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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 16

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Welcome back you bloody awesome legends to another edition of Calvin’s Captains.

#1 – Marcus Bontempelli v Kangaroos

Sunday @ Marvel Stadium

Have you seen what this guy has been doing?

Bont sits as the second most inform player in the game at the moment, averaging 135 in his last three games. In his last five games, he hasn’t scored under 120 and has hit 100+ in his last ten games straight.

He plays the Roos, a team that give up more points to midfielders than anyone else this year.

Last week, Touk 112 was the only Suns to register 100 against the Roos but before that it was nasty with Lyons (161), McCluggage (118), Neale (111) all dominating for the Lions. Kelly (152) and Taranto (103) for the Giants and even Dunstan (140), Crouch (118) and Jack Steele (118) all found it easy as. Look out cause this could be 150+.

#2 – Touk Miller v Richmond

Thursday @ Metricon Stadium

Touk Miller loves playing at home, a place he has averaged 131 from his last five games this year. Touk scored 116 on the Tigers last year and is coming off previous scores of 112, 122, 130 and 160. Running hot… still.

Touk is a sensational VC option, as he plays Thursday night and should be locked in with tremendous confidence.

#3 – Jack Macrae v Kangaroos

Sunday @ Marvel Stadium

Macrae has scored 111 and 105 after his bye and although it’s not the massive scores we want, he is still ticking it over and his run of 100+ scores stay active.

As I mentioned for Bont (above), Macrae should have a day out against these guys, a team he played earlier in the year when he had 105.

Macrae loves playing under the roof as well and averages 122 there this year, scoring 147 and 153 on in his last two.

#4 – Tom Mitchell v Port Adelaide

Saturday night @ Marvel Stadium

After averaging 133 in his last three, this little pig is hitting his straps coming off 139 last weekend. He has a ceiling and against Port in the past he has hit it with scores of 135, 145, 118 and 139.

Port are tough though, ranking as the fourth hardest this year for midfielders and in the last two weeks, Mills (111), Parker (108), Touk (122) and Lukosius (106) have been the best scorers against them.

He loves playing at Marvel where he has scored 128 and 106 this year and could be anything from 110 to 140.

#5 – Max Gawn v GWS

Saturday @ the MCG

If Cegar (82) and McEvoy (101) can score well against the Giants, then you would assume that Max Gawn will as well. He scored a season-high 135 against the Giants in round 3 and broke his run of six 100+ scores last week with 97.

Showers are forecasted at the MCG and 40+ hit outs is certainly on the cards.

#6 – Tim Taranto v Melbourne

Saturday @ the MCG

Merrett (153), Parish (115), Langford (114) and Heppell (107) all scored well last week against the Demons and Timmy will be looking to bounce back from his sub-100 last week after averaging 125 in his last seven.

His form has been awesome though and in round 3 when these teams met, Timmy knocked up a nice 127. Back him in for triple figures and some this week.

#7 – Dayne Zorko v Adelaide

Saturday arvo @ Adelaide Oval

Carrying a lowest score of 118 in his last five, Zorko has been soooo good. Coming off 142 and averaging 128 in his last three, expect Zorko to continue that hot run again this week against the Crows.

#8 – Rory Laird v Brisbane

Saturday arvo @ Adelaide Oval

Although Laird hasn’t hit 100 in his last three against the Lions his form is amazing with previous scores of 115, 121 and 131.

At home he has averaged 111 this year and should be good for another 115+ scores on Saturday afternoon.

#9 – Jarryd Lyons v Adelaide

Saturday arvo @ Adelaide Oval

Sam Walsh (123) was great last week against the Crows which tells me that Lyons will be as well. The Crows are his favourite team to score against with 96, 105, 131 and 100 coming in his career four games against his former team.

#10 – Ollie Wines v Hawthorn

Saturday night @ Marvel Stadium

Hawks are the second easiest team to score against for midfielders at the moment and last week, Wines scored 96 which broke his run of 5×100+ scores straight.

He had 100 on the Hawks last year and is all but set for another 100+ score here.


Merrett & Parish – someone gets tagged by O’Connor and my gut feel is he’ll go to Merrett. Either way, they are players I’m avoiding.

Lachie Whitfield – Melbourne are one of his worst teams hitting 2×100+ scores in his career nine games against them.

Josh Kelly – Scored 97 last week and 90 against the Demons last year.

Clayton Oliver – A tag by De Boer is potentially on the cards.

Lachie Neale – Came home strong last week but you can’t captain someone carrying a possible injury.

Jack Steele – Only 1×100+ in his career five games against the Pies. Crazy.

Brodie Grundy – 118 last week and has great numbers on the Saints with scores of 124, 152, 135 and 118 coming in his most recent.

Sam Walsh – Serong tag? Very likely to happen.

Aaron Hall – Averages 120 at Marvel this year but the Dogs can be very tough.

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