Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 15

It’s the final Thursday night game and that means we’ll need another VC and hope that they can go huge. 115pts will be my bench mark again this week, however, I’m expecting that we might have a few options here of players that can easily reach that mark.

LET’S TALK VC’s

#1 – SCOTT PENDLEBURY

We need a guy who can go big, and although Pendles might have gone one game early after his 152 last week, he’s still our top option on Thursday night. He scored 95 on the Power last year, which happened to be his worst score against them in his last six.

Last week, JPK (151), Hannebery (146), Jack (121) and Parker (112) all scored well against the Power in a tough game which indicates we might some similar numbers at Adelaide Oval.

#2 – BRAD EBERT

He screwed me last week as my #1 VC pick but I’ll back him in again after his last two games at home which has seen him take scores of 116 and 134.

He scored 103, 112, 137 and 100 in his last four games against the Pies and although he only managed 77 last week, he’ll be better than that.

#3 – DANE SWAN

Swanny scored 122 in his last game against Port (2013) and has a record against them that suits our VC criteria this week. In his last 7 games against them he has 5×130+ scores but is only coming off 85 last week. Get the #oink ready because he’ll be the one I lock in as I don’t have my top two picks.

#4 – TAYLOR ADAMS

Adams has averaged 122 in his last three games this year and scored 111 on the Power last year. Good VC this guy, because he can go big on his day.

#5 – ROBBIE GRAY

Robbie has played the Pies 8 times in his career and only has a top score of 87. WTF?

They are clearly his worst team to score against averaging 67 over his career and they’re the only team in the AFL that he hasn’t scored 100+ on. With that said, you’d be a brave man to say he won’t get 100+, but based on these numbers it doesn’t look overly promising.

Steele Sidebottom  – Steele scored 106 last week but has shown us nothing recently. Even with Robbie Gray’s poor history here, he’s a much better option.

LOOP15

LET’S TALK CAPTAINS

#1 – DAVID ARMITAGE v Greater Western Sydney @ Spotless Stadium

140 last week was the third time this year that Armo has cracked the mark. He did so with 38 touches. In round one when he played the Giants he only scored 89, which was only the second time this year has gone under 100. But back then, he didn’t even know how good he was. Last week, Cotchin (145) and Dusty (132) dominated the Giants and there is no reason why Armo won’t do the same on Sunday afternoon.

#2 – MATTHEW BOYD v Gold Coast @ Cazaly’s Stadium (Cairns)

Old’s cool.

In his career 6 games against the Suns, Boydy has scored 109, 112, 96, 128, 136 and 125. He is coming off a wicked 143 last week and is carrying a lowest score of 87 in his last 7 games this year. Although the Suns had a shock win last week, let’s not forget what type of scores they are capable of giving up.

#3 – JACK STEVEN v Greater Western Sydney @ Spotless Stadium

This guy is a freak and has averaged 118 this year and is coming off scores of 142 and 113. He scored 99 in round one when he met the Giants but since then the Saints have created a Fantasy friendly game style, that saw them score 709 more points than Essendon last week. I just feel bad that this guy is at #3.

#4 – JACK MACRAE v Gold Coast @ Cazaly’s Stadium (Cairns)

Macrae has averaged 115 in his last 3 games this year (109, 117, 120) and even scored a MASSIVE 168 on the Suns in 2014. He’s a ball winning jet. Select him with confidence.

#5 – TODD GOLDSTEIN v Geelong @ Etihad Stadium

Goldy is the #1 ranked player on form over the last 3 months averaging 131. He scored 131 on the Cats in round 4 and even had 130 on them last year. All this adds up to what should be a #1 pick but my concerns are this. In his last two games at Etihad he has only scored 70 and 88.

Plus, I’m concerned about the Geelong multiple rucks. Third man up, six man deep, triple attacks… all this lingo and unique set up they have makes me wonder what they have install for the big man this week. With that said, form and history here look outstanding.


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WHO JUST MISSED THE CUT

Leigh Montagna v GWS @ SPO – ranked #2 on form over the last 3 weeks, Montagna is certainly getting it done with an average of 126 over that time. 120 and 117 in his last 2 games against the Giants and he’ll be great again.

Luke Hodge v Fremantle @ Aurora Stadium – Hodgey has scored 131 and 159 at Aurora this year and posted 126 on the Dockers in 2014. Gun!

Dan Hannebery v Brisbane @ the GABBA – 146 last week and 120 and 101 on the Lions in his last two games. Beast mode at the moment.

