Another ultra-consistent campaign from the prolific and durable wingman, who played every game bar the heavy round 16 loss to Sydney in Geelong due to a thumb injury which he nursed on the run home.
Gaff’s season got off to a relatively subdued start with back-to-back 16-disposal games but he returned to his ball-magnet best with 36 touches in the round three victory over Port Adelaide and never looked back.
He averaged more disposals than any other Eagle for the sixth year in succession and gathered at least 30 touches in 10 games.
The 29-year-old has finished top-10 in the club champion award for nine years in a row - winning the John Worsfold Medal in 2015 - and should extend that streak at tonight's count.
Standout performance: Running the Hawks ragged
It was a typical Gaff performance on the wide expanses of the MCG as he continually worked hard into space linking defence and attack in West Coast’s 38-point victory in round eight.
Gaff didn’t only lead the Eagles for disposals (38), but he also recorded team-highs for score involvements (12), marks (12, equal with Brad Sheppard) and inside 50s (eight) across a season-high 95 per cent game time.
Disposals – 27.5
Effective disposals – 21.1
Kicks – 16.3
Metres gained – 334.3
Score involvements – 4.9
2021 AFL statistical rankings:
4th – Uncontested possessions (20)