Fremantle v Carlton

HOT: Matthew Pavlich is Fremantle's best-scoring player against Carlton, averaging 15.6 points. Zach Tuohy was best on ground last time the teams met with 25.3 points.

COLD: David Mundy currently sits in 52nd place – well below his career-high of 27th. Dale Thomas was Carlton's third-lowest scoring player in round 18.

Sydney Swans v Essendon

HOT: Lance Franklin averages 22.0 points against the Bombers – the best of any Swans player. Heath Hocking was Essendon's top-scoring player last time the teams met with 19.9 points.

COLD: Lewis Jetta sits in 128th position overall – down from a career-high of 28th. Brent Stanton sits in 134rd position overall after ranking just 183rd for average points this season.

Adelaide v West Coast

HOT: Andy Otten averages 15.5 points against the Eagles – the best of any Adelaide player. Matt Priddis was West Coast's top-scoring player last round and moved up to 46th – No. 1 at the club.

COLD: Luke Brown was Adelaide's third-lowest scoring player last round. Josh Kennedy fell from a career-high 52nd to 63rd overall after kicking just one goal against Richmond.
Richmond v Greater Western Sydney

HOT: Jack Riewoldt was Richmond's top-scoring player in round 10 this year against the Giants with 35.3 points for his 11 goals. Callan Ward broke into the top-20 players for the first time after round 18.

COLD: Brett Deledio sits in 60th place overall – well below his career-high of 13th. Adam Treloar ranked 31st in the competition for average points after round 14 but is just 186th since then.
North Melbourne v Geelong

HOT: Jack Ziebell was best on ground last time the clubs met with 26.3 points. George Horlin-Smith was Geelong's top-scoring player last round with 23.1 points.

COLD: Leigh Adams has dropped to 236th overall after starting the year in 127th. Jimmy Bartel slipped to 27th position after being Geelong's fifth-lowest scoring player last round.

Gold Coast v St Kilda

HOT: Aaron Hall was Gold Coast's top-scoring player against Brisbane. He is on the verge of cracking the top-200 players overall. Shane Savage averages 15.2 points against Gold Coast and was St Kilda's fourth-highest scoring player last round.

COLD: Greg Broughton has dropped 35 positions since the start of the year, currently sitting in 264th position overall. Leigh Montagna sits in 47th position overall - down from 35th at the start of the year.
Melbourne v Brisbane Lions

HOT: Dom Tyson was Melbourne's top-scoring player last round with 19.4 points. Matt Maguire has averaged 13.4 points over the last four rounds - ranked second of all key defenders.

COLD: Bernie Vince has dropped to 171st overall after starting the year in 120th. Daniel Merrett started the year in 159th position and has slipped to 295th overall.
Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs
HOT: Luke Hodge averages 22.1 points against the Bulldogs – the best of any player at Hawthorn. Ryan Griffen was best on ground in Round 17 last season when the clubs last met with 22.9 points.

COLD: Bradley Hill was Hawthorn's fourth-lowest scoring player against Sydney in Round 18. Matthew Boyd ranks 46th for average points per game this season after starting the year in 28th position overall.

Collingwood v Port Adelaide

HOT: Steele Sidebottom ranks ninth in the competition for total points over the last four rounds. Brad Ebert was best on ground in week one of finals last season when the clubs last met.

COLD: Jarryd Blair is outside the top-200 for average points this season, which has seen him drop from 113th at the start of the year to 178th overall. Chad Wingard was on the verge of being the youngest ever top-20 player after round 14 but ranks just 168th for total points since then and has slipped to 34th.