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Richard Douglas has been in rare form this year according to the Official AFL Player Ratings

SUPER-CONSISTENT Adelaide midfielder Richard Douglas has been the second-best player in the competition this season, according to the Official AFL Player Ratings, brought to you by Vero.

Douglas has gathered 223 possessions, taken 62 marks and booted 13 goals in 2013, which equates to 183.3 player ratings points.

His impressive tally puts him behind only Gold Coast skipper Gary Ablett, who has led the way with 200.3 points this year.

Ablett, who started the year at No. 1 and is almost certain to end the season there, has amassed 320 possessions, taken 40 marks and booted 13 goals in his 10 matches.

Douglas began the Crows' 2013 campaign rated 117th in the overall standings, but his run of good performances have seen him rocket 69 places to No. 48.

Sydney Swans midfielder Josh Kennedy (177.6) and Douglas' Adelaide teammate Patrick Dangerfield (177) are among the other leading scorers in 2013.

Kennedy is currently rated No. 2 overall after starting the season at No. 7.

Dangerfield has leapt from No. 15 to No. 3 since the season began.

Another of the top 10 leading scorers to have surged up the player ratings table is Carlton little man Jeff Garlett.

The 23-year-old began the season in 114th place overall, but he now sits at No. 68.

Garlett has had a very impressive season, and it's not only his 27 goals to have propelled him up the charts.

He has also tallied 153 possessions at an average of more than 15 per game, and many of those touches have led to his teammates hitting the scoreboard.

TOP 10 SCORERS IN THE OFFICIAL AFL PLAYER RATINGS IN 2013
PLAYER
 
CLUB POSITION POINTS
 
GAMES
 
Gary Ablett
 
Gold Coast Midfielder 200.3
 
10
 
Richard Douglas
 
Adelaide Midfielder 183.3 10
Josh Kennedy
 
Sydney Swans
 
Midfielder
 
177.6 10
 
Patrick Dangerfield
 
Adelaide
 
Midfielder
 
177
 
 
10
 
Jobe Watson
 
Essendon
 
Midfielder
 
167
 
10
 
Scott Pendlebury
 
Collingwood
 
Midfielder
 
163
 
10
 
Jimmy Bartel
 
Geelong
 
Midfielder
 
162.3
 
10
Jarrad McVeigh
 
Sydney Swans
 
Midfielder
 
160.9
 
10
 
Brett Deledio
 
Richmond
 
Midfielder
 
159.1
 
10
 
Jeff Garlett
 
Carlton
 
Forward
 
157.1
 
10
 

EACH CLUB'S TOP SCORER IN 2013
CLUB
 
CLUB POSITION POINTS
 
MATCHES
 
Adelaide
 
Richard Douglas
 
Midfielder 183.3
 
10
 
Brisbane Lions
 
Jack Redden
 
Midfielder 130.6 10
 
Carlton
 
Jeff Garlett
 
Forward
 
157.1
 
10
 
Collingwood
 
Scott Pendlebury
 
Midfielder
 
163
 
10
 
Essendon
 
Jobe Watson
 
Midfielder
 
167
 
10
 
Fremantle
 
Nat Fyfe
 
Midfielder
 
132.5
 
8
 
Geelong
 
Jimmy Bartel
 
Midfielder
 
162.3
 
10
 
Gold Coast
 
Gary Ablett
 
Midfielder
 
200.3
 
10
 
GWS Giants
 
Callan Ward
 
Midfielder
 
134
 
10
 
Hawthorn

 
Sam Mitchell
 
Midfielder
 
155.7 10
 
Melbourne

 
Jeremy Howe
 
Forward 
 
134.6
 
10
 
North Melbourne

 
Daniel Wells
 
Midfielder 145.8
 
10
 
Port Adelaide

 
Travis Boak
 
Midfielder
 
152.3
 
10
 
Richmond

 
Brett Deledio
 
Midfielder
 
159.1
 
10
 
St Kilda

 
Jack Steven
 
Midfielder
 
133.6
 
10
 
Sydney Swans

 
Josh Kennedy
 
Midfielder
 
177.6
 
10
 
West Coast

 
Josh Kennedy
 
Forward
 
156.2
 
10
 
Western Bulldogs
 
Ryan Griffen
 
Midfielder
 
157.1
 
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