Brownlow Medal Predictor, Round 2 2020
After almost three months without any AFL Football, we are back for Round 2 of the 2020 AFL Season.
Players have put in their work and should be ready to go. It showed with some quality matches for Round 2.
Be sure to check back each round for round analysis on who should get the Brownlow Votes for the Brownlow Medal Count. Who might be the likely Brownlow Medal Leader and the possible Brownlow Medal Winner for 2020.
Here is the projected votes and best chances for Round 2 of the 2020 AFL Season.
Collingwood vs Richmond
Collingwood 5.6 36 – Richmond 5.6 36
Taylor Adams – 21 Disposals, 8 Clearances, 5 Tackles and 1 Goal
Bachar Houli – 26 Disposals, 8 Marks and 9 Intercept Possessions
Steele Sidebottom – 27 Disposals, 4 Inside 50s and 1 Goal
1 Vote – (Collingwood) Jeremy Howe
Howe led from the front down back and used the footy well at 80% Disposal Efficiency. 16 of his 20 Possessions were Kicks, and he racked up 7 Intercept Possessions and had 6 Rebound 50s. 2 of his 7 Marks were also contested in a solid show down back.
2 Votes – (Richmond) Trent Cotchin
Cotchin played a big part in getting the Tigers back in the contest, and 16 of his 23 Possessions were the contested hardball. He continually got the ball out of the middle with 8 Clearances and also put the ball Inside 50 on 6 occasions. The defensive side of his game also played a part in the result, with 5 Tackles.
3 Votes – (Collingwood) Scott Pendlebury
Pendlebury was solid all night and racked up a total of 32 Disposals. He kept making smart decisions in the closing stages and helped the Magpies not lose this match. His teammates look for him for his elite ball use, and he is a red hot chance to get the three votes in this match.
Geelong vs Hawthorn
Geelong 17.6 108 – Hawthorn 7.5 47
(Geelong by 61 Points)
Brandon Parfitt – 19 Disposals, 8 Clearances and 10 Tackles
Rhys Stanley – 14 Disposals, 6 Clearances, 6 Inside 50s, 9 Score Involvements and 2 Goals
Patrick Dangerfield – 24 Disposals (14 Contested), 5 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s, 6 Score Involvements, 1 Goal and 6 Frees For
1 Vote – (Geelong) Gryan Miers
Led the match in Fantasy Points with 104, but had a real impact when the Cats took over the game in the second half. 20 Disposals, 9 Marks and his 3 Goals should help him stake a claim for votes in this clash.
2 Votes – (Geelong) Gary Ablett
Gary always polls well in the Brownlow, and these are the types of games he typically pinches unexpected votes in. The majority of his 21 Disposals came on the forward half, and he racked up 7 Score Involvements and booted a couple of goals. Also, put the ball Inside 50 on six occasions to be one of the standout performers in this clash.
3 Votes – (Geelong) Joel Selwood
Selwood came up big in this match and was the best midfielder on the ground. 17 of his 28 Possessions were contested, and he continually extracted the ball from the middle with 8 Clearances. Also, put the ball Inside 50 on four occasions and managed to hit the scoreboard with a goal.
Brisbane vs Fremantle
Brisbane 12.9 81 – Fremantle 10.9 69
(Brisbane by 12 Points)
Harris Andrews – 15 Disposals, 12 Intercept Possessions and 13 One Percenters
Michael Walters – 28 Disposals, 10 Score Involvements, 2 Goals and 5 Tackles
Luke Ryan – 21 Disposals (90 Efficiency), 10 Intercept Possessions, 9 Rebound 50s and 8 Marks
1 Vote (Brisbane) Charlie Cameron
Started the game on fire and provided the Dockers defenders with a lot of headaches. His 14 Disposals produced 4 Goals, and 2 of his 4 Marks were contested. Racked up 7 Score Involvements and looked dangerous all day up forward for the Lions.
2 Votes (Fremantle) Nat Fyfe
It took a while for Fyfe to get involved in this game, but he eventually did and hit the scoreboard with 3 Goals. 13 of His 24 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 5 Clearances and 6 Score Involvements to be the Dockers best.
