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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 6

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Welcome back you bloody awesome legends.

Here we go! Another week approaches and you need a captain. The good news though … my form has been running hot. Let’s get started.


This is how it works….

  • Select a gun player playing Thursday night and give them the VC.
  • If that players scores well, put a non-playing player onto your ground and give them the “C”.
  • Make a bench player emergency as well.
  • The non-playing captain will score 0, meaning you VC score will be activated and doubled and the emergency player you selected, will also cover the zero as well. The emergency score will not double.
  • If you don’t like you VC score, simply select a captain as you normal would.

If you’re a Lachie Neale owner, sit back and relax this week. He’s the gift that keeps giving. The best player in the game gives you a free hit. However, there is a slight catch. Geelong rank as the #2 hardest team to score against here and Neale’s record against them isn’t great with just 2×100+ scores coming in his career 8 games against them. Neale’s form his top notch though. His score of 104 last week was his lowest for the year which is mind blowing.

Jarryd Lyons scored 126 against the Cats last year and is coming off 106, he certainly has the capacity to hit another big one here. Mc Cluggage is in the same boat, he is coming off 125 last year against Geelong and has been in ripping form averaging 101 in his last three.

As for the Geelong boys, Duncan is probably the pick of the bunch based on his form where he has averaged 95 in his last three. Dangerfield hasn’t done much in recent week and is coming off 68 but as we know, he has the ability to be big on his day and even had 116 on the Lions last year.

BEST VC OPTIONS – Neale, Lyons, Mc Cluggage, Duncan & Dangerfield.

VC LINE – 93 (BCV score of 116.25)

What do you expect from Lachie Neale?

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#1 – Brodie Grundy v Hawthorn @ GIANTS

He sits as the #2 man based on form (behind Neale) averaging 110 in his last two games. However, over his career, the Hawks are one of his worst teams to score against. Things are a little different in their camp at the moment though with McEvoy doing more ruck work last week alongside Ceglar, so it’s a little hard to get a reading on the team he scored 100 against last year.

Previous rucks against the Hawks haven’t been overly great scorers, or overly great ruckmen either with Mumford (49), Goldstein (91), Soldo (30) and Stanley (83) the most recent. Goldy is the only guy their with any ability which could indicate Grundy (who is in form) should have another 100+ score coming this week, at a ground that has seen him have recent scores of 117 (BCV: 146) and 181 all against the Giants.

#2 – Jack Macrae v Carlton @ Metricon

Controversial but Macrae gets the #2 spot this week and I’m confident. So… he scored 140 on the Blues last year and over his career against them, he has never put a foot wrong as he carries a lowest score of 101 over his 8-career games against them, at an overall average of 119. Hear that? That is ridiculous.

Now, he did score 84 last week and he did attend a decent amount of CBAs. Last week St Kilda did enough against the Blues to tick the box for me with Steele (110) and Billings (86) both hitting solid numbers.

But it’s history against the Blues that can not be denied. A big score is on the cards.

#3 – Max Gawn v Gold Coast @ GIANTS

After the biggest score of the round with 131, Max is now cemented at the #3 man based on form averaging 109 in his last three. Here, Max is up against Witts, a guy he scored 91 against last year. Prior to that 91 though, Max sure did have his measure where he averaged 117 leading into that game from the four previous encounters.

Witts can be tough on his day though. Recent rucks against him this year have scored 65 (Fort), 56 (Lobb), 94 (O’Brien) and 62 (Nic Nat). Just like Grundy, it’s hard to get a read into these as ROB is the only decent Fantasy ruckman in there – and he had a team-high score for the Crows that day.

Who scores the most?

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#4 – Adam Treloar v Hawthorn @ GIANTS

His 105 last week was blistering considering he played in 74% game time, one of the lowest for the Pies. He could even be better than last week, with more game time under his belt. The Giants scored 4×100+ scores against the Hawks last week and Treloar is coming off 102 and 105 when he met them last year. I’m expecting another 100+ here.

#5 – Andrew Gaff v Adelaide @ GABBA

Against the ‘Broken Witches Hats’ Gaff should be huge. Firstly, Adelaide are the easiest team to score against as they suck and give up plenty of points. Add to this, Gaff averages 120 in his last five games against the Crows… however, there is a small issue. Gaff was tagged last week (66) and could cop attention again from Keays. The odds are low though, but I am cautious which is why he sits at #5.

#6 – Sam Docherty v Bulldogs @ Metricon

Even with attention last week, Docherty still managed to get his score to 80. He is averaging 94 this year and back in his day he scored 111 and 113 against the Dogs.

#7 – Jake Lloyd v Richmond @ GABBA

Last week against the Tigers, Melbourne defenders were solid enough to indicate that Lloyd will be good again. Hibberd (86) and May (85) combined for 13 marks, something that Lloyd could easily get involved in. Lloyd is coming off 95 from last week, and nice scores of 135 and 125 against the Tigers last year.

#8 – Zach Merrett v Kangaroos @ Metricon

Welcome back Zach – I’m expecting something special here. He was great against the Kangas last year with scores of 114 and 143. Zach has only played 3 games this year with one of them being 108.

#9 – Scott Pendlebury v Hawthorn @ GIANTS

Pendles meets one of his favourite teams here. Hawks are ranked as #3 easiest to score on at the moment which means Pendles should be great once again.

#10 – Clayton Oliver v Gold Coast @ GIANTS

Oliver’s last scores this year haven’t been great with 76 and 78, but his history against the Suns is nuts. 161, 154 and 122 are his last efforts against them which is massive!


Once again, these guys are listed in order of when these guys play for those who like to Loop Hope in Draft.

Tom Mitchell v Collingwood @ GS – Only hit a high of 82 this year and 69 last week. Does loves the Pies though with previous scores of 156, 135, 177 and 132. Form says… no.

Taylor Adams v Hawthorn @ GS – 77 last week and didn’t play the Hawks in 2019.

Brad Crouch v West Coast @ GABBA – Has scored 80+ in his last four this year. 122, 116 and 133 are his last efforts on the Eagles. Brad is still fighting on.

Todd Goldstein v Essendon @ MS – Surprisingly hasn’t hit 100 against the Bombers in his last three.

Travis Boak v GWS @ MS – Scored 114 last year on the Giants and 79 and 64 in his last two this year. Tag from de Boer is also a small chance as well.

Tom Rockliff v GWS @ MS – 103 and 106 his last two on the Giants.

Lachie Whitfield v Port @ MS – Remember Port are the #1 hardest team to score against as they give up just 2×80+ per game (lowest in the game). Whitfield had a nice 101 last week, but I’m avoiding this match-up.

Stephen Coniglio v Port @ MS – 90 last week and was back in the guts. Scored 116 (in 2018) in his last game against the Power.

Josh Kelly v Port @ MS – Averages 118 on the Power in his last three, but as I said above… I’m not touching this game.

Dusty Martin v Sydney @ GABBA – Loves playing the Swans and has averaged 107 on them in his last five. Could be massive considering he’ll have lots of extra work to do in the decimated Tigers.

Patrick Cripps v Bulldogs @ MS – 67 and 93 last year against the Dogs …and from his 5 games this year, he has hit 90+ twice.

Lets say, you don't have a VC option... who will be your captain?

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