The Bye rounds have been reached and there are still a couple of unexpected teams that may play finals for the 2019 AFL Season.
The Brisbane Lions have a favourable draw to finish the Season and are playing decent footy, whilst the Dockers have become a contender for the Finals with a big win against Collingwood at the MCG, in Round 11.
It is also shaping as a thrilling start to the Brownlow Medal for 2019 with 4 players all close to outright favourites for the prestigious medal.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 11, 2019
Be sure to check back each week for a round by round analysis of Brownlow Predictions for the Brownlow Medal Count.
Who might be the Brownlow Medal Leader and the Brownlow Medal Winner on Brownlow Medal Night.
North Melbourne vs Richmond
North Melbourne 15.9 99 – Richmond 9.8 62
(North Melbourne by 37 Points)
1 Vote (North Melbourne) Shaun Higgins (9)
The first game without Brad Scott and a few of the Kangaroos regular contributors were at their best players in a big win against the Tigers.
Higgins Gathered 30 Disposals and used the footy at 83% Efficiency. He also had 7 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s and was involved in a North Melbourne scoring procedure on 10 occasions.
2 Votes (North Melbourne) Ben Brown (2)
Brown was unstoppable up forward and booted 5 Goals to be the best forward on the ground and a big reason the Kangaroos won this game. 3 of his 6 marks were Contested and he played a big part when the game was on the line despite only having 14 Possessions.
3 Votes (North Melbourne) Ben Cunnington (10)
The Brownlow Medal Predictor has Cunnington on 10 votes after 11 Rounds and the bookies are paying him no respect with current odds of $151.
He was dominant in the middle again and 20 of his 31 Possessions were Contested. He also used the footy at 87% Efficiency with effective handballs again being his main source of disposal. 10 Clearances and all those hardball gets should land him all 3 votes in this game.
Collingwood vs Fremantle
Collingwood 11.9 75 – Fremantle 11.13 79
(Fremantle by 4 Points)
1 Vote (Fremantle) Michael Walters (9)
Fremantle may very well have a winning percentage of under 50% if Walters was out of the team.
He is a match winner and was once again the deciding factor in a big win against Collingwood at the MCG.
24 Possessions, 8 Score Involvements and 2 Goals should land him in the votes mix. He was a significant contributing factor in the latter stages of a close contest.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Scott Pendlebury (12)
The Veteran Pie had yet another big game and was the best player on the ground in the first half.
19 of his 29 Possessions were kicks and he also managed to kick a couple of goals. 6 Clearances, 8 Tackles and 9 Score Involvements made him the best Collingwood player on the ground.
3 Votes (Fremantle) Nat Fyfe (12)
Fyfe always polls well in the Brownlow and when he gets a lot of the Hard-Ball he normally gets the 3 Votes.
Half of his 32 Disposals were Contested and he had 8 Important Intercept Possessions throughout the contest. 6 Clearances, 6 Inside 50s and 7 Score Involvements should help him land the 3 votes.
GWS vs Gold Coast
GWS 19.12 126 – Gold Coast 6.7 43
(GWS by 83 Points)
1 Vote (GWS) Jeremy Finlayson (1)
In a big win for the Giants, Finlayson was one of their best players.
He had 12 Marks, 11 Score Involvements and kicked 2 Goals to have a significant impact on this match. Also racked up 23 Possessions to be a contender for some votes.
2 Votes (GWS) Josh Kelly (5)
Kelly is back and was once again one of the Giants best after a Best on Ground performance against the Demons the previous week.
36 Possessions, 7 Marks and 15 Score Involvements should more than likely see him polling in this game.
3 Votes (GWS) Stephen Coniglio (10)
Coniglio had 192 Fantasy Points in this game and seemed everywhere.
36 Possessions, 13 Marks, 15 Score Involvements and 3 Goals should land him the 3 Votes. He was also good without the footy laying 8 Tackles.
Geelong vs Sydney
Geelong 13.7 85 – Sydney 8.15 63
(Geelong by 22 Points)
1 Vote (Sydney) George Hewett (6)
The Swans were in this game for a fair chunk and Hewett had a big impact. He took 8 Marks, had 29 Possessions in which 14 were contested and had 6 Intercept Possessions. He may not poll, but he had a noticeable impact for the first 3 quarters in a defensive midfield role.
2 Votes (Sydney) Luke Parker (6)
When the Swans are playing well, that normally means Parker is in form and he had a big match in Geelong on a Saturday.
Half of his 28 Possessions were contested and took 7 Marks and had 8 Score Involvements. He also put the ball inside 50 6 times to be the Swans best player.
3 Votes (Geelong) Patrick Dangerfield (11)
Dangerfield got off to a hot start to start the season, but has been quieter for the majority of the last 2 months.
He had 10 Score Involvements, kicked 2 Goals and had 8 Clearances to be the Cats best player. He also racked up 29 Disposals in which 19 were Contested, to be the best player on the ground.
Brisbane vs Hawthorn
Brisbane 12.13 85 – Hawthorn 10.6 66
(Brisbane by 19 Points)
1 Vote (Hawthorn) Shaun Burgoyne (1)
Burgoyne was good most of the night for the Hawks and did some positive things that will get noticed by the umpires.
