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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 4

Taggers caught Calvin by surprise in round three but this week, he has it all covered.

Calvin’s Captains is back and after a week to forget, I have dug deep this week to find you the best captains in town. Make sure you get around all the content here and in particular the video.


Make sure you watch the video which covers…

  • An apology
  • Top-5 captains in the order I’d be picking them
  • Taggers and who will go to who
  • Other players that I rate this week
Key StatsCal’s Comments
1. Jack Steele

SUN 3:20pm
Hawks are giving up so many points it’s not funny. #1 easiest by a mile.Top 4 players from Port and Carlton averaged 134 v the Hawks. Steele had 89 on them last year but the match-up is too juicy.
2. Patrick Cripps

@ Metricon
SUN 4:10pm
Averaging 124 and the Suns are a great match-upTaranto 126, Green 114 and Cogs 114 got the points last week v Suns and Cripper will too, although he only had 97 and 67 last year.
3. Christian Petracca

@ Adelaide
THURS 7:40pm
Career-high 153 on the Power last year.No tag this week for the bull who only managed 83 last week. He’ll run free and run a muck like he did in first two rounds.
4. Josh Dunkley

SAT 7:25pm
Coming off 132 and 112, Dunks is heating up.The Tigers are a rabble and the last time he played them he had 145 (2019). Filling all stat lines, expect an easy 120+.
5. Touk Miller

@ Metricon
SUN 4:10pm
Had two scores of 140 against the Blues last year.No tag this week although Hewett might spend so time with him around stoppages. At Home, Touk will bounce back.
6. Ollie Wines

@ Adelaide
THURS 7:40pm
Demons give up plenty to MIDs (2nd most) and Wines had 105 last year.Wines is actually averaging more than he did last year. A very nice early VC option for those lucky owners.
7. Tim Taranto

@ Optus
SAT 7:25pm
Averaging 119 for the year and not sitting forwardHasn’t put a foot wrong and is scoring like a machine. TT should be great again on Saturday night.
8. Jayden Short

SAT 7:25pm
Last scores of 118 and 131 and had 105 v WBD last year.MCG = tick and the Dogs can give up bulk points to defenders. Form has him here and the fact he can junk with the best.
9. Jack Macrae

SAT 7:25pm
Low of 109 in last 11 at MCG and career average of 120.Smallest amount of CBAs last week and stuck on a wing for 75. Concerning! Did have 113 and 143 in last two against them.
10. Clayton Oliver

@ Adelaide
THURS 7:40pm
117 and 120 in his last two games and getting it done as others fail.Port are one of his worst teams and he only had 98 last year. Crouch (95) and Laird (90) both struggled v them last week, but his form is too hot.


My plan this week is based around the only NON-PLAYING rookie I have… which is Essendon’s Baldwin. Now… he plays on Sunday at 1:10 which opens me up for heaps of other options and according to my list, it appears that my VC will be on DUNKLEY (No. 4) on Saturday night. I do like Macrae as well in that game, but based on the amount of time he spent sooking on a wing last week I do have my concerns. If/when that fails… then once again Jack Steele will be my fall-back option and against the Hawks he will be great. Therefore, my line for Dunkley will be 120.

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



  1. Sebastian

    April 6, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Drew to Trac could be a concern.

    • Jonno

      April 6, 2022 at 10:12 pm

      shouldn’t be a problem

      • Socks

        April 8, 2022 at 12:51 pm

        It was a problem…

  2. Pendles4Brownlow

    April 6, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Always a great read Calvin, if not the best advice (like last week). This week- Speakano VC, Crippa C

  3. Eddie

    April 6, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Steele? No. 1?… You’re like a teenage boy smitten by a mean girl.


    April 7, 2022 at 7:10 am

    How many takes do you do Cal? It’s amazing you can get this all in 1 take without stuffing up! Kudos!

  5. Doug

    April 7, 2022 at 7:49 am

    Clarry into Crippa for me..

  6. Ray

    April 7, 2022 at 10:05 am

    Cheers Cal, Love the work even if it does go awry at times, haha. The reemergence of taggers caught a lot of out I reckon. Trying a bit of left field tact this week: Grundy vc into Cripps C. Fingers crossed

  7. The Chad

    April 7, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Double Dip the Cripp!

  8. Mano

    April 7, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Thoughts on Gawn being a sneaky chance to go big against lycett?

    • Briby

      April 8, 2022 at 10:54 am

      Hope you did it.

  9. Jmak

    April 7, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    VC on English? Is it worth a punt, I have macrae and dunkley…

    • Minister for Manila

      April 8, 2022 at 1:13 pm

      Could pay off but Dunkley for me

    • Sam

      April 8, 2022 at 9:12 pm

      I’m going English as VC

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