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CBA Analysis – Round 18

CBAs – Centre Bounce Attendances – is a statistic that measures the number of times a player is present at a centre bounce at the beginning of a quarter or following a goal. A player that has a high attendance rate at CBAs is around the footy more and (in some cases) in a more fantasy-friendly midfield role. 

Analyze the CBAs from round 18 in our user-friendly table below – featuring advanced analytic tools to better measure the biggest changes to CBA numbers, both long term and week-to-week, and check out my risers and fallers to monitor in AFL Fantasy below.


Karl Amon (12 CBAs, 57% attendance) | 131 AFL Fantasy points
This guy is quickly becoming one of the most complete AFL Fantasy midfielders in the competition. Karl Amon attended 57% of Port Adelaide’s centre bounces on the weekend, which is +33.2% on his season average of 23.8%. Last week against Melbourne he only managed to attend 5% of centre bounces but still put up a score of 130 AFL Fantasy points. You might be thinking that CBAs are irrelevant for this guy, which is partly true, but it goes to show that Karl Amon is capable of putting up a good fantasy score no matter what role he is playing in Port Adelaide’s midfield.

George Hewett (21 CBAs, 72% attendance) | 95 AFL Fantasy points
Over the past three rounds, George Hewett has seen the biggest bump in CBA numbers out of any player in the AFL. In his past three games, Hewett has attended an average of 51.3% centre bounces for Sydney. After playing primarily in defence for the early parts of the season, he was injected into the midfield in round 15 and has seen a modest bump in fantasy scoring over his last three games. However, it’s hard to tell how secure this role is long term for Hewett. We’ve seen players like Chad Warner and James Rowbottom played in this role earlier in the season, and who know how it will play for the remainder of the season. But seeing as Hewett is listed as a defender, he’s one to keep an eye on.

Zac Fisher (11 CBAs, 44% attendance) | 63 AFL Fantasy points
Fisher returned to Carlton’s senior side this week after injuries hampered him for the past few months. Fisher had not attended a centre bounce for Carlton since round 1 but had a season-high number of 11 CBAs (44% of total CBAs) in the Blues’ match against Collingwood. Whilst he only scored 63 points in this performance, it was encouraging to see him in the centre bounce mix. It also seemed that he was used at the centre bounces when Carlton started getting the upper hand on the game. This should hold him in good stead for the future and I think he can only build from this point onwards. Watch him closely.


Steele Sidebottom (0 CBAs; -7% CBA diff) | 69 AFL Fantasy points
I am a little concerned about Steele Sidebottom’s decline in CBAs over the past few weeks. He didn’t attend a single centre bounce on Sunday against Carlton, and his fantasy score reflected that. Over the past three weeks, he has seen his CBA numbers drop by 24.7% on his season average of 31.7%. As a result, his last three game average is a measly 63, which is low for a player of his calibre. However, Callum Brown (who has been getting an increased run in the midfield over the last two rounds) has now been ruled out with a shoulder injury, so he could see an increase in his CBA numbers and fantasy scoring.

James Jordon (2 CBAs; -18% Last Round vs Avg. diff) | 69 AFL Fantasy points
We have noticed a decline in James Jordon’s CBAs over the past few weeks. From round 1 to 10, Jordon attended 34.4% of Melbourne’s centre bounces. Since then, he has only attended 8.8% of centre bounces but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing for Jordon owners. Melbourne’s only debutant for 2021 has been playing more time in defence over previous weeks and whilst his scoring has dipped, he could gain DPP for next season and I’m sure his owners would be happy with that.


