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Fantasy form watch: Hero one week, zero the next

The 10: round 21's best moments We countdown the best highlights from the weekend, what is number one?
Lachie Neale was a major disappointment in the semi-finals - ${keywords}
Lachie Neale was a major disappointment in the semi-finals

THE SEMI-FINALS are done and dusted, along with two more league teams. We have four trades left in what has been an epic rollercoaster of a season that saw many teams riding with their first donut of the year in this weekend’s knockout match! That, along with a few shocking performances will make for some pretty sour Mad Monday 'celebrations'.

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Dayne Beams returned to his epic best after a quiet week with a match winning 143 to lead all scorers for the round. He has 32 touches and kicked four goals in a complete eclipse of the Suns and he is making quite a nice habit of knocking up 140, doing so in thee out of his last four games.

Nine things we learned from round 21

Honourable mention: Jack Billings backed up last week's impressive 119 with his second best score of the season with 135 against the Dees. He was everywhere for the Saints despite their loss with 30 disposals and nine marks, while hitting the scoreboard on four occasions for one goal. If he had his kicking boots on he could have nailed a 150.

Rage trades 

Lachie Neale won many teams a spot in the semi-finals last week off his own boot on the back of a thumping 150. A week is a long time in footy (as his mate Luke Ryan also realised) after knocking many of his coaches out of the finals after turning in one of the worst performances of his career with nine possessions and 32 points. It is hard to believe that stat line is true given the ball magnet played 65 per cent game time.

Around the state leagues: Who starred in your club's twos?

Honourable mention: Brad Hill has had a sensational season, increasing in price by over 100K and causing many of his coaches to rightfully strut around like peacocks. Well, when it mattered most, the feathers were swiftly clipped after he turned in a dreadful 31 from eight kicks, two marks and one tackle. Unimaginable given the high standard he has demonstrated this season and heart breaking for his coaches.


Sean Darcy seamlessly slipped back in to cover to cover the Brodie Grundy disaster with a nice score of 82 from 15 possessions and 27 hit-outs. The theory of big ruckmen taking years to develop enough to be competitive has been blown out of the water by the Dockers big kid and he has done enough to cover Grundy for one more week.

After the siren: Richo's Saints need to get moving

The top five 

  • Dayne Beams: 143
  • Jack Billings: 135
  • Josh Jenkins: 130
  • Patrick Dangerfield: 130
  • Lance Franklin: 129

Trade targets

  • Dayne Beams
  • Luke Parker
  • Nat Fyfe
  • Sam Menegola
  • Luke Dunstan

The run home: Dees dare to dream, top four locked in?

Fantasy mailbag


Some great options, but Gibbs for me unless you can benefit from the money you save selecting Fyfe.


Yeah I sure do! He looked great against the Roos and they will be keen to get him plenty of ball!


Great work! Unlucky to lose to me the way I’ve been going the last few weeks! Good luck in your Prelims.


Oh the humanity!

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