It's usually always halves, fullbacks and the occasional hooker who cover the most overall distance per match according to the Telstra Tracker.
So it was a rare effort from Roosters lock Victor Radley to rack up 9.23km against the Knights - the second-highest total of the round.
Aside from a couple of dummy-halves, Radley and Cowboys second-rower Shane Wright, who ranked fourth with 9.11km, were the only forwards in the top 10. Eel Ryan Matterson (8.94km) was 12th.
Cowboys playmaker Tom Dearden (9.58km) tallied the most distance followed by Radley, fellow Rooster Drew Hutchison (9.20km), Wright and Broncos fullback Tesi Niu (9.09km).
North Queensland winger Kane Bradley produced a strong debut against the Storm and that was backed up in his GPS data as he recorded the most high-speed metres (20km/h or more).
Bradley (871m) beat out Parramatta winger Blake Ferguson (780m), Cowboys hooker/fullback Jake Granville (775m) and Dragons second-rower Jack Bird (756m) for the top spot.
It's no surprise that Melbourne flyer Josh Addo-Carr produced the fastest speed (35.4km/h), though it was well short of his best.
In the same game, North Queensland five-eighth Scott Drinkwater (35km/h) showed his impressive turn of foot.
Other standouts were Canberra's Sebastian Kris (34.7km/h), Canterbury's Nick Meaney (34.6km/h) and Cowboy Kyle Feldt (34.4km/h).
Meanwhile, the relative distance category was headed up by Roosters prop Fletcher Baker, who averaged 105.7 metres per minute in his 29-minute stint off the interchange against Newcastle.
Panthers bench duo Scott Sorensen (103.2m/m) and Liam Martin (101.5m/m), Knights halfback Phoenix Crossland (100.9m/m) and Dragons prop Josh Kerr (100.7m/m) were next.