What many people assumed would be the toughest week of the year turned out to be true, with Round 12 being the lowest scoring round so far.
It didn’t turn out that way for my captain choices, with the three I chose dominating: Goldy (154), Blitz (153) and Danger (106). It’s also the first time this season that my three selections have reached a combined 400 points. Just like the time I got the last four questions right on Millionaire HotSeat (from my living room, mind you), I’m pretty chuffed. Sure, it was probably a fluke, but come on.
Not really any reason except for the fact he’s Nat Fyfe. His record against Collingwood is pretty average (career average 85), but remember, this is 2015 Nat Fyfe. Considering he’s averaging 134 and hasn’t gone below 100, I’m happy to back him in.
Who has the nuts to not go Fyfe as VC? In his last three against the Dockers, Pendles averages a tick over 125. And there’s no Crowley at Freo anymore. Is that enough though? A no-brainer if you somehow don’t have the Wolf Fyfe.
Dusty had a fine game last week and scored 148 points. That’s also the exact score he recorded against the Swans last year in Round 14. He’s averaging 133 form his last three and looks as likely as anyone.
Out of their pack of stars, Hanners has been the Swans’ best midfielder this season. He gave us a glimpse in the final home and away fixture last year, a 154 against Richmond, in Sydney. Same situation this weekend.
Danger has the Lions this week, and it’s fair to say they’ve been a little down on form. Nine Doggies had 20 or more possessions last week. Patty only needs mid 20s to have a big game as he loves the contested ball and never shirks a contest, unless the contest happens to involve a contract. Different story.
SC Gold predicts that Beama will score 134 this week, which seems a lot for a player that has only cleared that score three times this season. But, his two highest scores against the Crows are 159 and 175.
Blues v Suns. No one of note.
Top selections of the round:
3. Dayne Beams
2. Dan Hannebery
1. Nat Fyfe