I don’t want to overstate it, but this is the big one.
A round of SuperCoach minus Nat Fyfe. Who takes the captaincy? There are plenty of standalone games this round so using the VC loophole won’t be difficult.
Last round was a productive one for my selections – Priddis (115), Pendles (117) and Fyfe (151) all delivering.
Contract pressure is going to be heaped further on Danger from this point after Sloane’s signature, but it hasn’t affected him yet. His last two matches against the Hawks read 41 disposals, 159 SuperCoach points and 35 disposals, 173 SuperCoach points.
The Hawks’ skipper is coming off a nice break and meets the Crows who he has a good record against, averaging 129 in his last three against them. He’s got the highest average of all defenders this year so he’s a unique VC option.
VOTE BELOW FOR YOUR SKIPPER
NicNat has fired in two of the last three (versus Geelong and Essendon) and reminded us of his brilliance. But against teams quality ruckmen such as North Melbourne, Brisbane and GWS and Port Adelaide, he has really struggled. I’m expecting Richmond to be much of the same, with Ivan Maric in good touch.
Gray is due for a big one and who better to play than the Blues? In Round 22 last year against Carlton he delivered a huge 174! That would be a nice way to enter the bye, especially considering his BE is 170. All the Round 12 break-evens can be found here.
A few teams leaning towards bringing in the Sleeve, and with good reason considering he averages 125 in his last five matches. He hasn’t played the Doggies since 2012, but hit a 137 when he did. Of course, he’s hopped off the bus since then.
EDIT: Todd Goldstein
With Shane Mumford ruled out for the remainder of the season on Tuesday morning, I’ve added Todd Goldstein to the captaincy contenders. Seven marks against Sydney highlighted his mobility and last year in round 20 big Toddy scored 143 against GWS. Plus he’s averaging 132 over his last three rounds, with no Mummy he looks delicious.
Forget Selwood, forget Hogan, forget… uh Watts, for this one, it’s all about Mark Blicavs now. He’s clearly Geelong’s best scorer and in 17% of sides. Doesn’t need a lot of it to make a big impact, and drop-off is unlikely considering his tank.
My top 3 captain selections:
3. Todd Goldstein
2. Mark Blicavs
1. Patrick Dangerfield