Our Round 8 MVP votes have been submitted!

Four members from our team – Ben Cotton (Chief Editor), Mitch Keating (Deputy Editor), Ed Lemmo (Digital Producer) and Nick Splitter (Digital Manager) vote 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 for the best players on the ground for every match of the season.

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From there, the votes will be collated to decide the Zero Hanger MVP, with the leaderboard updated weekly.

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Check out how our voting went down from the round that was!

Richmond 63 def. by Geelong 126


The Cats shocked the Tigers with a thumping 63-point win at the MCG in a well-rounded performance.

Jeremy Cameron (six goals, 121 AFL Fantasy, 137 SuperCoach) and Tom Hawkins (four goals, 107 AFL Fantasy, 149 SuperCoach) put on a clinic for the Cats, while Shai Bolton (21 disposals, three goals, 85 AFL Fantasy, 108 SuperCoach) battled hard for the Tigers.

Ben Cotton: 5. J Cameron, 4. C Guthrie, 3. M Duncan, 2. T Hawkins, 1. S Bolton
Mitch Keating: 5. T Hawkins, 4. J Cameron, 3. T Stewart, 2. S Bolton, 1. C Guthrie
Ed Lemmo: 5 M Ducan, 4. C Guthrie, 3. J Cameron, 2. T Stewart, 1. J Short
Nick Splitter: 5. M Duncan, 4. J Cameron, 3. T Hawkins, 2. C Guthrie, 1. S Bolton

Gold Coast 54 def. by St Kilda 63

The Saints just got past the Suns at Metricon Stadium behind a Jack Billings masterclass, racking up 25 disposals, 13 marks and booting two goals (137 AFL Fantasy, 130 SuperCoach).

Jack Steele also did Jack Steele things, finishing with 27 disposals, laying eight tackles and booting two goals (136 AFL Fantasy, 110 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton: 5. J Billings, 4. J Steele, 3. D Swallow, 2. Z Jones, 1. C Wilkie
Mitch Keating: 5. J Billings, 4. J Steele, 3. D Swallow, 2. C Wilkie, 1. H Clark
Ed Lemmo: 5. Z Jones, 4. D Swallow, 3. B Crouch, 2. Z Jones, 1. J Billings
Nick Splitter: 5. J Steele, 4. J Billings, 3. B Crouch, 2. W Powell, 1. T Miller

GWS 107 def. Essendon 105

The Giants edged past the Bombers in an exciting contest at Giants Stadium as Tim Taranto (29 disposals, eight tackles, one goal, 125 AFL Fantasy, 126 SuperCoach and Josh Kelly (30 disposals, two goals, 105 AFL Fantasy, 111 SuperCoach) put on a show.

Zach Merrett was fantastic in a losing effort, tallying 37 disposals (128 AFL Fantasy, 131 SuperCoach).

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Ben Cotton: 5. T Taranto, 4. Z Merrett, 3. J Kelly, 2. T Greene, 1. D Parish
Mitch Keating: 5. J Kelly, 4. Z Merrett, 3. T Taranto, 2. T Greene, 1. S Taylor
Ed Lemmo: 5. Z Merrett, 4. J Kelly, 3. T Taranto, 2. D Parish, 1. K Langford
Nick Splitter: 5. Z Merrett, 4. J Kelly, 3. D Parish, 2. T Taranto, 1. T Greene

North Melbourne 76 def. by Collingwood 94

The Magpies knocked off the Kangaroos to snap a five-game win streak with dominant performances at either end of the ground from Jordan De Goey (six goals, 106 AFL Fantasy, 118 SuperCoach and Darcy Moore (28 disposals, 19 marks, 134 AFL Fantasy, 130 SuperCoach).

Aaron Hall brought his own footy to the ground and was prolific across half back for North, recording 37 disposals at 73 per cent efficiency to go with eight marks (133 AFL Fantasy, 113 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton: 5. J De Goey, 4. D Moore, 3. J Noble, 2. A Hall, 1. B Maynard
Mitch Keating: 5. D Moore, 4. B Maynard, 3. A Hall, 2. J De Goey 1. J Noble
Ed Lemmo: 5. B Maynard, 4. A Hall, 3. J Crips, 2. J De Goey, 1. D Moore
Nick Splitter: 5. D Moore, 4. B Maynard, 3. J De Goey, 2. A Hall, 1. B Grundy

Melbourne 67 def. Sydney 58

The Demons continued their undefeated start to the season behind big games from the usual suspects in Clayton Oliver 35 disposals, 19 contested, 10 clearances (102 AFL Fantasy, 125 SuperCoach) and Max Gawn 16 disposals, 43 hitouts (108 AFL Fantasy, 112 SuperCoach).

Callum Mills was superb for the Swans with 33 disposals, 10 tackles and a goal (133 AFL Fantasy, 145 SuperCoach.

