Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 12

LOOP HOLE EXPLAINED

Here we go again.

Firstly, place the VC on one of the guys mentioned below from the Crows v Hawks game with your ‘C’ on someone else who is coming up over the weekend.

If you like the VC score, place your ‘C’ on a non-playing player and their zero will make the VC be doubled with an emergency covering them taking it over as well … if you are lucky enough to have one this week.

And yes… from what I understand, you can put a ‘C’ on a person who has the bye.

If you don’t like the score from your VC, stab away with a captain as you usually would, preferably from the list I have also assembled below.

Good luck and here are my best VC options.

#1 – PATRICK DANGERFIELD

Dangerfield has some wicked numbers against the Hawks where he has scored 132 and 145 in his last two games against them. His form has been red hot too with a lowest score of only 108 in the last four weeks. Last year when these teams met, the Hawks won and Sam Mitchell top scored for them with only 103, meanwhile, amazingly, 5 Crows cracked the ton in the loss.

Add to this the fact that Dangerfield is ranked as the 4th best player on average over the last three weeks (avg. 122) and will be big again on his home track this Thursday.

#2 – JORDAN LEWIS

If the Lewis from the start of the year turns up, we’ll be right. He scored 80 last week but let’s not forget he started the year with 156, 119, 132 and 130. His record against the Crows isn’t great with just 90 last year and a top score of only 111 in his last 7 against them. Gotta look past this though and hope he can hit back with something special this week.

#3 – LUKE HODGE

Hodgey is averaging 115 in his last 3 this year and posted 99 on the Crows last year. Surely a lock for 110+ this week.

#4 – ISAAC SMITH

Smith scored 90 last week, his worst score in his last 7 games this year. He has been carving it up and can go big on his day like the 151 he had in round 4. Love this kid.

#5 – SAM JACOBS

100 last year when he played the Hawks and if you don’t have any of the top 4, big Sauce is your best bet.

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THE BEST THAT’S LEFT

#1 – BRAD EBERT v Carlton @ the MCG

Ebert is ranked at #1 on form over the last 3 weeks, averaging 125. He has only scored 82 and 100 in his last two against the Blues but loves playing at the MCG where he has scored 103 and 129 there in his last two runs. On form alone, he’s the best of the rest.

#2 – JACK MACRAE v Brisbane @ Etihad Stadium

I was skeptical when W-Dawg said his name to me the other day but the kid is back and back doing what he loves, finding the ball. He has scored 130 and 99 over the last 2 weeks and scored 139 on the Lions last year.

#3 – DAYNE BEAMS v Bulldogs @ Etihad Stadium

Ebert (134), Wines (115) and Wingard (110) found plenty of it last time they played the Dogs and so will Dayne. He has scored 123 and 152 in his last 2 games this year and is back to his very best at the moment.

#4 – DUSTIN MARTIN v West Coast @ the MCG

142 and 107 in his last 2 games this year and watch for him to go bananas this week against a team that beat the Bombers but still allowed them to score big. Midfielder’s, Stanton (153), Heppell (132) and Watson (119) were among the 7×100+ scores in their 50pt loss. Dusty will be good.

#5 – STEFAN MARTIN v Bulldogs @ Etihad Stadium

He’s as reliable as they come. Stef is carrying a lowest score of only 97 in his last 8 games this year and scored 99 against the Bulldogs last year. He’s scored 116 and 112 in his last 2 games and is a lock every week to score 100-120pts without fail.

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IN 20 WORDS OR LESS…

Ollie Wines v Carlton @ the MCG – scored a career high 136 against the Blues last year, should be big again.

Adam Treloar v North @ SPO – Has averaged 93 in his last 3 against this lot.

Brandon Ellis v West Coast @ the MCG – Has had a killer month with scores of 102, 108, 117 and 127. Posted just 72 on the Eagles last year.

Andrew Gaff v Richmond @ the MCG – 102, 125, 113 and 115 this month. The kid is starting to show what he is truly capable of.

Matthew Boyd v Brisbane @ Etihad – Has 3×100+ in his last 5 against the Lions.

Callan Ward v North @ SPO – Nah, 61 and 63 on North in his last two.

Matt Priddis v Richmond @ the MCG – Richmond are tough to score against, but he did have 147 on them last year.

Todd Goldstein v GWS @ SPO – He’s top 10 over the last 3 weeks on average (113) but hasn’t scored over 100 in his last 4 against the Giants. But… with Mummy out he’ll be awesome this week.

Robbie Gray v Carlton @ the MCG – 137 and 82 on the Blues last year but has never scored 100+ at the MCG.

Pearce Hanley v Bulldogs @ Etihad – 124 on the Dogs last year, returned for 88 last week and looked good. CC12

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54 Comments

  • So Calvin when using the loophole can you put the C on someone who has a bye this week or does it have to be someone who is not playing but doesn’t have the bye

    • As Calvin wrote, you can put the C on someone who has the bye… they are a ‘non-playing zero’, so therefore there VC would count.

      • Ok thanks Warnie

      • Actually Calvin started that sentence about Captaining bye players with:

        “From what I understand….”

        This would imply he was unsure at the time of writing the article and Cameron was asking for clarification.

        • You’re painful, Milansta. Each and every comment you make is painful.

          If that is the case, why ask Calvin for clarification if he clearly wrote “From what I understand”?