3 Votes (Brisbane) Lachie Neale
Neale was excellent in this game with elite ball use and his 29 Disposals coming at 97% Efficiency. Also racked up 8 Clearances, 7 Marks, 6 Score Involvements and booted a couple of goals. It was his in and under work that will get noticed, with 17 of his Possessions being contested.
Carlton vs Melbourne
Carlton 7.11 53 – Melbourne 8.6 54
(Melbourne by 1 Point)
Clayton Oliver – 28 Disposals, 5 Tackles and 5 Inside 50s
Sam Docherty – 24 Disposals, 8 Intercept Possessions, 7 Rebound 50s and 559 Metres Gained
Marc Murphy – 24 Disposals, 4 Clearances and 6 Inside 50s
1 Vote (Melbourne) Christian Petracca
Petracca was important in this clash and had an impact on the scoreboard with 7 Score Involvements and 2 Goals. 11 of his 24 Possessions were contested, and he racked up 5 Clearances and 2 Tackles. Also took a couple of contested marks which will get noticed.
2 Votes (Carlton) Patrick Cripps
Cripps got a lot of the footy in the closing stages of the contest and racked up 21 Disposals. 2 of his 5 Marks were contested, and he had an impact on the scoring with 7 Score Involvements and a goal. Was a big reason the Blues were a chance in the closing stages.
3 Votes (Melbourne) Max Gawn
The big ruckman had a big day with 11 of 21 Disposals being contested, and he used the footy at 86% Efficiency. He dominated the ruck with 34 Hit-outs and covered the ground well with 7 Intercept Possessions, 5 Tackles and 5 Rebound 50s. Also received 5 Free kicks throughout the encounter, which may also help the chances to poll maximum votes.
Port Adelaide vs Adelaide
Port Adelaide 17.8 110 – Adelaide 5.5 35
(Port Adelaide by 75 Points)
Darcy Byrne-Jones – 25 Disposals, 7 Intercept Possessions, 7 Marks and 6 Score Involvements
Zac Butters – 21 Disposals, 8 Tackles, 8 Score Involvements, 8 Marks and 1 Goal
Steven Motlop – 24 Disposals, 8 Score Involvements and 2 Goals
1 Vote (Port Adelaide) Xavier Duursma
The young gun had a good day against the Crows and racked up 17 Disposals, 7 Score Involvements and booted 3 Goals. 2 of his 5 Marks were contested, and he was dangerous all day in a challenging game to split the votes.
2 Votes (Port Adelaide) Travis Boak
Boak was excellent in this match and led from the front. 24 Disposals, 10 Score Involvements and a goal will help him feature in the votes. He kept assisting the power in attack, and also put the ball Inside 50 on seven occasions, which is always noticeable on a footy field.
3 Votes (Port Adelaide) Connor Rozee
Rozee had a big day and has a unique silky skill set. Not a lot of the footy with just the 17 Disposals, but 12 of them were contested, and he racked up 8 Score Involvements and kicked a goal. Was good at getting the ball out of congestion with 8 Clearances, and he laid 6 Tackles to arguably be the best on the ground.
Gold Coast vs West Coast
Gold Coast 14.6 90 – West Coast 6.10 46
(Gold Coast by 44 Points)
Jack Bowes – 17 Disposals (88% Efficiency), 9 Marks and 7 Rebound 50s
Hugh Greenwood – 20 Disposals (14 Contested) and 7 Clearances
Luke Shuey – 25 Disposals, 7 Inside 50s, 8 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
1 Vote (Gold Coast) Sam Day
A big day up forward for Day and he presented well all match. Racked up 18 Disposals, had 8 Score Involvements, 5 Marks and kicked a couple of goals in a noticeable performance.
2 Votes (Gold Coast) Lachie Weller
Weller was solid all day in this clash and racked up 24 Disposals throughout the contest. Was good at getting the ball out of the middle with 5 Clearances and had a big second term, which helped set up the Suns victory.
3 Votes (Gold Coast) Matt Rowell
Rowell looks like a ready-made AFL player in his first season and was best on the ground in this one. 14 of his 25 Disposals were contested, and he used the footy at 81% Efficiency. He seemed everywhere with 5 Clearances, 7 Tackles and 6 Rebound 50s. Also had an impact on the scoring with 6 Score Involvements and a couple of goals.
