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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 11

It’s round 11 and Calvin has been working hard with some huge match-ups he is targeting.

As we approach the halfway mark, it’s time to turn our attention to finding a wicked captain option to boost your score for round 11. Plenty on offer this week with some juicy match-up as well.

Key StatsCal’s Comments
1. Josh Dunkley

@ Marvel
FRI 7:50pm
Form is elite and has basically had 5x130+ this year.Geelong can be tough but Laird (119) and Hately (112) didn't struggle last week. Dunkley averages 119 at Marvel in his last five and fills each stat line with ease.
2. Rory Laird

@ AO
SAT 1:45pm
WCE #1 easiest in the last five weeks, Laird coming off 119Dogs had a day out last week on the Eagles, with Dunkley (139), English (132) and Treloar (129) cashing in. Been a trend now for many weeks and will happen again. Laird had 122 and 125 on them last year.
3. Callum Mills

SAT 7:25pm
Loves the MCG where he scored 152, 133 and 111 last year.#2 man on form averaging 125 in his last three. Coming off scores of 107 and 112, Mills even had 133 on the Demons last year. Will get plenty of easy marks in this one and even if he plays FB... check video for more
4. Tom Mitchell

SUN 2:10pm
112 and 120 in his last two, the pig is back.Super match-up for the pig this week against a team he has averaged 151 against in his last five. He even had 157 against them last year and last week, Walsh (120), Cerra (119) and Hewy (116) all found plenty
5. Touk Miller

@ TIO (Darwin)
SAT 4:35pm
North are #2 easiest in the last five weeks.Against the Roos last week, Sinclair (133), Hill (127), Gresham (119) and Ross (111) didn't struggle and before that we saw Oliver have 151. Touk had 105 last week and 112 and 130 on the Roos last year.
6. Lachie Neale

@ Optus
SUN 5:20pm
Freo #1 hardest in the last five weeksOliver (107) and Angus Brayshaw (100) were the only decent ones last week against the Dockers who got the win. Neale had 143 last week, his third 140+ score this year.
7. Clayton Oliver

SAT 7:25pm
107 and 151 in his last two and 102 in this game last year.Sydney rank as 5th hardest in recent weeks with 0x100+ scores coming to MIDs in the Richmond and Essendon games. In round 10, Walsh (113) and Hewy (106) were the only guys to get a ton. Oliver will be fine.
8. Jack Macrae

@ Marvel
FRI 7:50pm
Highest score of 107 in his last six against the CatsGeelong are tough, but Laird (119) still was solid last week. Macrae's form hasn't been at the level of others with 107 and 96 coming in the last two weeks. A VC option if you want to have a go at him.
9 Tim English

@ Marvel
FRI 7:50pm
O'Brien came back in last week and had 159 on the CatsCertainly a risky option but English came back in a big way with 132. The Cats gave ROB an easy run at it last week and English should be great!
10. Andrew Brayshaw

@ Optus
SUN 5:20pm
At home, Brayshaw has averaged 125 this yearLions are in the top-5 easiest this year and in recent weeks. Kelly (120) and Cogs (108) found plenty of it last week against them. His form has been ok with 94, 111 and 99 coming in his last three.


Jayden Short – 113, 86 and 94 are his last efforts and Sydney at the SCG is too tough for my liking.

Lachie Neale – Surely cops attention (Ash/De Boer) after receiving it last week and therefore was held to 30 in the second half. Has scored 3×110+ in his last four games though.

Dayne Zorko –  125 last year on the Giants and scored 82 last week. We can find better.

Jarryd Lyons – 129 last week… he’coming good. 85 Against the Giants last year.

Stephen Coniglio – 120 with bulk CBAs last week is what we want to see. Not captain consideration just yet.

Mitch Duncan – 76 and 86 in the last two weeks, slap yourself, you were looking good young fella.

Cam Guthrie – Season-high 114 last week and Guthrie is starting to get going as well. Long way off a captain though.

Rory Laird – 97, 124, 122 and 118 in his last four and looking good. Even had 119 on the Cats last year… but Geelong in Geelong are tough. Might even get attention from Atkins who ran a little with Wines last week.

Ben Keays – High of 102 in his last five and 0x100+ in his last three. CBAs are there, he just isn’t at the moment.

Max Gawn – Oh my… what is this? 82, 87 and 67 in his last three. Only had 73 on the Dockers last year as well. Where are these 130’s gone?

Andrew Brayshaw – Scored 105 on the Demons last year and although they can give up points, in the last five weeks they haven’t been. At the MCG, it’s a no from me.

Tom Mitchell – 120 last week, but I’m not convinced yet. I need to see more, but the Suns are one of his favourites where he has scored 6×110+ in a career eight games against them.

Patrick Cripps – 71 and 76 in the last two weeks but his record on the Pies is really solid with 79, 100, 115 and 146 in his last four. Pass.

Sam Walsh – 155 and 87 against Collingwood last year and coming off 113 and 110. Just has not hit 120 yet this year. I think he will this week.

Ollie Wines – 113 against the Bombers last year who should be easier this time round. Recent scores of 103 and 128… going well.

Zach Merrett – Hasn’t hit 120 this year, whereas people like Oliver have done it four times.