          Yes you can do it… there. Done. Move on!

          • Warnie, your tolerance for this bloke is one of the many reasons I keep revisiting this site. You deserve the 25k for that alone.

          • To be fair, Milansta didn’t ask Calvin for clarification. He was pointing out Calvin’s comments were unconfirmed hearsay.

      • The question on bye players I was interested in is less about whether they’re valid selections for loopholing, and more if they would be locked out after today’s game, in case the system decided that they counted as DNP soon as the first lockout occurs?

        • they wont count as dnp unless they didn’t play in todays game.

          • Cool, not an issue for me since I have a couple of non players anyway, but nice to be certain on that one.

        • They weren’t last year, so I would assume they will not be DNPs until full lockout. Only tonight’s players get locked in, so again… I would assume that they would not be locked.

          That’s the info I’ve been given (and Calvin too)… but with a lot of things, it is never safe to assume!

          • I used the loophole in elite last week and it worked. Put the VC on Heppell and the C on Gunston. Worked very well

  • Won’t Ebert get a dirty Carlton tag?

    • Agree! Eberts a no for me. Lock in Macrae.

    • Carlton tagged lots when Malthouse was there but have loosened up a little bit, still have a couple of guys that will run with players but not as stingy as we’re used to, but then again who knows what Ebert will do on any given week

  • Dahlhaus not worth mentioning? Surely more relevant than Treloar, Hanley..?

  • Never captain vs Carlton. Never.

  • If for some reason I don’t trade out Bellchambers, should I put the C on him if VC Hodge goes big? Or is Jack Newnes a better option? :P

    • my team is gonna struggle this week without you mate:(

      • The positive though is that next week Freo have the Thursday game, so there is a great option to loophole.

    • tough one that, both similar chance of getting a game :p

  • Was going to put the C on Ward but those numbers are horrible. Will probably go Ebert or maybe unique with Wallis or Boyd

  • Thoghts on Mitch Wallis as C ? Could go huge 120+

  • VC- Hodge

    C- Beamzorz

  • I’m going macrae as cap

  • Know he’s sadly out of form but SJ for me!!
    His last four games against the Demons are as follows 130-156-163-171
    With Kelly out more midfield awaits if not he’ll play forward (where’s the DPP) kicking at least 6!!
    No league game so it’s time to take a risk before he gets the flick next week

  • I doubt Ebert will get tagged against the Blues. Boak, Wines, Gray and even Hartlett usually get tagged over him.
    Recently he has used a variety of ways to gain points, With an increase in tackles being a big part of that.
    In saying that I am putting the C on Stef because Ebert can still cook up a stinker on the odd occasion

  • Lewis will bang out a 115 and then all this conversation is pointless. No-one will pick a playing captain.

    • …because everyone has Lewis, right.

      I can’t wait for him to knock out another 80 and get cheaper and cheaper.

  • By the way, Milansta, where have you been? It’s been about five weeks since you were here sprouting off about your massive team value and how you are so much better than me, etc.

    Did you come back this week knowing that the Warne Dawgs are struggling with the Round 12 bye and you might outscore me this week? I was up to 278th in the world last week, sitting 401st this week… even with my shitty team value as you liked to tell me regularly.

    But, yes… there will be a fall this week with only 15 fielded and a fair chunk out of the engine room missing. After looking through a lot of top teams, there will be a lot of pain (and movement). Let’s hope for an average game from Lewis to keep me in it!

    • I would imagine he hasn’t been fairing too well, and thus kept quiet…

      • surely the unwritten rule of dt talk is never brag about your team unless you’re right up there because there is always people who are doing better then you.

        • True… But I’m ranked high, and the last time I mentioned it I dropped 90 spaces… So I wont curse it again!

    • Tell em Warnie

  • OMG

    Why do you never mention Tom Mitchell, he goes huge every week. Lock in captain this week surely?

    • because he has the bye this week.

      • I’m aware

        I’m just writing what The Titchers usually write!

        • lol

        • now it makes sense yes I did have a laugh when heaps of people jumped on Calvin when he didn’t mention him a couple of weeks back but to be fair he is tearing it up at the moment but I wont be putting the C on him next week either coming up against Richmond.

          • Plus, Tom Mitchell is the kind of guy who will score big whether he plays or not…

  • VC on Lewis and I’m thinking Goldie as a smokie (Calvin did mention him) to go huge if JL fails. Goldie could have 50+ hitouts this week against the second stringers at GWS.

  • Tom Mitchell (C)

    or should i say Tonne Mitchell. The bye is irrelevant he will still tonne up

  • Prediction, Goldstein will be above 150.

  • should i keep dangers vc score or captain someone else

  • Warnie & milansta sittin in a tree k.i.s.s.i.n.g!! LOL Feel the love!!!

    • Milansta is the biggest tool ever on DT Talk. Guaranteed.

      I bet he doesn’t even have a team…. just a shitload of mental issues. We’ve NEVER once heard a team name out of him. Just that he’s always ranked at the top. SURE MATE

      • While I agree with you that Milanista is a tool, I think Warnie was unfair to launch into this attack on the man. All he did was talk up Lewis, which he is well within his right to do so. Maybe I am missing something and it was fair enough for Warnie to do this, but he didn’t set a good example yesterday. We know you’re good mate, no need to impose yourself on everyone else with rankings etc!