Brownlow Medal Predictor, Round 15 2020
Round 15 of the 2020 AFL Season is complete, and we have a team that many thought were not going to win a game this season, finally get their first win of the year. The Adelaide Crows proved most wrong and managed their first win of the season, with a 35 Point victory over the Hawks. It was a shorter round with six teams having a bye, and the games were played from Tuesday to Friday.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 15 of the 2020 AFL Season.
Be sure to check back each week of the 2020 AFL Season for an in-depth look at the some of the better players for each round and who should get the votes.
Round by Round analysis of the Brownlow Medal Count. Who gets the Brownlow Votes and who has the best chance to become the Brownlow Medal Winner on Brownlow Medal Night.
Hawthorn vs Adelaide
Hawthorn 7.6 48 – Adelaide 12.11 83
(Adelaide by 35 Points)
Jack Scrimshaw – 22 Disposals, 6 Marks, 6 Rebound 50s and 521 Metres Gained
Brodie Smith – 22 Disposals, 4 Inside 50s, 9 Score Involvements and 501 Metres Gained
Rory Laird – 25 Disposals, 6 Inside 50s and 6 Score Involvements
1 Vote (Adelaide) Brad Crouch (1)
The Crows look better when the Crouch brothers are out there, and Brad Crouch had an impact in this contest. 12 of his 27 Disposals were contested, and he got the ball out of congestion on eight occasions. Covered the ground well, and is a decent chance to poll in the Crows first win of the year.
2 Votes (Adelaide) Reilly O’Brien (2)
The Crows ruckman made a significant contribution to the result of this match. 12 of his 19 Disposals were contested, but the part that stood out was 5 of his 8 Marks were Contested Marks. Also, read the play well with 6 Intercept Possessions and 7 Score Involvements. His tap work with 26 Hit-outs helped set up the Adelaide rovers, and he should poll in the win.
3 Votes (Adelaide) Matt Crouch (3)
Crouch was one of the best with 11 of his 32 Disposals being contested, and using the football at 81% Efficiency. His work around the football created scoring chances with 10 Score Involvements and racked up 5 Clearances, and 5 Tackles to be the favourite for the three votes.
West Coast vs Essendon
West Coast 9.6 60 – Essendon 6.9 45
(West Coast by 15 Points)
Dylan Shiel – 32 Disposals, 5 Clearances, 4 Tackles and 4 Inside 50s
Kyle Langford – 28 Disposals (83% Efficiency), 8 Marks and 6 Clearances,
Jordan Ridley – 25 Disposals (88% Efficiency), 13 Marks and 9 Intercept Possessions
1 Vote (West Coast) Andrew Gaff (7)
Gaff got a lot of the football in the back half for the Eagles and helped them set up play going forward. His 23 Disposals came at 87% Efficiency, and he racked up 5 Intercept Possessions. Not as much as the football as normal, but his teammates look for him a lot, and he racked up 8 Marks in a noticeable impact.
2 Votes (Essendon) Zach Merrett (15)
Merrett has been the most consistent Bomber this season and was again busy getting the football. Ended up with 33 Disposals, but it was his ability to keep the ball moving forward with 10 Inside 50s, and 701 Metres Gained that should help land him votes in the loss. Also had 7 Score Involvements in a lower scoring match.
3 Votes (West Coast) Liam Ryan (4)
Ryan only needs a couple of minutes to make an impact and was a clear X-Factor in this clash. Presented well all match up forward with 8 Marks, which helped him rack up 6 Score Involvements. 5 of his marks were Inside 50 and managed to boot 4 Goals, to have the most significant impact on the result of the match.
Richmond vs Fremantle
Richmond 8.8 56 – Fremantle 4.5 29
(Richmond by 27 Points)
Kamdyn McIntosh – 16 Disposals, 7 Marks, 7 Inside 50s and 1 Goal
Blake Acres – 27 Disposals, 6 Marks and 5 Tackles
Reece Conca – 10 Disposals (Tagged Dustin Martin and kept him to 11 Disposals)
1 Vote (Richmond) Jack Graham (1)
Hard to split the votes in this clash, but Graham was one of the better midfielders out there. 10 of his 18 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 6 Score Involvements and booted a goal, in one of the most unattractive games of football in recent times.
2 Votes (Richmond) Jayden Short (3)
Short is a good user of the football and was influential in the back half for the Tigers. His 23 Disposals came at 83% Efficiency, and he racked up 5 Intercept Possessions. 8 Uncontested marks means he was used to help set up play going forward, and had 439 Metres Gained and 4 Rebound 50s. A very tough game to split the votes, but Short is a genuine chance in the win.
