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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 3

Tom Mitchell had his second worst score of 2017 against the Tigers last year… but is Calvin concerned?


After averaging 140+ against the Hawks in his last 10 games, Gary Ablett didn’t disappoint with another impressive 138. His record against them is like no other. He has now averaged 128 for the year, ranking him 4th overall.

He is up against the Eagles this week, in Perth. Against them his record is equally impressive. He has scored 117, 120 and 118 in his last three games against them and in his last 12 games, he has scored over 100 on 11 occasions.

In his first game for 2018, Patrick Dangerfield was eased into the occasion sitting forward for 52% of the game. This is a concern. However, he scored 116 and 113 on the Eagles in his last two runs and could kick a bag here. Last week, the Bulldogs had 3 guys who scored 110+ on West Coast and Danger should be amongst that group at Optus Stadium.

Last time these teams met, Joel Selwood was convincingly tagged by Mark Hutchings to just 48. Hutchings didn’t play last week, but if he does in round 3… Joel could be in for another long day at the office.


Last year, Tom Mitchell had his second worst score for the season of just 99 against the Tigers when he was tagged by Prestia who returned to the VFL last week.

It’s predicted that Prestia will play another one game before entering back into the big league which is great news for our Titch who is averaging 146.5 to be the best player in the game. Prestia had 19d in just over two quarters but is obviously struggling with a little fitness.

Last week, Adelaide went bananas on the Tigers with 6 players scoring 110+ which is very promising signs for the little pig this week.


What a crazy thing to say, but they will.

Nat Fyfe had a nice 123 last week and this week, he plays the Suns who are his favourite team to score against in the game. He averages 124 in his last three against them and will be awesome once again on his home track.

In 2017, Lachie Neale had a season-high 152 against Gold Coast and even had 124 prior to that. Neale has scored semi boring back to back 100’s so far this year, but in this one, I think he can add another 25+ to that with ease.


Port don’t have a ruck.

Last week, they filled the void left by Ryder with Westhoff and Dixon which means… Stefan Martin should have a day out on Saturday.

Sydney’s Sinclair scored 93 against the Power in round 2 and although Stef was out of sorts last week against Max Gawn, I think he’ll find this one much easier and bounce back to a very solid score.

Team mate Dayne Beams hates playing the Power with scores of 60 and 68 coming in his last two with no evidence of a tag. He’ll be extra motivated though up against his old team mate in Rocky, but will that be enough… his record suggests that it won’t be.

Dayne Zorko pumped out a huge 157 on the Power last year, in a game that happened to be at Adelaide Oval where they meet again. He had 109 last week and looked much better than his sad 57 in the first round.


Adam Treloar v Carlton @ the MCG: 0x100+ scores in his last 3 against the Blues.

Luke Parker v GWS @ the SCG: Only has 1×100+ score against the Giants in a career 11 games. Ugly as it gets and easily his worst team to score against.

Bryce Gibbs v St Kilda @ Etihad Stadium: 103 last year on the Saints and is easily shaping up as a top 5 midfielder this year.

Stephen Coniglio v Sydney @ the SCG: Ranks #2 in the game with an average of 133. In beast mode.

Jack Macrae v Essendon @ Etihad Stadium: Machine! Averaging 122 and is coming off a huge 134 last week. Had 98 on the Bombers last year but is in wicked form at the moment and will continue it here.

Dusty Martin v Hawthorn @ the MCG: 117 and 103 in his last two against the Hawks who gave the Cats 4×110+ scores last week.

Josh Kelly v Sydney @ the SCG: 110 and 82 last year on the Swans and that 82 was his worst score for the season. Adding to that, he is yet to ton-up at the SCG in his career 4 games there.

Rory Sloane v St Kilda @ Etihad Stadium: Koby Stevens tagged him to just 62 last year, a move that St Kilda will most likely try again.

Zach Merrett v Bulldogs @ Etihad Stadium: 78 last week and only 82 on the Bulldogs last year. They are witches hats at the moment though, so hopefully he’ll reward his desperate coaches.

Buddy Franklin v GWS @ the SCG: In his last 5 against GWS, his best score is only 101.

Rory Laird v St Kilda @ Etihad Stadium: 115 last year on the Saints and averaging 133 at the moment. In mega hot form right now.

Lachie Whitfield v Sydney @ the SCG: 93 last year on the Swans but the pleasing thing here is… last week off half-back, Port’s Jonas and Hartlett combined for 21 marks. Cha ching!

Tom Mitchell will score...

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    April 4, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Lock in Titch and throw away the key for the season.

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      April 6, 2018 at 2:01 pm


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    April 4, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Graham will follow Titch around

    still back him in though

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    April 4, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Put the C on J.Kelly Oliver or Parker in Draft?

