And so would Patrick Dangerfield.
They are expected to blitz the field on Brownlow night so it’s no surprise the Tigers and Cats rely hugely on their marquee guns.
But who depends on their superstar the most?
LIVE BLOG WITH LAUREN WOOD FROM 6:30PM. LEAVE YOUR LAST MINUTE TEAM, MATCH-UP OR ANY OTHER QUESTIONS BELOW.
Martin leads Richmond in a crazy 10 different statistical categories, but a closer look at the numbers reveals Dangerfield might be even more important to Geelong.
Despite ranking second in the competition for average SuperCoach points, Martin was the highest-scoring player in seven of his 22 matches this season — and Richmond’s topscorer in nine.
TIGER TRAIN: WHY EVERYONE IS GOING FOR RICHMOND
HORROR SHOW: 14 NUMBERS THAT WILL TERRIFY RICHMOND FANS
MARK ROBINSON: JACOB TOWNSEND'S BRAVE STORY
MILESTONE MAN: FIVE OF THE BEST FROM DANGERFIELD
Dangerfield, meanwhile, was Geelong’s top-ranked player in 16 of his 21 games. In 12 of those he was the highest scoring player on the field.
The other standouts this season were Tom Mitchell (Hawthorn’s topscorer 11 times) and Rory Sloane (Crows’ topscorer nine times).
Both Martin and Dangerfield will have a huge say in tonight’s result and stopping either could clear the path to victory for their opposition. Good luck with that.
Dustin Martin 2017
StatAverageRichmond rankAFL rankInside-50s6.211Centre bounce clearances3.611Broken tackles3.111Metres gained53812Ranking points11912Score involvements8.712Disposals30.316Contested possessions14.217Clearances6.618Score launches2.5117
Patrick Dangerfield 2017
StatAverageGeelong rankAFL rankClearances7.711Contested possessions18.311Ranking points13611Broken tackles1.114Disposals30.315Inside-50s5.713Score involvements8.116
Originally published as Crazy lines for MCG showdown...Read more