49 players have evolved into dual-position options for SuperCoach following the opening five rounds of the season.

In a move introduced this year, players who feature in a second position for at least 35 per cent of their game time across at least four of the five rounds will be permitted to gain DPP status.

Headlining the first wave of changes is popular Magpies rookie Nick Daicos, who is currently owned by 82.4% of teams. The midfielder will now be accessible as a defensive option, having played a role at half-back for Collingwood to start the season.

Daicos will be joined by skipper Scott Pendlebury as a MID-DEF DPP, with coaches set to turn their attention to the veteran Magpie - who currently boasts just the 1.7% ownership.


Similar to Pendlebury, Lions captain Dayne Zorko (0.3% ownership) and Melbourne wingman Angus Brayshaw (3.2%) have also collected defensive status to go along with their midfield option.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02: Angus Brayshaw of the Demons runs with the ball during the round 11 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Richmond defenders Liam Baker and Noah Balta will be available to coaches as forwards, while popular Roos tall Tristan Xerri can now be selected as a ruck option after only being utilised as a forward for the opening five rounds.

Essendon rookie Nic Martin - who is currently in 65.8% of teams - can now be selected as a midfielder as well as a forward.

Here is every DPP addition ahead of Round 6...

Name Team Old Position Adding Position New Position
Dayne Zorko Brisbane Lions Mid Def Mid/Def
Nick Daicos Collingwood Mid Def Mid/Def
Scott Pendlebury Collingwood Mid Def Mid/Def
Jordan Clark Fremantle Mid Def Mid/Def
David Swallow Gold Coast Suns Mid Def Mid/Def
Brandon Ellis Gold Coast Suns Mid Def Mid/Def
Angus Brayshaw Melbourne Mid Def Mid/Def
Bailey Scott North Melbourne Fwd Def Fwd/Def
Luke McDonald North Melbourne Mid Def Mid/Def
Josh Battle St Kilda Fwd Def Fwd/Def
Darcy Fort Brisbane Lions Ruck Fwd Ruck/Fwd
Tom De Koning Carlton Ruck Fwd Ruck/Fwd
Patrick Lipinski Collingwood Mid Fwd Mid/Fwd
Will Hoskin-Elliott Collingwood Mid Fwd Mid/Fwd
Matt Guelfi Essendon Mid Fwd Mid/Fwd
Sam Durham Essendon Mid Fwd Mid/Fwd
Alex Davies Gold Coast Suns Mid Fwd Mid/Fwd
Mabior Chol Gold Coast Suns Ruck Fwd Ruck/Fwd
Connor MacDonald Hawthorn Mid Fwd Mid/Fwd
James Harmes Melbourne Mid Fwd Mid/Fwd
Jack Ziebell North Melbourne Def Fwd Def/Fwd
Kayne Turner North Melbourne Def Fwd Def/Fwd
Todd Goldstein North Melbourne Ruck Fwd Ruck/Fwd
Jackson Mead Port Adelaide Mid Fwd Mid/Fwd
Liam Baker Richmond Def Fwd Def/Fwd
Noah Balta Richmond Def Fwd Def/Fwd
Shane Edwards Richmond Mid Fwd Mid/Fwd
Bradley Hill St Kilda Def Fwd Def/Fwd
Luke Parker Sydney Swans Mid Fwd Mid/Fwd
Zaine Cordy Western Bulldogs Def Fwd Def/Fwd
Tom Liberatore Western Bulldogs Mid Fwd Mid/Fwd
Jordan Dawson Adelaide Crows Def Mid Def/Mid
Callum Ah Chee Brisbane Lions Def Mid Def/Mid
Cam Rayner Brisbane Lions Fwd Mid Fwd/Mid
Tom Cutler Essendon Def Mid Def/Mid
Nic Martin Essendon Fwd Mid Fwd/Mid
James Aish Fremantle Def Mid Def/Mid
Darcy Tucker Fremantle Def Mid Def/Mid
Tanner Bruhn Greater Western Sydney Fwd Mid Fwd/Mid
Jaidyn Stephenson North Melbourne Fwd Mid Fwd/Mid
Dan Houston Port Adelaide Def Mid Def/Mid
Zak Butters Port Adelaide Fwd Mid Fwd/Mid
Jake Aarts Richmond Fwd Mid Fwd/Mid
Jack Sinclair St Kilda Def Mid Def/Mid
Mason Wood St Kilda Fwd Mid Fwd/Mid
Errol Gulden Sydney Swans Fwd Mid Fwd/Mid
Jackson Nelson West Coast Eagles Def Mid Def/Mid
Willie Rioli West Coast Eagles Fwd Mid Fwd/Mid
Tristan Xerri North Melbourne Fwd Ruck Fwd/Ruck

Via The Herald Sun