Welcome back everyone to another week of Storey’s Skippers. This could just prove to be one of the most important weeks to get your Captain right with so much carnage.
Every week it is important to make use of the rolling lockout and the vice-captain loophole. So for those that are unsure how it works just click on this link.
There have been 160 scores of 125 or over (acceptable captain scores) in rounds 1-8 this season. Port Adelaide has conceded the most with 17, closely followed by Brisbane with 16, while Geelong have scored the most (16).
I will be looking towards West Coast, even though they are playing away from home, for some high scores to be scored against the hapless Power.
If you want to play it safe, which might not be the worst idea this week given all the carnage, just go with Dangerfield!!
WEAGLES WEB …
Matthew Priddis – Everyone knows that Priddis is an accumulator and can score very, very big. While this year has been a little bit up and down Priddis returned to form last week at home against the Sainters. This week he is coming up against the team that has conceded the most 125+ scores in the competition. Could go very, very large if Port Adelaide don’t bring the required intensity.
Nic Naitanui – Port Adelaide have a horrendous record against quality opposition ruckmen, when they are without Matthew Lobbe. In the two times that it has happened already this year, Matthew Kreuzer and Stefan Martin have scored 65% higher than their SuperCoach average and recorded 64% more hitouts than usual. If this trend continues it is extremely possible that NicNat could have a monster game. He’s one to consider extremely highly but does still pose a risk.
… THE SINGLE G …
Todd Goldstein – The Blues are on fire and have won four in a row but have been decimated by injuries to a number of big-men, including Kreuzer, Casboult and Phillips. Daniel Gorringe has come in for his first game for his new club. Given all of this, Goldstein could go huge and remains a viable option for captaincy.
… OR A CAPTAIN WITH POD-ENTIAL
Luke Parker – He’s due for a big score. Has been quiet for the past three or four weeks and will be smarting after turning in a poor one last week against Richmond. Could go big against the Hawks this week as he rarely plays multiple poor games in a row.
Daniel Hannebery – Eight straight tons for for Hanners with five of these over 120. Nothing more needs to be said. A very good option for VC as he plays on a Friday Night. Be careful with any Swans players though as the Hawks have only conceded 5 scores of 125+ this year.
Scott Pendlebury – He seems to have got over his injury issues and is back in the engine room. His form is too good to ignore if you have him.