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Predicted AFL Team of the Week: Round 21

Angus Brayshaw of the Demons runs out onto the field during the round 21 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the St Kilda Saints at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 13, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Roar Guru
9th August, 2018

This team consists of players that I predict to be the best performers in the upcoming round.

B: Jarryn Geary (Saints), David Astbury (Tigers), Brad Sheppard (Eagles)
HB: Jason Johannisen (Bulldogs), Aliir Aliir (Swans), Lachie Whitfield (Giants)
C: Angus Brayshaw (Demons), Zach Merrett (Bombers), Marc Murphy (Blues)
HF: Tim Kelly (Cats), Lance Franklin (Swans), Josh Kelly (Giants)
FF: Jade Gresham (Saints), Jack Riewoldt (Tigers), Jammie Cripps (Eagles)
Foll: Scott Lycett (Eagles), Jack Steven (Saints), Dustin Martin (Tigers)
Int: Alex Witherden (Lions), Jack Redden (Eagles), Jack Gunston (Hawks), Sam Menegola (Cats)

Jarryn Geary could play a pivotal role in defence if the Saints are to upset the Bombers.

David Astbury has to be one of the most underrated players in the competition, there is a good opportunity for him to substantiate that against the Suns.

Brad Sheppard should play an instrumental role in helping the Eagles collect the four points against the Power.

Jason Johannisen had a field day against the Saints last weekend; I am expecting him to repeat the dose against the Kangaroos in round 21.

Aliir Aliir is arguably the form tall defender in the competition in the last month, he has the capability to replicate this form this Sunday.

Lachie Whitfield will probably be an All Australian in 2018, there is a chance for him to back up why against the Crows on Saturday night.

Angus Brayshaw has the capability to be a solid performer against the Swans this Sunday.


Zach Merrett had forty-one possessions in round 20, I think he can follow this up with another quality game in round 21.

Marc Murphy has been a revelation since coming back into the Blues line up averaging an impressive twenty-seven disposals and has the ability to keep this up this Sunday.

Tim Kelly is probably the recruit of the season and will likely show why this Saturday.

Lance Franklin can win the Coleman Medal if he plays to his capability on Sunday.

Josh Kelly’s return to the Giants side has had a strong correlation with his teams return to form and he will probably play a key role against the Crows this weekend.

Jade Gresham has been a key component of the Saints team and should be an important ingredient of a possible Saints victory over the Bombers in Round 21.

There is an opportunity for Jack Riewoldt to dominate in the Tigers clash with the Suns on Saturday.

Jammie Cripps has the capability to help the Eagles control the game with the Power.

Jade Gresham

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Scott Lycett will be a key player for the Eagles, with his dominance of his dual with the Power’s Paddy Ryder pivotal in helping the Eagles to a probable victory over the Power.

Jack Steven is an integral element of the Saints midfield that have a point to prove after their capitulation in round 20 against the Bulldogs.

Dustin Martin will likely have a field day against the Suns in round 21.

Alexin-formden is an in form half back flanker for the Lions and should back up why in their game with the Magpies this weekend.

Jack Redden is likely to have to step up in the absence of Andrew Gaff in Round 21.

Jack Gunston is a key tall for the Hawks and could keep his form up against the Cats this Saturday.

Sam Menegola could well play a game that gives the Cats victory if he can replicate the form that he displayed in round 20.