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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 6

Better be quick – round six is about to start so here is Calvin’s best picks for you captaincy

Welcome back legends!

It’s a quick turn around and I’ve been up all hours of the morning to ensure we are ready to roll as the next round is nearly upon us.

It will look a little different this week due to time constraints.


LAST LOOP HOLE – (Till Rd. 13)

Loop Hole is on again for the Wednesday and Thursday games due to the Partial lock-outs across both games.

  1. We are looking at the Melbourne v Richmond and Essendon v Collingwood games.
  2. Place your VC on a player in either of those games (Max Gawn).
  3. If you like their score, put a non-playing player on the ground and put the “C” on them, and make sure you have also clicked the Emergency for the player you removed.
  4. The captain (non-playing player) will count as a zero and your VC (Max Gawn) will be doubled. The Emergency you picked will also replace the zero.
  5. You don’t like your VC score?… Play-on as normal and pick another captain.
  6. Confused? Re-read.
  7. Still confused? Forget about it.


If you are putting the VC on MAX GAWN, then you will need to put GRUNDY on the bench (with EMG) at the same time. This will give you the freedom to keep Max as VC (by putting the C on the R3 you put on field, make sure they don’t play Wed/Thurs) and if Max sucks, you can captain another player as normal.


#1 – Max Gawn (Wednesday) v Richmond

Max has the ceiling and the ability to be a great VC score for us here. Nank is the 4th easiest ruck to score against this year and Max scored 143 against the Tiger last year, and 142 before that.

#2 – Zach Merrett (Thursday) v Collingwood

Running hot at the moment with scores of 143 and 128. He will offer instant reward here with the Pies as his last scores against them are awesome with 124, 109, 105 and 137.

#3 – Brodie Grundy (Thursday) v Essendon

Grundy is very hit and miss at the moment with just 78 last week. Essendon are the 3rd easiest for rucks to score against though and he scored 122 and 110 on them last year.

#4 – Adam Treloar (Thursday) v Essendon

Treloar won the ANZAC Day medal last year with 122 and before that he posted 57, 144 and 129 on the Bombers.

#5 – Angus Brayshaw (Wednesday) v Richmond

As we know, the Tigers give up a truckload and Brayshaw could be the man to cash in.

VC LINE: 120 (if you have a player in my top 2) Outside my top 2, I’d be taking 115+.


We have dangerous taggers in out game at the moment and tracking their movements are very important.

Mark Hutchings plays in the final Sunday game against Geelong and although Dangerfield is their best player, good luck stopping him. He’s too big and too much like a beast.

Hutchings will most likely look at their leader Selwood or even Tim Kelly.

All eyes though will be on George Hewett. Will he run with Coniglio or will someone finally stop Lachie Whitfield?

Coniglio has scored 106, 94 and 111 in his last three against the Swans, whereas Lachie has scored 124, 72 and 65…. Never once copping a tag. In those games, Hewett focussed some of his attention towards the departed Dylan Shiel and in the other two games he didn’t tag anyone.

The thing is, Hewett put a hard tag on Laird (83) in round 2 instead of the Crow’s midfielders which makes me feel that Lachie could be in trouble here.

With that said, I’m not touching any of these boys here though as it’s far too dangerous.

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My #1 Captain selection is currently averaging 122.6pts
My personal captains average is also 127.8pts


After sitting in #1 and #2 last week, this week I’m not overly interested in Jack Macrae or Jake Lloyd who still sits as the only guy to score over 120 in every game this year.

Macrae spent way too much time forward for my likely last week against the Blues and last year he managed just 99 on the Dockers. Macrae isn’t a huge fan of the new stadium in Perth either where he didn’t score over 100 on his two visits last year.

I’ll call it now – “this will be the game where Lloyd doesn’t reach 120”.

No defender has scored over 100 against the Giants this year and although Lloyd is a cut above the rest, I’m not getting the same vibes as I got about him last week.

In his last few games he played against the GWS he has scored 76, 117 and 87. That ton there is the only 100+ score he has had on the Giants in his career 11 attempts.


