Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 8

OPERATION: GET LEWIS BACK lewisisback

Anyone got a cool $695,000 laying around to get Jordan Lewis back? If you don’t, you need to rob a bank or something because we need to remember, you’re not getting one Jordan Lewis, you’re getting two when you make him your captain… like you will this week.

He is carrying a lowest score of 117 this year from his 5 games that has him averaging 135. He scored 139, 119, 90 and 120 in his last 4 games against the Swans and will try to do this again at the MCG.

Be ready though, because Ben McGlynn will tag someone. He tagged Selwood last week (80) but did tag Sam Mitchell in the Grand Final last year that saw him brush that off to score a huge 146. I’m not fussed though and the tag here isn’t our issue… it’s finding the cash to enjoy the show.

HYPED UP

“Hey Calvin… why do you ever mention him or him or even this guy….” Or someone that I’ve never heard of, so I’ll cover some of the ‘hyped’ players I am being asked about this week on Twitter as captain options. None of these guys are in my top 5 though, and although they’ll be fine, they do come with an element of a risk.

David Mundy has been on fire but scratched up just 67 last week. He did score 123 on the Roos last year and should be better this week. You’d never make him captain, but Liam Picken has been awesome with an average of 119 in his last three games this year. Yes that’s amazing, but it will crash at some point… wont it? It has to… It’s Liam Picken for gods sake. A worthy trade option but not a captain.

Tom Mitchell has been in beast mode since getting a game but to make him captain is just as risky as trading him in (sort of). However, I believe trading him in is a great call, don’t get me wrong, but we all know the small risk it involves. He has scored 121, 101 and 117 so far this year and should be good, but he’ll will find it tougher against the Hawks this week.

31d, 11m, 5t and 5 goals is massive by Luke Parker on the weekend. Backing up his 120 from the week before. He’s back! He scored 56, 77 and 121 on the Hawks last year with that 100+ score being his only one against the Hawks in his career 10 games against them. He’s back alright but it seems like the Hawkers have his measure. Matt Priddis was equally awesome last week with 155, his 4th straight 100+ score this year. He had 101 and 102 on the Saints last year but might attract a tag from Weller this week. With that said, he only just missed my top 5 this week.

PRIME BACON

Oh yep… here we go. Tom Rockliff scored 90 last week, and did so with just 23pts in the first half. He finally got going and shook off Kane Cornes in the second half to score 67. The Kangaroos scored 5×100+ scores against the Bombers last week and Rocky should be back over the ton this week for the first time this year. He scored 147 on them last year and is starting to warm up.

Dane Swan will be big this week in an oinking kind of way. Mark my words. He has scored 117, 88 and 104 in his last 3 games and averages 110 on the Suns with a score of only 82 last year. But I’m excited here because the Suns bleed points. They gave West Coast oodles of points last week with Priddis (155), Yeo (150), Masten (144), Shuey (121) and Hurn (115) all cashing in.

So if this is the case, Scott Pendlebury will be big too. He only managed 77 last week but did score 111 on the Suns last year. His form has been great up until that 77 so if you can look past that, Pendles might just be your #1 man.

ROUGHIES

Josh Kennedy’s form alone would suggest he’ll be good again this week. He has averaged 119 in his last 3 games this year and loves playing against his former club that has seen him post scores of 100, 101 and 139 in his last few games.

Dayne Beams carries a lowest score of 98 against the Bombers from his last 5 games and has some form to support his claims this week. He had 123 last week to average 111 in his last three.

Finally, how about Dion Prestia? A huge roughie this week against the Pies who allowed Richmond to have 8 players over 100 in round 7.


 

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IN A FEW WORDS…

Lance Franklin v Hawthorn – 79, 106 and 106 in his last 3 against the Hawks and had 108 last week (4.5 goals). If he can kick straight he’ll be good.