Jordan Lewis v Fremantle @ Aurora Stadium – if you believe he’s back, then make him your captain. He scored 156 and 120 on the Dockers last year and had 125 last week. Lewis scored 152 at Aurora earlier this year and averages 119 there in his last 5 games. But… is he really back? TOP5rd15

42 Comments

  • Hi Calvin
    This is my supercoach team
    DEF: Newnes, Higgins,Taylor,Saad,Smith,Lever (Kelly, McKenzie)
    MID: Fyfe,Pendles,Hannes,Steven,Treloar,JPK,Sloane,Lewis(Toumpas,Boston,Cockatoo)
    RUC: Sandi,Jacobs (Pierce)
    FWD: Buddy,Swan,Elliot,Hogan,Steele,Tarrant (Lamb,Pickett)
    I want to trade Sloane(480k) for a premium mid/fwd with 164k in the bank. Don’t know who to get.Montagna, Armitage, Priddis, Beams, Neale or Riewoldt or others. Please help. Thanks

  • Didn’t Goldy get 120 against Sydney at Etihad in Round 11? Think the 2 games before were 70 and 88 though.

  • Come on mate! Hodgey doesn’t even make the top 5?! He averages 126 in his last 5 at Aurora. Yep, 126.

  • Is Rocky back in??

  • The only top 5 options I have are Matty Boyd and Goldy who are both debuting for me this week… Come on Swanny!

  • keep quiet on hanners pls Calvin ;)

  • Im keen on Goldy with Blicavs now their sole ruckman.

    • Dawson Simpson was picked last week I think.

    • I think Goldy’s a great option regardless. Good, in form rucks all get hundreds against the cats. Gawn 139 & Spencer 67, Lobbe 101, Belly 29 & Carlisle 74, NicNat 113 & Sinclair 103, Warnock 61 & Wood 35. And Goldy had 131 against them in Rd 4. Only issue is whether Dawson Simpson is tougher to score against than Stanley, I doubt it.

  • Jack Steven? has averaged better than Armo this year, has a better 3 round and 5 round average than Armo, higher ceiling and scored 99 against GWS earlier this year. I just do not see why you can have Armo conistently number 1 when someone who has been better than him all year you dont even have in the just missed out category. Just wondering. Anyways great job as usual.

  • LMAO at the Gibbs burn on Colhoon on Twitter!

  • Oxley a viable VC? Each time he’s gone under 60 this year has followed up with 90, 105, 126 and 136 the next game.

  • Is Colquhoun actually out!!!

  • Who should I trade in Jack Steven or David Armitage ?

    • I’d go Armitage, as atm I don’t see Steven being worth the extra 40K, when imo they will score very similar. Both are really great options though.

  • Any thoughts on Beams, Rocky or Parker for the C ?

  • Hi all am confused RE loophole – if I put VC on Swan say and he goes well. Tomorrow but don’t I have to then put the C on someone on the field or not – this is fantasy I’m talking about the other week I went to put C on guy on bench it said I couldn’t is this right or did I stuff something up?

    • Get a player not playing on the field (eg. J. Holmes) and be sure to have your playing ruckmen set to emergency on the bench. Then captain Holmes. The captain score will become void (Holmes isnt playing) and you will receive the emergency score for your benched ruckmen and your VCs scpre will be doubled.

    • Euman-
      If swanny has a great game put your captain on someone who isn’t playing ON THE FIELD eg. you could take someone off who hasnt played yet but is playing like harry taylor, put him as your emergency, bring someone like colquon on put the c on him so taylors score comes in and swanny gets double points
      hope this helps

  • In weeks gone by I haven’t been able to change my C after partial lockout, making the loophole almost impossible (I can only change it if I drop my C from the field, in which case the replacing player becomes captain). Anyone else having this issue?

  • Basher – after partial lock on my computer has been fine, but on the phone it hasn’t worked (so I was stuck with Parker’s score instead of Goldstein’s last week). I have heard a couple of other people mention that post lockout manipulations are an issue on the phone app.

  • Beauty, Thanks Yarmo. Ebert did what he could to break me last week – never again!

  • Hold or trade Mr Maric?

  • Bathers yes, it works but not on the phone app need to do loophole on a pc only. I wish tell article mentioned it. It’s been like that all year. I got robbed from it for 2 weeks because I was too busy and kept forgetting to get on the pc. Thankfully didn’t lose to much points from it though. Apart from parkers 112.

  • Swannieeeee Oink Oink.

  • Who to put the C on now?? Ebert was very poor?!!

  • Who should I put the C on
    Heppel or Parker

  • Or goldy

  • Richmond could smash Carlton tonight, dusty could have a big one, but what about the tag!? Risky! But cotchin would surely be first in line for the tag. With dusty a second? So I’m unsure.. Bit risky but the type of game he can go 150!