#1 – Lachie Neale v Gold Coast (Metricon)

A poor game last week needs to be excused for the man who plays the Suns, a team that gave the Crows 7×100+ scores last week. Neale has a great record against the Suns where he has posted 93, 152 and 124 in his last three.

#2 – Tom Rockliff v Kangaroos (Adelaide)

Ballsy but I love it. Rocky will be my captain if all VC options fail. At home this year, the pig has scored 132 and 115. Last time he played the Roos was in the JLT game where he posted 178 and I know it’s only JLT but it is slightly relevant. Last week, the Bombers played the Kanagroos and scored freely. The three big midfielders all top score with Zach (143pts, 4 marks), Shiel (127pts, 7 marks) and Heppell (123pts, 11 marks) racking them up. Friday night lights and the pig will be set for a big one, on the big stage.

#3 – Patrick Cripps v Hawthorn (UTas Launceston)

Highest scoring Fantasy ground in Australia and Cripper has been going about his business in recent weeks, despite a poor second half in the Blues’ win last week. He scored 116 against the Hawks last year and should be great on Sunday.

#4 – Patrick Dangerfield v West Coast (GMHBA)

In his last game at home he broke his run of 130+ games with 66 but will be much better here against the Eagles, a team he scored 102, 116 and 113 against in his last few.

#5 – Andrew Gaff v Geelong (GMHBA)

115 and 134 in his last two games, just shows that Gaff is set for another elite season. He scored 120 on the Cats last year and although he’s away from his beloved home ground, I’m expecting him to dominate like he has been.

Just missing the cut is Rory Laird who loves playing at Marvel where he has scored 115, 138, 120 and 124 in his last four. Against the Saints he has dominated recent games with 120 and 115. Yes, he’s been down, but he’ll bounce back this week.

Just like Rocky, I really love Boak as well. Fresh off being tagged last week, he’ll enjoy the freedom against the Roos and returns home for a big one of Friday night. Fyfe is another who should be great with scores of 136 and 110 in his last two against the Bulldogs.



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    Simon Munn

    April 24, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Great work Cal!!!

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    Mr Ubiquitous

    April 24, 2019 at 8:00 am

    If you put the VC on Max why do you need to put Grundy on the bench at the same time? That would be the case if Wednesday and Thursday were the same partial lockout, but as far as I know they are separate partial lockouts aren’t they?

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      April 24, 2019 at 8:27 am

      Wondered this myself. Grundy and the bench rucks won’t be locked out, so why do you need to bench Grundy straight away?

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      April 24, 2019 at 8:56 am

      I think it is backwards… If you want to VC Grundy, then Gawn needs to be on the bench tonight as an emergency??

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      April 24, 2019 at 8:59 am

      If you were to VC Grundy and you had Gawn you would need to have Gawn on the bench as emerg, maybe he got the names in the wrong order?

      • Burger


        April 24, 2019 at 11:17 am

        Nice work Cal. I think he’s suggesting that you do the Grundy->Ruck rook swap now as insurance (in case you forget to do it tomorrow) if you’re taking Max’s VC score.

        • Burger


          April 24, 2019 at 11:36 am

          The problem is however, that you’re not going to know the teams for the Friday-Sunday games until after the Essendon v Collingwood game, so you’re taking a risk by fielding a ruck rookie who might end up being named.

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            The Cricket

            April 24, 2019 at 2:54 pm

            And when you’re taking a VC’s score via the loophole, your benched captain does not have to be from the same line anyway

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            Tim B

            April 24, 2019 at 6:41 pm

            True, but the least likely to play for most teams is surely one of the two bench rucks.

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    April 24, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Hey fellas. Have to pick 3 to field : stack, duursma, hore, scrimshaw, wilkie, L Young. (Thru DPP ;)

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      April 24, 2019 at 10:12 am

      Stack, Hore and Scrim/Duurs

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    April 24, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Stack, Hore, Scrimshaw. Is Constable playing this week??

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      Tim B

      April 24, 2019 at 7:10 pm

      Probably. Parfit’s injury makes a spot and Constable was only “managed”.

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    April 24, 2019 at 8:17 am

    What happens if Gawn is a late out? Just saying….

