Dean Towers enjoyed arguably his best season of his five-year career in 2017.
The utility produced his pace and flare on a consistent basis across his 19 senior appearances, averaging a smidge under 15 disposals per game and finishing the year with eight goals as a high half-forward and link-up player.
His value within the senior side was exhibited when the 27-year-old bobbed up at crucial times to kick crucial goals, take a strong grab or help spark the side.
Look for Towers to build on that confidence and put together a bigger and better 2018.
What the numbers say...
Inside 50s: 59
AFL Fantasy: 1,076 (63.3 average)
Supercoach: 1,103 (64.9 average)
Qualifying Final v Essendon at the SCG
Towers finished with 14 possessions, three clearances, five tackles and a game-high three goals in the cut-throat final win against Essendon in front of a record-breaking home crowd. He also, as he did many times this season, pinch-hit in the ruck while provide an x-factor both in the air and on the ground.
What they said...
"I’m just really enjoying playing some consistent footy and playing my role week in, week out and getting some trust from the team that I’ll do that week, in week out."
- Dean Towers told Fox Sports' reporter Sarah Olle in July.
Dean Towers flies high against the Bulldogs in Round 12.
Towers celebrates with Gary Rohan after kicking one of his two goals against Gold Coast in Round 16.
Towers, one of the stars in the Qualifying Final win against Essendon.