He uses the footy well and this match was no exception as his 21 Disposals were at 86% Efficiency. He also had 6 Rebound 50s, 6 Marks and kicked a goal to be the Hawks best in a loss.
2 Votes (Brisbane) Harris Andrews (2)
Andrews has been solid 2 weeks in a row now and was a big reason the Lions managed to get the win in a comeback.
3 of his 9 Marks were contested and he racked up 10 Intercept Possessions, which always gets noticed on the field. Half of his 20 Possessions were contested and he used the footy at 85% Efficiency throughout the night.
3 Votes (Brisbane) Jarryd Lyons (5)
Lachie Neale may poll in this game, but it was hard to not give Lyons the 3 votes here.
33 Disposals, 8 Marks, 8 Clearances and 9 Inside 50s made him the most important player on the ground. A lot of his Possessions were on the offensive half and he was one of the most important players during the Lions comeback in this contest.
Melbourne vs Adelaide
Melbourne 12.16 88 – Adelaide 14.6 90
(Adelaide by 2 Points)
1 Vote (Adelaide) Tom Lynch (2)
The Crows always look better when Lynch is in the lineup and playing good footy. He filled up the Stat Sheet in Darwin and managed to boot 3 Goals in a close game. He also took 13 Marks, had 10 Score Involvements and racked up 26 Possessions to be the best forward on the ground.
2 Votes (Melbourne) Max Gawn (7)
Another massive effort from the Demons Ruckman and he was once again their best player.
More than half of his 25 Possessions were Contested and he racked up 9 Intercept Possessions in the process.
7 Marks, 8 Score Involvements and 4 Clearances made him the Demons best in a narrow loss.
3 Votes (Adelaide) Brad Crouch (8)
Crouch seemed everywhere in this game with 29 Possessions and 3 important goals from the midfield. He had 9 Score Involvements, 7 Clearances and 5 Tackles to be the best player on the ground.
St Kilda vs Port Adelaide
St Kilda 9.15 69 – Port Adelaide 22.7 139
(Port Adelaide by 70 points)
1 Votes (Port Adelaide) Riley Bonner (1)
A tough game to give votes because the Power had so many contributors, but Bonner had a lot of metres gained here.
He had 8 Inside 50s, 9 Score Involvements and kicked 3 Goals to be one of the Power’s best in China.
2 Votes (Port Adelaide) Travis Boak (14)
Boak has become a chance in the Brownlow Medal for 2019 and he was once again very good in a Power win.
8 Clearances, 7 Inside 50s and 11 Score Involvements made him damaging in the middle. He also had 33 Possessions and kicked a couple of Goals in a one-sided affair.
3 Votes (Port Adelaide) Robbie Gray (3)
Gray is back from injury and the Power look a lot better when he is out there.
19 of his 28 Disposals were contested and he racked up 8 Clearances. He also kicked 3 Goals and had 9 Score Involvements to probably be the best Power player in the trip to China.
Essendon vs Carlton
Essendon 11.8 74 – Carlton 4.9 33
(Essendon by 41 Points)
1 Vote (Essendon) Dylan Clarke (1)
Clarke followed one of the Brownlow Medal Favouties around all day in Patrick Cripps and did a great job.
In only his second game he restricted Cripps to just 12 Disposals and got a lot of the footy himself. 23 Possessions, 6 Clearances and 10 Tackles should land him a vote in wet conditions at the MCG.
2 Votes (Essendon) Michael Hurley (4)
Another big game form Hurley down back and 11 of his 28 Possessions were Intercept Possessions. 4 of his 12 Marks were Contested in Wet Conditions and he had 9 Rebound 50s to be one of the Bombers best.
3 Votes (Essendon) Dyson Heppell (7)
Heppell had a huge game in this one and was the best player on the ground.
22 of his 36 Disposals were Contested Possessions and he racked up 7 Score Involvements and 7 Clearances to be the favourite for the 3 Votes in a big Bombers win.
West Coast vs Western Bulldogs
West Coast 21.7 133 – Western Bulldogs 10.12 72
(West Coast by 61 Points)
1 Vote (West Coast) Luke Shuey (6)
Shuey has hit some form and had a big game against the Bulldogs on a Sunday Afternoon in Perth. 30 Possessions, 8 Score Involvements and 5 Inside 50s made him one of the best Midfielders on the ground.
2 Votes (West Coast) Jack Darling (2)
When the Eagles were up and running and playing good footy last year Darling was one of the main contributors and they will need him to find that form if they are to be back to back Premiers.
4 of his 6 Marks were contested and he had 10 Score Involvements and kicked 6 Goals in a dominant display.
3 Votes (West Coast) Andrew Gaff (6)
Gaff seemed everywhere in this game and racked up 6 Clearances and 7 Inside 50s. Also had the 8 Marks, 10 Score Involvements and 6 Intercept Possessions. It will be his 36 Disposals which should help him land the 3 votes in a big win over the Bulldogs.
Keep posted for the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Next week Round 12.
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