Welcome back everyone to another rendition of Storey’s Skippers. Hopefully your team is still alive in some of the leagues you have entered, but if not do not despair, as there are still 3 weeks before the end of the season and there is still a great opportunity for all teams to increase your overall rank.
Hopefully I will be able to guide you through, who I think, the best options are this week and we can get some big scores for our captains (or vice-captains).
As I am sure all of you are aware by this stage of the season, using the rolling lockout to your advantage is vital. If you are unsure of how to use this loophole just click on the following link, which has a simple list of instructions to follow.
Now let’s take a quick look at the fixtures this week before we get into which players stand out:
Max Gawn (MEL) – They always do say that you should be wary of chasing last weeks’ points and while having him captain last week would have been nice, unfortunately it didn’t happen, for me anyway. Luckily this week lots of team will be looking to utilise Gawn as their VC, with Geelong/Dangerfield not playing until Sunday.
This week is not only an away match for Gawn, who enjoys playing away games, but it is also coming against the Power who were terrible last week and have lacked a ruckman all year.
Max has the 3rd best hitout win percentage of any ruckman, while his opponent, Jackson Trengove, has the worst. It could well be another very big score for Max this week and most teams will be looking to loophole Gawn this week.
Marcus Bontempelli (WBD) – The Roos tried to ruffle The Bont’s feathers last week but it didn’t seem to get to him at all scoring an impressive 133. Bontempelli has been in elite form of late, scoring ten centuries in his last 13 matches for the Bulldogs, and while he doesn’t have the best record against the Pies, it is an extremely important Friday night game for the Bulldogs, who are chasing a Top 4 berth, and given this The Bont should be at the fore for his team once again. A very good loophole option.
Tom Rockliff (BRI) – I generally avoid loopholing players who play in bad teams, and frankly, there are no worse teams at the moment that the Lions. However, Rocky’s last performance against the Lions means he cannot be ignored.
If you are one of the 14.8% of of SuperCoaches that own Rocky, I would suggest putting the VC on him, as not only did he score a whopping 204 points last time out, but he has a career average of 110 against the Blues. He has scored 7 100’s in his last 9 games and is great form.
As Rocky plays very early on in the weekend you can easily loophole his score if he manages to crack the double-hundred once again.
THE DANGERFIELD REPORT:
Patrick Dangerfield (GEE) – Danger has been the best option all year, but last week was quite disappointing, but probably not totally unexpected. Luckily I don’t think he will let us down this week.
Danger faces the Tigers this against whom he scored 152 and 150 in two of his last three games. Do we really need any other reason to pick Danger again? I don’t think so.
I would be expecting Danger to bounce back like he has all year after sub par performances.
As discussed above, with Danger playing on a Sunday, most team will look to captain him, but if you are wanting another option, Rory Sloane might just be your man.
Rory Sloane (ADL) – A very strong back end to the year for Sloane has him a very popular pick with those that own him. In the last two weeks scores of 141 & 137 have thrown him into the spotlight.
Sloane has a very good average of 110 against Freo and has scored 106, 110 and 134 in their last three match ups. However, the only downside is that Sloane doesn’t have the greatest of records at Domain Stadium.
With Rory playing in the last game of the round if you decide to VC Danger he is probably the best option to Captain if he throws in an effort and score like last week.
Good luck to all teams this week and make sure you keep SuperCoach HQ open in your browsers for all the important information you need to give yourself an edge over your opponents all throughout the weekend.