Joel Selwood v Carlton – Only has 1×100+ score in his last 4 games this year. Pass

Jack Steven v West Coast – Averaging 121 in his last 3 this year with 98 last week. He scored 86 on the Eagles last year, his best ever score against them.

Robbie Gray v Richmond – He has averaged 117 over the last 3 weeks but only managed 75 and 76 on the Tigers last year. They’re his worst team to score Fantasy points against never scoring over 100 in his career 8 games so be careful.

Steve Johnson v Carlton – Only has 1×100+ score against the Blues in his career 10 games against them. Easily his worst team to score against. Yuck.

Davis Armitage v West Coast – Don’t let one poor game put you off. He still managed 108 (which is fine) but only managed 77 and 74 on the Eagles last year. Averaging 127 now in his last 3, he’s just too good to ignore.

Patrick Dangerfield v GWS – Dangerfield has scored 60, 149 and 141 on GWS in his last 3 games which is ridiculous when that 60 was due to knee soreness. Should be great again and has averaged 110 in his last 3 this year.

Callan Ward v Adelaide – 85 last week wasn’t great and neither are his scores against the Crows in his last 3 of 67, 44 and 84.

Nat Fyfe v Kangaroos – Mr. Trippy scored 119 and 112 on the Roos last year and has been in sensational form. He has posted 109, 101 and 113 in his last 3 games and should be considered again this week.

Michael Barlow v Kangaroos – Barlow last played the Roos back in 2013 and posted 124 that day. It’s his role that’s confusing me at the moment though and therefore he comes with a slight risk.

Stefan Martin v Essendon – Stef is still averaging 108 in his last 3 this year even after 97 last week. Goldy (70) and Sandi (66) have struggled recently against the Essendon rucks but Stef should be ok.

Brad Ebert v Richmond – Hasn’t scored over 100 in his last 5 games against the Tigers and scored 92 and 55 on them last year. Pass.

Dusty Martin v Port Adelaide – 97 and 80 on the Power last year. We have better than this.

Dyson Heppell v Brisbane – Love Hepp this week against the Lions who he scored 127 on last year. Had a great score of 125 last week and should be locked in with confidence.

Twitter: @CalvinDT

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41 Comments

  • 3 piggies to chose from! But the #1 Piggy (Rocky) is still down on the list for the moment.

    Lewis will be his usual massive self
    Swan could score anything against GC if he’s in the mood.

    Question for you Calvin: We all know Rocky will probably never loose his #1 Pig mantle after last season, but has Lewis now officially taken over Swan into #2 Pig?

    • Still early days mate.

    • Pigs are pigs. It’s like receiving you number on your baggy green when you play cricket for australia.

      #1 – Swan
      #2 – Rocky
      #3 – TBC

      • Whaat?! Tom Bellchambers is a pig now?! ;)

      • 2 things quickly Calvin… these pigs fascinate me :)

        Swan will always be my #1 but surely we can also rank them on which piggy is the most greedy?

        Also, is there any criteria for being crowned a pig? Does a player have to maintain a certain average over a certain period of time? Surely J. Lew will be awarded his baggy green by seasons end if he maintains somewhere near current form.

      • Robert Harvey was the original? Or is that just showing my age haha

  • Hey Calvin you say J Lewis will score big, do you think he will still score that big seeing Hodge is not playing.

    • Don’t think it will matter to be honest. Safest captain pick this year till he fails… he’s 5/5 so far with a low of 117. No one is even close

  • Not sure why the option for “I’ve kept him on my bench” has a frightened/worried face, cause I’m feeling pretty good about having kept Lewis right now.

    • It’s a eeeeee face ha ha. Like, scary two weeks of holding him. I’m not good at this new age moto con thing with emotions in the face of yellow oranges but I’m learning. What face would you use as the ‘eeeee face’?

      • Trying to describe emoticons using words.

        Yeah, this is going to go well.

      • Yeah that’s fair enough actually, has been a pretty horrid couple of weeks for me in truth.

