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The best Fantasy free agents for round seven

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IT IS getting tougher to find quality free agents in Draft leagues, as many of the highest-averaging players in each position have been snapped up, and those who have hit form are quickly added from the player pool.

It's not just those who are coming off a good week you should be targeting. Sometimes it is worth looking ahead to an injured player that you could hold until he returns.

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There are coaches in Fantasy Draft leagues that can be scrambling to field a full team if injury or suspensions strike. Therefore, it is always important to check the transaction history in your league, especially later in the week as coaches get ready for the round ahead.

With that said, there are some players hitting form and appear in less than 65 per cent of leagues that could be available for you this week.

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Defenders

Cameron Guthrie, DEF, Geelong (ADP Nil, 62 per cent)

It is fair to say the Cats are flying at the moment, and since breaking back into the senior side Guthrie has been racking up the Fantasy points, banking 98 and 90. Plenty jumped on after his first game, but he won't be hanging around the player pool much longer.

Hayden Crozier, DEF, Western Bulldogs (ADP 225, 21 per cent)

The Bulldogs play the Tigers this week and they appear to be the easiest team to score against for defenders this season. If you need someone to plug and play this week, Crozier could be your man as he is available in plenty of leagues.

Nick Vlastuin, DEF, Richmond (ADP 254, 20 per cent)

A whopping 13 marks saw the Richmond defender score 124 on Anzac Day Eve. Look to bring him in as a bench option and play him against teams that give up plenty of marks in the backline, such as Fremantle (Vlastuin plays the Dockers in round eight).

Midfielders

Dion Prestia, MID, Richmond (ADP 134, 61 per cent)

Every year I get sucked into Prestia and take him on Draft day earlier than his output equates to. With three tons to his name and a tasty upcoming run of games (Bulldogs, Dockers, Hawks), the Tiger should continue on his merry way.

Liam Shiels, MID, Hawthorn (ADP 71, 53 per cent)

The recent hamstring injury for just 25 points in round two, off the back of 73 in round one, has seen Shiels' ownership decrease astronomically. As he's the second-highest scorer of the round, you are going to need to be early in the RFA order to get him in. The 145 will be staring everyone in the face.

Jordan Dawson, MID, Sydney (ADP Nil, 16 per cent)

Diving into deeper leagues, an average of 102 in his last three should have Jordan Dawson on your radar. Posting scores of 92, 118 and 96 playing as a high forward who enjoys some bursts through the middle, Dawson averaged 130 and 113 in the NEAFL over the last two seasons, demonstrating he can find plenty of the ball.

Rucks

Tom Hickey, RUC, West Coast (ADP 236, 34 per cent)

Nathan Vardy was omitted from the Eagles' round six team and therefore Hickey shouldered the majority of the ruck load. Thirty-one hitouts was a good return, and his 25 disposals, seven marks, five tackles and a goal helped him to a career-high 143. Grab him if he's available, even if it is for your bench, and who knows, there could be a league mate in need of a ruck that you could bundle up in a trade.

Forwards

Sam Petrevski-Seton, FWD, Carlton (ADP 258, 54 per cent)

SPS ranks in the top 20 for points scored of all forwards over the last three weeks – 105 last week against the Dogs followed by 91 versus the Hawks on Sunday, thanks in part to seven tackles, should have him selected in most leagues.

Jack Higgins, FWD, Richmond (ADP 222, 30 per cent)

We loved Higgins' numbers as a junior and we are starting to see an increase in his midfield time that is seeing him on the end of the ball a bit more. His last two scores of 98 and 96 show his capacity to score and with Trent Cotchin on the sidelines for a few more weeks, the opportunity around the middle will continue.

Joe Daniher, FWD, Essendon (ADP 256, 18 per cent)

After being a late inclusion on Good Friday for a score of 64, the Joe Daniher who impressed Fantasy coaches in years past returned on Anzac Day. A game-high four goals to go with his eight marks helped him to a score of 99. Daniher's mojo is back and there will be plenty of opportunities to play him against some weakened backlines in the coming weeks.

Sam Gray, FWD, Port Adelaide (ADP Nil, 14 per cent)

With Robbie Gray on the sidelines for the next month, expect Sam to smash out decent scores. While they may not be as high as the 116 and 122 he has posted in the last fortnight, if his disposal count remains high and he continues to lay tackles, he can average 90-100 in the short term.

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