Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 17

Wowzers! What a week it has been and I have a feeling that things may just get a little worse when teams arrrrr released.

There isn’t many things you can control though, but picking a captain IS something you can.

Check out my full Calvin’s Captains article for round 17 over at afl.com.au.

Good luck this week and make sure you follow me on twitter for more info and tips!

Something different here before I depart. People often ask me about the ‘range’ a player is capable of scoring for a given week. So let me have a crack at what I think my top 5 can achieve.

Pendlebury – Anything between 105 and 130 is his range. Predicting: 126pts
Johnson – Anything between 75 and 155 is his range. Predicting: 121pts
Barlow – Anything between 95 and 135 is his range. Predicting: 118pts
Liberatore – Anything between 80 and 130 is his range. Predicting: 116pts
Ellis – Anything between 70 and 120 is his range. Predicting: 110pts

Cut and paste yours predictions like I have below. We all have a crystal ball after all.

Who will you be locking in as your AFL Fantasy captain for Rd. 17?

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32 Comments

  • Sorry for posting this here but:
    I have Jaensch and Suckling to get rid of – which first?
    My first thought is Jaensch but they are pissing my off equally.

    other trade is Goddard –> Johnson (keeping ablett one more week and playing miles on my field)
    Cheers lads :)

    • Why on earth would you get rid Goddard before GAJ? In fact, why would you get rid of Goddard at all? Because he is out for 1 week?

      • goddard has a BE of 120 and Stevie J is a steal at that price. lowest it will be for the rest of the season.

        • although I could move on A.Swallow instead.

        • I get that sometimes it might be worth trading a player who’s price is falling ahead of someone who’s injured. But Goddard’s not playing this week either! May as well plan to trade Goddard next week and then if the shit hits the fan you’ll have Goddard to fill the gap rather than an injured Ablett.

      • +1 get rid of GAJ he is out for the rest of the season and Goddard is a premo that is out for a week what are you crazy

    • Ablett is out for the rest of the season, get rid of him.

  • Thanks Calvin, tough to pick this week but I am leaning towards Stevie J if I end up bringing him in.

    • I could go Ablett –> StevieJ and then get rockliff in next week for whoever I want?

      • Do Ablett!!!! I agree with D Day – why get rid of Goddard who’s a keeper when you have the dead weight of Ablett in your side. He’s got to go. Goddard definitely doesn’t.

  • @ oz lotto

    I’d keep suckers I think he still has the potential to go 100+ but janesch with Henderson and Smith in the side is playing a more lock down role and 60-70 is all to expect

  • Should i get upgrade Chapman or Kolodjashnij? Also who for?

  • I want Pendles but already have Beams and Swan. So it’s that question again, is it too much to have all Beams, Swan AND Pendles??

    Leaning towards getting Greenwood in instead at the moment

    • Why would it be too much? Get the best player you can and don’t worry about his team. (FYI I’m getting Pendles and already have Swan and Beams).

    • Hey James. I was thinking on getting sidebottom for this week for a pod. I have already got Pendles, beams and swan!

  • Ablett -> Greenwood for me.

    Captain decision isnt easy tho. Leaning towards Barlow slightly ahead of Greenwood & Pendles. Have little faith in my other mids beams/swan/sj/selwood Gonna roll the dice and field jake lloyd as m8 with rocky riding the pine. Allows me to kick Jaensch to the curb. *shrug*

    • I’m fielding Jakey Lloyd, he’s good for a 70 I reckon and I’ll take that with the Carnage. If you didn’t have Pendles would you get him in over Greenwood?

      • Pendles would always be considered a safe bet. Regardless of whichever team hes up against you can practically chalk-up a ton. maybe not a massive one. but 105-115 week in week out.

        Greenwood is abit more of an unknown quantity compared.
        I love north melbournes run home. The easiest in the comp i reckon. Greenwood can churn out some massive scores and alot of those have come against good opposition – Hawks cats power suns – conversely some of his weaker scores have come against the ‘easier’ teams – bris(x2) bulldogs pies .. So saying that and looking at his draw he is abit of a gamble with Saints blues cats giants dogs crows demons left this year.

        The decision all depends how brave your prepared to be :)

    • I’m going Gaz to Greenwood and Jaensch to Bartel. Thinking of putting the C on Pendles just so I don’t get that 90 from SJ (he might/probably will go big) and for the consistency. I need a POD that has a low ownership and can get those 130s week in, week out!

  • SOMEONE HELP ME
    do i keep tex or danger?
    tex to dal santo (via dpp)
    or get two premos via abblet and danger?

  • Have to chose only one for this week:
    Jack(already have Parker &Mcveigh)
    Duncan (Already have Johnson&Kelly)
    Zaharakis (have no essendon)

  • Massive carnage already and teams aren’t even out yet, Ablett, rocky and trelor for me and no word on weather hibbo is back on not, have to field claye beams and kersten/honeychurch and depending on hibbo maybe langdon, par this week will be 1800

  • Greenwood as a roughie captain for me

  • Pendlebury – Anything between 105 and 130 is his range. Predicting: 117pts
    Johnson – Anything between 75 and 155 is his range. Predicting: 121pts
    Barlow – Anything between 95 and 135 is his range. Predicting: 102pts
    Liberatore – Anything between 80 and 130 is his range. Predicting: 106pts
    Ellis – Anything between 70 and 120 is his range. Predicting: 105pts

    • Some of your minimums are a bit generous. And Libba will be lucky to ton if Griffen doesn’t play.

  • Pendlebury – Anything between 100 and 120 is his range. Predicting: 110 pts
    Johnson – Anything between 90 and 170 is his range. Predicting: 125 pts
    Barlow – Anything between 95 and 145 is his range. Predicting: 130 pts
    Liberatore – Anything between 90 and 120 is his range. Predicting: 115 pts
    Ellis – Anything between 80 and 110 is his range. Predicting: 105pts
    Il be going Barlow

    • lol.. 90 isn’t Johnson’s minimum. He’s infamous for burning his owners with the occasional 50-60.

      Also Griffen is in doubt, which means Libba is unlikely to score that well.

  • Am happy that Pendles is #1
    Willing to play it safe with all the carnage i have already copped

  • Im going with Stevie J or Nat Fyfe.

  • Give me the C