Back Pocket: Alex Witherden (Brisbane)
Witherden played his best game of 2019 against the Power, amassing 27 disposals (20 kicks) at 88% efficiency, while also taking nine marks and laying two tackles.
Full Back: Mark Blicavs (Geelong)
Blicavs continues to thrive in Geelong’s backline. This week he amassed 22 disposals (77% efficiency) and took six marks, while keeping Adelaide key forward pair Josh Jenkins and Taylor Walker to one goal apiece.
Back Pocket: Luke Ryan (Fremantle)
Ryan was everywhere against the Saints, amassing 32 disposals (25 kicks) and 13 marks including six intercept marks. He was key in thwarting multiple of the Saints’ forward thrusts.
Half Back: Jake Lloyd (Sydney)
Lloyd’s premier ball use was key for the Swans in their win over the Blues. Lloyd amassed 32 disposals (20 kicks) at 88% efficiency, while also taking nine marks and recording eight intercept possessions.
Centre Half Back: James Frawley (Hawthorn)
Frawley had the massive job on Ben Brown and did not give him an inch. Brown only kicked one goal and was only able to record two handballs in the second half. Frawley did not have a heap of the ball himself but his role on Brown was crucial in the Hawks’ triumph.
Half Back: Lachie Whitfield (GWS)
Whitfield continues to find the footy with ease in 2019, recording 42 disposals at 76% efficiency, taking 12 marks and laying four tackles in the Giants’ big win over the Tigers.