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Simon Conway  September 26, 2017 12:28 PM

BTV: Crichton Contenders | Heppell Captain Dyson Heppell had a strong 2017 season and is in the mix to take home this year's Crichton Medal.

Should Zach Merrett have picked up more votes?

How did Brendon Goddard miss out?

Here are all of the Brownlow votes and key stats from Essendon's 2017 season.

Round 1 v Hawthorn

3. Dyson Heppell - 34 disposals, three goals

2. Orazio Fantasia - four goals

1. Zach Merrett* - 37 disposals

Unlucky: Brendon Goddard had 29 possessions and took ten marks, while Joe Daniher booted three goals.

Round 2 v Brisbane

3. Zach Merrett* - 32 disposals, nine marks

2. Orazio Fantasia - five goals

1. Stefan Martin (BL)

Unlucky: Jobe Watson had 33 possessions, while Dyson Heppell (23 disposals) and Travis Colyer (27 disposals, one goal) were also influential.

Round 3 v Carlton

3. Bryce Gibbs (Carl)

2. Marc Murphy (Carl)

1. Sam Rowe (Carl)

Unlucky: The Dons were outplayed but Dyson Heppell was impressive with 30 possessions and eight tackles.

Round 4 v Adelaide

3. Eddie Betts (Adel)

2. Taylor Walker (Adel)

1. Rory Sloane (Adel)

Unlucky: It was a tough night for the Bombers. Zach Merrett (35 disposals) and Brendon Goddard (34 disposals) were prominent while Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti kicked four goals.

Round 5 v Collingwood

3. Adam Treloar (Coll) - 39 disposals

2. Zach Merrett* - 33 disposals

1. Joe Daniher - three goals

Unlucky: Orazio Fantasia kicked four goals and Michael Hurley (25 disposals) was brilliant in defence.

Round 6 v Melbourne

3. Tom McDonald (Melb)

2. Jordan Lewis (Melb)

1. Clayton Oliver (Melb)

Unlucky: The Bombers never really got going but Michael Hurley backed up his ANZAC Day performance with another polished display.

Round 7 v Fremantle

3. Lachie Neale (Frem)

2. Bradley Hill (Frem)

1. Connor Blakely (Frem)

Unlucky: Michael Hurley continued his good form, Zach Merrett picked up 28 possessions and Brendon Goddard collected 25.

Round 8 v Geelong

3. Joe Daniher - five goals

2. Zach Merrett* - 33 disposals, 12 tackles

1. David Zaharakis - 31 disposals

Unlucky: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti kicked three goals and Dyson Heppell had 30 possessions.

Round 9 v West Coast

3. Zach Merrett* - 37 disposals

2. Joe Daniher - five goals

1. David Zaharakis - 31 disposals, seven marks

Unlucky: Michael Hurley had 26 disposals in defence and Jobe Watson collected 30 in the midfield.

Round 10 v Richmond

3. Dustin Martin (Rich) - 30 disposals, one goal

2. David Zaharakis - 35 disposals

1. Brandon Ellis (Rich) - 30 disposals, one goal

Unlucky: Brendon Goddard had 28 disposals and kicked two goals.

Round 11 v GWS

3. Josh Kelly (GWS)

2. Toby Greene* (GWS)

1. Zac Williams (GWS)

Unlucky: Michael Hurley was excellent in defence and Tom Bellchambers made an impact in the ruck.

Round 12 v Port Adelaide

3. Cale Hooker - five goals

2. Dyson Heppell - 34 disposals, one goal

1. Conor McKenna* - 22 disposals

Unlucky: Zach Merrett had 38 disposals and kicked a goal.  Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti kicked four goals.

Round 13 - Bye

Round 14 v Sydney

3. Michael Hurley - 30 disposals, one goal

2. Josh Kennedy (Syd) - 36 disposals

1. Isaac Heeney (Syd) - 21 disposals, two goals

Unlucky: Zach Merrett had 33 disposals and David Zaharakis picked up 28.

Round 15 v Brisbane

3. Dayne Zorko* (BL) - 30 disposals, two goals

2. Eric Hipwood (BL) - four goals

1. Michael Hurley - 31 disposals

Unlucky: The Bombers faded in the last quarter but Brendon Goddard (31 disposals) was a consistent contributor.

Round 16 v Collingwood

3. Orazio Fantasia - five goals

2. James Kelly - 32 disposals

1. Joe Daniher - three goals, nine marks

Unlucky: David Zaharakis had 38 possessions and kicked a goal.

Round 17 v St Kilda

3. David Zaharakis - 32 disposals, two goals

2. James Kelly - 28 disposals

1. Zach Merrett* - 37 disposals, ten tackles

Unlucky: Joe Daniher kicked four goals and took the AFL's Mark of the Year.

Round 18 v North Melbourne

3. Dyson Heppell - 26 disposals, two goals

2. Ben Brown (NM) - six goals, nine marks

1. Cale Hooker - five goals, nine marks

Unlucky: Zach Merrett had 33 possessions and nine clearances.

Round 19 v Western Bulldogs

3. Jason Johannisen (WB) - 18 dispsals, four goals

2. Joe Daniher - six goals, 11 marks

1. Shane Biggs (WB) - 29 disposals

Unlucky: Darcy Parish had 29 disposals and Michael Hurley played well in defence.

Round 20 v Carlton

3. Dyson Heppell - 34 disposals, six tackles, one goal

2. Liam Jones (Carl) - 14 disposals, eight marks

1. David Zaharakis - 33 disposals

Unlucky: Joe Daniher and Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti kicked three goals each.

Round 21 v Adelaide

3. Matt Crouch (Adel)

2. Rory Atkins (Adel)

1. Brodie Smith (Adel)

Unlucky: Andrew McGrath shut down Eddie Betts and also picked up 25 possessions.

Round 22 v Gold Coast

3. David Zaharakis - 38 disposals

2. Tom Bellchambers - 20 disposals

1. Dyson Heppell - 24 disposals, one goal

Unlucky: Brendon Goddard had 25 possessions and 14 marks.

Round 23 v Fremantle

3. Zach Merrett - 31 disposals, four goals

2. Dyson Heppell - 30 disposals

1. Nat Fyfe (Frem) - 24 disposals, two goals

Unlucky: James Stewart kicked four goals and Brendon Goddard picked up 32 disposals.

Final Tally

15 - Zach Merrett*

14 - Dyson Heppell

11 - David Zaharakis

9 - Joe Daniher

7 - Orazio Fantasia

4 - Cale Hooker

4 - Michael Hurley

4 - James Kelly

2 - Tom Bellchambers

1 - Conor McKenna*