In a round full of nail biters and hard fought contests. With plenty of games being decided by less than a goal. All players have one eye on finals, or looking to spoil someone else’s finals party. With everything to lose and gain in the final weeks of the 2016 season, no one is safe from scrutiny. All fantasy coaches have both eyes glued to pivotal players and their performances alike. Who will Standout and Dropout.
Tom Rockliff $10,100
The Lions king from Pride Rock had another mercurial performance in round 21. A massive 39 disposals, 12 tackles and 2 goals to his name in the win over the Blues. Handing him a score of 170Fp. The midfielder has been in great form in recent weeks, but faces Geelong at the Gabba in round 22. With Scott Selwood being the new tagger in town all indicators point to Rockliff.
Isaac Smith $7,900
In his best performance of the season, Smith owned the game. He gathered 33 disposals, 11 marks and 7 tackles in important win over the Kangaroo’s. The Hawks head to Perth to take on the Eagles in the second last round. It proves to be an important clash to shape the top 8. The outside run of Smith will be greatly important to get over the Eagles, he needs to back up with another good performance.
Touk Miller $7,300
The young Sun has been performing will in the absence of their best midfielders. In a narrow loss against the Bombers he picked up 39 disposals, 7 marks, 4 tackles and one goal. He is becoming a better player with each passing game. No easy task against the Pies this weekend, with their superior midfield depth. Miller needs to continue with his pressing form.
Luke Parker $9,800
The ever growing Swan, is always pushing the boundaries of his best form. Whether it be hard in the contest of the midfield, or flying high across packs in the forward line. With 33 disposals, 9 marks, 5 tackles and 3 goals. The versatile midfielder will be prominent in this weeks contest with the Roo’s, and therefore will earn another great score.
Scott Lycett $7,300
The big Eagles isn’t showing much since then return of Naitanui. With only the 2 handballs, 9 hit outs, single tackle it was a lacklustre performance. Giving away 3 free kicks on the day contributed to a final 8Fp in the win over the Giants. It won’t be any easy task against the Hawks this week, but he needs to lift for his side and their fans.
Jesse Hogan $7,100
Rather than Hogan dominating in a win over the Power, he was well held. Only the 9 disposals, 6 marks and 2 behinds in the game. Hogan didn’t manage to hit the scoreboard with a goal in the win. Only the 48Fp, many coaches would expect a much better output. Against the Blues this week he will want to disappoint in the fight for finals.
Josh Hill $5,300
Another Eagle that wasn’t on song was Josh Hill. Only the 7 disposals, 2 tackles and a behind to his name finishing with 32Fp. The Eagles won yet they would want more from their forward in the trenches heading towards finals. Against the Hawks this week i don’t see much of an uplift from Hill. Steer clear while you can.
Jack Viney $8,700
Viney is and always will be a good player in the AFL Against the Power in Adelaide, he was virtually tagged out of the game by Ebert. He will need to watch out for Curnow against the Blues this week, another well thought out tagger in his prime. For his price all coaches would have expected a high score than 58Fp. He won’t let the form slow him down in weeks to come for his side.