Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 3

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Tagger Alert

Three off the best taggers in the game will get a crack at some of the superstars this week. Although they still might be ok… we need to be very weary.

Raines will go to Gary Ablett…. Not overly concerned about this one (read on below) but he has done well on him in the past but I think we will be ok here.

Crowley will tag Jobe Watson. This is concerning as because of this, Fremantle are Jobe’s worst team to score DT points on. Watson had 101 in 2012 on them which was his highest score against them in his career 9 games. Ouch! He averages just 84 in his last 3 and carries a poor record at Paterson’s Playground. He has averaged 128 so far this year and has been flying but… Are you making him your captain? You have been warned.

Lower will run with Trent Cotchin. Nick Lower is a tagging beast and has claimed Daniel Rich (46) and Mundy (70) as great scalps so far this year. With that said, last time Cotchin played the Dogs he had his best DT scores ever of 152pts and averages 110 on them in his last 3 games. Promising? YEP, but Lower is a nasty tagger and a huge concern if you want to ride with Cotch as your captain this week.

Just Quickly…

Matthew Priddis – Great option as he plays the Demons who gave up 8×100+ scores last week with 3 of them over 140+. Had 97 on them last year. Will cash in!
Brent Stanton – Was a guy who cashed in on the Dees last week for a nice 142. He had 115 on the Dockers last year and should be ok again.
Josh Kennedy  – Had 95 last year on the Roos and is only averaging 89 this year. Strictly SC only.
Scott Pendlebury – Will be awesome! Had scores of 109, 142 and 132 on the Hawks last year and has averaged 116 so far this year.
Patrick Dangerfield – Will be back this week. Wasn’t tagged Vs Port at all last year for scores 89 and 140. Only averaging 73 for the year and needs a much needed boost. Might get it here against a team who has only played Melbourne and GWS. Hence… the inflated Port averages.
Justin Westhoff
– Oh here is one now… He’s the 4th highest scorer in the game averaging a huge 127. Captain option? Ha ha, slap yourself in the face. Had 107 and 66 last year on the Crows and I doubt he’ll keep it up.
Sam Mitchell – Great again last week and had 109, 102 and 130 on the Pies in 2012.
Dean Cox – Bellchambers had 102 on the Dees last week and now it’s Coxy’s turn. He’s only averaged 85 so far this year but did have 106 on them in 2012. Bounce back week for Deano.
Andrew Swallow – Plays Sydney, his 2nd worst team to score DT points on this week despite having 93 against them last year. Plays in Hobart where he had 134 there last year. Smoking form will end at some point.

Swan V Ablett (…again)

Here we go again!

Ablett plays the Lions this week at a ground he tears to bits, Metricon or Metri-ton as I like to call it. He had a nice 135 there in round 1 and ripped the place to pieces last year. He will be tagged by Raines and but had 143 and 97 on him last year. Big and little scores there… but he’ll be right this week.

Swanny stood up for me last week as I gave him the nod over the popular Ablett who outscored him in Rd. 1. Swanny plays the Hawks, a team he had 106, 165 and 102 on in 2012. The 106 was in the Quarter Final and the impressive 165 was when he racked up a massive 49d. The only concern I have here is the limited amount of DT points the Hawks have given up so far this year. Only a total of 3 players have cracked the 100 mark against them in the first 2 rounds (WCE & Geelong) but surely it will be different against the Pies. The thing I really like about Swanny though is the fact he is playing at the MCG again, he had 117 there last week and averages 141 there in his last 3. If Sewell plays, he’ll tag Pendles and the DT pig, Swanny, will run loose again on Sunday afternoon. OINK!

Good luck and follow me for more captain info and for if I ever change my top 5 – @CalvinDT


Who will you have as your captain for Round 3?

  • Dane Swan (60%, 1,891 Votes)
  • Gary Ablett (19%, 585 Votes)
  • Scott Pendlebury (10%, 310 Votes)
  • Patrick Dangerfield (2%, 76 Votes)
  • Andrew Swallow (2%, 66 Votes)
  • Someone else (7%, 213 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,141

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  • Jack

    Wat should I do

  • robinson, zorko, or karnezis. I can only get rid of one, most likely fro jjk.

  • Hey guys,

    I have lock and loaded swan in DT and both trades locked.

    my issue is UF draft league…. I have issues capt wise.

    I have jobe watson, brent stanton and marc murphy are my real capt options.

    Im thinking stanton at this stage, just because jobe will get crowley and murphy hasnt quite been at his DT best lately.


  • Jack

    Stanton is in for a really big score soon

  • This is a big risk I need opinions!

    Zorko out for Dwyer
    Then K. Mitchell out for Sam Mitchell

    Thought on this please

    • not yet convinced zorkowont get back to form. Lions have such a gun midfield atm surely they have to start dominating soon.

    • wheres the risk? underperforming premo to someone making cash and performing premo in for underperforming rookie? come again. i see no risk it cant not come off even if zorko scores big he will drop, win win scenario mate!

  • Jack

    Who should I go for an upgrade for danger watson or stanton

    • Watson, will average more and be more consistent

    • go with the stants i have been tossing this up all week and dont have the balls to take stanton but if someone else does and it works ill still feel pretty good (and if it doesnt i get to laugh about how stupid i was for thinking of bringing him in again)

  • Josh Kennedy as a smokey?

