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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 18

Who is on top this week? Also, who has Calvin ‘flagged’ as a potential failure for round 18?


This Thursday night (19th) get along to have a chat with us and Brodie Grundy plus so many more legends for our Melbourne LIVE Show.

Last week… all good things came to an end  for our mate Brodie Grundy who scored just 68 which ended his run of 100+ scores that he has had going since round two.

This was flagged… but not a problem I honestly thought we’d have. Anyway, it did, so let’s move on.

He will be up against Goldstein this week who has been giving up some points to his opponent. Sinclair (105) and Witts (134) were his most recent opponents which gives us great hope that Grundy will bounce back this week.

He scored 103 against the Roos last year and we can’t just write off a star like this off after one game. Expect a big bounce back from the great man, especially after we have a chat to him on Thursday night on our LIVE show in Melbourne that you can come along and see.


At the GABBA, Dayne Beams is a different man. He scored 113 there in his last game which gave him 4 scores over 110 in his last five runs.

He scored 144 against the Crows last year and this week goes for his 5th straight 100+ score against them.

Team mate and captain Dayne Zorko had 119 last year on the Crows and despite only managing 96 last week, he is still averaging 100 in his last three and should be great here.

Stef Martin failed to cash in last week against Ceglar and scrapped his way to the same score for the second week in a row of just 96. Against Adelaide though his record is pretty bloody impressive with scores of 107, 151, 136 and 123.

For the Crows, my best pick is Rory Laird. He loves playing these guys and has posted 114, 110 and 100 in his last three games against them. Coming off scores of 122 and 110, he’s heating up and actually plays better on the road where he has gone over 110 four out of five times this year.

Matt Crouch will get busy here but Brisbane are actually ranked as the #1 hardest in the game to score on in recent weeks, only giving up 6×100+ scores.

Finally, we have Bryce Gibbs but his history against the Lions is horrid with only 1×100+ score coming in his last 6 games against them.



How dare I drop Tom Mitchell to #3 in my Captain rankings? He came out on fire with a massive “F#%! You Calvin” with 117pts in the first half. Now he only managed 40 for the rest of the day, but he was on fire and looked like being the first person this year to crack the 200 mark.

This week, he sits back on top. Against the Blues… who have not only given up the most points in the last three weeks, but the second most 100+ scores (16).

Curnow is the only danger here of tagging… but he hasn’t been and shouldn’t start this week. Jack Steven (136) who is mega taggable avoided it last week as Jack Steele (126) and Billings (120) had a field day against Carlton.

As a Hawk, Mitchell scored 143 against these guys last year and 61 (played in defence) and 143 when he wore the red and white for the Swans.

At Etihad, Mitchell hasn’t set the world on fire this year scoring 96, 135 and 83… but I’m tipping that to change in this easy game.

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Joel Selwood nearly made my top 5 this week, but he’s up against Melbourne who can be very tough on their day. His numbers here are simply amazing though with scores of 122, 137 and 126 coming in his most recent games against them which includes 6×120+ scores in his last seven games. He only managed 73 last week… but did have 127 and 120 before that. He’s #6 in my top 5 this week.

Those who are trading out Luke Parker think again (Warnie). The Suns have given up 6×120+ scores in the last three weeks (ranks them #1) and against the Suns in the last three games he has scored 117, 121 and 102. The downside here is that this one is at the SCG, a ground Luke hasn’t scored triple figures at this year from seven games.

Lachie Neale averages 109 under the Etihad roof in his last 6 games and even scored 100, 86, 138, 126 and 131 on the Bombers in his last five games. Only averaging 87 in his last three though but his history here suggests he’ll be great.

After 125 last week, Dyson Heppell should continue his run as his last two scores against the Dockers sit at 102 and 121. Zach Merrett could also be big but copped a tag from Banfield earlier this year to just 78. Banfield went to Wines (118) last week, as he went on to be the top scorer for the Power.

Before being tagged against the Dockers, Zach had scores of 144, 124 and 121. His form is hot as well with 138 and 124 coming in recent weeks. I’m expecting a tag again though which could mean anything for Zach this week.


Dusty Martin v St Kilda @ Etihad Stadium: Many are looking to bring in the man this week. He scored 117 and 73 against the Saints last year. With only 1×100+ against them (last game) in his career 12 games, for some reason he struggles making these guys one of his worst teams to score against.

Max Gawn v Geelong @ GMHBA: 138 against the Cats already this year and with 11×110+ scores next to his name this year, he looks the goods.

