17th January 2017, 17:10 | dreamteam

Super League Dream Team: Top points scorers in 2016

Super League Dream Team: Top points scorers in 2016

Ahead of the 2017 Betfred Super League Dream Team launch, we look at the highest points scorers in 2016

5. John Bateman

The Wigan man was the highest scoring second row and fifth overall in 2016. A total of 1,823 points is a fine return considering the amount of games missed by Bateman.

The main point scorers were his 61 offloads, 109 tackle busts and 2,825 metres from 396 carries. Combining the high stat lines with a return of 10 tries made Bateman a must have when he returned in 2016.

If Bateman can play a full year and Wigan are firing on all cylinders in 2017, it could be the season that the Warriors forward finishes top of the Dream Team scoring table.

4. Leroy Cudjoe

Leroy was a steal last year, especially with the 1,837-point return he gave.

Cudjoe made 99 tackle busts, 3308 metres from 396 carries and scored 14 tries.

It wasn’t just the attacking side of the ball where Cudjoe shone, the centre made 147 marker tackles.

Leroy spent 7 games in The Qualifiers where he was extremely productive and scored 8 tries. The centre may not get this luxury in 2017, but showed last year that he can still earn you Dream Team points even in a faltering Giants side.

Bateman played 22 games last season

Cudjoe racked up the points in 2016 despite the Giants' tough season

 

3. Kallum Watkins

Watkins made 2800 metres from 398 carries as well as 106 tackle busts. The outside back also scored 18 tries.

The Leeds centre made a considerable amount of errors with 50 which was his only downfall, but in total earned 1,857 Dream Team points.

Kallum is another player on the list who benefitted from The Qualifiers and scored 9 tries.

If the Rhinos can get back into the top 8 and have a run at the Super League title, Watkins could be an important figure in the side and see plenty of action.

2. Danny Houghton

Second in points scored with 2,035 was Man of Steel Danny Houghton.

The hooker is an ever present in the Hull FC team, making 29 appearances in 2016 after 30 in 2015. His durability means he will play the majority of the games in a season.

Houghton earned most of his points on the defensive side of the ball, making 1,289 Tackles which is the most of any player in 2016.

Danny was one of just two players to reach 2,000 points in 2016. After an extremely impressive 2015 and 2016, there is no reason to bet against the hooker in 2017.

1.James Roby

The second hooker on our list scored 2,071 Dream Team points, edging out Houghton by just 36.

Roby is a jack of all trades who gets points in both attack and defence. His 277 runs from dummy half is more than any player in Super League and helped Roby to rack up 2,544 Metres.

On defence, Roby made 1,067 tackles, the third highest of any player in Super League this season.

Barring any setbacks, it is likely that Roby will be up near the top again in 2017, but is the Saints forward worth the high price he commands?

The Betfred Super League Dream Team will soon be launching for the 2017 season here