Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 13

The Loop Hole

Here we go again, it’s the silly season and with a Thursday night game (Port v Bulldogs) we have the option to LOOP our captain.

1 – Place your VC on a player who is playing on Thursday night (Macrae).

2 – Make sure you C is locked away as well (Mitchell), not on player in this game.

3 – If Macrae scores 120+, lock this score in by moving a player who has the bye or not playing onto your field and give them the C. This will get you a zero and activate the VC scores x2.

4 – If you don’t like the score, keep the C on your next best option as you normally would.

BEST VC OPTIONS

Obviously it’s Jack Macrae. He loves playing at Adelaide Oval and carries a lowest score there of 97 in his last 5 games. He pumped out a season-best score of 149 against the Power last year and even had 144 at Adelaide Oval earlier this year. The only issue I have here is the fact that the Tigers only managed 2×90+ scores against the Power last week, but that’s a minor concern.

The thing is, you need a player capable of blowing the line out of the water. Toby McLean is that guy as he has scored 143 and a huge 152 already this year. Tom Rockliff is another guy who has a thumping ceiling and got his score up to 92 last week. He had 93 and 124 on the Dogs last year.

After having 78pts at half time, Justin Westhoff slowed down in the second half ending with 106. He too has the ability to pump out nice numbers but his record on the Dogs is ugly with scores of 66, 69 and 68 coming in his last three games.

At the end of the day – it’s a free chance at a captain. My line will be 120 though, because I think that Tom Mitchell will get that with ease. My VC will be Macrae and even if he scores 119, I’ll be chasing the pig.

THE BEST OF THE REST

#1 – Tom Mitchell v Adelaide @ the MCG

Another easy option. Backing in a guy coming off 145, 135 and 149 is a little easy. He had 117 and 125 on the Crows last year who happen to be the 2nd easiest team for MIDs to score on at the moment.

Fremantle scored 6×100+ against Adelaide last week, hence my line of 120 is a very fair one this week, could even be more.

#2 – Ed Curnow v Fremantle @ Etihad Stadium

After averaging 116 this year, Curnow’s record here is amazing against the Dockers. Although he may run with Fyfe he has scored 116, 109 and 136 in his most recent games against them. They are the 5th easiest to score on in the game and he’ll be a very unique pick if you are looking for someone like that this week.

#3 – Gary Ablett v Richmond @ the MCG

137 and 119 are his last two games and little master is slowly heating up. He scored 120 and 141 against the Tigers in his last two and although he only managed 47 in his last game at the MCG, his record prior to that was like no other.

#4 – Bryce Gibbs v Hawthorn @ the MCG

Plays one of his favourite teams this week and goes for his 7th straight 100+ score against them. Gibbs had 105 last week and although the Crows are sucking at the moment, Gibbs is getting it done.

#5 – Andrew Gaff v Sydney @ the SCG

Under-rated and killing it at the moment. He scored 96 on the Swans last year, which happened to be his lowest score against them in his last 6 games. The kicker here is… Sydney are the hardest team to score against at the moment for MIDs but I still thing Gaff can get the job done.

QUICKLY, WHO MISSED THE CUT?

Joel Selwood v Richmond @ the MCG: 63 last year against them and averaging 106 in his last three this year.

Lance Franklin v West Coast @ the SCG: Smokey alert. Had 151 on the Eagles earlier this year and 118 last week.

Dusty Martin v Geelong @ the MCG: Pfffthhh.

Nat Fyfe v Carlton @ Etihad Stadium: Might be tagged coming off his suspension and hasn’t scored a ton on the Blues in his last three runs.

Rory Laird v Hawthorn @ the MCG: Busted hand? He had 82 and 83 on the Hawks last year.

Patrick Dangerfield v Richmond @ the MCG: Another mediocre 103 last week, and had 114 and 130 on the Tigers last year, when he was good.

Luke Parker v West Coast @ the SCG: 127 on the Eagles earlier this year, his best score this year. Is he back to his very best?

Mitch Duncan v Richmond @ the MCG: 131, 66 and 133 are his last scores against the Tigers, but he’s like Danger and cant get over another big at the moment coming off 105 and 102 in his last two games.

Lachie Neale v Carlton @ Etihad Stadium: 101 and 117 in his last two games and on the Blues in his last three he has scored 106, 130 and 105.

 

34 Comments

  • You dont think Gaff could cop a George Hewett tag?

  • Based on macraes dominance would he be better t get in this week over gaff? I have McLean for the vc option, looking at gaff but can afford macrae.
    Only thing is macrae he is 161 and should drop cash, will cop the Jacobs tag next wwwk to

    • I have the same dilemma, he’s a must have but $875k and a 161BE …

      The $130k saved with Gaff makes getting someone like Kelly a lot easier next week.

      He could be back around $800k in a couple of weeks.

      • Haha that is my exact trades, guelfi to gaff or macrae and next week seedsman to kelly.
        I can afford both players each week regardless, but the cash saved could get me Nic Nat to Grundy after the byes.
        Could wait a few weeks and hope macrae drops in value and it’s not ahuge upgrade from bont to him.
        Hard decision

  • 112 for Gibbs mate.

  • Luke Parker is a best sore indeed. Best sore for owners…

  • Anyone else thinking looking at team sheets Rocky is gonna tag Macrae or Mclean from the get go worried it’ll destroy my team this week

  • Anyone else thinking looking at team sheets Rocky is gonna tag Macrae or Mclean from the get go worried it’ll destroy my team this week

  • Fooz

    Solid writeup Calvin. Thanks for the comments re: Macrae vs McLean….

  • Hi Guys this week I am Trading out Murray, Guelfi and E-Yolman and bringing in J Smith D B-Jones and McLean and that means I will put VC on McLean. C goes on Coniglio and if McLean doesn’t score over 120 I will be transferring the C over to Titch before tomorrow nights game begins. Good luck to all. Hope we all score well and that means everyone has a gr8 weekend.

    Stay safe and Healthy everyone

  • A little message for Ned Kelly, mate I’ve never met you and for all I know you are probably a top bloke but please mate we are all individuals and we all have opinions and that’s all it is. I’ve learnt that if someone wrights something I disagree with I just keep my opinions to my self as everyone is allowed to have opinions, and yes you might be right so why would you want others to be as smart as you. This is a game and we all want to win.

  • F*** me dead why did Macrae have to get injured?!…… in a f****** warm up? There are times where I hate this game and tonight is one of those 🤬🤬🤬. I feel like the AFL Fantasy karma bus has gotten me once again 😡 #whathappenswhenyoutryandbeunique

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