AFL-listed players that dominate the reserves competitions generally are the first in line to fill a need at the elite level, should a player get injured or fall out of form.
The closer we monitor these performances, the faster we can get on the waiver wire and snap them up!
Below are the top scorers of the week that you should be paying attention to…
Geelong youngster Nick Stevens (136) had the game of his life collecting 36 disposals and 9 marks against the Blues. Will Setterfield (132) continues to find the footy with ease at VFL level with a 40 disposal outing.
Forgotten Hawk, Tom Phillips (133) reminded Sam Mitchell he’s still around with a 29 disposal, 12 mark game, while Liam Shiels (124) showed he’s still got some life left in him with a 2 goal, 27 disposal game. Good news for big Max Lynch (115) who put two games together in a row and had 16 touches and 43 hitouts.
The big scores keep coming for Braydon Preuss (152) who was completely dominant in the Giants win over the Lions. The ruckman had 23 touches, 11 marks and 44 hitouts. 12 players scored Fantasy hundreds in this game including Tom Berry (118), Kieran Briggs (115), Deven Robertson (112) and Leek Aleer (100) who returned from injury for the Giants.
Darcy MacPherson (124) continues to rack them up at VFL level with another 30 disposal outing. James Tsitas (116) is another in the same boat with 1 goal and 25 touches to his name, while Jeremy Sharp (106) continues to show he’s a cut above, kicking 3 goals to go with his 27 touches.
For the Pies, the Brown brothers both found plenty of the footy with Callum (110) having 37 touches, while younger brother Tyler (105) had 34 touches.
Around the grounds, Dan Hannebery (85) had 25 touches in his return to footy while 2021 Swan draftee Angus Sheldrick (109) had his best game for the season with 30 disposals.
The ‘Leg Canon’ Trent McKenzie (103) was elite from defence with 25 kicks and a goal. Sam Hayes (100) continues to win bulk hitouts but also added 15 touches to his game on the weekend, while Sam Mayes (99) had another big game with 29 touches.
Lachie Sholl (122) built up some trade value with a 32 disposal, 10 mark game. Brett Turner (106) had his best game for his new side with28 touches, while draftee Zac Taylor (98) found some confidence at the level with 28 touches and two goals.
Patrick Naish (121) was the leading disposal winner for the Eagles with 31. In a different role, Josh Rotham (128) was deployed in the ruck and had 14 hitouts along with 27 touches and 11 marks.
Freo big man Lloyd Meek (120) continues to show his dominance in the WAFL with 38 hitouts and 22 disposals. Darcy Tucker (111) was good in the middle winning 27 disposals.
View the top 10 state league weekly scores and averages here.