3 Votes (Fremantle) Nat Fyfe (9)
The Dockers may have lost, but the same thing happened last season against the Tigers, and Fyfe still got the three votes. Fyfe was very good in this game and used the football well. 12 of his 23 Disposals were contested, and he used the football at 87% Efficiency. Fyfe always stands out with his ability to get the ball out of a stoppage and in this match, he racked up 9 Clearances and three votes will not be a surprise at all, based on how many he got last season.
Sydney vs Melbourne
Sydney 10.7 67 – Melbourne 6.10 46
(Sydney by 21 Points)
Ed Langdon – 26 Disposals (11 Contested), 9 Marks, 5 Inside 50s and 493 Metres Gained
Max Gawn – 15 Disposals, 37 Hit-outs, 6 Marks and 4 Inside 50s
Clayton Oliver – 26 Disposals (17 Contested), 8 Clearances and 8 Tackles
1 Vote (Sydney) Jake Lloyd (4)
Lloyd was again influential in the back half for the Swans and was busy for the majority of the contest. 17 of his 28 Disposals were Kicks, and he racked up 5 Intercept Possessions. Also had the 5 Rebound 50s, and is a pretty good chance to poll based on the impact on the defensive end.
2 Votes (Sydney) Josh Kennedy (3)
Kennedy is a welcome return to the Swans and showed glimpses of his best in the win. 10 of his 24 Disposals were contested, and he read the play well with 6 Intercept Possessions. Also had 5 Clearances and 5 Tackles, to be a decent shot at voting in the win.
3 Votes (Sydney) Luke Parker (12)
Parker may be a sneaky top 10 chance in this year’s count and had an impact in this match. 11 of his 24 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 6 Clearances and 5 Tackles. Had an impact near the Goals with 8 Score Involvements and booted a couple of goals, to be the favourite for maximum votes.
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GWS vs Carlton
GWS 6.12 48 – Carlton 5.9 39
(GWS by 9 Points)
Jacob Hopper – 21 Disposals (10 Contested) and 3 Clearances
Sam Docherty – 21 Disposals (81% Efficiency), 7 Marks, 12 Intercept Possessions and 5 Rebound 50s
Harry McKay – 9 Disposals, 7 Marks (3 Contested) and 1 Goal
1 Vote (GWS) Toby Greene (6)
The Giants were not at their best in this clash, but the skills and impact of Greene, helped them pull out the victory. Greene racked up 19 Disposals, and 7 Marks throughout the clash and looked dangerous moving the ball forward with 449 Metres Gained. Also had 4 Inside 50s, 6 Score Involvements and booted a goal, to be a decent chance to poll votes.
2 Votes (Carlton) Sam Walsh (5)
Walsh has had an excellent second half of the year and had an impact in a challenging game to split the votes. Ended up with 23 Disposals and 6 Marks throughout the clash. Also, hit the scoreboard with a goal, and laid 4 Tackles to be the Blues best chance to feature in the votes.
3 Votes (GWS) Nick Haynes
Haynes was rock solid down back in this clash and made a difference when the game mattered. 13 of his 21 Disposals were Intercept Possessions, and he racked up 8 Rebound 50s. His ability to set up the play and keep the ball moving forward was on display with 536 Metres Gained, 8 Marks and 5 Score Involvements. Basically saved the match for the Giants and should get the three votes.
Brisbane vs Collingwood
Brisbane 6.6 42 – Collingwood 5.4 34
(Brisbane by 8 Points)
Lachie Neale – 27 Disposals, 5 Marks and 5 Inside 50s
Oscar McInerney – 15 Disposals (12 Contested), 9 Clearances and 19 Hit-outs
Jack Crisp – 30 Disposals (11 Contested), 8 Marks, 6 Tackles and 10 Intercept Possessions
1 Vote (Collingwood) Scott Pendlebury (10)
Pendlebury had the football on a string in the early stages of the contest and racked up 29 Disposals, including 12 Contested. His experience in the middle of the ground kept the Pies in the match, and his 8 Clearances and 7 Inside 50s were noticeable in terms of overall impact. Also racked up 548 Metres Gained and laid 6 Tackles in an impressive display.
2 Votes (Brisbane) Jarrod Berry (5)
Berry is another Lion that has had a decent season and was again influential in the win. 10 of his 24 Disposals were contested, and he used the football at 83% Efficiency. Also had 5 Intercept Possessions, 4 Clearances and booted a goal, to be one of the Lions best.
3 Votes (Brisbane) Jarryd Lyons (8)
Lyons is a very good in and under player and that showed in this match with 17 of his 27 Disposals being contested hardball. Was also good at reading the play with 8 Intercept Possessions and racked up 7 Clearances throughout the contest. Also, hit the scoreboard with a goal and is a decent shot at the maximum votes.
Leaderboard – Round 15
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