PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Jarryn Geary of the Saints leads the team from the field after being defeated during the round eight AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the St Kilda Saints at Optus Stadium on May 12, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The halfway mark of the 2018 AFL season is just weeks away and each teams’ storylines have begun to form, whether it be unexpected success like West Coast or unexpected poor performance like Essendon is experiencing.

Injuries are a part of the game and it contributes to a teams performance in the worst way, with Carlton being hit with the injury blow the hardest in the early part of the season and subsequently using the second most players in their senior team this year.

Joining them at the top of the list is Essendon, St Kilda and the Gold Coast Suns, who haven’t at all found list consistency yet.

Top of the table leaders West Coast and Richmond are in the bottom half of the list, enjoying a fairly consistent playing list, having used just 30 and 27 players this year, respectively.

Club Players Used
Essendon 33
Carlton 32
St Kilda 32
Gold Coast Suns 32
Western Bulldogs 32
Geelong Cats 32
Melbourne 31
GWS Giants 31
Brisbane Lions 31
Fremantle 31
Collingwood 30
Port Adelaide 30
Sydney Swans 30
Hawthorn 30
West Coast Eagles 30
Adelaide Crows 29
Richmond 27
North Melbourne 26