be no easy task to bounce back, but Fasolo will need to produce a better performance out on the field.

Jay Schulz $5,100

First of all the conditions in Adelaide were not ideal for a forward this round.  Schulz managed a single goal from 4 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.  If the Power are to continue to surge in hope of a 2016 finals birth the likes of Schulz will need to lift.  Against the Lions this week, who average 5 goals kicked against their defence, it is the perfect opportunity to bounce back.

Nick Suban $5,200

The Fremantle defender tallied only the 6 disposals and 2 tackles in the loss to the Suns.  While it was a tough contest on the Gold Coast for the Dockers, he needed to work harder.  The Dockers are moving toward Pavlich’s 300 in Perth this week and will expect a better performance against the Swans because of the loyalty to his club.

Luke Hodge $8,300

The Hawks midfielder was missing his swagger out on the field against the Tigers.  From 15 disposals, 2 marks and 1 tackle Hodge only managed the 48Fp.  His price tag demands a more sufficient score than 48Fp and most coaches would expect him to bounce back against the Blues this week.  The price seems still to risky to take a punt on Hodge to score 100+ this week though, with plenty of mid range options in better form.

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