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 –

Max Gawn
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.

Brodie Grundy
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.

Zach Merrett
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.

Lachie Neale
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 –

Tom Rockliff
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 –

Matt Crouch
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.

Stephen Coniglio
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.

Nat Fyfe
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.

Patrick Cripps
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 –

Andrew Gaff
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?


69 Comments

TommyC99 · 24/04/2019 at 09:33

What about Jackson Macrae? Could VC him into Crippa since Bines is the last match of the round

sc_damage · 24/04/2019 at 09:46

Treloar into Crippa for me

Gen · 24/04/2019 at 12:36

Neale in Danger for me

    Binga · 24/04/2019 at 13:01

    I’m doing the same thing!! Neale will get 150+!!

      Lazza · 24/04/2019 at 18:42

      Ditto

Yeahnah · 24/04/2019 at 13:22

Grundy into Fyfe for me

TheWizardOfOzz · 24/04/2019 at 14:56

Hey community, do we see walters or billings being able to stay top FWDs?

    Mick · 24/04/2019 at 17:53

    Touch and go, top 10 probably, top 6 🤷🏻‍♂️

Binga · 24/04/2019 at 15:00

Thoughts on Billings in for Darling! The vc on Neale and C on Dangerfield!!

    Russty_ · 25/04/2019 at 11:04

    Do it Binga.

Lekdog · 24/04/2019 at 15:51

For those thinking of Gawn VC | Richmond has allowed just 95.2 ppg to opposition ruckmen & only Grundy went above 100 (137). Off a four day turn around don't expect Gawn to dominate tonight. #supercoach

    JohnDJ59 · 24/04/2019 at 17:58

    I did have Gawn as VC , now I might go Boak into Cripps or even Cripps into Danger, I'd just have to make my mind up at half time in the Cripps game.

    Rocksta_ · 24/04/2019 at 22:07

    Thanks Lek. I had the VC on Gawn until I saw this. He will score around 150 after scaling.
    You made too much sense unfortunately.

    Beezneez · 25/04/2019 at 10:40

    Sorry Lek but glad I didn't resd this before putting the vc on Gawn and now banking his 145 as my captain's score.

Statty Matty · 24/04/2019 at 16:57

Don't bring actual stats into this, Lekdog.

Steeeve · 24/04/2019 at 17:25

Think I'll bite the bullet and trade Collins out for Lockhart this week. Collins' cash gen will stall badly for at least a couple of weeks. Lockhart bargain basement and gets straight back in the Dees' side after one week off sore. Jetta out. Plus it frees up an extra $200,000 for me to chase Fyfe next week (or Neale the week after).

    Russty_ · 25/04/2019 at 11:04

    I did the same Steeeve, have a nice bank account now so it's upgrade time next week.

      Steeeve · 25/04/2019 at 22:07

      Was planning to upgrade one and paint the fence down to hately. But he's been dropped! How unlucky can you be?

        Russty_ · 25/04/2019 at 22:17

        I reckon he'll get another shot at it, could've pulled up sore after his first game..the Coach would be negligent not to give him another game soon to let him develop, he's a round 1 draft pick ffs…there must be another reason he was dropped we don't know about.

Rocksta_ · 24/04/2019 at 17:41

Neale into Cripps for me. Surely one of them goes 135+ considering neither did last week, and they both average 135

    Genius · 24/04/2019 at 17:54

    Balta into collins

      Lazza · 24/04/2019 at 18:44

      Luv ya work Genius 😂

      redherringfc · 25/04/2019 at 08:12

      Don’t you have Burgess?

      The Ranger · 25/04/2019 at 10:13

      Genius Genius

    Rocksta_ · 24/04/2019 at 18:19

    Yea, I had the VC on Grundy initially. Not up against much in the Ruck department tmr.

      Rocksta_ · 24/04/2019 at 18:45

      Fk it…….I’m going Grundy into Neale

Rick Grimes · 24/04/2019 at 18:47

By the way, thanks lads for pumping out all this content. Very much appreciated. You're like rookies pumping out tons, bloody legends!

    Russty_ · 24/04/2019 at 19:09

    Agree Rick well done lads, thanks for all the selfless hard work and research.

      Rick Grimes · 24/04/2019 at 19:33

      As much as we loved Jock and co, the site is going from strength to strength. The lads are bringing their own flavour and it's a tasty snack.

        Holty01 · 25/04/2019 at 09:30

        Agreed Rick. Well said

dontblushbaby · 24/04/2019 at 18:56

Neale into Fyfe imo ,

Rick Grimes · 24/04/2019 at 20:24

All Hore jokes aside, he's a bit of a beauty. $$$$

    Russty_ · 24/04/2019 at 20:40

    Worth every cent mate 🙂

      Rick Grimes · 24/04/2019 at 20:42

      Could be one we can hold long term.

    JohnDJ59 · 24/04/2019 at 20:46

    My problem is I keep putting him on the bench with the E on him, in case of a late out and I never have one, I really hope Clark is rested this weekend. I have Scrimshaw and Duursma on field.

