So who does Fremantle tagger Ryan Crowley go to this week when the Dockers host Port Adelaide in their battle for fourth spot?
With so much at stake – a double-chance in the finals – this is a big decision for Ross Lyon and his match committee to make.
While Power skipper Travis Boak would be an obvious choice, Robbie Gray - who has an unbeatable lead in the AFL's Coaches' Association Award - may get the unwanted Dockers' shadow.
While Lyon would rarely give up that sort of information this early in the week, it is clearly something that is at the top of his mind.
"It's an interesting topic isn't it?" he said.
"Robbie Gray's won the Coaches' Association Award. He's clearly a player that's worked really hard to overcome some adversity. Really strong contested ball, strong mark, great player really.
"He could be a chance for the Brownlow. I'm not sure if he's been reported.
"But they [Port Adelaide] have got a few. They're high level aren't they?
"Boak is a superstar. hen you've got a great tagger run-with in [Kane] Cornes, he'll go to one.
"You've got [Jared] Polec and [Matt] White on the outside.
"And then you've got [Brad] Ebert, the ex-West Coast Eagle that they're still probably flat at losing. He's tearing them apart.
"And then you've got [Matthew] Lobbe in the ruck. So that's their midfield without even going into detail. It's a significant challenge for ours, there's no doubt about that.
"They're number two offence and number three defence. We've got a big challenge."
That midfield challenge is made even harder considering Nathan Fyfe has one week still to run on a two-week suspension and Michael Barlow is unlikely to play due to injury.
But Lyon said skipper Matthew Pavlich was tracking well for a return after missing out against Brisbane last weekend.
The Dockers' forward line could be much different in the finals to the one teams have faced throughout the 2014 season.
Michael Walters has now played two games since returning from ankle surgery and Matt Taberner showed in his game against the Lions (in winning a Rising Star nomination) that he has something to offer.
Taberner has that extra height in attack that the Dockers have been searching for.
Lyon also appears to be happy with the output of Chris Mayne, who has copped criticism this season for only kicking 11 goals from 20 games after booting 37 in 2013.
"He's improved, Mayney. He's one whose defensive work has improved, Walters has bought an element of that," Lyon said.
"I think our front half pressure has stepped up.
"We're happy to be a bit taller. It gets a bit more significant. At times we've been too small, so yeah, it's good to have - first of all we pick them on form and ability and effort and then we worry about the height.
"But it's nice when you get the combination of both - you get a nice balance."