Who’s Your Captain? – Round 3
Round 2 threw up some massive Captain’s scores, but also threw up some pretty ordinary ones. If you went with the likes of a Lachie Neale or Max Gawn you would’ve been jumping for joy, but if you went with the likes of Patrick Dangerfield or Brodie Grundy you were left wanting.
Hopefully this week, I can steer you to make a more informed decision.
Last 3 vs Richmond: 149, 128, 116
Loves playing Richmond with an average of 131 from his last 3 encounters. There is some worry regarding his shoulder but I don’t think it will hinder him too much, a good VC option if you have him.
Last 3 vs Western Bulldogs: 129, 67, 135
He hasn’t played against the Bulldogs much in the last few years, only three times in the last 5 years, including the 2016 preliminary final. When the Giants win though, Coniglio scores big and after the Dogs performances to start the season he might be in for another one.
Other options, not mentioned: Josh Kelly, Jack Macrae, Josh Dunkley
Last 3 vs St Kilda: 144, 109, 113
Despite being under an injury cloud, The Great Grundy is expected to get up to play. Goes up against Marshall and Ryder with it’s expected he’ll retain the assistance from last week’s debutant Darcy Cameron. Perfect VC opportunity.
Last 3 vs West Coast: 127, 151, 120
Brisbane is taking on West Coast who will be keen to atone for the loss to Gold Coast. The lack of tagger on the West Coast team allowed the Suns midfield to run riot, and I expect the Brisbane midfield to do similar. With an average of 164 from two games so far, Neale might be too good to pass up.
Last 3 vs Carlton: 156, 133, 108
We’ll all be hoping for a better and more present effort from Dangerfield against the Blues this week. History is on his side with a very good record against Carlton, and also playing at GMHBA. I expect Paddy to have a much better game this week.
Last 3 vs Geelong: 148, 97, 86
Had a very good game last time he played the Cats, but before that scored 97 playing on pretty much one leg and before that was in 2016, arguably before he broke out. I reckon he’ll have a good game but I think I’d put my money on Dangerfield to have a better one.
Other options, not mentioned: Andrew Gaff
Last 3 vs Adelaide: nil, nil, nil
You’d be crazy, but if he can go 171 against a much better midfield I’m on the edge of my seat to see what he can do against an Adelaide side that seems very far from it at the moment.
Last 3 vs Essendon: 126, 168, 85
Usually plays well against the Bombers only going lower than 126 once in his last 5 encounters. If you haven’t locked in a captain yet by this stage of the weekend, Gawn would be your best bet.
Last 3 vs Port Adelaide: 129, 105, 78
The Freo captain has shown his adept capabilities to play through the midfield and up forward in these first two games of the season. Up against Port Adelaide, who may tag him as they usually do, he’ll have to be at his best to continue his excellent form. A decent option, however also risky, if you haven’t settled on a captain by the last game of the weekend.
Other options, not mentioned: Michael Walters, Zach Merrett, Clayton Oliver
Top 3 VC Options:
1. Lachie Neale
2. Brodie Grundy
3. Patrick Dangerfield
Top 3 C Options:
1. Lachie Neale
2. Max Gawn
3. Nat Fyfe