This round is a loophole NIGHTMARE.
Jordon Sweet (Western Bulldogs) will be locked out early Saturday, Chris Burgess (Gold Coast) will be locked out midday Saturday, and Patrick Bines (West Coast) will be locked out Saturday night.
Good luck executing your Captain’s loopholes if your Vice-Captain scores big.
Top VICE-CAPTAINCY Options –
Friday Night vs Essendon – AVG vs Team: 69.0
Only played the Bombers once last season for a score of 118. He’s had a few down weeks by his standards over the last few weeks, and where better to turn it around than on a Friday night under lights?
Early Saturday vs Western Bulldogs – AVG vs Team: 102.5
I knew it would happen eventually, Lachie is copping more attention. His start to the season has not gone unnoticed. Against the Bulldogs though, he should have a fairly free scoring run. The Doggies don’t traditionally tag under Bevo, they rely on their defensive structures so Neale could produce a big score here.
Early Saturday vs Brisbane – AVG vs Team: 124.1
Bottom line is Macrae needs to kick the ball more. He’s still getting his hands on it, and he’s using it quite well by midfielder standards too. He loves playing at Mars Stadium, and he loves playing against Brisbane. Averages of 147 and 124, respectively. A huge score looming if he can continue his history at this venue, and against this opposition.
Saturday vs Carlton – AVG vs Team: 99.1
Grundy scored 113 and 158 in the two encounters between this team last season, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s on his way again to another huge score. A decent option.
Saturday Night vs Adelaide (THE SHOWDOWN) – AVG vs Team: 94.9
No Wines and No Gray. Adelaide don’t tag, and Port Adelaide love the ball in Boak’s hands through the midfield. I suspect that Boak is in for another huge score, making him further out of reach for those who don’t have him.
Saturday Night vs St Kilda – AVG vs Team: 100.5
Didn’t play the Saints last year but scored a 141 against them in 2017. Another score in that region will be hard to ignore. The only hurdle is finding a way to loophole him in if he scores similarly again.
Not mentioned: Patrick Cripps (Collingwood play a generally slow, low scoring SuperCoach game)
Top CAPTAINCY Options –
Saturday vs Gold Coast – AVG vs Team: 126.0
112 and 148 in his past two encounters and the Suns form has dropped off a cliff. Big Maxy could be in for a massive score this week, and you’d be kicking yourself if you miss it.
Sunday vs Hawthorn – AVG vs Team: 92.6
Is this the game where the Coniglio we all know love returns? 111 and 117 in his past two games against the Hawks, and using Clarkson’s words, Hawks are playing like a middle of the road team right now. GWS are better than they have been, and Hawks are worse than they have been. Might bode well for Coniglio’s SuperCoach fortunes.
Sunday Twilight vs Richmond – AVG vs Team: 108.5
His last three scores against Richmond read like this: 142, 142, 99. Two scores of 142 two years in a row, if you believe he can score 142 again then lock him in, forget about loopholing. Dockers play Richmond at Optus Stadium too, a ground fairly unfamiliar to the Tigers and a ground the Dockers play markedly well.
CAPTAIN Smokey –
Sunday vs North Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 91.0
Scored a 91 when he played North Melbourne last year in his debut season, and with Dangerfield likely to spend time forward if he plays and Selwood on a wing if he plays, Kelly could score big.
Not Mentioned: Patrick Dangerfield (Injury concerns)