Steele Sidebottom v Kangaroos @ the MCG: Ben Jacobs tag? Looks that way and after coming off a 48, he’s a risky captain here.

Josh Kelly v Port Adelaide @ Adelaide Oval: Injured? I’m hearing rumours. He had 127 and 112 against them in his last two and should be ok… if he plays.

Patrick Cripps v Hawthorn @ Etihad Stadium: A nice 122 last week but hasn’t scored over 100 against the Hawks in his career 3 games. Predicting a low 100 score here.

Angus Brayshaw v Geelong @ GMHBA: GUN! 128, 113 and 116 are his last three scores and he just keeps getting it done week in and week out. Geelong at Geelong though…

Scott Pendlebury v Kangaroos @ the MCG: 75 last week and just 99 in his most recent game against the Roos back in 2016

Patrick Dangerfield v Melbourne @ GMHBA: 117 last year against the Demons was his best score against them in his career 10 games (easily his worst team overall avg. 76). A freshly named forward, but this one looks tough despite his 151 last week.

Andrew Gaff v Bulldogs @ Optus Stadium: The weather in Perth might be the only thing to slow Gaff down but I’m not fussed. Bulldogs have given up 19×100+ scores in the last three weeks (ranked #1) and Gaff is averaging 134 over this time. He averages 115 at Optus Stadium and scored 92, 130 and 146 in his last games against these guys. Nasty!

Todd Goldstein v Collingwood @ the MCG: In form with scores of 125 and 132 in his last two games but only has 1×100+ score against the Pies in his last 5.

Jake Lloyd v Gold Coast @ the SCG: Never scored over 100 against the Suns in his career five games. Should change here though you’d think.

Jack Redden v Bulldogs @ Optus Stadium: Form of 135 and 143 is amazing. How long can he keep this up though?

Justin Westhoff v GWS @ Adelaide Oval: Hasn’t scored 100 against the Giants in his last 6 games with scores of just 69 and 51 coming in his last two. Different player to what he was though.



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    July 18, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Are you sure Calvin that’s the big question. Can’t get any lower than you are now buster.

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      Ned kelly

      July 18, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      Gregga its a shame that braindead c,nts like you play fantasy

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        July 18, 2018 at 8:35 pm

        With all due respect ned kelly you have not said anything that is fantasy relevant yourself so what makes you any better.

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          Ned kelly

          July 18, 2018 at 9:18 pm

          Squid, i dont have to talk about fantasy here because im not a beginner coach mate, plus i dont slander anyone who doesnt start shit first, thats wat makes me better than this c,nt. I thought you would be smart enough to no the difference

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            July 18, 2018 at 10:07 pm

            You don’t act or sound like any coach to me you dirty swine. To me you sound like a couple of sessions away from reaching the next level of anger management or abusive alcoholic classes. Stop with the language and grow up please we don’t need to hear your language it’s offensive and uncalled for. How would the real ned kelly react when he sees someone like you embarrassing one of Australia’s famous icons.

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            Ned kelly

            July 18, 2018 at 10:21 pm

            Name calling is offensive maggie, not bad language. I know women have smaller brains but you should know that.

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            July 18, 2018 at 10:44 pm

            Ned Kelly is Hawk. Just one piece of shit, dont waste your time.

            A guy so hard he has a durry as his profile picture, I remember when I was 14

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            Peter Jackson

            July 18, 2018 at 10:54 pm

            I reckon ned kelly is gregga too just always seems so sis’s when they reply directly after each other the whole time. At least they have each other in their sad lives.

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            Ned kelly

            July 18, 2018 at 11:03 pm

            Pk and pj ya both new here and dont no shit, pair of poo pushers

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            July 18, 2018 at 11:43 pm

            Not actually me Ned, can’t believe this site allows multiple users to have the same name, just makes it super easy for the trolls.

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            Ned kelly

            July 18, 2018 at 11:54 pm

            Cool man

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            The Milkmen

            July 20, 2018 at 9:29 am


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          Daniel Kotronis

          July 18, 2018 at 9:29 pm


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      July 18, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Whats your top 5 then, Gregga?

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      July 18, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Don’t Diss Calvin Mate,
      Sure he can’t always get it right but at least he has the decency to share his views with all of the AFL fantasy nuts,
      I’d like to see anyone dissing the traders and all other writers make a better website with more information and detail,
      This site is my fantasy haven.
      Keep up the good work traders and others,

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        July 18, 2018 at 7:51 pm


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      July 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Geez you’re an A grade dickhole Gregga, I too would like to see your top 5, please post it, I wont even come back next week with the benefit of hindsight to mock you.

