Analysing the top 100,000 AFL Supercoach teams after Round 8
G’day AFL supercoaches. As outlined previously, the player ownership stats on the AFL Supercoach site are misleading. To make better decisions, it is helpful to cut the ownership of each player by ranking zone.
I’m fortunate enough to run a data analytics business so I’ve put my skills to work to calculate the actual ownership of each player.
The tables below set out the proportion of teams in the top 500, top 1,000, top 5,000, top 10,000, top 20,000, top 50,000 and top 100,000 that own each player by position.
In coming weeks, we’ll begin to add greater analysis to each position.
Without further ado, let’s get into this week’s data.
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SuperCoaches are scrambling for James Sicily this week following his 132 point performance in Round 8.
Ownership is skewed towards up top, with 85% of the top 500 already owning, while 62% of the top 50,000 ranked coaches own.
Likewise, Sam Docherty is owned by 29% of the top 500, compared to 20% of the top 50,000.
Currently 5% of the top 500 through to the top 10,000 ranked SuperCoaches already own this week’s most traded in player Maurice Rioli.
Andrew Brayshaw is also a popular target coming of his 134 points in Round 8, with 29% of the top 100 ranked SuperCoaches already owning, compared to 22% of the top 10,000.
Sean Darcy delivered a monster 178 points last week, providing a super POD for just 1% of the top 100,000 ranked SuperCoach teams.
Scoring a huge 149 points in Round 8, Charlie Curnow was another super POD last round for 2% of the top 500 ranked teams, and 4% of the top 50,000 ranked teams.
Round 8 Captaincy Choices
Just 11% of the top 100 ranked SuperCoaches and 8% of the top 10,000 captained Patty Cripps for his 151 points last round.
Lachie Neale was the most popular option in the top 100,000 ranked players, delivering a reliable 123 points.
Just 1% of players skippered Jack Macrae for his 144 points.