      Russty_ · 24/04/2019 at 20:50

      If Touhy is in I think Clark will be out John, never know for sure though.

        JohnDJ59 · 24/04/2019 at 21:12

        I tend to put the E on the player that is playing in a early game and the last two weeks and this one the Dees have played early, so I feel I have to stick to that plan even though the player might go better than the ones on the field. Round three was the only time I had the two highest rookies on field in defence and that was only by a point, so it hasn't really been working too well for me.

          Russty_ · 24/04/2019 at 21:25

          Hard to know unless you have a definite loophole on that line John, I just tend to go onfield with whoever has the highest average as the season goes on.

            JohnDJ59 · 24/04/2019 at 21:45

            So going on that I should have had Hore and Scrimshaw on field this weekend, I'll just have to hope Duursma scores higher than Hore this time around.

              NoLanguage96 · 25/04/2019 at 10:06

              Duursma has North at home he should go ok

Ben · 24/04/2019 at 20:40

Oliver dud pick this season

    Rick Grimes · 24/04/2019 at 20:44

    The whole midfield seems to be struggling. He'll come right.

    Russty_ · 24/04/2019 at 20:51

    It'll be hard not to trade him out next week if he spuds it this week…plenty of other options.

      Rick Grimes · 24/04/2019 at 22:08

      104 before scaling. I don't have him but I wouldn't trade. Got to be going pretty good to sideways a premo out.

        Russty_ · 24/04/2019 at 22:20

        Sideways is my middle name this year Rick hahah

    JohnDJ59 · 24/04/2019 at 23:09

    Looking like Gawn and Hore will be the only Dees worth having this season.

      Derek · 24/04/2019 at 23:57

      Oliver will still be top 8

    Saritz · 25/04/2019 at 09:44

    Look at it this way… if Oliver is your M8 at years end, you would be pretty happy

JohnDJ59 · 24/04/2019 at 21:27

Boy did I stuff up taking the VC off Gawn, thinking he would be a bit tired after only a four day break.

    Rocksta_ · 24/04/2019 at 22:08

    Same! Would have started off the round magnificently.

Rick Grimes · 24/04/2019 at 22:10

Happy with Ross. Was him or Baker. Similar score for $40k odd less. Cotchin still 2-3 weeks away so should make some cash.

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 24/04/2019 at 22:17

You are a gr8 man Lek but as always in this game consider any good advice but ultimately back ya gut.

Had the VC around big maxy's neck.
Nice start.

    Rick Grimes · 24/04/2019 at 22:19

    Great start mate. Feel like this is going to be a high scoring round. Nice to bank the captain score.

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 24/04/2019 at 22:27

      Thanks mate.
      Also had hore on the ground this week.
      He is one of their best defenders, Tmac looked a bit more settled back.
      Dees just look lost between the arcs and moving the pill into their forward? line.

    COREYSC · 24/04/2019 at 22:59

    Maxy surprised me, but I honestly thought Nank would’ve put up a better contest that’s why I avoided the VC on Gawn but I was proved wrong

    Derek · 25/04/2019 at 01:10

    7 of my opponents had VC on Gawn.

    Come on Grundy, smash TBC.

    Beezneez · 25/04/2019 at 11:05

    Had the vc on Maxy. Read that Nank is the 4th easiest ruck to score against and Maxy scored 151 v Richmond last year. Have had Hore since round one and very happy with his output.

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 25/04/2019 at 18:04

      What he said. 😉

TommyC99 · 25/04/2019 at 11:54

Grundy or macrae Vc?

Tom · 25/04/2019 at 12:48

Do I trade Menagola? His pumped out a couple of back to back dud scores

    redherringfc · 25/04/2019 at 14:40

    Those last couple of forward spots could be filled by any number of players, Menegola included. I’d hold.

    Derek · 25/04/2019 at 14:43

    Gotta keep him.

    Season has already had so many redeemers

      Tom · 25/04/2019 at 14:45

      Yeah I think I'll hold hopefully he comes good. Thanks for the input fella's

Stupid Coach · 25/04/2019 at 12:57

Who do I put the VC and C on this week -.Mcrae, Cripps, Merrett, Danger, Coniglio. Went Whitfield (VC) and Cripps (C) which didn't quite work out. Don't have Grundy, Neale or Fyfe. Have Gawn but alas did not put the VC on him. Opponents have the VC on Grundy but I don't have him in my team.

Josh · 25/04/2019 at 13:11

Should I go:
1. Grundy into Fyfe
2. Grundy into Cripps
3. Fyfe into Cripps
Other potential C options are Danger, Lloyd, MCrouch, Coniglio

    Derek · 25/04/2019 at 14:41

    Who is your non playing loophole?

    Gotta go Grubdy VC and see what happens first, might be all you need

COREYSC · 25/04/2019 at 13:31

Which two to put on field
Constable, Gibbons and Butters

    redherringfc · 25/04/2019 at 14:37

    Constable first. coin toss after that.

sc_damage · 27/04/2019 at 12:38

fyfe or cornboy crippa lads? … cooked my vc already

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