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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 22

After his 174 last week, will you be going Rocky as your captain? Or will Calvin guide you in another direction?


174… this is why, we make Tom Rockliff our Fantasy captain. No one in the game right now can hit these heights and at the same rate as our beloved pig.

Against Carlton his record now sits at… 174, 184 and 143 in his last three games against them.

This week it will be tougher though as the pig hosts the Cats at home, a ground he does average 142 at in his last 5 games this year.

Against the Cats he has scored 124 and 140 which is plenty after his game from last week. Dusty managed 132 on Geelong last week but who will Scott Selwood go to? Surely it’s Rich. He is there as a tagger and beat Cotchin (78) hands down last week. Geelong are tough to score on and have only conceded 7×100+ scores in their last four games.

It basically works like this… you MUST back the pig in this week, everyone will be doing it. If you don’t, and he does what we know he can do again this week, your season is over. Done and dusted.

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There it is, the Swans have the #1, #2 and #3 ranked players in the game over the last three weeks.

Dan Hannebery tops the list with previous scores of 128, 129 and 145. Hannebery and his men play the Roos this
week down in Tassie at Blundstone Arena.

He scored 125 on the Roos in round 10 and even had 108 back in 2013 when he ventured to Hobart. The main issue I have here for the Swans is that the Roos are very very tough to score against. They are ranked as the 3rd hardest team to score against in the last month and that is even after what the Hawks did to them last weekend.

Smith (146), Mitchell (126), Lewis (126) and Hodge (113) all had a day out and if this happens again, the Swan’s big three will hold their mantle. Honestly though, I can’t see it happening like that again. This will be much more restrictive.

After scores of 144 and 128, Luke Parker comes in as the second hottest player in the game. He carries a lowest score of 111 in his last 5 games but only managed 59 on the Roos earlier this year (no injury). He did have 120 and 110 prior to that.

Sitting at #3 based on form with an average of 126 in his last three games is of course Josh P. Kennedy. He carries a lowest score of 105 in his last 7 games this year and even posted 129 and 130 on the Roos in his last two runs. A tag from Dumont is a small concern here as he ran with Sam Mitchell (126) last week.

All these guys should be awesome. But my friends, I crunch these numbers every week and over the year, the Roos have always come out as one of the very hardest teams to score against.

What the Hawks did last week was uncanny. That’s why, I’ll be backing in the numbers and only rolling with one of these boys in my top 5 this week.



Stephen Coniglio
v Fremantle #1 easiest team cogs

Fremantle are giving up nearly 400pts more a game over the last month than what Melbourne concedes. Adelaide last week racked up 7 tons against them. Coniglio had a season high 129 against them in round seven and is in hot form himself after his impressive 121 last week. He’s a super option this week.

Zach Merrett v Bulldogs #2 easiest team

Bulldogs the 2nd easiest over the last month? Amazing. Zach managed 127 last week against the Suns and even scored 107 on these guys last year. Under the roof, he’ll be great once again if the Bulldogs continue this trend of bleeding points.

Patrick Dangerfield v Brisbane #3 easiest team

Even though they give up the points, Curnow was the only player last week to manage a ton against the Lions. Dangerfield only managed 93 last week, his lowest score since round 4. Add to this, he will be tagged by Mitch Robinson this week who went to Cripps (90) last weekend. Robbo ran with Danger in round 3 when he had 107.

The one I like more than Danger though is Joel Selwood. He had 108 last week and has killed the Lions in the past with previous scores of 111, 146 and 139. In that game in round 3, seven Geelong boys scored 100+ with Mitch Duncan leading the way with 123. If I had a top 6, Joel would have made the list.

Adam Treloar v Gold Coast #4 easiest team

David Zaharakis (136) and Zach Merrett (127) scored at ease last week against the Suns and this week Treloar will do the same. He has been in rocking form scoring 128, 115 and 113 in his last few runs and will be too tough to stop.

Brodie Grundy will most likely only be going up against Brooksby and has been in great touch himself averaging 115 in his last three.

Jack Steven v Richmond #5 easiest team

Steven can’t hit sh*t with a shovel and has only scored 73, 64 and 73 in his last few games. He had 110 on the Tigers last year but must be over-looked based on form alone. Over-looked and maybe even traded.

On the other hand, Nick Riewoldt has hit some touch with scores of 112 and 117 coming in his last two games. He only had 89 on the Tigers last year.


Rory Sloane hates playing Port. He only managed 67 on them in round two and even had an injured 67 against them last year. Surely he’ll break the’67 curse’ this week.

Did you know that Dusty Martin has never scored 100+ on the Blues (13 games) and this week’s opponent the Saints (8 games)? Nuts!

He is coming off scores of 132, 110 and 112, and last week the Swans went bananas against them. Parker (144), Buddy (139), Hanna (128), Lloyd (119) and JPK (118) all didn’t struggle and therefore you’d think Dusty should be fine… But history disagrees with that.


Lachie Hunter v Essendon @ Etihad Stadium – As good as this looks for Hunter, his form is just too horrid to even gamble on this. 0x100+ in his last three, you’d think he’d be better this week though.

Jordan Lewis v West Coast @ DS – 126 last week and even had 110 on them in round two. He’s been cruising along nicely and should be solid again this week.

