Can you believe that we’re already at Round 7?
The season has already gone so fast, and it’s probably because we haven’t had a moment to think between rounds so far this year due to some Monday games, the odd Wednesday game and a host of Thursday night games.
In saying that, there are no Thursday night games this week, so that sound you are hearing is Patch dancing around his house butt naked in celebration.
The later the round goes this week, the greater the Captain options become and it might be the week to put a the VC on a smokey this week to try and catch a good score early.
Top VICE CAPTAIN Options –
Friday Night vs Collingwood – AVG vs Team: 91.6
If you had told me that Travis Boak would be the top averaging forward as we head into Round 7, I would’ve asked if you were okay. Not only is he in exactly that scenario, he has had only one score below 119 for the year so far.
Saturday Twilight vs Sydney – AVG vs Team: 79.4
A definite VC option because apart from the 91 he scored against Collingwood, his lowest score is 127. This is a tough one to sell though, he’s been a game changer for Brisbane, no doubt about that, but against Sydney he hasn’t got a great record, and he’s likely to receive extra attention. A good option, but it doesn’t come without it’s qualms.
Saturday Night vs Richmond – AVG vs Team: 116.5
I’m backing Jack Macrae to bounce back this week. Richmond aren’t a high centre clearance team so I’m expecting him to rack it up through the middle quite comfortably. Up to Round 4, his lowest score had been 110, but a few bad games and people are forgetting just how reliable he usually is. His form will turn around, the Dogs just need to turn theirs around too.
I definitely did not forget Max Gawn (I did)
Saturday Early vs Hawthorn – AVG vs Team: 128.3
Believe it or not, Max Gawn has only ever played against Hawthorn four times. That’s according to the SuperCoach website. His last 3 scores against the Hawks are 112, 115 and 118. A very solid option, that I definitely did not forget about.
VICE CAPTAIN Smokey –
Saturday vs St Kilda – AVG vs Team: 91.6
With Lachie Whitfield unlikely to get up for the game against the Saints, Williams should burst through the blocks with his guns blazing. He was absolutely stunning last week in the Sydney Derby, or the Battle of the Bridge, or whatever it’s called these days and another score of 121 will give you a lot to think about.
Other options: Brodie Grundy, Jaeger O’Meara
TOP CAPTAIN Options –
Sunday vs North Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 100.3
I don’t know what’s happened to North Melbourne this year, but Crippa has the opportunity to let rip in this game and produce a monster score. Carlton will be hurting after blowing their massive lead against Hawthorn, and they’ll want to get out to a flying start again. Cripps has only scored in the 90-95 range against the Roos in the past, but that was due to a certain Ben Jacobs, who at the minute is still injured.
Sunday vs Adelaide – AVG vs Team: 115.9
Dockers are in a rich vein of form, and their captain had a frustrating game on Saturday night, the Bulldogs players would not leave him alone. Adelaide don’t traditionally tag under Don Pyke so a free flying Fyfe would be a sight to see and could score massively. #FyfeIsLyfe
Sunday vs Essendon – AVG vs Team: 95.3
Fantasy Freako discussed during the week that when a game is done and dusted, the less likely players are to score a huge amount of points, it’s what you do when the game is on the line that earns you the most. Last week against the Eagles, Dangerfield didn’t have to do much and still managed a score of 94. I’m expecting a closer game this week, and as a result a better score from Dangerfield.
CAPTAIN Smokey –
Saturday Night vs Western Bulldogs – AVG vs Team: 102.5
Scored a 135 last time he played the Western Bulldogs, and with the Doggies inexperienced ruck department he’s every chance to pump out a massive score again.
Other options: Zach Merrett