Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 4

JACK v SAM

In old Launceston town on Saturday afternoon Jack Steven will take on Sam Mitchell. Steven had 133 last week and even knocked up 133 and 108 on the Hawks last year.

Sam Mitchell though has been in beast mode and is currently ranked as the #2 player in the game with an average of 129. He only had 90 on the Saints last year and overall his record is pretty average against them with just 1×100+ score on them in his last 7 games.

He did average 123 in Launie last year though and as we know, the Saints give up points, the 4th most in the league. They have given up 14×100+ scores so far this year so get ready for Sam to break the history he has against the Saints and smash out something big.

WATCH OUT FOR ROBBO!

Mitch Robinson tagged Dangerfield last week and will most likely tag either Gary Ablett or even the #1 Fantasy player in the land at the moment in Aaron Hall who has averaged 134 in his first 3 games. Robbo will tag someone!

Robbo went to Danger (107) last week and whoever he goes to, he’s a chance to hold them to a low 100+ score, injury them or even kill them with his kamikaze approach.

Ablett has dominated the Lions over his last few games with 146, 105 and 143. He is averaging 124 for the year and even if Robbo does go to him, he still should give him a bath.

Hall on the otherhand, hasn’t had to deal with a tag since 2002 in the under 12’s, and after his 40 touches last week, people are going to start to take notice.

Things in their favour though is that the Lions are bleeding Fantasy points and have given up 13×100+ scores in the first 3 games this year and are ranked as the 5th easiest to score against. They gave Geelong 7×100+ scores last week and you’d like to think Hall and Gaz can combine for a comfortable 250+ this week.

Also in this game, get ready for Stefan Martin to bounce back. He had 138, 116 and 122 in his last 3 against the Suns and despite his slow start to the year, patient owners of Stef will be rewarded this week… although I think I have been saying this for a few weeks now. Trust me, this is the week.

THE TRAVELLING SWANS

If the Swan were playing the Tigers at the SCG, I’d have many of them locked in with more confidence. However, this week they are on the road again and this time to Adelaide.

The plus side here is, last week the Crows gave up plenty of points and Ellis (144), Houli (140), Cotchin (126) and Grigg (109) all cashed in… and this was in a loss.

Dan Hannebery scored 100 last week, his best effort this year. He had 153 last year on the Crows and should be right to go big again despite never scoring over 90 (in 3 games) at Adelaide Oval.

The man every wants in their team right now is Luke Parker. He has been on fire and even had 112 and 121 on the Crows in his last two games.

The #3 ranked player in the game though is Tom Mitchell, but how will young Tom go away from the SCG. He had 143 at Etihad in round 2 and should be fine in South Australia. He scored 132 on the Crows last year and after the points the Tigers scored last week, you’d think that Tom wouldn’t find it too hard to rack up again. For those who have enjoyed Tom carrying the ‘C’ over the last few weeks, you’d be a brave man (or lady) to turn your back on him here. After all, what’s he done wrong so far?


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HOW DO THEY KEEP IT UP?

How do the Bombers keep producing big Fantasy numbers when they get smashed? Right now, they have scored the MOST 100+ scores in the game (16) and last week, when Port did them by 60+, 5 players still managed to crack the ton.

On the flip side of that, Port who won by 60, only managed 2×100+ scores with their top scorer managing just 110.

Add to this the fact that this week they play the Cats, a team who is the second hardest to score against… who knows what will happen!

Zach Merrett is the real deal and has continued on his merry way with scores of 128 and 136 in his last two weeks. He is the 4th highest averaging player in the competition and even had 106 on the Cats last year. He’s at the MCG this week, a ground he knocked up 136 at a few weeks ago.

Then we have David Zaharakis. 112 last week, was his lowest score for the year. How do they keep doing this? He didn’t play Geelong last year but has posted 103 and 122 in his last two runs.

As I said a minute ago, Port struggled against the Bombers despite them winning big, so what does this mean for Patrick Dangerfield? Danger had 118 on them last year as a Crows and is coming off 107 last week. He loves playing at the Gee and let’s not forget that memorable 137 he had there earlier this year. My prediction for Danger is that he’ll score between 90 and 140. The 90 is the scary part there as the Bombers are proving to be a small hurdle at the moment in more ways than one.

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ONE LINER…

Dusty Martin v West Coast @ Domain Stadium:
150 on Eagles last year and 114 last week, he’s back and could be nasty!

Jordan Lewis v St Kilda @ Aurora Stadium:
Struggled last week with 60 and only had 80 on the Saints last year.

Matt Priddis v Richmond @ Domain Stadium:
95, 147, 91, 98, 97, 113, 97, 136 are his last scores against the Tigers. Amazing!

Jack Macrae v Carlton @ Etihad Stadium:
109 and 113 against the Blues in his last runs. Form has been down but he’ll be right here.

Scott Pendlebury v Melbourne @ the MCG:
Had 93 last year against them which ended his run of 7×100+ scores in his last 7 games.

Leigh Montagna v Hawthorn @ Aurora Stadium:
Huge 160 last week and even had 112, 151 and 111 in his last 3 against the Hawks.

Lachie Hunter v Carlton @ Etihad Stadium:
86 last week and could smash the Blues like Hall (151) and Gaz (124) did last week.

Bachar Houli v West Coast @ Domain Stadium:
140 and 119 in his last 2 games but has 0x100+ scores on WCE in his career 6 games.

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67 Comments

  • I have 4 out of the top 5 there :) Guess I’ll go titch

  • Gee a lot of people have Sam Mitchell

  • Currently have the C on Shaw….. What the hell is wrong with me!!!