Luke Dahlhaus v Essendon @ Etihad Stadium – 112 last week and 114 on Essendon last year.

Bryce Gibbs v Melbourne @ the MCG – Melbourne are the #1 hardest team to score against at the moment. Seriously… shop elsewhere.

Luke Shuey v Hawthorn @ DS – Averaging 112 in the last three games and pumped out a huge 142 last week.

Marcus Bontempelli v Essendon @ Etihad Stadium – 137 and 118 are his last two efforts and he’ll be good once again. Averages 116 under the roof in his last 6 games and last week, Touk Miller (139) and Hall (108) were great against the Bombers.

Lachie Neale v GWS @ SPO – Scored 99 earlier this year on the Giants and only managed 105 and 91 in his last two games.

Tom Mitchell v Kangaroos @ Blundstone Arena – Four scores this year in the 60’s. Not captain material based on this heading into a Preliminary Final.




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    August 17, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Finally…. first.

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      August 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      In greatest life achievements, enjoy your first.

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      August 19, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      Hannebery or Coniglio

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    August 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    No talk about Gawn?

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      Raelene Boyle

      August 17, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      I’m hoping Max will go big against Kreuz, but still risky compared to mids. Then again you may want to be different this week.

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        August 17, 2016 at 7:27 pm

        I’m going Rocky, because almost everyone else is and if he pulls out another 150+, you’ll most likely be left behind if you don’t captain him. It’s just that I’m surprised to see no mention of a ruckman who’s going for his 10th straight ton, averaging 120 in that time.

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    August 17, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    know its wrong spot but who to field out of wills and menegola? both have fairly easy games

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      Raelene Boyle

      August 17, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Wills – he will likely get more ball with Adams out, Menegola should go OK against BL but not as much opportunity as Wills I reckon.

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      December 5, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Where in Japan do you buy your kionmos? Is there a specific store in Tokyo that you like to go to?Also, do you know where you can learn to wear kimono in Kashiwa or Matsudo?

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    Raelene Boyle

    August 17, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Oh no, not second again!

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    The Boy

    August 17, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Treloar, Josh P, Danger or Dusty?

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      Raelene Boyle

      August 17, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      On form & this week’s matchups I reckon Treloar or Dusty

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        August 17, 2016 at 10:07 pm

        JPK has been great these last few weeks and on history too i prefer him over dusty. Would choose him over treloar cause his more likely to go big, which is good if rocky goes bug and you are left behind, or just for extra points.

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          August 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

          nah dusty is the man for the job. treloar is pretty consistent. JPK may go big but it may be a risk. danger i think is just cooling off so he wouldnt be a good option. dusty is the man

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      the player

      August 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      nah man, i think it is dusty for me. his form had really been good and he should be good this week.

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    Raelene Boyle

    August 17, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Does anyone know what the East German athletes were taking during the Olympics?

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    Raelene Boyle

    August 17, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Hey Calvin
    any tips from Rocky about what his score will be this week?

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    August 17, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    will sheridan tag cogs? kept sloane to 80 last week.

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      August 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      also a concern for me, considering either cogs or treloar into my team this week unsure about cogs getting tagged though, whats your thoughts?

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        August 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm

        im an owner of sloane so not real keen of the possibility of a tag to cogs if i bring him in, sheridan could easily go to someone like shiel or shaw though. Out of cogs v treloar v jpk v bont i think it might be out of kennedy and the bont for me

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    Jamaicas bobsled team

    August 17, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    JJK to Dahlhaus or Steph to Grundy???

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      August 17, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      steph to grundy

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    August 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    1st time ever that I’ve had all 5 of calvins selections

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    August 17, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Calvin, who will Ben Jacobs tag if he’s back?

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    August 17, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Bartel -> Houli
    Steven -> Treloar/Bont/Coniglio
    S.Martin -> Grundy

    Which 2 are more important? Thanks

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      August 18, 2016 at 9:20 am

      I’m having similar issues. I think for you Houli/Grundy are the priority. Steven out of form but has an easy run. I’m considering Steven/Hunter to Bont so I can afford to upgrade Naismith to Roo.

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        August 18, 2016 at 10:37 am

        Yeah mate, I was thinking that too but then just realized I only have enough cash to do one of those trades. So now it’s:

        Houli & S.Martin vs Bartel & Grundy

        Who will score me more points?

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        the internet

        August 18, 2016 at 11:29 am

        Jack Steven will get Robbo in the last round….

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    Brad Hogg

    August 17, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Bring in Bont or Coniglio?

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      August 18, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Bont for me. Higher ceiling.

      Coniglio is very similar to T.Adams. Just gets the job done each week and has an odd 125+ game once in a while.

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    August 17, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Who to trade.. Bartel or wells?

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    August 18, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Yo my boys

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    Max Gawn

    August 18, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    love the ‘HISTORY SAYS ‘NO’’ section, helps me for moneyball too, cheers CAL

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    August 18, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    The only way I can get rocky into my team is to trade danger, it it worth the punt?

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    August 19, 2016 at 12:33 am

    surely you have bigger issues.. and even then it would take the bravest of the lot to do something like that

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      August 19, 2016 at 12:34 am

      sorry that was a reply for shiraz

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    August 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Hannebery or Coniglio

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    December 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Ppl like you get all the branis. I just get to say thanks for he answer.

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