Captains Call – Round 6
Round 6 is upon us and it is time to take a look at who will we be making El Capitano this week. Some fairly safe options it appears, and thankfully the Thursday night game lets us lock in one particularly useful player early.
Geelong vs Brisbane
Thursday is set up perfectly for Lachie Neale to have the VC slapped on him. He is averaging 154.2 SCPoints for the year with a 3-round average of 147.7 SCPoints. His last 3 vs Geelong haven’t been super great, with scores of 103, 132 and 83, but this move is just a no-brainer for you if you have him. If you don’t, Patrick Dangerfield may be a choice. His current form isn’t great (by his usual standards) with a 3-round average of 106.3 SCPoints, but he has scores of 147 and 165 in his last 3 games vs Brisbane. Someone who is flying under the under the radar a bit is Mitch Duncan, who is currently 6th in the AFL for total points, with a season average of 118.8. He has scores of 76, 112 and 114 in his last 3 against Brisbane, his issue is he’s consistent, but not a Captain scorer, with a season high of just 123 SCPoints. Hugh McCluggage has been on a roll too, with a 3-round average of 137.3 SCPoints, as well as Jarrod Berry with a 3-round average of 132.7 SCPoints. Brisbane on fire it seems!
Collingwood vs Hawthorn
Brodie Grundy, born on a Monday, had a Captains score on Friday.
Fremantle vs St Kilda
West Coast vs Adelaide
Melbourne vs Gold Coast
Essendon vs North Melbourne
Jack Steele is another like Mitch Duncan who flies under the radar a bit but is currently 8th in the AFL for total SCPoints scored this year. He’s never gone big against Fremantle before, but has scores of 128, 137 and 136 this year, so could be a VC option if you’re out of any other options. Adelaide have performed very poorly this year and given his recent tweets Nic Naitanui might be considered an option. He hasn’t played against Adelaide since 2018 but will be up and about for this one. Max Gawn should be considered a fairly safe Captain option, given his 3-round average of 162.7 SCPoints, which is a clear #1 in the AFL with second place Lachie Neale at 147.7. Todd Goldstein has had a great year and is currently 2nd in the AFL for total Supercoach points, another guy you can consider.
Port Adelaide vs GWS
Richmond vs Sydney
Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
Travis Boak is coming in with a 3-round average of 127.3 SCPoints and has had a few big scores this year. Carlton vs the Bulldogs is likely a Patrick Cripps vs Marcus Bontempelli battle. Cripps has a season high of just 123 SCPoints, which is disappointing for him, the Bont isn’t fairing much better, but at least pumped out a score of 166 a fortnight ago, though his last score of 55 against the Roos was a season low.
For me I’ll be sticking with a Lachie Neale as VC and Brodie Grundy as C this week. Fairly simple but should produce some points! Anyone else planning anything different this week? Let us know in the comments below.