Who’s Your Captain? – Round 4
Short turnarounds, blockbuster timeslots, and games that are made for players to go big for us this week.
Let’s look at some Captains.
Top VICE CAPTAIN Options –
Wednesday Night vs Richmond – AVG vs Team: 100.3
After a 4 day break this may be a risky one, especially with Brayden Preuss now out of the side. In his last three games against the Tigers he has scored 160, 150 and 72. Not a bad vice captaincy option, just a risky one with big Maxy coming off a very short turnaround.
ANZAC Day vs Essendon – AVG vs Team: 84.0
In his last three games against the Bombers he has returned scores of 155, 113 and 71, he’s in good form and after a 7 day break looks like he could be a pretty safe vice captaincy option.
ANZAC Day vs Collingwood – AVG vs Team: 97.8
This guy is on fire and he could be an absolute POD based on current form and current ownership. 120, 155, 137 going into this round and scored 130 and 114 in his last two games against the Pies. Levi Greenwood’s possible inclusion is a potential worry though.
Early Saturday vs Gold Coast – AVG vs Team: 99.7
Lachie Neale’s first ever QClash. He’s not new to crosstown rivalries thanks to the Western Derby’s between Freo and West Coast and should post a solid score after a slight mare last week against the Pies.
VICE CAPTAIN Smokey –
Friday Night vs North Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 93.8
No Ben Jacobs and looks like he’s been given the licence to hunt the ball again, and he could go very large in this game. The last time he scored a Captain’s worthy score against North Melbourne though was way back when he was still in Brisbane colours with a 126 in 2014. A masterstroke if it pays off, but nonetheless risky.
Other options: Dayne Beams, Dustin Martin
TOP CAPTAIN Options –
Saturday vs St Kilda – AVG vs Team: 85.0
Matt Crouch is just getting the job done this year. Multiple scores 110+ and a 108 on the weekend. Been nothing but a solid pick so far, but he has the potential to go big and scored a 132 in one of the last three games he played against the Saints. An interesting selection, but an understandable one at that.
Saturday Night vs Sydney – AVG vs Team: 98.9
Will he be tagged? Depending on who you ask, you get a different answer here. I’m going to go with No, but stranger things have happened. Hasn’t lit up in past “Battle of the Bridges” but he has the chance to do it this week. Scored a 98 and a 124 in the two Sydney Derby’s last year.
Saturday Night vs Western Bulldogs – AVG vs Team: 103.6
Fyfe is a different beast at Optus Stadium, he’s a beast at any stadium but he somehow evolves in this Superhuman who cannot be taken down unless you clash heads with him. Thanks Josh Battle. Scored a 151 the last year when these two teams met, which coincidentally was also a Round 6, Saturday night game as well.
Sunday vs Hawthorn – AVG vs Team: 97.0
Patrick, do us a favour and kick the ball this week? Thanks. 37 disposals and 32 of them handballs hurt his score last week, but up against the Hawks should be on the front foot to try and get the Blues their second win for the season, and on the trot. Expecting a big score from him this week, as long as Daniel Howe doesn’t tag him. Scores of 122, 118 and 118 in his past three games against the Hawks.
CAPTAIN Smokey –
Sunday vs Geelong – AVG vs Team: 93.9
With a 123 and a 120 in his last two games against Geelong, is this a punt to take? Gaff is racking up the footy and the Eagles look to him to provide run and carry from defence to the midfield to the forward line. Geelong will try and shut him down, but he could be in for a big score.
Other options: Patrick Dangerfield, Jack Macrae
Who are you going with this week, Community?