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CBA Analysis – Round 23

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 23 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.


Jack Ross (22 CBAs, 79% attendance) | 93 AFL Fantasy points
After being out of the side since Round 20, Jack Ross came into Richmond’s side and lead the CBA count for the Tigers. As a result, he posted the second-best fantasy score of his career to date. Whilst this performance looks impressive at first glance, we need to remember that Richmond was missing 5 of its best midfielders on the weekend; Even Thomson Dow had an extended run in the midfield with 16 CBAs. Ross has been a player that’s shown promise in the fantasy world and gave us a glimpse at what he’s capable of on the weekend, but we’d need to see him get selected more consistently and perform like this in a full-strength Richmond side before being considered for your team.

Jamie Elliott (19 CBAs, 68% attendance) | 111 AFL Fantasy points
After only attending 6% of the centre bounces in Round 21, Jamie Elliott finished off the year with attendance rates of 42% and 68% from the last two games. Across these final two games, he put up scores of 88 and 111 to finish off the year. Whilst his CBA numbers do fluctuate (along with his fantasy scoring), he tends to get gigs in the midfield quite regularly which can lead to some decent fantasy scores. It looks like the scarcity of forwards will continue in 2022, so Jamie Elliott could be an option in keeper league teams that get decimated up forward by position changes.

Jack Bytel (23 CBAs, 85% attendance) | 85 AFL Fantasy points
Bytel had the second most CBAs for St Kilda behind Jack Steele on the weekend, which is a good sign for him going forward. He attended 85% of the centre bounces, which was his best attendance rate for the season. His next highest attendance rate was 68% in Round 9. This 85% figure was also a +41.8% attendance differential when compared to his season average. There has been some talk that players like Luke Dunstan, Jack Billings and Seb Ross could explore their options at other clubs next season, which could free up a midfield spot for Bytel at St Kilda. If this does eventuate, he’d be well poised for a breakout season in 2022.


Tim English (2 CBAs; -58% CBA diff.) | 50 AFL Fantasy points
It’s pretty obvious that Luke Beverage doesn’t rate Tim English as a ruckman. It’s either that or the depth at Western Bulldogs is so bad that English is the only player who could replace the injured Josh Bruch up forward. Either way, it’s bad news for English owners. He needs to be the team’s number 1 ruck if he’s any chance of putting up good fantasy scores but he just doesn’t impact the game enough and allows the opposition ruckman to the upper hand when he starts in the middle. With Stefan Martin on their list for the short term (albeit frequently injured) and Jordan Sweet waiting in the wings, I think Tim English could be waiting a while for him to come good.

Shai Bolton (0 CBAs; -39% CBA diff.) | 75 AFL Fantasy points
Richmond’s midfield was decimated coming into this game. As mentioned earlier, they had 5 of their best midfielders out, so you’d think Shai Bolton would have featured heavily in the guts. But it turns out we were wrong. In a dead rubber game, Damien Hardwick elected to play Shai Bolton up forward. Whilst he scored okay for this match, I am concerned about his role going forward. Earlier this year, Hardwick expressed his desire to play Bolton up forward providing his core midfielders were fit. On the weekend, none of those midfielders were fit and he still played Bolton up forward, electing to play Jack Ross, Thomson Dow, and Will Martyn through the middle instead. Is this a sign of things to come for Bolton? Time will only tell. But if you’re a Bolton owner, you should be a little worried.


