Connect with us

Calvin's Captains

Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 16

Rise and shine the captain is awake and has some captains for you.

Surely this is the shortest turn around in AFL history with the next round starting tonight at 7:40pm. Get everything locked away along with a plan around your VC and captains before it’s too late.

Let’s get going…

#1 – Zach Merrett v Geelong

Zach Merrett is running mega hot at the moment with scores of 106, 122 and 125 in his last three games. He meets the Cats, a team he scored 104 and 108 against last year. In round 14, Geelong gave up a few points to the Bulldogs as Hunter (104), Bontempelli (90) and Macrae (84) topped the list. Based on form alone, Merrett is one of the best going around at the moment.

VC OPTION: Plays third game (Sunday 3:35pm)

#2 – Jake Lloyd v Carlton (Tuesday)

Even though Whitfield failed to produce his team’s top score like what Crisp (116) and Lukosius (87) did the rounds before, Lloyd will get it done this week. He scored 84 last week, the first time he has dropped under 100 in his last five games. Lloyd had 117 and 120 on the Blues last year and he will show Whitfield how it’s should be done on Tuesday night.

#3 – Jack Macrae v West Coast

Last week against the Eagles, the Bombers had a day out. Langford (113 – best score this year by 26), Shiel (110 – 3rd best), Ridley (108 – best by 13pts), Merrett (106) and Parish (93) all had some of their best scores for the season. The small issue with Macrae here is… this time last year he scored 69 on these guys, his lowest score for the year (they did lose by 60pts). I’m slightly cautious but not overly concerned about that considering his hot form. He’ll be my VC.

VC OPTION: Plays fourth game (Sunday 7:10pm)

#4 – Max Gawn v Fremantle (Monday)

Big Max is back. He played 93% game time last week for his 100 and will have it his own way against Sean Darcy. Max scored 129 and 124 in his last two encounters against the Dockers and will sit as one of the best picks for the round ahead.

#5 – Mitch Duncan v Essendon (Sunday Night)

Even though the Eagles failed to rip up big scores last week, Essendon are the fourth easiest team to score against and Mitch Duncan will fire in this one coming off his bye. They are one of his favourite teams to score against over the last five years and even posted 120 against them last year.

VC OPTION: Plays third game (Sunday 3:35pm)

#6 – Andrew Gaff v Bulldogs (Sunday Night)

Speaking of favourite teams, here is one of Gaff’s. He has averaged 119 against the Dogs over the last three years and even had 123 against them in 2019. Coming off scores of 90 and 107, expect another great game from him.

VC OPTION: Plays fourth game (Sunday 7:10pm)

#7 – Lachie Whitfield v Adelaide (Tuesday)

With scores of 52 and 111 in his last two efforts, I can see why some will be cold on this guy this week. But… he plays the Crows. What happened to the Hawks last week, will not happen to the Giants. Before last week’s game, the top 3 midfielders playing the Crows averaged 106. The Hawks failed to produce as their 3 top midfielders only averaged 79. Now let’s get this clear, the Crows still suck. The Hawks just sucked more. Whitfield had 135 and 106 back in 2018 when he last played them… and deserves another chance. Trust me.

#8 – Lachie Neale v Gold Coast (Wednesday)

A tag from Touk Miller last year held Neale to 74. Yep this is a concern, especially in a game where five other Lion players went on to score 100+. Neale has been the best Fantasy player for the season and should never be written off.

#9 – Travis Boak v Kangaroos

Underrated and a great trade target this week against North. Over the last five weeks, the Roos have given up the second most amount of points to opposition midfielders behind the Crows. He scored 104 and 127 against them last year and should be great again.

VC OPTION: Plays first game (Saturday 7:40pm)

#10 – Jack Steele v Hawthorn

As I said before – the Hawks suck. They are the third easiest team to score against this year and even Crouch (102) continued his hot form last week against them. Steele has been awesome all year and scored 95 on Hawthorn when he played them in 2019.

VC OPTION: Plays second game (Sunday 1:05pm)


Clayton Oliver – after Dusty (28) was held last week, expect Reece Conca to run with someone again. Oliver is their best midfielder and could attract the attention.

Rory Sloane – Old mate Matt de Boer will run with someone so it might as well be Sloane. Matt Crouch will also be in the discussion so be careful on both this round.

Lachie Hunter – he attracted the attention Hutchings last year but still managed 80pts. Hunter has been awesome in recent weeks and although Hutchings did a forward tagging role on Saad last week, Hunter could be in danger.

Do you need a Captain? Then Calvin will help you out. Don't want a Captain? Calvin will tell you anyway. The man who digs deep into stats will help you pick a great captain and give you plenty of Fantasy advice. Follow him on Twitter: @CalvinDT

Recent Comments



More in Calvin's Captains