Daly Cherry-Evans greets Manly fans after the Sea Eagles' Round 4 win over Canterbury.

Manly Sea Eagles skipper Daly Cherry-Evans has closed the gap on Cameron Smith at the top of NRL.com's unofficial Dally M voting after Round 22.

Cherry-Evans starred in the Sea Eagles' 36-18 win over the Roosters on Sunday, earning three votes from NRL.com reporter Martin Gabor to bring himself within three points of Smith in NRL.com's unofficial count.

Billy Slater (3) and Michael Morgan (1) were the other Dally M contenders to earn points from NRL.com's reporters this week, both in the Melbourne Storm's win over the injury-hit North Queensland Cowboys.

NRL.com's unofficial leaderboard: 

Player Points
Cameron Smith 25
Daly Cherry-Evans 22
Gareth Widdop 19
Paul Gallen 19
Mitchell Pearce 17
Michael Morgan 17
Billy Slater 17
Paul Vaughan 16
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 15
Wade Graham 15
Luke Keary 15
Corey Norman 15


NRL.com's unofficial rankings are based on ratings attributed to players in each game by nrl.com staff following the official Dally M points going behind closed doors after Round 14. The rankings are in no way based on official Dally M points after Round 14, which will not be released until the official announcement of the Dally M winner in Grand Final Week.