It’s time to reveal something I’ve been working away on in the background – the inaugural Champions Report series.

In this series, I have looked at the Top 100 ranked teams and give you the top players they have selected – as well as who is being traded.

Please note that I’m only reporting on players with >10% ownership by Top 100 coaches.

Most Popular Players

Defenders

Most of these players are pretty standard in most Fantasy teams. Of interest, is half of the Top 100 players still own Chris Burgess. I would imagine as we get towards the bye-round this ownership will drop.

Player
Ownership
Captain %
Position
Jake Lloyd
97%
D1 (84%)
D2 (12%)
D4 (2%)
=
Brodie Smith
93%
D3 (57%)
D4 (27%)
D2 (8%)
=
Marty Hore
89%
D5 (44%)
D6 (38%)
D4 (11%)
=
Sydney Stack
86%
D6 (43%)
D5 (13%)
M8 (12%)
=
Zac Williams
77%
D4 (58%)
D5 (18%)
D3 (16%)
=
Noah Answerth
71%
D7 (38%)
D8 (21%)
M9 (17%)
Jay Lockhart
53%
D8 (21%)
D7 (21%)
D6 (21%)
Chris Burgess
50%
D8 (44%)
D7 (24%)
F8 (20%)
Xavier Duursma
34%
D5 (53%)
D6 (15%)
D4 (9%)
=
Rory Laird
33%
D2 (76%)
D3 (15%)
D1 (6%)
Caleb Daniel
32%
D2 (28%)
F4 (16%)
F3 (16%)
=
Jack Scrimshaw
28%
D8 (50%)
D7 (25%)
D6 (11%)
Lachie Young
22%
D7 (55%)
D8 (41%)
D4 (5%)
=
Tom Stewart
18%
D2 (50%)
D3 (28%)
D1 (11%)
=
Bachar Houli
14%
D2 (64%)
D3 (14%)
D1 (14%)
=
Jack Crisp
12%
D2 (50%)
D3 (42%)
D1 (8%)
=
Lachie Whitfield
12%
D7 (33%)
D8 (25%)
M9 (25%)

Midfielders

Brad Crouch has the highest ownership in the Top 100 (with only one team without him). Tom Rockcliff is also another staple. Adam Treloar and Zach Merrett are the most traded in players.

Player
Ownership
Captain %
Position
Brad Crouch
99%
M5 (40%)
M6 (35%)
M7 (11%)
=
Tom Rockliff
96%
2%
M6 (28%)
M5 (17%)
M7 (17%)
=
Sam Walsh
85%
M7 (55%)
M8 (29%)
M6 (11%)
Will Hayes
82%
M10 (45%)
M9 (39%)
M8 (11%)
=
Adam Treloar
62%
19%
M2 (42%)
M1 (21%)
M3 (13%)
Stephen Coniglio
61%
3%
M1 (33%)
M3 (30%)
M2 (18%)
Zach Merrett
59%
2%
M4 (31%)
M3 (25%)
M5 (14%)
Patrick Cripps
55%
M1 (73%)
M2 (15%)
M3 (9%)
=
Jack Ross
48%
M8 (44%)
M9 (31%)
M10 (17%)
Tim Taranto
46%
M4 (28%)
M5 (24%)
M3 (20%)
=
Angus Brayshaw
35%
M4 (29%)
M5 (20%)
M6 (14%)
Rory Sloane
32%
M4 (34%)
M3 (28%)
M5 (19%)
Andrew Gaff
31%
10%
M2 (39%)
M1 (32%)
M7 (10%)
=
Michael Gibbons
27%
M9 (33%)
M10 (33%)
F7 (19%)
=
Tom Atkins
26%
M9 (31%)
F7 (23%)
M10 (19%)
=
Nat Fyfe
14%
21%
M3 (29%)
M5 (29%)
M6 (21%)
Lachie Neale
13%
M3 (31%)
M2 (31%)
M1 (23%)
=
Charlie Constable
11%
M8 (45%)
M10 (36%)
M9 (18%)
Matt Crouch
10%
M4 (60%)
M3 (20%)
M6 (10%)
=

Rucks

80% of the top coaches have the set-and-forget rucks in Grundy and Gawn. Jarrod Witts also makes the list but his ownership is dropping.

Player
Ownership
Captain %
Position
Brodie Grundy
93%
76%
R1 (88%)
R2 (12%)
Darcy Fort
81%
R4 (52%)
R3 (48%)
=
Max Gawn
74%
R2 (80%)
R1 (20%)
Darcy Cameron
54%
R3 (56%)
R4 (44%)
=
Matthew Flynn
52%
R4 (52%)
R3 (48%)
Reilly O’Brien
18%
R2 (83%)
R3 (11%)
R4 (6%)
=
Jarrod Witts
16%
R2 (81%)
R1 (19%)

Forwards

Tim Kelly and James Worpel have the highest ownerships in the forward line. Patrick Dangerfield’s ownership dropped by 20 in the last round as a result of his injury scare – with 19 jumping to in-form Josh Dunkley.

Player
Ownership
Captain %
Position
Tim Kelly
96%
F3 (65%)
F2 (23%)
F4 (9%)
James Worpel
92%
F4 (50%)
F5 (33%)
F3 (12%)
=
Travis Boak
91%
F1 (51%)
F2 (36%)
F5 (4%)
Willem Drew
80%
F6 (59%)
F7 (11%)
F5 (10%)
=
Patrick Dangerfield
78%
F1 (47%)
F2 (41%)
M8 (6%)
Gryan Miers
50%
F5 (52%)
F6 (42%)
F4 (4%)
=
Noah Balta
32%
F7 (53%)
F8 (47%)
=
Jack Billings
30%
F3 (37%)
F4 (27%)
F2 (20%)
=
Matthew Parker
29%
F8 (48%)
F7 (45%)
F6 (7%)
=
Jack Petruccelle
28%
F7 (46%)
F8 (39%)
F6 (11%)
Joshua Corbett
22%
F8 (50%)
F7 (41%)
F6 (9%)
Josh Dunkley
20%
F1 (25%)
F4 (25%)
F3 (20%)
Liam Baker
18%
F6 (44%)
F5 (33%)
F7 (11%)
=
Connor Rozee
17%
F5 (35%)
D5 (18%)
D4 (12%)
=
Brayden Ham
15%
F8 (60%)
F7 (40%)
Jack Newnes
10%
F4 (60%)
F5 (20%)
F1 (10%)
=

Most Traded In

PlayerTrades
Adam Treloar+31
Zach Merrett+23
Noah Answerth+22
Josh Dunkley+19
Jay Lockhart+13
Nat Fyfe+13
Rory Sloane+11
Brayden Ham+10
Joshua Corbett+9
Travis Boak+8

Most Traded Out

PlayerTrades
Tom Liberatore-29
Charlie Constable-27
Jack Petruccelle-25
Patrick Dangerfield-20
Callum Wilkie-15
Sam Walsh-14
Lachie Whitfield-12
Shane Mumford-12
Jack Ross-11
Jack Scrimshaw-11