Last Round vs Previous Round


Lewis YoungWBB607721916331558
Thomson DowRIC49691657001657
Tim TarantoGWSC98811452001452
Scott LycettPAR988020871137950
Lloyd MeekFRR558820747281346
Mitch CrowdenFRF73801141001141
Jaidyn StephensonNMF,C69831248311937
Callum Coleman-JonesRIR,F50681864932932
Jamie ElliottCWC,F1118119681442526
Dylan ShielESC737418648381026
Jordan De GoeyCWF,C1098524862061425
Max HolmesGEC,F74651037414623
Christian PetraccaMEC848923851864521
Jonathon CeglarHWR,F8371238211611221
Jacob HopperGWSC907921781657521
Travis BoakPAC1268118781757121
Hayden McLeanSYF818662000620
Adam TreloarWBC7572730211519
Sebastian RossSKC538672627519
Darcy CameronCWF66751036618418
Josh KellyGWSC,F1048420741657417
Andrew GaffWCC677682428616
Curtis TaylorNMF637841600416
Noah AndersonGCC95831653838815
Oscar McInerneyBLR819031942679515
Chris BurgessGCB,R5185827314513
Braeden CampbellSYC,F298041300413
Oliver FlorentSYC7780827415412
Dylan ClarkeESC,F577931100311
Mark BlicavsGEB,C749431100311
Todd GoldsteinNMR899123922281111
James RowbottomSYC61821033622411
Robbie GrayPAF10078730620110
Rhys StanleyGER808024892279210
Riley ThilthorpeADR,F71874162729
Zak ButtersPAF,C528393993009
Rory LairdADB,C140802080207109
Zac FisherCAF58801556144719
Brandan ParfittGEC,F82681659145029
Peter WrightESF,R908751821038
Chad WingardHWF,C116812175126798
Josh DunkleyWBC,F696883552837
Jack SteeleSKC134922593248617
George HewettSYB,C96861963155647
Lachie NealeBLC110852988278226
Max GawnMER139872074196816
Bailey BanfieldFRF328262241626
Ben KeaysADC1448022882382-16
Luke ShueyWCC105752782197686
Jarryd LyonsBLC125752576237026
Hugh McCluggageBLC638182461826
Trent RiversMEB4765140014
Dayne ZorkoBLC,F113861752164814
Brayden FioriniGCC7186144794354
Luke ParkerSYC87852170186733
Ollie WinesPAC1288016702067-43
Zac BaileyBLC,F70851133103013
Harry SchoenbergADF,C1086515601657-13
Robbie FoxSYB2525130013
Marcus BontempelliWBC78821670126743
Nathan VardyWCR416261841622
Tom De KoningCAR,F907823852583-22
Elliot YeoWCC105762782208072
Zach MerrettESC90832382178161
Zach SprouleGWSF606451951801
Matt RowellGCC68732067146760
Bailey SmithWBC858293973920
Cameron GuthrieGEC1107218671968-1-1
Levi CasboultCAF5286415517-1-2
Steele SidebottomCWC,F818012431545-3-2
Dom SheedWCC6586144211443-2
Errol GuldenSYC,F104785175190-2
Jake StringerESF,C9784238218865-4
Clayton OliverMEC1339023852589-2-4
Tom PapleySYF8181113711410-4
Matthew KennedyCAC,F1007417632067-3-4
Jy SimpkinNMC1018417682074-3-6
Ed CurnowCAC11683311517-2-6
Zak JonesSKC957513481554-2-6
Luke JacksonMEF,R3067726932-2-6
David MundyFRC7881207420800-6
Jack MacraeWBC11981146112672-6
Touk MillerGCC13386258319906-7
Josh WalkerNM397528415-2-7
Taylor AdamsCWC1257421752782-6-7
Sam DraperESR4079238219904-8
Patrick DangerfieldGEC,F787918672175-3-8
Tom MitchellHWC11887217515836-8
Tarryn ThomasNMF,C1208211441452-3-8
Will PhillipsNMC,F33598321141-3-9
Kieran StrachanADR,F748321842693-5-9
Caleb SerongFRC1167420742184-1-10
Brad CrouchSKC102769331243-3-10
Conor NashHWF987811399502-11
Callan WardGWSC1107816592071-4-12
Jed AndersonNMC758011441556-4-12
Tom HickeySYR1137223772489-1-12
Isaac HeeneySYF998327519-3-12
Willem DrewPAC516414612273-8-12
Joel SelwoodGEC1146419702382-4-12
Tom LiberatoreWBC6480156514781-13
Zac SmithGCR6676227318864-13
Sam WalshCAC1058617632377-6-14
Jack CrispCWB,C62866211236-6-15
Tom FullartonBLR,F286426721-5-15
Rory SloaneADC1027618722589-7-17
Dan HanneberySKC6358415932-5-17
Karl AmonPAC92815221240-7-18
Brodie GrundyCWR617918642782-9-18
Luke Davies-UniackeNMC708012481867-6-19
James HarmesMEB,C818211411761-6-20
Ben McEvoyHWB,R9384518739-2-21
Jarrod BerryBLC82689271752-8-25
Darcy ParishESC648517611886-1-25
Tom SparrowMEC,F74625191450-9-31
Tanner BruhnGWSC53636221554-9-32
Sam SwitkowskiFRF37395191352-8-33
Rowan MarshallSKR,F1177413482382-10-34
Jai NewcombeHWC4214141056-6-42
Paddy DowCAC,F14234151757-13-42
Peter LadhamsPAR,F53773131757-14-44
Sean DarcyFRR,F44767261872-11-46
David SwallowGCC7189131152-10-49
Lachie AshGWSB,C6587141761-16-57
Tim EnglishWBR,F5084291267-10-58
Jack BytelSKC85882385
Mabior CholRIR,F54501036
Mark HutchingsWCC,F46811958
Jack VineyMEC92731867
Paul HunterSKR50611452
Connor WestWCC337926
Jack GrahamRIC,F7791134621-8
Stephen ConiglioGWSC2817311
Lachie FogartyCAF83731141
Riley Collier-DawkinsRIC58641346
Will MartynRIC58771450
Jake AartsRIF2412621
Jay RantallCWC357527
Jamaine JonesWCF568126
Jack RossRIC93792279
Alex DaviesGCC63651447
Nic NaitanuiWCR119732782216
Kieren BriggsGWS77692281
Jaeger O'MearaHWC117841761
Andrew BrayshawFRC103801970
Callum MillsSYB,C78511033
Patrick CrippsCAC34511452
James WorpelHWC86731036


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

Jack RossRIC7918.17960.960.9
Lewis YoungWBB915830.46260.631.6
George HewettSYB,C6379.45453.644.6
Kieren BriggsGWS8129.874.551.244.7
Jamie ElliottCWC,F682623.538.744.515.2
Thomson DowRIC575715.21941.83.8
Jack BytelSKC8543.24841.84.8
Mitch CrowdenFRF41412.713.738.310.9
Mark HutchingsWCC,F5820.32937.78.7
Callum Coleman-JonesRIR,F643228.44335.614.6


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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