    Against Melbourne guaranteed at least 5 goals which got him around 100 each week and going by how essendon went (a similar quality side to the eagles) could turn it on for a westhoff like score

  • Jack

    Hold on to karnezis coz beams is injured could give him a better chane

    • Beams and Karnezis have played both games with each having one game as sub. Now that Beams is injured it makes Karnezis the substitute candidate.

      • but someone must come in for beams, this person may be a more suitable candidate, considering they were not previously in the best 22 available players.

  • Jack

    for an upgrade for danger watson or stanton

    • Keep Danger.

      • Jack

        Danger will drop 30,000 this week his be is 168 and he will get tagged more this year and the worry is he isn’t experienced enough to break them like watson Mitchell and crew

        • maybe. Maybe he’ll start smashing out some 150’s as well. He isa gun. Personally I am keeping him, as the last game he played he was on target for 150+ at half time. He has a good record against Port as well.

          • Jack

            Ok should I keep danger and hope he gets point and make some money so I should get of karnezis and get jjk instead of getting rid of danger for watson

    • i feel like i just read this a couple comments above…..

  • Thoughts on trading out cotchin ? sounds stupid but when you look at his next 3 games plays teams like dogs and freo, which means heavy tags from loower and crowley. Should i keep him or trade to s.mitchell or j.selwood ?

    • Surely there are better luxury trades you can make. Cotchin will be top 10 midfield.

      • I’ve already done karnezis > JJK. Maybe zorko> Roo or westoff ? ur thoughts ?

        • Zorko > hoff if you’re after the $ generation (you should) but who is not likely to be kept for long so be ready for a sideways trade in a few weeks time to a premium (Buddy!!!). If you pick Riewoldt that’s ok but I don’t think he’ll be among the best fwd guns this year so you might end up doing the same (a sideways trade). And of course hoff presents better value (at least for now). so do the trade with peace. I can’t see it go wrong with the extra trades.

    • Not sure who Lower may tag… Crowley tagged Deledio last time

      • Yeah i’ll keep cotchin he’s the next gaz. might only make 1 trade this week karnezis > JJK. Happy with my team right now.

        • Maybe sideways trade zorko as his price will plumett since you have one free trade.

          • so what if it does? if ur gonna keep him for this round you may as well keep for the next 3 or 4 at least seeing as he plays melbourne in a couple weeks. personally im thinking of trading him for cox.

          • Why would you trade him for Cox whose price is also abot to drop? This isn’t the time to get Cox into your team.

  • what are peoples thoughts on hartlett and JPK, tempted to sideways trade both but not sure…

    • Hartett has only one bad game, and it wasinjury affected. If you have the free trade maybe sideways JPK.

  • Should I keep JPK/M. Murphy/Danger this week or downgrade one to brent moloney for the cash grab

  • Is it too risky to put Beau Waters as captain this week? he has potential to smash a 140 i think

  • Stanton and westhof for this weekend or
    Jack and cox?

  • surely good ole kaney kornes will tag the danger and restrict him somewhat!? SURELY! otherwise hes gonna run a muck and destroy us :(

    • Brak

      KCornes back doing what he knows best, but it now takes team pressure to stop Danger, a tagger can’t stop him alone. I expect a ton from Danger this week. Will be a good test to see where Port are really at.

  • will hocking go to barlow or a hill/fyfe?

  • Brak

    If westhoff can pump out a 150 vs GWS I wonder what Nick Riewoldt will do?

  • Should I play JJK as my captain this weekend? Surely he can pull out over 100 playing Melb if he has been getting high 90’s playing better teams.

    • do watever you want mate personally i wont be going anywhere near kennedy (he plays better against good teams because he doesnt try against the crap ones) although melb will or should play really hard because of all the criticism theyve gotten lately if they dont theyre in trouble :S

  • I’ve an important draft game this weekend, need a pick a high scoring captain. here is my team..

    DEF: Waters/Goodes,b/Thompson,s/hibberd/Jamison Sub: Rance
    MIDS: Watson/Sidebottom/Swallow/Jack,K/Howlett/Shuey Sub: Cornes,k/Sloane
    RUCK: Minson/Mumford
    FWD: Chapman/Cox/Kennedy,jj/Mayne/Hawkins Sub: Walker,t


    • Been thinking the same thing, Had Watson has the big C last week, which was awesome!! but Crowley will tag him for sure. But like you said, I reckon when they build a big enough lead they will rest players to avoid an even larger injury list.. mmmm tough choice

  • What about the C on Cox vs who from Melbourne? He has no real opposition this week and should smash out a massive score hopefully unless they get if front by too much and decide to rest him a little.

    • In DT, I’m tossing up between Cox, Swan and Pendles.

      In SC, Tossing up between Selwood Cox and Swan.

      Not sure which way to go yet

    • Been thinking the same thing, Had Watson has the big C last week, which was awesome!! but Crowley will tag him for sure. But like you said, I reckon when they build a big enough lead they will rest players to avoid an even larger injury list.. mmmm tough choice

  • i think everyone will consider cox and stanton and will all end up putting it on swanny its just not a risk in the form he has been in over last 3 seasons

  • Love it how the Pies are 1, 2 & 3!

  • Cheers for the article Roy!

    Will Lower continue to be the tagger do you think, or will Picken go back to the shut-down role?

    Sewell isn’t Hawthorns tagger – it’s Liam Sheils, who just destroyed Gaff last game for 45!

    Also, I’ve been hanging for the return of the Sub-Marine articles: they were the bomb last year!

  • Gotta Love the DT Fantasy Pig!!! Swanny all the way