Statesman’s Top 100 Keepers 2018

Here is the top 100 keepers as per the Statesman’s secret formula, all based on data.  Noting that this ranking system is a wonderful guide but does not take into consideration “gut feel”, positional changes, team balance or unseen talent – i.e. the 2017 draftees.  This needs data and history, although young players with good scoring power early in their career can make the list, like an Alex Witherden.

It takes into consideration the averages of the players for the last two seasons, the amount of games for the past three years, Points per minute is heavily weighted,  so is their age, the older you get the more points you lose – this is where the young players with good early averages and points per minute gain over their older opposition.  Harder positions i.e. Def & Fwd also get added points, although the position is only based on this year’s status as it is very hard to predict what happens in the future.

Please also note that this is for start-up keeper leagues for 2018 and therefore removed players we already know are out for the season.  It does also mean we miss the players yet to break out, it is important to add in those that you have a good feeling about, but be honest you should leave your punts until after the 10th round.

Good luck with your drafting

 

 

 

Ranking Player Age
1 Tom Mitchell 24
2 Zach Merrett 22
3 Patrick Dangerfield 28
4 Adam Treloar 25
5 Matt Crouch 22
6 Josh Kelly 23
7 Rory Laird 23
8 Dustin Martin 26
9 Lachie Neale 25
10 Taylor Adams 25
11 Marcus Bontempelli 22
12 Patrick Cripps 22
13 Brodie Grundy 23
14 Ollie Wines 23
15 Clayton Oliver 21
16 Issac Heeney 21
17 Jack Macrae 24
18 Luke Parker 25
19 Jack Billings 22
20 Elliot Yeo 24
21 Jake Lloyd 24
22 Rory Sloane 28
23 Sebastian Ross 25
24 Mitch Duncan 26
25 Stephen Conigilio 24
26 Dayne Zorko 29
27 Brad Crouch 24
28 Max Gawn 25
29 Tom Rockliff 28
30 Jack Crisp 24
31 Lachie Whitfield 23
32 Lachie Hunter 23
33 Aaron Hall 26
34 Bryce Gibbs 29
35 Jack Viney 24
36 Dylan Shiel 25
37 Steele Sidebottom 27
38 Dan Hannebery 27
39 Scott Pendlebury 30
40 Luke Dahlhaus 25
41 Nat Fyfe 26
42 Luke Shuey 27
43 Toby Greene 24
44 Dyson Heppell 25
45 Jarrod Lyons 25
46 Andrew Gaff 26
47 Brayden Fiorini 20
48 Jack Steven 28
49 Kade Kolodjashnij 22
50 Jack Martin 23
51 Sam Petrevski-Seton 20
52 Connor Blakely 22
53 Joel Selwood 29
54 Alex Witherden 20
55 Josh P Kennedy 29
56 Handsome Tom 25
57 Jason Johannisen 24
58 Brad Ebert 28
59 Darcy Parish 20
60 Sam Menegola 26
61 Sam Jacobs 29
62 Chad Wingard 24
63 Matthew Kruzer 28
64 Touk Miller 22
65 Jack Steele 22
66 Luke Dunstan 22
67 Liam Shiels 26
68 Caleb Daniel 21
69 Ugly Tom 28
70 Bachar Houli 29
71 Callum Mills 20
72 Callan Ward 28
73 Jack Gunston 26
74 Blake Acres 22
75 Michael Hibberd 28
76 Stefan Martin 30
77 Toby McLean 22
78 Sam Mayes 23
79 Dayne Beams 28
80 Jesse Hogan 22
81 Marc Murphy 30
82 Devon Smith 24
83 Dion Prestia 25
84 Jeremy Howe 27
85 Dom Sheed 23
86 Michael Barlow 30
87 Luke McDonald 23
88 Todd Goldstein 29
89 Jarrod Witts 25
90 Jasper Pittard 26
91 David Sallow 25
92 Christian Salem 23
93 Sean Darcy 20
94 Shane Biggs 26
95 Shane Savage 27
96 Andrew McGrath 20
97 Michael Walters 27
98 Christian Petracca 21
99 Rhys Mathieson 20
100 Toby Nankervis 23