Entering the season on the back of a standout summer proved telling for Sheed and the 2018 flag hero hit the ground running with 34 touches and nine clearances in the round one win over Gold Coast.
It set up a brilliant opening half of the year as he, Jack Redden, Tim Kelly and Andrew Gaff covered for the absences of skipper Luke Shuey and Elliot Yeo in the engine room.
He had 28 touches and kicked three goals in round five against Collingwood, before piling up a career-best 43 disposals with a major in the round 11 defeat to Essendon.
The 26-year-old's effort was consistent during the bumpy run home, and his late goal against St Kilda - his second major from 32 disposals - was a highlight that sealed victory in round 19.
He finished the year with the second-most disposals (579), clearances (116) and inside 50s (83) of his eight campaigns so far.
Sheed should feature prominently in the John Worsfold Medal voting on Wednesday night, and is a strong chance for the first podium finish of his career after cracking the top 10 once (eighth) previously in 2019.
Standout performance: ‘Remember me, Pies?’
What had been an absorbing contest up until half-time quickly became a cruise to the finish line for West Coast once Sheed delivered the knockout blow to Collingwood in the dying stages of the third quarter in round five.
With just over two minutes remaining, the loping midfielder wheeled onto his trusty left boot from just inside the 50m arc and extended the Eagles’ lead to 29 points.
He followed up that dart with a sure set shot immediately after the centre bounce, before driving a dagger into the Pies with 15 seconds left after snapping across his body.
It was the exclamation mark on a brilliant performance which included 28 disposals and seven clearances.
Disposals – 26.3
Contested possessions – 10.5
Clearances – 5.3
Score involvement – 4.6
Inside 50s – 3.8