  • Goldy against no sandilands, expecting 300 as C

    • Should have kept that quiet & bragged in the wash up when you climbed thousands of positions.

  • Doing brown to ruggles

    got 135,000 in bank, SHould i go Z.smith to Jacobs or lonergan to KK or barlow to merret

    Thoughts are smith to jacob isnt really improving my team, and also wouldnt mind blicavs as my R2 later on

    Thoughts?

  • I own four of the top five :)

  • I got 3 and have picked wrong captain each week including having rocky for 28 points – am going Mitchell surely did have me money on hall earlier

  • I’ve had Titch for the first 3 rounds, but for some reason, I feel like he’ll get 60, or 150. Very tempted to go with Hunter on the blues too.

    • Hey I was thinking Hunter too! Or Dusty.

    • Thinking Hunter as well…

      • Very brave to go Hunter (after a score in the 80s) over a legend like Gary Ablett, or Tom Mitchell who is maybe 4th in line for a tag? Not to mention, Horse can no longer give him a vest :)

        • Leeroy there is a HUGE difference between Carlton and Hawthorn. Lachie at the Etihad v a poor team = money. Simple math

          • Playing Carlton doesn’t guarantee a big score. Plenty of good players have played Carlton without getting a hundred.

            Round 1 the only player who got over 100 was Kane Lambert.

            For Sydney Mitchell got 143, but Parker got 106, Kennedy 106, Jack 97, Hannebery 96.

            Playing a crap team doesn’t always correlate with a big score

            Hunter might go massive, but there is no gaurantee

  • Should I bring in Hanners or Dusty this week fellas?

  • Anyone going Goldy vs Freo ? Or too risky

    • I’ve had the C on Gaz since lockout ended, but changed to Goldy today.

      Can’t work out why he hasn’t made Calvin’s Top 5.

  • Hunter a real smokey. Would need big cahones to do it though, given all the other solid options.

    Another one not mentioned: Danger will smash the bombers. Would have had a monster score last week if it wasn’t for getting tagged by the pest Robinson. Crowley hasn’t been tagging this year, just some defensive work around stoppages which won’t bother him.

    But don’t know who I’ll be going with yet, quite a few good options this week.

    • I guess the only consideration with Hunter is how the Dogs respond to the Murphy setback.

    • dangerfield smashing? lol id never even dream of putting danger captain week in week out. yuk. disagree? show me the pig status proof? great player! yes! dusty and danger are one in the same! game changers..pigs??? mmm we will see. junk time is what pigs feed on. id rather a rookie junky than a hard ball get contested possession specialist. eewww fantasy motto easy peasy lemon squezzee. then there is gary ablett. full stop the end.

      • Please tell me you’re taking the piss. You would rather captain a rookie player instead of Danger?

        In any case I’ll dignify your response and give you the “proof” you were after.

        137 in round 1 against much tougher opposition than the Bombers who he plays this week (Hawthorn). Would have been closer to 150 if he slotted those 2 easy goals.

        75 at HT vs Brissy before going into the fwd line to escape the Robbo tag. That’s 75 points in a half whilst being tagged. No fwd time and that’s another 130+ even WITH a tag. And Essendon have shown they aren’t going to tag anyone this season.

        Averaged 118 in the last 10 games last season.

        Need anymore?

    • Danger was given a dedicated 5 line paragraph in Calvin’s write up gambler !!!

  • i am in a relationship with gaz..but from time to time i will spend a night with tom. shoot me

  • Go against Gaz at your own peril… The more he is doubted the more he seems to score… I’ll be going the bald jesus

  • Duncan against the Bombers anyone?

  • Dangerfield for me I think!

    • Is anyone worried of dangerfield getting thrown forward for a rest when geelong start dominating essendon. From what i saw against brisbane last week, danger racked it up in the first half and then after geelong had easily won the game danger basically got wrapped in cotton wool and was off or forward a lot (and scored sweet FA)

      • Only spent extended minutes forward to escape the Robbo tag. If it wasn’t for that I’m pretty sure he would have spent almost all game in the mids and only rested fwd, regardless of the score.

        • The game versus Hawthorn was on the line all the way. Rather than attributing it trying to escape the robbo tag, more likely it was due to them trying to keep the best player in cotton wool and minimise harm. No incentive to keep him in the contested mix in the middle when the game was easily won. After all, it is Robbo, and you never know what what the fuckstick is capable of.

          If the game is not close versus Essendon, I’d expect more of the same.

          • Well you pretty much ended up saying he went to the fwd line to escape Robbo, which is that I said.

    • Dangerfield can be risky as a captain choice, but I hope he scores big too, as I got him.

  • No mention of goldy v freo with no Sandilands off a mister game last week he has to be in the mix

    • I was thinking exactly the same… actually traded Goldy in for Martin on the back of Sandilands’ injury (no pun intended).

  • I’ve been using Clavin’s Captains on and off for years now, it has never let me down I think. I might go Ablett, lets face it the guy can be a genius and destroy any tag, plus he looks good after last seasons woes.

  • Josh Gibson will be the highest scorer this round.

  • For Dreamteam (Sportsdeck), trading in a defender:
    Gibson or Johanisson or Rosa?

  • I’m sorry Calvin, but I don’t think you watched the Lions Cats game. Robinson went to Jelwood – to the point where both were screaming at each other. This did pretty little as Jelwood still managed a huge score. The cause for Dangerfield’s decrease in numbers after Quarter Time was due to him playing predominantly up forward.

  • Who to start in the foward papley, mcgovern or menadue???

  • What about Goldstein??

  • Goldstein definitely has to be in the top 5 choices. Playing against freo with Sandilands out and at Etihad