Who’s Your Captain? – Round 9

I really hope you have a non-playing rookie this week that isn’t Patrick Bines because the Eagles playing on Friday night really puts you in a tight spot.

Top VICE CAPTAIN Options –

Max Gawn

Friday Night vs West Coast – AVG vs Team: 100.8

Averaging 132.3 over his last three games against the Eagles, and 100.8 over his career, Maxy is a good vice captaincy option this week. Whether he comes up against Hickey or Vardy shouldn’t be an issue, and neither should the impending the return of Brayden Preuss. Scored 156 last time these two teams met, in the actual season, we won’t mention the preliminary final.

Brodie Grundy

Early Saturday vs St Kilda – AVG vs Team: 104.0

You could almost call Brodie a captaincy option as well. Gawn into Grundy might be a popular combo this week, but what if I told you his average against the Saints isn’t actually that great? Most of Grundy’s scores against the Saints have been in the 95-115 range. You’d need a higher score than even the higher end of that scale to even consider him. A good VC option though, gives you the option to flick the switch if he goes big.

Lachie Neale

Saturday vs Adelaide – AVG vs Team: 80.0

Has never scored more than 110 against the Crows in his career, but if you put the royal blue armband on him you might get a nice surprise. Crows don’t usually tag, you have to back in that he’ll more than likely get first use at the centre bounces with Stefan Martin going up against the Crows inexperienced, in comparison, ruck department.


Elliot Yeo

Friday Night vs Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 72.4

Has lived up to his nickname this year, but appears to be getting back on track with four of his past five scores 114 or better with a 132 in that mix. The Yo-Yo is a guy who can go big on his day and is a decent chance to pump out a massive score against the Dees on the Eagles homedeck.


Patrick Dangerfield

Saturday vs Western Bulldogs – AVG vs Team: 108.1

For those with SuperCoach Gold, you may have noticed that Dangerfield is projected to score 88 this week for whatever reason. I don’t really understand how score projections work, but I think that projection is wrong. This is a guy who bullies the Bulldogs in recent times. 118, 173, 151 in his last three games. Could the Danger we all hoped to be gracing our forward lines this year return with another monster score?

Nat Fyfe

Saturday Night vs Essendon – AVG vs Team: 113.2

If it wasn’t for his injury affected score, Fyfe would have the 2nd highest average in SuperCoach this year. Has been super consistent with most of his scores 124+ A solid captain option which you can rely on week in/week out.

Travis Boak

Sunday vs Gold Coast – AVG vs Team: 104.6

Had a down game in the Showdown last week and will want to atone for his poor performance. The Suns don’t traditionally play well at the Adelaide Oval, and so Boak could be in for a very good, captain worthy score. Scored a 125 in Port’s only encounter last year.

Josh Kelly

Sunday Twilight vs Carlton – AVG vs Team: 118.2

Kelly scored a 205 against Carlton last year. I don’t know if I need to say much else.

Patrick Cripps

Sunday Twilight vs Greater Western Sydney – AVG vs Team: 90.8

If I didn’t mention him specifically for the second week in a row there would be some serious questions asked of me by the inner sanctum. He’s playing GWS, a team he doesn’t usually play all that well against. Does he get tagged by Matt de Boer? Probably. Does it bother him? Who knows. Scored 122 last time these two teams met. His highest ever score against the Giants. Scored 70 and 69 in his two games against the Giants before that.

CAPTAIN Smokey –

Tim Kelly

Saturday vs Western Bulldogs – AVG vs Team: 102.5

If you don’t go with Patrick Dangerfield, maybe the new go-to man in the middle for the Cats is your answer. Looks to be entering a rich vein of form and has a three round average of 122.7.


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  1. BrokenChairs says:

    Gawn into Fyfe for me

  2. Nick says:

    Grundy into T.Kelly or Boak for me.

  3. TommyC99 says:

    Danger or Grundy into fyfe for me. Surely grundy monsters Marshall in the ruck? Although this could be the week danger gets back into form.

  4. Nick says:

    Hope your right about Danger Tommy but not game enough to take that risk.

