This is the round that separate the men from the boys. The round we all dreaded when we saw the fixture, and for the most part, the fear wasn’t unfounded. Many of you are scrambling to get 18 players together, but that’s not what we’re here to talk about today.
Your Captain, like last week, is probably the most important to nail to ensure you finish with a respectable score.
Top VICE-CAPTAIN Options
Thursday Night vs Adelaide – AVG vs Team: 109.5
Last time Dusty went to Adelaide Oval he walked away with a massive score of 160. It’s been a while since we’ve been able to put our trust in the 2017 Brownlow medallist, but he loves playing at the Adelaide Oval, he averages 115.5 at the venue.
Thursday Night vs Richmond – AVG vs Team: 102.2
Averages 125.6 over his last three against the Tigers with a 140 and a 141 the last two times he’s played them at Adelaide Oval.
Friday Night vs Hawthorn – AVG vs Team: 88.0
Up against his team’s traditional rivals, Zach Merrett is poised for a big game after a week off. An average of 104.6 over his last three against the Hawks, and has the ability to do quite well with a 126, his highest score against the Hawks, in that mix.
Saturday vs Port Adelaide – AVG vs Team: 103.0
I really like Fyfe as a vice captaincy option for a couple of reasons; The first one is that he’s not getting tagged, the players who support him are like Hill and Mundy. The other reason is that there will most likely be no Brad Ebert. Ebert has gone to Fyfe in the past two encounters he has played against the Power and shut him down comprehensively. Can go big with a 141 his highest score against.
Early Saturday vs Gold Coast – AVG vs Team: –
Has never played the Suns in his career, and did not feature in round one game, so there is no data to support this feeling. It’s just a feeling, when really well against the Power despite the scoreline as well.
Top CAPTAIN Options
Saturday Night vs Western Bulldogs – AVG vs Team: 88.6
How can you not talk about this man after last week’s mammoth performance? The Bulldogs aren’t a team that tags so like he did against the Lions, is every chance to pull a massive score out of his hat again. Probably the standout Captain option this week.
Saturday Night vs Carlton – AVG vs Team: 99.8
104, 124, 145, 120 in his last four games against the Blues, including the game earlier this year, and has a pretty good record at the Docklands stadium too, but who does Teague unleash Ed Curnow onto?
Saturday Night vs Carlton – AVG vs Team: 113.0
Carlton ended Macrae’s run of amazing scores to start the year with his first sub 110 score of the year. Apart from that 97, his last three scores before this year against the Blues were 110, 141 and 124. Will the Western Bulldogs, and Jack Macrae, seek revenge on the Blues? But the question remains, who does Teague unleash Ed Curnow onto?
Sunday vs North Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 75.0
Given his form, and given how well he scores against lower ranked sides, It’s hard to just ignore Josh Kelly. Not saying he’ll put a monster score out but there’s a good chance he could. It’s risky though because his highest ever score against the Kangaroos is a 110.
Sunday vs GWS – AVG vs Team: 95.7
133, 110 and 140 in three of his last four games of this season and a 113.3 avg over his last three matches against the Giants. History is on his side as well as form. It’s risky, but it’s a good risk to take. Are you game enough?