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Fantasy Review: Round 8, 2018

Despite going down to Richmond in a closely fought-contest on Mother’s Day, there were still plenty of positive fantasy performances. 

North Media reviews the best on the day in AFL Fantasy, and what they can bring to your team.

Ben Cunnington | Week 8 Score - 139 | Average - 97.1 | $655,000 (+25k/+$25k season) | Ownership - 0.34%

Another week, another consistently high fantasy score from Ben Cunnington.

Cunnington went head-to-head with Tigers' skipper Trent Cotchin in a spectacular battle on Sunday afternoon, with 32 of the North number 10’s 38 possessions contested -  a new AFL record.

Cunnington also took 6 marks and made 7 tackles on his way to his highest fantasy score of the season, 137.

Jed Anderson | Week 8 Score - 97 | Average - 74 | $483,000 (+$28k/+$142k season) | Ownership - 0.49%

Jed Anderson has shown remarkable improvement in 2018 in his inside midfield role, and this has translated to his fantasy form as well.

Anderson set another career-high for disposals on Sunday, recording 28, as well as making 5 tackles for his score of 97.

Listed as a forward in-game, Anderson is playing primarily through the midfield, making him a very interesting fantasy prospect.

Jamie Macmillan | Week 8 Score - 97 | Average - 71.4 | $476,000 (+$5k/-$47k season) | Ownership - 0.35%

A usually consistent performer, Jamie Macmillan had arguably his finest game of 2018 so far against the Tigers.

The defender had 20 disposals and 6 marks that contributed to his score of 97.

Macmillan is one of the first names in the North Melbourne best 22, so if selected in your team, he will be a reliable scorer.

Luke McDonald | Week 8 Score - 89 | Average - 73.5 | $511,000 (-$7k/-$92k season) | Ownership - 1.14% 

Like Macmillan, McDonald had his best game for the season on Sunday, after somewhat struggling for form despite the Roos' success.

McDonald had 24 disposals and took 6 marks against the Tigers, and notched his best fantasy score of the season.

If this game is the beginning of an upturn in form for McDonald, he is worth keeping an eye on, with his price dropping nearly $100k since Round 1.

Shaun Higgins | Week 8 Score - 87 | Average - 88.3 | $611,000 (-$7k/-$54k season) | Ownership - 0.37% 

Shaun Higgins keeps on showing his class in 2018, and is starting to be recognised as one of the game’s premium midfielders.

Higgins had another 22 disposals on Sunday, as well as 5 tackles and a goal to make up his score of 87.

Higgins outstanding form and extremely low ownership should have him well and truly in the frame for selection in your team.

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