  5. ThatsGoldJerry says:

    Gawn into J Kelly for me 🙂

  6. COREYSC says:

    Grundy into Fyfe this week

  7. MajorWeakness says:

    I think Max is a bit risky after the way that the eagles rucks totally dismantled him late last year.
    grundy to fyffe for me

  8. Daniel says:

    DESPERATION!!! Do i need cash or players? Help wanted
    Comments are much appreciated

    DEF. Whit, Hurn, Laird, Williams, Hore, Duursma, (Clark, Young)
    MID. Neale, Cripps, Fyfe, Merret, Angus, Walsh, Constable, Stack, (Ross, Answerth, Scott)
    RUC. grundy, Gawn, (ROB)
    FWD. Kelly, Danger, Heeney, Westhoff, Darcy Moore, Drew, (Parker, Setters)
    Current bank $115,600 21 trades left, (mistakes have been made like trading Dunkley out in Rd.4)
    Option 1: Duursma & Ross out, Macrae & Curtis Taylor in. (leaves $3,800) creates needed fwd mid dpp but no bank
    Option 2: same as above except bring in Dunkley instead of Macrae, bank will then be $63,100,
    Option 3: ask for help from the community.
    Thanks in advance gang

  9. Rocksta_ says:

    Don’t think we need to go further than Grundy this week. I’m putting the VC on him and totally expect him to monster the Saints.

    • JR_Damo says:

      I agree. I think Grundy should be a safe bet, but VC Grundy into C Fyfe for me this week. I can use Chris Burgess if I need to.

  10. MajorWeakness says:

    Don't forget that Bines is useless for loopholing this week. Maybe keep Ross for a week if you want to loophole

  11. Lazza says:

    At this point I’m going with Fyfe into Cripps

  12. Cats2019 says:

    Bontempelli, Macrae or Fyfe?

  13. Derek says:

    The only non player I have to loop is Bines, and he plays the first game, so unless Scrimshaw or MCrouch don’t play, I might not have a VC option this week.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey mate, I've read Scrimshaw had a headache and Crouch should be good to go…who will you whack it on if it's C only?

      • Derek says:

        Grundy is the safe bet.

        I do like Merrett vs Fremantle and Rocky against Suns. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Hurn put up a half decent VC option on Friday night against a very poor kicking Melbourne

        • silversovereign says:

          I am seriously contemplating Grundy into rocky Derek. Everyone is going big against the suns but knowing rocky he will probably get concussed on 14.

        • Russty_ says:

          Looks like Crouch is in doubt now, wait and see if he gets on the plane to Brissy.

          • Lazza says:

            Oh no !!… I already have 2 Mids who wont be playing – Ross and Scott and possibly Atkins too … might not have MID bench cover this week

  14. COREYSC says:

    Advice on my team community?
    Not sure if I need to paint the fence, double downgrade or just hold trades?
    26 Trades and 233K In Bank
    Lloyd, Z.Williams, B.Smith, Hore, Duursma, Clark (Answeth, Burgess)
    Cripps, Neale, Fyfe, Macrae, M.Crouch, B.Crouch, Walsh, Gibbons (Atkins, Hayes, Scott)
    Grundy, Gawn (Bines)
    Dangerfield, T.Kelly, Dunkley, Heeney, Drew, Setterfield (Parker, Corbett)

  15. redherringfc says:

    Parker has a break even of 55. I don’t think he’ll make that. To fix that you need to go one up and one down.

    I’d look at Atkins for Stocker and Parker to Laird, by swinging Burgess forward.

  16. redherringfc says:

    Do the dogs have anyone that can stop Hawkins?

    Playing at GMHBABCDEFG stadium, bucket loads of “positive affirmation” down there.

    Throwing the C on him is risky, but I can VC him into Cripps (which in itself is not ideal)

  17. Holty01 says:

    Grundy is the sensible vc choice but I keep going back to Neale. Hmmmm🤔

  18. Trades says:

    Rocky or Dunkley in?

  19. MAD MIKE says:

    Hey Damo or Lekdog what time will the cheat sheet drop boys?

  20. Ken says:

    Who would you get in josh Kelly or Macrae first ?

  21. The Ranger says:

    Grundy into Fyfe for me.

  22. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Tom Rockliff into Josh Kelly for me.💪👊

  23. Binga says:

    Thoughts on Walsh out Sloane in?

  24. Placey says:

    VC Grundy/Danger into C Merrett

  25. Lekdog says:

    We are LIVE and talking #supercoach trades for Round 9! Come and jump into the chat and fire your questions at me!

  26. Russty_ says:

    Gawn with no Preuss against Vardy and no Hickey, he's my VC lock, hopefully all I'll need this week 🙂

  27. Binga says:

    Thoughts pls Walsh and Cogs out to Rocky and Sloane??

  28. josh says:

    Hickey comes into the west coast team to play duel ruck with vardy.
    Does this affect the Gawn VC????

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