Who’s Your Captain? – Round 1
Top 3 VICE CAPTAIN Options –
Thursday Night vs Richmond – AVG vs Team: 93.5
The Tigers captain has come out and said it himself. The Tigers won’t tag Cripps, do we believe him? Regardless, he’s scored 130 the last time these two teams met and if he scores anything like that again, you don’t want to miss out.
Friday Night vs Geelong – AVG vs Team: 98.3
Last year’s top scoring ruckmen and player overall goes up against the Cats on Friday night. So who does he go up against? Exactly. Rhys Stanley, Darcy Fort, whoever it is will be no match for Brodie Grundy who doubles as a big bodied mid when he’s not hitting it out of the centre.
Saturday Twilight vs Sydney – AVG vs Team: 86.6
Also an option for Captaincy if you’ve chosen any of the men above for the Vice Captaincy, but you have to weigh up the likelihood that he’ll meet very effective tagger George Hewett. No denying that the way Macrae goes about his business is a thing of beauty though, and he’ll be hard to stop after a great pre-season showing.
VICE CAPTAIN Smokey –
Friday Night vs Geelong – AVG vs Team: 122.3
Wasn’t long ago that Pendlebury was dubbed ‘Dependlebury’ and he was a captain or vice captain each and every week for every SuperCoach in the land. He’s a bit past that now, but his average against the Cats might be hard to ignore and as long as you trust your captaincy option the risk might be worth it.
TOP 3 CAPTAIN Options –
Sunday Twilight vs North Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 124.1
Fyfey loves playing the Kangaroos as evidenced by his avg against them. No Ben Jacobs means he’ll be let loose and he’ll be hard to stop on the Optus Stadium deck, and being the last game of the round, you can literally VC anyone else.
Early Saturday vs Port Adelaide – AVG vs Team: 120.4
In Gawn’s 100th game, he’ll be tapping the ball to a midfield that most teams would dream of. How doesn’t he tap it advantage? His average score vs Port Adelaide is bloody impressive. Only an option if you’ve gone with someone on the Thursday or the Friday night.
Friday Night vs Collingwood – AVG vs Team: 96.4
A pretty safe option if you ask me, but only an option if you go for someone in the Thursday night game as your Vice Captain. His avg vs Collingwood was actually surprising considering he scored 137 against them in 2018 and 146 against them in round 22, 2017, bull I’ll digress. A great option and looks to be in ripping nick.
CAPTAIN Smokey –
Sunday vs Gold Coast – AVG vs Team: 88.5
You’d have to have a big set to do it, especially at the start of the season, and he doesn’t usually score well against the Suns. The Saints are at home though and he recorded a score of 136 last time these two teams met. Can he do it again? If he starts this season like he ended 2018 then he’s going to be hard to stop at Marvel Stadium.
Unlucky not to be mentioned: Dustin Martin