  • After (c) Pendles last week I’m a bit hesitant to do it again as some people said he was battling an ankle injury? Is this right because ATM I think I’ll captain either Fyfe most likely or Gray who is currently on fire.

    • He’ll score well on one leg against the Suns. Don’t forget what the WCE did on them

  • Cheers Calvin, I was looking at Armo this week but seeing those numbers may put the C on Heppell instead. Surprised from that write up that you didnt put Rocky in the top 5

  • Hey Calvin, thoughts on Stanton as a roughie this week? Posted biggest ever score by a midfielder against them in 2012 at Etihad with 193 and 107 last year.

  • JPK needs more love, not even in Calvins top 8 mids, hes a gun

    • I’ve been an owner in the past, every now and then he lets you down. Not quite an uber premo for me

  • I think ebert at home will go big. Port will come out breathing fire against Richmond. It’s a must win if they are to make top 4.

    Lock in 120

  • I believe Ebert will go massive this week!!! It’s so hard to choose a captain!!!

  • Its still surprising how such a small amount of people have Armitage. Been my number 1 all year (even better than lewis) Purely due to Lewis’ suspension though. Will be getting Lewis back this week but still going Armitage for the (C) against WCE.
    Absolute gun

  • Anyone considering a punt on Rockliff as captain? Bombers bleed points and dont tag, Rocky had 90 with a tag and a huge 2nd half last week, ….and, well its Rocky as a POD captain :)

    • Great idea to roll the dice a bit on rocky, if you don’t have Lewis.

      But if you have Lewis, there isn’t much benefit in risking putting the C on rocky

  • Have you guys seen the past scores of Stanton against Brisbane? I unluckily have him in my team because I thought he would start the season with a bang like he usually does.. But my god, he has had unrealistic numbers against them multiple times.. This is a week in which i hope he gets another unrealistic score, for my sake haha

    • I’ve had Stanton as well for same (optimistic) reason/s. I don’t think he’s been that bad though. He’s averaged 97 & played every game. Dropped $16K. He’s lost less money than parker, as at today at least. I’m not saying he’s been great, but he hasn’t been the worst. At least he’s playing & scoring, allowing the trades to be used elsewhere for now. All it takes is for him to have one big day out like parker did, & he looks pretty OK.

  • No operation get lewis back for me… I held onto him yewwwww

    • Lucky. I decided at the last minute to get rid of both Lewis and Hodge. Three weeks later and I realise now that it stuffed up all my forward planning. Lewis back next week. Therefore my Captain this week is …. still undecided; but possibly Swan

  • Thinking Ebert will go big this week but he has burnt me so hard the last 2 weeks so i’m going the safe option in Heppell :))

  • should i trade griffin, mitch clark or vandenberg, if so for who?
    thanks

  • pearce or yeo?

  • I will be putting c back on Lewis, but I cant help but feel Armitage is the best captain choice this week againt WCE at Etihad.

    Wish I had him in my team.

  • Why is the great bald one never spoken of when it comes to pigs!!! Little Gaz has to easily be the equal of Swanny!! Rocky needs to do it over a longer period to rival those 2 in my opinion!!!!

    • I think it’s as much a play style as just scores. Has to be a certain cheapness or almost deliberate fantasy padding nature to their style. Gaz is just legitimately incredible. Rocky tackles like a mad man, kicks into himself EVERY time, like Swanny is not above running out for a cheap short +6 or 5 along half back, and lazily popping forward for cheap goals every now and then, basically easy accumulators who aren’t blowing everyone away enough to demand the number 1 tag. Lewis and Sidey both have these traits, they’d be my next picks.

      Man I overthought this.

      • +1, Its like Fyfe and Pendles will never be pigs either because they use the ball so well and always cop the tag yet still play well, whereas Rocky and Swan don’t often cop tags because they aren’t as dangerous.