Wow! You came back. After last week’s horror captaincy picks I didn’t think you would. For those that missed it, I had Dane Swan (91), Jobe Watson (91) and Joel Selwood (84). At least I avoided Rory Sloane, who was the most popular captain with 35% of the votes. He came crashing back to earth with 60 against the Bulldogs.
There are some really good VC loophole choices this week, as you can see below.
Scott Pendlebury: Mr Consistency hasn’t dropped below 100 all season, and always produces awkward VC scores. He averages 118 against Carlton, including 131 in Round 15 last year.
Dane Swan: Swanny has been good so far this year, with three solid scores and a 150. Scored two 90s against the Blues last year, but in prime-time he’s always a good chance.
Marc Murphy: An average of only 95 against Collingwood but a high of 132. Just starting to hit his straps.
Joel Selwood: A quiet week last week for Joel but a big game is never too far away. His form is good but record against Richmond is modest, averaging 104 from ten games.
Todd Goldstein: Big Goldy is in the form of his life and comes up against his best opponent statistically, Hawthorn. A 119 average from six games indicates that he’s a genuine captaincy option. Perhaps a VC?
Jordan Lewis: Lewis comes up against the Roos this week against whom he has a poor record, averaging 91 from 12 games. Five clangers hurt his score on the weekend.
Josh P Kennedy: JPK showed his 61 v GWS waas just a blip, pumping out his third 115+ score this year. Averages a poor 80 against the Dogs from nine encounters.
Nat Fyfe: Fyfe was dominant last week against Grand Finalists Sydney with 145. He’s a must-have considering he hasn’t dropped below 107 all season. Averages 110 v Melbourne.
Rory Sloane: Sloane’s first quiet week betrayed the trust of many who installed him as captain. You shouldn’t be panicking however, against the Power he aveages 107 and at Adelaide Oval he averages an impressive 119.
Dyson Heppell: The Hepp has come into many sides following his 150 on ANZAC day. Like Pendlebury & Fyfe, he hasn’t dropped below 100 so is a great option. However, he’s yet to crack the ton against St.Kilda, averaging 79. I think that will change this round.
My top 3:
3. Todd Golstein
2. Scott Pendlebury
1. Nat Fyfe