The 25-year old Republic of Ireland international has scored 14 times in the Scottish Premiership for a total 15 goals this term, which has him well behind Commons' tally of 28.
"I feel like I bring more to the team than just goals. If you look at my performances at Hibs, I scored a lot of goals but I wouldn't say I did a lot of work outside the box. I just tried to stay in there and score goals," he said.
"This season I have tried to mix it up. As a striker I still judge myself on goals and that's what counts, but I have tried to improve other aspects of my game.
"I feel I have brought more to the team but at the end of the season a lot of people won't remember that, they will just look at your stats. Sometimes stats can be a bit deceiving."
Stokes added: "In the last season or two the gaffer has asked me to become more of a team player and I think I have shown that this season.
"I actually kind of prefer it in a way, you get to see a bit more of the ball and get to make things happen."
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