Ben Cotton: 5. C Mills, 4. C Oliver, 3. T McDonald, 2. J Lloyd, 1. M Gawn
Mitch Keating: 5. C Oliver, 4. J Harmes, 3. C Mills, 2. T McDonald, 1. C Petracca
Ed Lemmo: 5. C Oliver, 4. J Lloyd, 3. C Salem, 2. C Mills, 1. C Petracca
Nick Splitter: 5. C Oliver, 4. C Mills, 3. C Salem, 2. M Gawn, 1. T McDonald

Port Adelaide 87 def. Adelaide 38

Port Adelaide got the chocolates over the Crows and while Travis Boak (28 disposals, 10 contested possessions, 88 AFL Fantasy, 83 SuperCoach) was awarded the Showdown medal, Karl Amon (27 disposals, six marks, six tackles, 111 AFL Fantasy, 117 SuperCoach)  received five votes from three members of our team.

Rory Sloane impressed for the Crows with 20 disposals, nine contested, and 10 tackles (113 AFL Fantasy, 100 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton: 5. K Amon, 4. T Boak, 3. S Lycett, 2. R Sloane, 1. R Laird
Mitch Keating: 5. S Lycett, 4. T Boak, 3. K Amon, 2. R Laird, 1. C Dixon
Ed Lemmo: 5. K Amon, 4. R Laird, 3. T Boak, 2. O Wines, 1. R Sloane
Nick Splitter: 5. K Amon, 4.  T Boak, 3. P Seedman, 2. S Lycett, 1. C Roze

Hawthorn 60 def. West Coast 98

The Eagles proved too strong for the Hawks at the MCG and Andrew Gaff was absolutely everywhere. The star winger racked up 38 disposals and 12 marks (137 AFL Fantasy, 133 SuperCoach).

Dom Sheed (35 disposals, 135 AFL Fantasy, 119 SuperCoach) and Tim Kelly (25 disposals, 112 AFL Fantasy, 98 SuperCoach) also came up big for West Coast in a dominant midfield performance.

Ben Cotton: 5. A Gaff, 4. D Sheed, 3. J Darling, 2. B Ah Chee, 1. T Kelly
Mitch Keating: 5. A Gaff, 4. D Sheed, 3. T Mitchell, 2. T Kelly, 1. B Ah Chee
Ed Lemmo: 5. A Gaff, 4. S Sheed, 3. T Mitchell, 2. B Ah Chee, 1. J Redden
Nick Splitter: 5. A Gaff, 4. D Sheed, 3. N Naitanui, 2. B Ah Chee, 1. T Mitchell

Western Bulldogs 107 def. Carlton 91

The Bulldogs ran over the top of the Blues at Marvel Stadium behind Marcus Bontempelli’s 34 disposals, 19 contested, eight tackles and one goal (131 AFL Fantasy, 155 SuperCoach).

Josh Bruce was firing on all cylinders with five goals (119 AFL Fantasy, 139 SuperCoach), while Jacob Weitering (23 disposals, 13 marks, 117 AFL Fantasy, 156 SuperCoach) stood tall in Carlton’s defence.

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Ben Cotton: 5. M Bontempelli, 4. J Bruce, 3. J Weitering, 2. S Docherty, 1. E Betts
Mitch Keating: 5. M Bontempelli, 4. J Weitering, 3. T Liberatore, 2. J Bruce, 1. J Macrae
Ed Lemmo: 5. M Bontempelli, 4. J Macrae, 3. S Walsh, 2. S Docherty, 1. B Dale
Nick Splitter: 5. M Bontempelli, 4. J Weitering, 3. J Macrae, 2. E Betts, 1. L Hunter

Brisbane 95 def. Fremantle

The Lions were too good for the Dockers in Sunday’s clash at the Gabba to remind the competition how good their best footy is.

Jarryd Lyons (29 disposals, one goal, 121 AFL Fantasy, 145 SuperCoach), Daniel Rich (31 disposals, 10 marks, 131 AFL Fantasy, 138 SuperCoach and Hugh McCluggage (27 disposals, one goal, 110 AFL Fantasy, 127 SuperCoach) left their fingerprints all over this one.

Ben Cotton: 5. J Lyons, 4. H McCluggage, 3. D Rich, 2. C Cameron, 1. N Fyfe,
Mitch Keating: 5. J Lyons, 4. D Rich, 3. H McCluggage, 2. A Brayshaw, 1. N Fyfe
Ed Lemmo: 5. D Rich, 4. H McCluggage, 3. J Lyons, 2. A Brayshaw, 1. N Fyfe
Nick Splitter: 5. J Lyons, 4. D Rich, 3. H McCluggage, 2. N Fyfe, 1. N Wilson

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