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Inside the Numbers Round 2 Wrap

Pete from is back for 2017 with a look inside the numbers from round two.

The high Disposal numbers continued in Round 2 for West Coast as they recorded 422 against St Kilda at Domain Stadium (AFL Rank: Eq 1), the Eagles have the greatest positive differential in Disposal numbers compared to the 2015 H&A season at +64.9 through 2 games. The biggest beneficiary at this early stage of the season is Andrew Gaff averaging 36.0 Disposals per game, much maligned Elliot Yeo’s numbers have also spiked averaging 25.5 Disposals per game along with Sharrod Wellingham at 22.5 Disposals per game.

Melbourne provided another huge haul of Fantasy points again in Round 2, the Demons scored 1829pts against the Blues and were Ranked No.1 for the 2nd consecutive week. Non Premium types such as Clayton Oliver, Dom Tyson & Christian Salem have all delivered. Oliver’s numbers are probably at the stage where he can’t be ignored for much longer, a breakout seems to be in full progress.

Essendon are quietly going about their business through 2 games averaging 1791.5 fantasy team points (Rank 2), Zach Merrett’s numbers are quite outstanding averaging 34.5 Disposals & 134.5 AFL Fantasy points from 2 games. Many coaches wanted to take an early season peak at how Merrett would perform with all the Bomber players returning from suspension, the answer is quite easy now with finding the cash reserves the most difficult task especially if you are trying to maintain structure and develop rookies.

Just a few words on the Saints, they are giving up a league worst 438.0 Disposals per game and are also averaging a league worst 1422.0 AFL Fantasy team points. The road ahead for St Kilda looks ok with Brisbane, Collingwood & Hawthorn  coming up in the next 3 weeks, the low ranking should start to correct in the short term.

R2 Highest scoring Team
Melbourne 1829pts

R2 Lowest Scoring Team
Richmond 1402pts

Highest Ave Scoring Teams

1. Melbourne 1866.0
2. Essendon 1791.5
3. W.Bulldogs 1789.5

Lowest Ave Scoring Teams

18. St Kilda 1422.0
17. Brisbane 1452.5
16. Fremantle 1468.0

Highest Ave Points AGA

18. St Kilda 1841.0
17. Hawthorn 1764.5
16. Carlton 1688.5

Lowest Ave Points AGA

1. Melbourne 1421.0
2. West Coast 1446.5
3. Essendon 1468.5

Best Ave Team Disposals

1. Melbourne 438
2. West Coast 418.0
3. Essendon 409.5

Biggest Positive H&A Differential Disposals 2015-16

1. West Coast +64.9
2. Melbourne +44.9
3. Essendon +27.3

Worst Ave Team Disposals

18. Richmond 344.0
17. St Kilda 349.0
16. Nth Melbourne 349.5

Biggest Negative H&A Differential Disposals 2015-16

18. Sydney -40.8
17. St Kilda -28.1
16. GWS Giants -26.9

Trent Cotchin scored a team high 119pts in Round 2, it is his 3rd consecutive 100pt+ game vs Collingwood

Adam Treloar scored a game high 127pts in R2, he is averaging 124.0pts in his last 7 games (5th consecutive 120+ game)

Dan Hannebery scored 79pts against the Bulldogs in Round 2, he has averaged 68.7pts in his last 3 games

Marcus Bontempelli scored a team high 126pts in Round 2, he has averaged 114.3pts in his last 4 games against Sydney

Rory Sloane‘s 152pts in R2 is his 2nd career highest score, his Top 3 career high scores have all been travel games

Tom Mitchell scored a team high 125pts in R2, he is the only Hawthorn player to score 100pts+ in 2 games this year

Josh Kelly scored 105pts in Round 2, he failed to score 100pts+ in his previous 8 games whilst averaging 79.5

Kade Kolodjashnij scored an equal 2nd career highest score of 108pts in R2, it is the 4th time he has scored 108pts

Zach Merrett scored a game high 140pts in R2, since R1 last year he has scored 120pts+ in 54.2% of games (Ave 119.0)

Tom Rockliff scored a team high 123pts in R2, he has scored 120pts+ in 11 of his last 14 games (Ave 131.9)

Luke Shuey scored a game high 140pts in R2 (4th Career Highest), 7 of his Top 8 career high scores have been played in WA

Jack Steven scored 84 points in R2 against West Coast, he has failed to score 100pts+ in 5 of his last 7 games

Patrick Dangerfield scored a games high 139pts in R2, he has now scored 100pts+ in 90.9% of his last 22 games

Shaun Higgins scored a team high 119pts in R2, that equalled his highest score since Round 10 2015

Dom Tyson scored a career high 146pts in Round 2, he has averaged 116.6pts from his last 7 games (Includes 69pts R23 ’15)

Marc Murphy scored a team high 125pts in Round 2, the last time he had back to back 30+ Disposal games was Rd’s 3&4 2015

Robbie Gray scored a career high 138pts in Round 2, it is only the 2nd time he has kicked 6 Goals in a game

Nat Fyfe scored a team high 116pts in R2, he has averaged 121.2pts in his last 5 completed games(R5 ’16 Not Incl: Injured)


Who Am I?

I am currently averaging over 100.0pts

I am not the highest averaging player at my club

My team jumper has 2 colours

I have not averaged under 100.0pts since 2009

In the last 4 games I have averaged 116.5 against my upcoming opponent in Round 3


Place your best guess in the comment below


Good luck for Round 3

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