Date: 29th January 2011 at 9:01am
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Leeds United duo Jonathan Howson and Luciano Becchio are amongst the front runners in the Opta Actim Index.

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The Actim index is based on the performances of all the players in the Championship and Howson (3rd) and Becchio (4th) are amongst the leading points scorers.

Points are calculated on the player and team`s performance. It assesses a player`s contribution to his team and how many points they have won when they have appeared.
It also takes into account the players own performance, with goals, assists, tackles, clearances and shots and time they are on the pitch.

Howson is in third place overall with 356 points whilst Becchio is in fourth with 354.

Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd leads the way with 422 points and Queens Park Rangers Adel Taarabt is in second with 377 points.

There are also four other Leeds players in the top 100 with Max Gradel 13th on 296, Neil Kilkenny 75th on 210, Robert Snodgrass 83rd with 207 and Paul Connolly 87th on 204.

In the positional rankings, Howson is second in midfield behind Taarabt and Becchio is 2nd behind Bothroyd in the strikers department.

Top six overall

Jay Bothroyd – Cardiff 422
Adel Taarabt – QPR 377
John Howson – Leeds 356
Luciano Becchio – Leeds 354
Danny Graham – Watford 349
Kaspars Gorkss – QPR 313

Top six midfielder

Adel Taarabt -QPR 377
John Howson – Leeds 356
Andy King – Leicester 312
James Coppinger – Doncaster 308
Adam Hammill – Barnsley 297
Max Gradel – Leeds 296

Top six strikers

Jay Bothroyd – Cardiff 422
Luciano Becchio – Leeds 354
Danny Graham – Watford 349
Jamie Mackie – QPR 336
Kris Commons – Derby 335
Scott Sinclair – Swansea 288

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