I’m a man of few words so let’s just get on with it.
Round 4 is upon us.
Top VICE CAPTAIN Options –
Thursday Night vs Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 73.4
Lloyd’s average against Melbourne over his entire career isn’t great, but he hasn’t really been a top end premium for a long period of time either. Melbourne love to bomb the ball inside 50 to nobody at the moment and Jake Lloyd will absolutely love that. Only have to look back to a similar scenario last year in Round 9 when Fremantle were bombing it to nobody inside the 50 and he scored a lazy 173 because he was cutting everything off.
Friday Night vs Western Bulldogs – AVG vs Team: 89.8
Scored 152 the last time these two teams met, and it’s probably because the Doggies don’t really have a recognised ruckman apart from the beanpole that is Tim English. These are two midfields that will go head to head all game and that’s where the game will be won and lost. Grundy will want to make sure he makes an impact best as possible and gives the Collingwood midfield silver service at the stoppages.
Friday Night vs Collingwood – AVG vs Team: 97.8
With a 92, 102, 104 in his last three outings against the Pies, he’ll want to bump that up by at least 25 points to even be in consideration for us to flick the switch. There is the likelihood that he gets tagged, but we’re talking about Nathan Buckley here who didn’t tag Tom Mitchell. Twice. So who really knows?
VICE CAPTAIN Smokey –
Early Saturday vs Geelong – AVG vs Team: 78.4
If you’re bold. If you’re daring. The half back dasher that is Lachie Whitfield might be a great POD option for Vice Captaincy. Hot on the heels of Jake Lloyd for highest averaging defender early in this season, and he could produce a score that sets you apart from your opponent. Has procduced scores of 130, 82 and 66 in his last three encounters against the Cats.
Other options: Max Gawn, Adam Treloar, Marcus Bontempelli
TOP CAPTAIN Options –
Early Saturday vs GWS – AVG vs Team: 128.3
Don’t usually need too much convincing to slap the Blue or Gold armband on Dangerfield when he’s playing at the Cattery. Holds a 128 average against the Giants, and an average of 121 at GMHBA Stadium. He looks to just be going about his business as usual, pretty safe selection. Likely to get the attention of Matt de Boer.
Saturday vs Essendon – AVG vs Team: 108.6
Neale’s current form is just scintillating, and that’s only putting it lightly. Seems to love playing up at Brisbane, and their game plan seems to suit him. Scored a massive 147 against the Bombers last time he played them, albeit in Fremantle colours.
Sunday vs Gold Coast – AVG vs Team: 107.3
The Blues skipper scored a huge 173 last time he played at Metricon Stadium against Stuart Dew’s boys. Expecting him to cop some close attention from Bowes and Miller, but it would surprise me if they shut him down enough for him not to produce a Captain worthy score.
CAPTAIN Smokey –
Saturday Twilight vs Richmond – AVG vs Team: 102.7
Will it be Boak? Will it be Rockliff? Will it be Powell-Pepper? *buzzer sound* It was Drew. If anything, Wines return only helped Travis Boak last week. Scoring like an uber-premium midfielder, Boak might just be the one that sets you apart from the pack and shoots you up the rankings. Projected to score 119, but given the current state of the Richmond Football Club it wouldn’t surprise me if scores a bit more than that.
Other options: Rory Sloane, Andrew Gaff
Who are you going with, Community?