The Dockers have had their bubble burst and a number of injuries to go with it on Saturday at the MCG.
Melbourne ran away winners 13.7.85 to 11.5.71 ending a run of three consecutive Fremantle victories.
To rub salt in the wound Jesse Hogan faces the prospect of a significant period of the sidelines coming from the field in the first term with a sore right foot.
Stephen Hill left the field during the third term with a hamstring injury and didn't return while Nathan Wilson (ankle) and Sean Darcy (ribs) also had trouble throughout the game.
Brandon Matera and Michael Walters kicked three goals each in a losing side.