GWS vs North Melbourne
GWS 8.12 60 – North Melbourne 12.8 80
(North Melbourne by 20 Points)
Shaun Higgins – 28 Disposals, 6 Clearances and 4 Inside 50s
Jy Simpkin – 25 Disposals, 7 Clearances and 8 Score Involvements
Trent Dumont – 22 Disposals and 6 Tackles
1 Vote (North Melbourne) Cameron Zurhaar
Dangerous all day up forward and racked up 7 Score Involvements and booted 3 goals. 7 of his 11 Possessions were contested, so it didn’t come easy, but did manage to get four free-kicks without giving away any, which may help his cause for votes.
2 Votes (North Melbourne) Jared Polec
Polec has that distinctive run and carry to his game and had an impact in this clash with 23 Disposals. He booted a goal and racked up 10 Score Involvements, to have a significant impact in this clash. Continually put the ball Inside 50, and had 5 Clearances to more than likely poll in the win.
3 Votes (North Melbourne) Todd Goldstein
A dominant ruck performance from Goldstein with a massive 53 Hit-outs. He was everywhere in this match, and 14 of his 19 Disposals were contested. Also used the football at 84% Efficiency. The unique part of this game was his 9 Clearances and his ability to get the ball out of congestion, which stood out, and he should get the three votes.
Sydney v Essendon
Sydney 11.7 73 – Essendon 12.7 79
(Essendon by 6 Points)
Dayne Rampe – 20 Disposals (100% Efficiency), 8 Marks, 7 Intercept Possessions and 10 Rebound 50s
Oliver Florent – 27 Disposals, 7 Clearances and 9 Inside 50s
Adam Saad – 20 Disposals, 8 Intercept Possessions and 6 Inside 50s
1 Vote (Sydney) Jake Lloyd
A solid game from Lloyd with elite ball use from the defensive half. His 29 Disposals came at 86% Efficiency, and he helped set up play for the Swans. Also racked up 6 Score Involvements and laid 5 Tackles to go with a goal.
2 Votes (Sydney) Luke Parker
Parker was reliable all day for the Swans in the middle and is a noted vote-getter from previous seasons. On this occasion, he racked up 25 Possessions in which 13 were contested and helped his side extract the ball from congestion with 5 Clearances. A decent chance to poll in this clash.
3 Votes (Essendon) Zac Merrett
Always one of the Bombers best when they have a win and had a substantial impact with 29 Disposals. He was important when the game was on the line and made some smart decisions with the football. Kicked a goal, and is a decent chance to poll three votes in this clash.
St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs
St Kilda 14.4 88 – Western Bulldogs 7.7 49
(St Kilda by 39 Points)
Jack Steele – 22 Disposals, 8 Marks, 7 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
Seb Ross – 24 Disposals, 7 Marks, 5 Clearances and 6 Tackles
Dan Butler – 14 Disposals, 8 Score Involvements, 2 Goals, 6 Tackles and 6 Inside 50s
1 Vote (St Kilda) Hunter Clark
The Saints had a big win, and it was Clark’s elite ball use from the defensive end that helped set up the play. 16 of his 19 Disposals were Kicks, and his Disposal Efficiency was 84%. Was also used as a link up player with 7 Marks and got the ball out of the Saints back half with 7 Rebound 50s.
2 Votes (St Kilda) Zak Jones
The Saints may have found themselves one of the pickups of the year with Jones. 13 of his 29 Possessions were contested, and he continually helped get the Saints out of congestion with 6 Clearances. Jones has an attacking style of play, and he racked up 6 Score Involvements and kicked a goal, to more than likely feature in the votes.
3 Votes (St Kilda) Jack Billings
Billings came up big for the Saints in this clash and booted 3 Goals to go along with 6 Score Involvements. A total of 24 Disposals and he put the ball Inside 50 on 5 occasions. Was probably the Saints best and also laid 5 tackles in the contest.
Be sure to check back next week for the projected votes for Round 3.
For all projected votes from previous rounds, click the links below.
Brownlow Medal Predictor, Round 1