Last Round vs Previous Round


Karl AmonPAC131841257151152
Deven RobertsonBLC,F58571442001442
Jeremy FinlaysonGWSF61701241001241
Matthew KennedyCAC,F1167920808441236
Liam BakerRIB,C71851236271029
Rory SloaneADC7385228510591226
Bailey SmithWBC988119689431025
Luke Davies-UniackeNMC7986238212571125
Josh P. KennedySYC9285258613621224
Sam WalshCAC15593218411611023
Josh BruceWBF598562100621
Sam Petrevski-SetonCAB587462416518
Trent CotchinRIC8478298819701018
Devon SmithESC,F3878829212617
Tarryn ThomasNMF,C126731554838716
Darcy ParishESC12885248612711215
Angus BrayshawMEC748441500415
Josh TreacyFRR,F2910031400314
Tom GreenGWSC72821448835613
Caleb SerongFRC687217811869-112
Jack SilvagniCAF618531200312
Rowan MarshallSKR,F12277733623110
Touk MillerGCC1108826931983710
Ryan ByrnesSKC547721000210
Darcy Byrne-JonesPAB618121000210
Matt RowellGCC53681761125259
Errol GuldenSYC,F74984141539
Jaeger O'MearaHWC92812281197338
Jordan De GoeyCWF120901352124418
Jack CrispCWB,C6989280028
Tim EnglishWBR,F87792279157178
Zach MerrettESC1048725891482117
David MundyFRC387416761869-27
James JordonMEC6982270027
Dayne ZorkoBLC,F105852061145467
Will PhillipsNMC,F5272103662947
Liam ShielsHWC84761348114226
Patrick DangerfieldGEC,F105781467116136
Jack MartinCAF107813121626
Sebastian RossSKC85852101416
Max GawnMER95832178167355
George HewettSYC,B95852172146775
Sam DraperESR518126931588115
Sean DarcyFRR,F1036617812077-34
Andrew GaffWCC1149362341924
Sam MenegolaGEC129822101614
Zac BaileyBLC,F628092762334
Curtis TaylorNMF8380140014
Tristan XerriNMF467451831424
Harry SchoenbergADF,C11378103863543
Ben McEvoyHWB,R75851141103813
Marcus BontempelliWBC105882279167663
Brent DanielsGWSF6380271413
Oliver FlorentSYC649251731423
Jy SimpkinNMC96832589188673
Darcy CameronCWF418262462202
Mark BlicavsGEB,C618641931712
Joel AmarteySYR,F406762141922
Scott PendleburyCWC,F818320802178-12
Nat FyfeFRC,F648315711869-32
Tim KellyWCC94811869146742
Luke ParkerSYC117872483178172
Luke DunstanSKC958618862285-41
Jake StringerESF848125891588101
Elliot YeoWCC86772181178140
Jack SteeleSKC1498617812181-40
Paddy DowCAC,F46731456105640
Brad CrouchSKC1267716762077-4-1
Dom SheedWCC567711429432-1
Taylor AdamsCWC897520802281-2-1
Clayton OliverMEC12688248920914-2
Brodie GrundyCWR778019762178-2-2
Lachie NealeBLC8684267921815-2
Tom HickeySYR9678237917816-2
Jack GrahamRIC,F97844124150-3
Callum L. BrownCWF507215601763-2-3
Brayden FioriniGCC10976207117743-3
Ben KeaysADC12886228515887-3
Sam Powell-PepperPAC,F6668314418-1-4
Todd GoldsteinNMR8890238218865-4
Chris BurgessGCB,R4580227919833-4
Callan WardGWSC8583144812522-4
Jack MacraeWBC9079238218865-4
Hugh McCluggageBLC107796186230-5
Nic NaitanuiWCR6968218118863-5
Jacob HopperGWSC10478206917743-5
Luke JacksonMEF29766226270-5
Peter WrightESF,R10588272120-5
Joe DaniherBLF691001328-1-5
Archie PerkinsESC,F4368272120-5
Dustin MartinRIC,F5162216419702-6
Adam CerraFRC7581629935-3-6
Sam BerryADC,F44673123180-6
Jamie ElliottCWC,F8684520726-2-6
Tom MitchellHWC1448519702077-1-7
Jaidyn StephensonNMF,C657827314-1-7
Jarryd LyonsBLC10385247321813-8
Caleb DanielWBB7177311419-1-8
Travis BoakPAC708016761986-3-10
Jack VineyMEC12178228120912-10
Paddy RyderSKR657614672077-6-10
Andrew BrayshawFRC96809431454-5-11
Shai BoltonRIC,F8482226721781-11
Tim TarantoGWSC10877134513570-12
Reilly O'BrienADR88912388171006-12
Tom De KoningCAR66812288181004-12
Rory LairdADB,C12277218116945-13
James WorpelHWC907917632077-3-14
Ollie WinesPAC1408416762091-4-15
Rory LobbFRR,F225215623-5-18
Josh KellyGWSC,F865613451565-2-20
Zak JonesSKC62867331454-7-21
Christian PetraccaMEC9090217822100-1-22
Scott LycettPAR1087314672091-6-24
Willem DrewPAC567114672091-6-24
Oscar McInerneyBLR508022672492-2-25
Cameron GuthrieGEC1187811521583-4-31
Brandan ParfittGEC,F103815241056-5-32
Mabior CholRIR,F785613392074-7-35
David SwallowGCC767913461983-6-37
Rhys StanleyGER74731781134
Jack BytelSKC293515
Connor WestWCC7679831
Zac FisherCAF63831144
James CousinsHWC,F76781037
Matthew ParkerRIC,F6884824
Zach SprouleGWSF122313
Tom FullartonBLR,F38801030
Caleb GrahamGCB,R5778621
Matt FlynnGWSR71551655
James RowbottomSYC2546828
Joel SelwoodGEC81661990
Luke ShueyWCC6256145416-2
Quinton NarkleGEC97701257
Elliott HimmelbergADF3982312
Josh DunkleyWBC,F83751761
Stephen ConiglioGWSC64851138
Charlie LazzaroNMC,F5569829
Toby NankervisRIR102702061
Ned ReevesHWR49631659
Bailey J. WilliamsWCR,F3567519
Noah AndersonGCC7867829
Peter LadhamsPAR,F6480733
Aaron vandenBergMEC5865830
Kane LambertRIF798039


AF – AFL Fantasy points scored last round
TOG% – Percentage of Time On Ground last round
CBA – Centre Bounce Attendances
CBA% – Centre Bounce Attendance Percentage
PRCBA – Previous Round Centre Bounce Attendances
PRCBA% – Previous Round Centre Bounce Attendance Percentage
CBADif – CBA Differential of Last Round vs Previous Round
CBA%Dif – CBA% Differential of Last Round vs Previous Round

Advanced CBA Stats

George HewettSYCB72517.76954.351.3
Callum L. BrownCWF60-312.961.547.148.6
Chris BurgessGCB,R79-435.68343.447.4
Bailey SmithWBC682527.259.740.832.5
Matthew KennedyCAC,F803643.96536.121.1
Karl AmonPAC575223.833.333.29.6
Jeremy FinlaysonGWSF41418.713.732.35
Zac FisherCAF4413.44430.630.6
Tim EnglishWBR,F79848.671.730.423.1
Tom De KoningCAR88-1260.88927.228.2


LR% – Percentage of CBAs last round
LR%vsPR% – Percentage of CBAs last round versus percentage of CBAs previous round
Avg% – Average of CBA percentage
L3Avg% – Average of CBA percentage over the past three rounds
LR%vsAvg% – Last round CBA percentage vs average CBA percentage
L3R%vsAvg% – Last three rounds average of CBA percentage vs average CBA percentage

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