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      Corn Pear

      April 4, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      Probably Kelly as Parker might score a low 100 vs GWS and Oliver will get tagged by Jacobs.

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    April 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Will there ever be a week other than his bye when Titch is not a walk up captain?

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      The Cricket

      April 4, 2018 at 10:50 pm


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      April 5, 2018 at 12:42 am

      Maybe when Bucks is trying to save his job late in the season, and gets Brent MaCaffer to come out of retirement to tag Mitchell

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      April 6, 2018 at 2:02 pm


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    April 4, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    I’m wanting to trade out beams should I go straight to Coniglio (I have Whitfield) or try to get Ablett in?
    Thanks guys

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      April 4, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Sideways trade surely u have more pressing issues

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        April 4, 2018 at 11:02 pm

        It’s funny everyone says this. It’s almost always true, but if I had Beams he’d be an obvious trade this week. As it is, I don’t have Beams or an obvious trade. :)

        In all seriousness though, this time of year with 2 trades/week, it makes sense to fix things up and many people have hit all the rooks or got them last week, and missed the Zerrett/Crouch mess.

        I’d definitely get Coniglio. Probably a somewhat lower output/week, but less likely to get injured/rested and substantially cheaper.

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      The Cricket

      April 4, 2018 at 10:53 pm

      Straight to Cogs (Ablett is great when he plays but his fitness is too risky)

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        the internet

        April 5, 2018 at 12:08 pm

        …and Coniglio’s isn’t??!

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          The Cricket

          April 5, 2018 at 1:39 pm

          Gazza has missed games last two seasons with ‘niggles’ – often late withdrawals which are particularly shitty for fantasy coaches. Assurances that he’s fine, he’ll play and then pulls out late …
          Also seemed to be a reluctance to travel for interstate games?!

          I love Ablett and have had him in my team for years. But I can’t bring myself to do it this year – so many weeks pulling out my hair in frustration I feared I’d end up as bald as him lol

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    April 4, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Thoughts on Crippa against the Pies??

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      April 4, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      As Captain? In draft? In classic I’d stick with Titch. If you don’t have him, then I’d probably go Laird. If you don’t have him, then what are you doing? Cripps is probably a decent option after that.

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        Scratch My Titch Up

        April 5, 2018 at 3:41 pm

        This made me lol. I was one of the peanuts who didn’t start with Laird. He’ll go up to 800,000 I reckon so getting him now is still a good option. Titch makes me wet. He was on 22 at quarter time on Monday and went 115 in 3 quarters. Beast

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    April 4, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    I’m bringing Lyons in for Rocky this week. Is he a good chance to follow up his 134 with another good score?

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      Scratch My Titch Up

      April 5, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Depends who Ross sends Banfield to. Seemed to relish having a specific role to play so can see him following Lyons or Swallow around.

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    April 4, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Do I field Andrew Brayshaw or Holman?

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      April 5, 2018 at 12:44 am

      Brayshaw this one time. Holman in 99% of other times.

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      the internet

      April 5, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      clearly Holman

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        April 5, 2018 at 3:52 pm


        if the internet says so it must be so

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    April 4, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    definitely Holman, won’t even get looked at by the Freo Mid this week unfortunately

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    April 5, 2018 at 7:10 am

    what about T Adams? Also any news on M.Barlow?

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    April 5, 2018 at 8:32 am

    im a goose. put C on J.Kelly last week thinking Titchell would be hard tag from Cats – i lost

    My rooks are good, and no despirate trades required. Have Zerrett and Trelor – what is everyones thinking?

    Trade or keep?

    (If I keep Id love there to be an option to sell (forego) a trade and get $200k is cash.)

    thoughts on both ?

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      April 5, 2018 at 9:17 am

      hold both. if you have a luxury then you trade the one you think will score fewer points from here on to the end of the season, and for me that’s Treloar.

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      David C

      April 5, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Think you have to back Zerrett in now or you’ll lose to much money on him. Trade Trelor, he didn’t look fit last week and played mainly forward.

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      the internet

      April 5, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      I’m keeping both in DT. In Fantasy trading Treloar & keeping Merrett

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    April 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Hey Calvin,

    Just how many of the Rocky Port fantasy pig beanies have you guys got boxed up there?

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    April 5, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    anyone taking that punt with lachie neale??

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      April 5, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      or just be safe and go Tmitchell

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      April 6, 2018 at 5:45 am


      Go with your gut
      I think you’re on the right track
      Neale has a great record against the Suns
      Mitchell will get tagged as the BIG in for Richmond is Prestia
      Only saving grace is he might be under done being his 1st game

      Best of luck

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    April 6, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    who should i trade wingard out for?




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    April 6, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Stef martin or taylor adams taking risk someone help whichone

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