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      April 24, 2019 at 8:43 am

      Well we would know that before lockout so you can change it

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    April 24, 2019 at 8:49 am

    No mention of boak here? Going to tear the kangaroos a new one i reckon

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      Rory Shatkins

      April 24, 2019 at 9:44 am

      I hope so. Boak’s in the last para of the article.

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    The Milkmen

    April 24, 2019 at 8:58 am

    What’s up with Rozeve. Comes up as injured on the app but haven’t heard much.

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      April 24, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      I think that’s just because of his small ankle issue he had early on in the game against West Coast, I’d 100% back him to be playing though.

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        The Milkmen

        April 25, 2019 at 9:56 am

        Cheers. I had upgraded him but will have to take another look. He should go large on the Roos

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    Rory Shatkins

    April 24, 2019 at 9:42 am

    As per usual, the must-read article of DT Talk. I’m not game enough to go with Rocky though and don’t have Neale, so the C goes on Cripper.

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    sc is far far far better, this dt is bollox

    April 24, 2019 at 11:27 am

    vc gawn c garlett

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    April 24, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Great work Cal, but just FYI, unless my memory is completely failing me, Lachie Whitfield WAS tagged by George Hewett for at least part of the match in the first GWS vs. Syd game last year (R4 i think).
    I remember it well, because it was his first week for the Taezers after going 3×100+ in the first 3 rounds.

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    April 24, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    If you are confused by Gawn and Grundy with VC go back up and read IMPRTANT-VERY IMPORTANT

  12. Euman


    April 24, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Im putting the VC on Brayshaw, hope can junk it up against Tigers and backing in the original Pig Rocky with the big ‘C’ at this stage. Only thing is i heard a very small rumour Fort may play and if he does then i dont have any non starters. I doubt he will play.

    Only other thought is Dangers Just a couple of weeks ago Dangerfield had a bit of attention from de Boer in the second half against GWS and look at the result:

    Q1: 28 Q2: 22 Q3: 9 Q4: 7

    So am not sure that he is untaggable, just throwing this up for consideration when making your decision, if Hutchings goes to him.

    Ohter thought too, and am sure this has been mentioned somewhere is watch if Greenwood selected v bombers as he may go to Merrett and as we know Merrett has been susceptible in past to tag

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      April 24, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      I’m doing the same. VC on Brayshaw, C on Rocky.

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    April 24, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Trade in dusty and chuck VC on him. Yolo.

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      April 25, 2019 at 12:39 am

      I didn’t do this FYI lol

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        April 25, 2019 at 2:29 pm

        I considered him, for at least five seconds.

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    April 24, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    VC on Grundy for me.
    I don’t trust Rocky or Danger and I don’t have Cripps or Neale, so I’ll probably go Cogs as C.

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    April 24, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Is Cam Guthrie a reliable option?

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    Cooper Beecken

    April 24, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Who do I Captain; Sloane, Cog, Treloar, Danger, Grundy or Whitfield. Thoughts appreciated.

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      April 24, 2019 at 11:01 pm

      Treloar for me

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    The Milkmen

    April 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

    VC Treloar. C Cogs or Sloane if loopholing

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    April 25, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Greenwood playing, he will surely tag Merrett

    • Warnie


      April 25, 2019 at 1:28 pm

      I reckon he tries to go with Shiel. But Merrett has to be a chance – mainly because he is easier to tag (run with). IIRC, Bucks said that Greenwood was coming in to play half-back, replacing Aish.

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        April 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

        I know Bucks is all about that “team tagging” bullshit hes spouting atm, but Greenwood will tag someone as soon as one gets off the chain. Im grabbing neither in moneyball/draftstars, just dont trust it :/

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    The Milkmen

    April 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Shame on those that booed a champion. Nicely put Bucks

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      April 25, 2019 at 6:49 pm

      will dumont tag rocky

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        April 25, 2019 at 6:59 pm

        Hope not I got big C on him.

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    April 25, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Next question in SC I have Grundy VC got 134 do I take it or go for Cripps v hawks he actually has an avg of 135.6 in SC

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    April 26, 2019 at 11:47 am

    C on neale or rockliff?

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