There are some really good options to go with this week, and I could’ve listed them all but I would’ve been here all week writing this, and then you here all weekend reading it. Instead I’ve chosen the best options (and some smokeys) for you to consider to lead your team to greatness.
Personally, I think Patrick Cripps on the Saturday into Fyfe on the Sunday is the safest choice, but we all know that nothing is guaranteed in SuperCoach and some of you don’t like to rely on the last game of the round for your captain to come to the party. It also depends on what loopholes you have available, and how quickly you can activate them. (All things to consider.)
Anyway, without further ado. Captains.
Top VICE CAPTAIN Options –
Thursday Night vs Richmond – AVG vs Team: 104.4
He didn’t have a great game last week, but his score was affected by 5 frees against, and going at 55% efficiency from his 18 disposals. On Thursday night he faces Richmond and with scores of 157 and 115 last time he came up against them, another score in this neighbourhood would create some good food for thought.
Friday Night vs Sydney – AVG vs Team: 113.4
Can he overcome a tag? It’s a question we’re all still asking ourselves. On Friday night against Sydney, there’s a chance he will be tested. There is a chance he could pass this test and score quite well for your team though. Those who did extensive research in the pre-season will know that he scored 140 last time he played the Swans in 2017.
Saturday vs Port Adelaide – AVG vs Team: 117.0
Cripps lowest ever score against the Power is 108 and mostly scores in the 108 -115 range. His average against is boosted by a 136 which he produced against Port Adelaide in 2015. A good option but you’d have to be quick to activate this one if he’s who you go with.
VICE CAPTAIN Smokey –
Friday Night vs Adelaide – AVG vs Team: 78.8
After a 131 in round one against the Bulldogs, he looks on track to again be a top 3 defender again. Loves to dispose of the ball by foot, and is becoming quite the ball magnet too. His careful disposal means his efficiency is usually elite. On the small ground at the SCG, he’ll likely see the ball quite a bit too even if Sydney are doing a number on the Crows up the other end.
TOP CAPTAIN Options –
Saturday Night vs Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 93.8
Dangerfield loves playing at the Cattery. Scored 126 last time these two teams met there, and averaged 118.3 at GMHBA in 2018. A very good option for both Captaincy and Vice Captaincy, but it all depends on the loopholes you have available.
Sunday Early vs North Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 105.4
It’s been a while since Lachie Neale has scored a Captain worthy score against the Kangaroos. We have to travel all the way to 2015 when he scored 140, but he’s a big cog in that Brisbane engine room now and he’ll want to get his hands dirty to give the Lions the best chance of a 2-0 start.
Sunday vs Hawthorn – AVG vs Team: 93.8
Didn’t play the Hawks last year due to his mid year hamstring injury, but scored a 119 last time he played the Hawks in 2017. Scored 132 last week against Sydney, which is scary considering he was only going at 68% efficiency. Beast. Wouldn’t surprise me if Clarkson sends someone to tag him though, so potentially a risky option.
Sunday Afternoon vs Gold Coast – AVG vs Team: 140.3
A fairly safe option this one with Fyfe averaging 145.2 from his last 5 encounters against the Suns. Lowest ever score against the Suns is 116 which he scored way, way back in 2011.
CAPTAIN Smokey –
Saturday vs Gold Coast – AVG vs Team: 96.1
After last week, Heppell will want to lead his team to something better this week. Last time Heppell played the Saints he scored a 137, so if you think he can score anywhere near that again, you’d be a brave man to take a punt, but a genius if it pays off.
Not mentioned: Dustin Martin, Max Gawn, Stephen Coniglio