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      Ned kelly

      July 20, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      sorry gregga I’m a little twat…..mummy tells me to apologise. sorry

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    July 18, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Who cops the Riley Knight tag? Beams or Zorko?

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      July 18, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      Zorko has been more hindered by tags over the last couple of years, so I would think he cops it again… at least I hope so, because I have Beams and not Zorko.

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    Matthew Woods

    July 18, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    even though Curnow didn’t tag last week he did 2 weeks ago with zorko so with titch going big last week I reckon Curnow 100% goes to titch as it shows when you restrict him you are a better chance of beating hawks just a theory thoughts??

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      Trevor Marmalade

      July 18, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      I think Carlton play better with no tag and curnow getting in the midfield and getting the hard ball. Tagging just proves players are not good at the top level. Can’t kick, can’t read the play and can’t kick goals.

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        July 18, 2018 at 10:48 pm

        I dont think Carlton could play any worse, maybe a tag could help them out.

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    July 18, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I can’t believe some of the comments on here. Some people rubbish the 3 guys that are trying to help those that have no time to study the players properly. All these guys go by is Data from each player and the players past scores to help us. Then people rubbish them if there wrong.

    These 3 blokes are not responsible for the actual scores of the players as its just really a guessing game so if you are someone that puts sh*t on these guys why are you taking info from this site.

    We are all passionate about the game and that’s why some of us get angry at times if things don’t work out our way.

    It’s meant to be a fun game. Not everybody can win

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    July 18, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I have read your comments about Z Merrett but I’m going Merrett as Captain this week as he played the Suns last week and I was at the game and was impressed with Zach.

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    Peter Jackson

    July 18, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Be careful of the touky tag if you do that mate but then again who knows what the game plans are this week but could pay off nicely

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    July 18, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Chances of sloane copping a tag from berry this week

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      Peter Jackson

      July 18, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      Wasn’t he suppose to tag Mitchell last week, look what happened. I don’t think it matters anyway but I wouldn’t mind downgrading JOM to Sloane next week to upgrade crisp next week.

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    July 18, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    No mention of Macrae after his comeback game of 133?

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      Peter Jackson

      July 18, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      Totally agree Alex but over the west where it’s been raining a fair bit and again this weekend and the hutchings tag. Would be a juicy pickup next week.

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        July 18, 2018 at 10:50 pm

        +1 Hutchings will shut him down like he shut down sidey last week, wait a week or 2 when he reduces in price

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    Benny Boy

    July 18, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks Calvin. I agree with the top 3 and will stick with Mitchell (like others) but I think hawks won’t bother tagging so Cripps will be big and I am thinking Buddy at home vs Gold Coast.

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      Hole Dropper

      July 18, 2018 at 10:48 pm

      I personally think Steven may’s will give lance franklin a rectal examination this week so a pass for me

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        Benny Boy

        July 18, 2018 at 10:53 pm

        I will go Mitchell anyway but S May is under a test for his hip so Buddy may go big if May is out.

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        July 18, 2018 at 10:54 pm

        Its not May you have to worry about, its Sydneys midfield destroying Gold Coasts junk midfield, Buddy will have the supply that even the best defenders wont be able to stop. Still think theres better options but its not a one on one contest like you mentioned.

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          Benny Boy

          July 18, 2018 at 10:59 pm

          Yep I said I was going Mitchell was just mentioning my 5 on previous comment and Buddy would be 5 on my list cheers

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    July 18, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    I know it says Lloyd has never gone 100+ against the suns but think he could be a good option? Surely Sydney have the job done by 3QT and just chip it around all last quarter, with all the injuries they have already they’d be looking to play some bruise-free footy so lloyd could be racking up mountains of +6’s

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    July 19, 2018 at 1:59 am

    1) Sicdawg to Danger
    Fritsch to Shuey


    2) Sicdawg to Danger
    Gibbs to Beams (hold Fritter for another week)

    Option 1 or 2?

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      July 19, 2018 at 7:07 am


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    July 19, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Captain Gawn, Laird or dusty this week and which young backman do you think will put up big scores in the next 5 weeks

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    Wathen FC

    July 19, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    I’m captaining Gaff, wish me luck!

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    July 19, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    help me out folks.

    I need 1 of the following to play…what do you reckon??




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      The Cricket

      July 19, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      Ahern – solid scoring and up against the Pies who give up lots of points to midfielders

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        The Milkmen

        July 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

        +1. Seems wasted on my bench but I can’t fit him on the ground.

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