JG’s Skippers | Round 3

Welcome back! Last week’s article was a good one with Grundy 137, Dangerfield 154 and Jackson Macrae 127 all featuring in the article. As did Dusty (66) as a player to avoid. Have a read to help choose your skipper for the upcoming round.

VICE CAPTAIN

Patrick Dangerfield

Opponent: Adelaide

Venue: Adelaide Oval

For a few seasons now, Dangerfield has been seen as the king of SuperCoach after taking the mantle from now teammate Gary Ablett. His scoring potential is off the charts and he has a very good record against his opponent this weekend, the Adelaide Crows.  In his last six outings against the Crows, Danger has averaged 135 points per game from his scores of 158, 119, 142, 149, 111 and 132. That means Dangerfield’s lowest score in the past six games against the Crows is a solid 111 points, very good consistency.

The quality scoring history doesn’t stop there. He is also a very good player at Adelaide Oval too. In the last five games Danger has played at Adelaide Oval he has avergaed 138 points per game. That comes from his impressive scores  of 158, 135, 119, 142 and 137. Again, incredible consistency and why Danger is a very safe VC option.

Rory Sloane

Opponent: Geelong

Venue: Adelaide Oval

Newly appointed Crows captain has enjoyed taking on the high performing Cats in recent times. In his last six tussles against the Cats, Sloaney has an average of 117 points. As well as an impressive average against the Cats, Sloane has shown he has the potential to score high with his score of 169 in a game against the Cats but, also the potential to score low with his 83.

In his last five at Adelaide oval Sloane has scored 155, 110, 111, 66 and 127, average of 114. Reasonably consistent numbers with 66 the outlier.

If you’re looking at going different with the VC this week then Sloane could be the man you’re searching for.

Max Gawn

Opponent: Essendon

Venue: MCG

Big Maxy has had a slowish start to season 2019 by his lofty standards however, he loves playing against his next opponent the struggling Bombers. In Gawn’s last three games against Essendon he has scored 168, 85 and 150 at a very tasty average of 134 points per game. Not only does Gawn love killing it against the Bombers, he also loves the mighty MCG. The MCG is the venue he will be playing at this Friday night. In his last seven games at the MCG in 2018 averaged 123 points per game and from his scores of 127, 107, 156, 82, 112, 131 and 145. Consistent and high scoring numbers from the 208cm big man.

I’m expecting Gawn to score huge this week against an Essendon line-up that looks lost. The Bombers have started the season 0-2 and have done things you thought you would never see on the footy field. The Bombers ruck man, Bellchambers, leaked 114 SuperCoach points to 13 gamer Rowan Marshall. Gawn is above and beyond the player Marshall is and has a midfield brigade that’s far better than the Saints to tap down too. Certainly one to consider.

CAPTAIN

Brodie Grundy

Opponent: Eagles

Venue: MCG

It was a sight for sore eyes seeing Brodie Grundy bounce back against the Tigers in round two scoring a tasty 137 points. In his last eight games at the MCG he has recorded monster scores of 141, 146, 118, 162, 157, 113, 81 and 137. Those impressive scores lead to an average of 132 points per game at the G in the past eight games there.

Recent scoring history against the suggests that Grundy fancies the Eagles as an opponent. Grundy has a four game average of 119 points against the Eagles including 141 points in their last outing. encouraging signs for those giving him the extra responsibilities this round.

Jackson Macrae

Opponent: Gold Coast Suns

Venue: Marvel Stadium

Jackson Macrae is fast becoming a SuperCoach king and loves playing at the newly named Marvel Stadium. In Macrae’s last 11 games at Marvel Stadium he has an average of 129 points.

He is in red hot from so far this season with scores of 132 and 127 to start year. His form against his opponent this weekend the Gold Coast Suns can be described the same way… RED HOT! In his past four games against the Suns he has an average of 136 points. Displaying good consistency, Macrae has high score of 189 and a low score 93 points in that same time frame.

A safe captaincy option who can potentially go 150+.

Nathan Fyfe

Opponent: Saints

Venue: Metricon Stadium

Oh my is my favourite player in the comp tearing the game to bits at the moment. Fyfe has started the season in solid form scoring 147 and 124 points respectively to start the season. In his last eight games at his home ground, Optus Stadium. Fyfe has averaged 118 points. His most recent score there? 147 in round one this season.

Historically the Saints have actually been of of very limited teams that have been able to somewhat stop Fyfe’s output. In his past three games he has averaged 104 against the Saints with scores of 126, 84, 102. However, at his home ground and being in peak fitness, Fyfe is a good chance to go big against the Saints who are 2-0 but have had shaky wins to start the year.

ONE TO THINK OF

Lachie Neale at the Gabba v Port

  • 125 and 127 last two scores at Gabba, the venue of his game this weekend.
  • Coming off a score of 140 in round and looked very good.
  • Career average of 107 v Port, high score of 149 points.

Well there you have it lads! Round 3 of JG’s Skippers is done and dusted. As always good luck for this upcoming round. Hopefully you choose the right captain to give you the best chance of a high scoring round… Cheers.


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