This weeks rolling best 22 is based on the last four rounds. We’re now looking at enough games to make more meaningful inferences on where plays might end up at seasons end.

Last week was a horrible round for scoring; with many normally reliable players failing to fire. But try not to rage trade these players; every player will fail from time-to-time, and it’s important not to waste your trades and back your premiums.

Defenders

Jamie Macmillan, and Wayne Milera have been replaced with Rory Laird and Brad Sheppard. Daniel Rich’s 79 has him sliding out with Shannon Hurn’s 124 putting him into contention.

PlayerTeamByePrice $ScoresAvg. Score
Lachie WhitfieldGWS14$830,000109, 133, 162, 124132.00
Jake LloydSYD13$808,000126, 127, 120, 122123.75
Tom StewartGEE13$664,000102, 115, 104, 97104.50
Matthew SucklingWB12$654,00079, 119, 79, 10896.25
Rory LairdADE14$718,000103, 83, 84, 11596.25
Brad SheppardWC13$602,00085, 91, 95, 11396.00
Christian SalemMEL13$631,000128, 90, 67, 9895.75
Daniel RichBRI13$602,000101, 107, 89, 7994.00
Shannon HurnWC13$638,00079, 84, 89, 12494.00

Midfielders

There have been some definite changes in the mid-field squad from last week. Adam Treloar has dropped after two sub-100 games being replaced by Lachie Neale who has been on fire. Patrick Cripps’s 163 against the Sun’s won’t be replicated every week – but he is in form. Be warned that Jaeger O’Meara is out injured. Angus Brayshaw drops out after a poor score and Matt Crouch replaces his brother who broke his nose on the weekend (but is expected to play).

PlayerTeamByePrice $ScoresAvg. Score
Lachie NealeBRI13$809,00091, 146, 135, 139127.75
Patrick CrippsCAR14$819,000101, 116, 121, 163125.25
Marcus BontempelliWB12$766,000128, 111, 129, 116121.00
Jaeger O’MearaHAW12$746,000106, 122, 132120.00
Jack MacraeWB12$858,000107, 124, 132, 109118.00
Adam TreloarCOL13$813,000125, 152, 98, 82114.25
Tom RockliffPA12$709,000166, 115, 43, 132114.00
Rory SloaneADE14$743,000144, 110, 120, 77112.75
Tim TarantoGWS14$726,000137, 79, 118, 116112.50
Matt CrouchADE14$769,000132, 101, 101, 104109.50

Rucks

The rucks have solidified into their expected orders, with Grundy and Gawn the top-two. Jarrod Witts had a great game against the blues featuring 7 tackles. And Big-Boy McEvoy (the ruck no one saw coming this year) rounds out the top 4.

PlayerTeamByePrice $ScoresAvg. Score
Brodie GrundyCOL13$828,00084, 112, 122, 153117.75
Max GawnMEL13$751,00068, 113, 107, 125103.25
Jarrod WittsGC14$687,00095, 93, 93, 126101.75
Ben McEvoyHAW12$667,000101, 81, 127, 91100.00

Forwards

Tim Kelly who was tagged and sore drops out of the Top 8 forwards; but owners shouldn’t be concerned – he has an extended break to get back right before his next game. Jack Billings with an excellent (but uncharacteristic) 124 replaces him, along with team mate Jack Newnes. The bulldog’s Caleb Daniel replaces Jack Martin.

PlayerTeamByePrice $ScoresAvg. Score
Travis BoakPA12$781,000144, 138, 118, 109127.25
Patrick DangerfieldGEE13$784,000103, 134, 132, 66108.75
Rowan MarshallSTK12$599,000103, 122, 88104.33
Jack BillingsSTK12$659,00084, 94, 108, 124102.50
Jack NewnesSTK12$578,00090, 102, 86, 10495.50
Kane LambertRIC14$630,000112, 44, 142, 8395.25
Caleb DanielWB12$606,00075, 98, 96, 10593.50
Jeremy CameronGWS14$609,00069, 73, 147, 8593.50