KFC SuperCoach: Who will get DPP status at Round 12?

It’s not just the big names who are vying for an extra position in the next round of DPP changes in KFC SuperCoach. See our list, including the popular rookies contending for a second role.

Marcus Bontempelli and Bailey Smith are closing in on DPP status with the next wave of KFC SuperCoach positional changes only two rounds away.

Bontempelli and Smith have both spent 63 per cent of time in midfield and 37 per cent of time forward this year, putting them above the 35 per cent of threshold to gain FWD status when positions are added after Round 11.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE DPP FIGURES AND KEY ROUND 9 CHANGES

However, with such a fine margin between their current forward percentage and that needed to have FWD added, one game as a full-time midfielder in the next two weeks could cost Bontempelli or Smith FWD status.

Smith attended 11 centre bounces against Collingwood last round, recording 66 per cent of his 41 disposals in the offensive half.

Bontempelli had 14 CBAs and seven of his 26 disposals against the Magpies were in the attacking 50.

Josh Dunkley (first), Tom Liberatore (fourth) and Adam Treloar (seventh) rank in the top-10 forward point scorers this year, while fellow Bulldog Tim English was averaging 121.6 before suffering a hamstring injury and illness which have kept him out for the past month.

The Bulldogs have a Round 13 bye and there will be huge interest in Bontempelli and Smith should they gain DPP status come Round 14.

Their teammate and Round 10 bubble boy Buku Khamis will not gain FWD status after Round 11 as he will not have played the required six games.

Khamis played his first match of the season in Round 9 and has scored 41 and 66 in his two games.

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Max Gawn will need to spend significant time in attack against North Melbourne and Fremantle to reach 35 per cent.

The Demons skipper’s FWD percentage remained steady at 28 per cent after he tallied 17 centre bounces and 34 ruck contests against West Coast.

The biggest mover ahead of Round 10 was Jayden Short, whose midfield time rose from 23 per cent to 29 per cent as his role change continued against Hawthorn.

Marcus Bontempelli and Bailey Smith are on track for FWD status.
Marcus Bontempelli and Bailey Smith are on track for FWD status.

Short attended 15 centre bounces against the Hawks and despite only playing midfield in the past three rounds, appears likely to become a DEF-MID before Round 12.

Short is the No. 3 ranked defender behind James Sicily and Sam Docherty and already features in 41.8 per cent of teams.

DEF-MID status would provide those teams with greater security in the run home when trades are at a premium and allow for a positional swing with Jordan Dawson, Jack Crisp, Jack Sinclair and other DPPs.

Connor Rozee is another player all but locked in to become DPP, spending 49 per cent of time in midfield after nine rounds as his transition into the Power engine room continues.

Rookies Ben Hobbs and Robbie McComb will have FWD added, while Darcy Cameron is destined to become a RUC-FWD.

Rowan Marshall is also close to the threshold for RUC-FWD status.

Marshall only recorded nine CBAs against Geelong compared to Paddy Ryder’s 18.

In the two rounds where Ryder was suspended, Marshall had 18 and 15 CBAs (he was injured for most of the last quarter in the second of those matches against GWS).

Tom Mitchell, Travis Boak and Patrick Dangerfield are others to monitor, but are more likely to be contenders for DPP after Round 17.

Boak in particular has made a late surge for DPP status, spending 49 per cent of game time forward in rounds 7-9.

The Power star only scored 36 points against North Melbourne but showed he can still post big totals playing in attack with 30 disposals, six tackles and 149 points against the Western Bulldogs in Round 8.

Sam Walsh is another star to put on your watch list in the next two weeks after he spent significant time forward against GWS.

Travis Boak is making a late charge at DPP status.
Travis Boak is making a late charge at DPP status.

DPP WATCH – TIME IN POSITION AFTER ROUND 9

Stats: Champion Data

Marcus Bontempelli – Time in Position

Midfield 63%, Forward 37%

No change

Total points: 884 (Would rank eighth in FWD)

Average: 110.5 (Would rank third in FWD)

Max Gawn – Time in Position

Ruck 72%, Forward 28%

No change

Total points: 1037 (Would rank first in FWD)

Average: 115.2 (Would rank second in FWD)

Max Gawn needs to increase his forward time by 7 per cent in two rounds to gain DPP.
Max Gawn needs to increase his forward time by 7 per cent in two rounds to gain DPP.

Rowan Marshall – Time in Position

Ruck 70%, Forward 30%

+3% forward

Total points: 707 (Would rank 30th in FWD)

Average: 88.4 (Would rank 24th in FWD)

Robbie McComb – Time in Position

Midfield 43%, Forward 57%

+5% forward

Total points: 214 (Would rank 183rd in FWD)

Average: 53.5 (Would rank 166th in FWD)

Jayden Short’s midfield per cent jumped to 29 per cent after Round 9.
Jayden Short’s midfield per cent jumped to 29 per cent after Round 9.

Jayden Short – Time in Position

Defence 65%, Midfield 23%, Forward 3%

-9% defence

+6% midfield

+3% cent forward

Total points: 982 (Would rank 15th in MID)

Average: 109.1 (Would rank 21st in MID)

Darcy Cameron – Time in Position

Ruck 46%, Forward 54%

+7% ruck

Total points: 546 (Would rank 20th in RUC)

Average: 68.3 (Would rank 32nd in RUC)

Bailey Smith – Time in Position

Midfield 63%, Forward 37%

No change

Total points: 893 (Would rank =6th in FWD)

Average: 111.6 (Would rank third in FWD)

Ben Hobbs — Time in Position

Midfield 28%, Forward 72%

+5% midfield

Total points: 280 (Would rank 166th in FWD)

Average: 56 (Would rank 156th in FWD)

Tom Mitchell – Time in Position

Midfield 74%, Forward 26%

Total points: 732 (Would rank 25th in FWD)

Average: 91.5 (Would rank 17th in FWD)

Connor Rozee is set to gain MID status before round 12.
Connor Rozee is set to gain MID status before round 12.

Connor Rozee – Time in Position

Midfield 49%, Forward 51%

Total points: 726 (Would rank 69th in MID)

Average: 80.7 (Would rank 89th in MID)

Patrick Dangerfield – Time in Position

Midfield 78% Forward 22%

Total points: 619 (Would rank 54th in FWD)

Average: 88.4 (Would rank 24th in FWD)

Travis Boak — Time in Position

Midfield 71% Forward 29%

Total points: 1033 (Would rank 1st in FWD)

Average: 114.8 (Would rank 2nd in FWD)

Sam Walsh — Time in Position

Midfield 77% Forward 23%

Total points: 916 (Would rank 5th in FWD)

Average: 114.5 (Would rank 1st in FWD)

Originally published as KFC SuperCoach: Who will get DPP status at Round 12?

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