The most predictable Dally M medal race in years?

2019 has been for the most part an unpredictable season in the NRL as most are, with teams surprising the vast majority left, right and centre.

However, one constant for at least half the season is the ever popular consensus that Sydney Roosters fullback James Tedesco will win the Dally M medal.

Compare this to last season when we had multiple contenders in eventual winner Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Damien Cook, Kalyn Ponga and Cameron Munster, and you can see how 2019 is a far cry from the Dally M “competitiveness” of just 12 months ago.

In saying that Tedesco is the CLEAR winner should not exactly have a negative connotation and a predictable winner should really be seen as a positive.

This means that the NRL community unanimously agrees that this one player has been the best over the whole season, but lets let the stats do the talking.

In 2019 the fullback has scored 17 tries and made 13 try assists for an overall try involvement tally of 30.

The NSW Origin representative has also made 161 tackle breaks, 23 line breaks, has averaged 205.6 running metres per game, and has made 90 tackles for an efficiency rate of 67.5%.