Darcy Parish – 146 last week is the hit and miss we can expect from Parish. Proving this… he had 51 on the Power last year who are his worst team to score against.

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. taisei slater

    May 25, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    wwhy not bont

    • John1

      May 25, 2022 at 10:53 pm

      Hes the most likely out of the dogs mids to sit forward a lot. He will probably score well but unlikely to be ahead of the 4 other dogs guys on the list

      • pendles4brownlow

        May 25, 2022 at 10:55 pm

        Won’t go above Speakano either

  2. Samus

    May 25, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Does anyone know what Mitchell’s BE is this week.

    • Cully

      May 25, 2022 at 8:39 pm


    • Jame

      May 25, 2022 at 10:34 pm

      if you want a tip, go to footywire for AFL fantasy breakevens, its free.

      • Samus

        May 26, 2022 at 12:06 pm

        Thanks mate

    • pendles4brownlow

      May 25, 2022 at 10:57 pm

      If Titch is back, 109 will be nothing, but it is a huge IF.

      • Samus

        May 26, 2022 at 12:08 pm

        His scores have had a steady incline since the start of the season. Only got rid of him for the cash. He stood up against Brisbane’s mids last week which is a good sign.

  3. Robdogg

    May 25, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Loooks like you’re recommending the lizard king there old Calvinator. Brass move…

    • The Choozler

      May 25, 2022 at 9:28 pm


  4. Death Adders22

    May 25, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Hey Calvin that’s not a pic of Mills LOL. Still trying to suck people in. Was going to say a few things about last week but I thought I’ll let it go. But NOW you put a pic of a different player up. And you think you know your stuff LMAO

    • Slickrick12

      May 25, 2022 at 9:34 pm

      Who hurt you?

    • Warnie

      May 25, 2022 at 10:45 pm

      You might want to give it away now, Death Adders22. If there is an obvious ‘mistake’, there’s a very good chance it’s a piss take – much like 90% of everything that we do. Have a listen to our podcast and the joke will be explained to you.

      • Death Adders22

        May 26, 2022 at 9:15 am

        Fair enough Warnie. Just when someone gives info about something he knows little about I don’t think that’s wise as all these young kids go by the Info they read. Some of it is real.

        By the way I do watch the Podcasts but only up until rubbish is given. Then I turn it off. So lately it’s lucky if I watch 10 minutes.

        • Warnie

          May 26, 2022 at 11:39 am

          For your benefit, you probably shouldn’t engage with our content. You might be on a different level to us. We can aspire to be up there with you. You should also create your own content. I would 100% subscribe to learn what to do.

          • pendles4brownlow

            May 26, 2022 at 11:52 am

            Very diplomatic, Warnie, intercepting things before Cal jumps in with some slightly less diplomatic language.

          • Phteven

            May 26, 2022 at 12:40 pm

            I’m eagerly awaiting this death adder podcast. Should be good to see his recommendations!

          • Jay1

            May 27, 2022 at 12:04 pm

            This moron Adders22 completely taken the buzz out of a entertaining & funny gimmick.
            Was laughing my ass off when I saw the pic of lizard, remembering Mill’s 5 points given to him last weekend.

        • Doug

          May 27, 2022 at 9:17 am

          “all these young kids go by the Info they read” – Death Adders22

          If you “read” the article, you’d know there is no mention of the Lizard..

      • The Chosen Won™®©

        May 27, 2022 at 11:25 am

        Glad i wasn’t this annoying :)

        Good Luck in 2023

    • John1

      May 25, 2022 at 10:56 pm

      It’s a joke bud. Last round there was a bit where some of mills points were credited to blakey by accident, which got a few people complaining haha

    • Ben

      May 26, 2022 at 9:47 am

      Are you actually saying that people who have gotten 10 rounds into a fantasy season will open this article, not read a single word, scan down to a pic of Blakey, and then lock him in as captain? You absolute moron

    • Calvin

      May 27, 2022 at 6:11 am

      Mate – I’m pissing myself. Do you think I got the picture wrong or do you think I was trying to make a joke at the fact they joke Blakely and Mills mixed up last week? You f—- moron. You need to use a different site. Seriously, you are missing the mark on everything in here. Don’t comment again, go away.

      • _spillthebjord

        May 27, 2022 at 10:58 am

        Don’t bite on this stuff. You guys provide great insight and quality content.

  5. Adzie

    May 25, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    My Top 10 Stats driven Projections, Last week was a bit poor, this week hoping for better, Although I’m not a huge fan of number 1, Should be his Highest for the year.

    1) Sam Walsh – Collingwood give a lot of points to mids.
    2) Callum Mills
    3) Touk Miller
    4) Patrick Cripps
    5) Clayton Oliver
    6) Andrew Brayshaw
    7) Bailey Smith – maybe a late out
    8) Josh Kelly
    9) Marcus Bontempelli
    10) Josh Dunkley

    • Greg

      May 25, 2022 at 9:39 pm

      Bailey smith late out?

      • Adzie

        May 25, 2022 at 10:11 pm

        Been a bit crook apparently

      • Barry White

        May 26, 2022 at 4:54 am

        Heavy constipation

        • BestowedMisery

          May 26, 2022 at 8:00 am

          Aaah, suffering the same ailment as Adder-22.. Full of shit.

        • Dulcify

          May 26, 2022 at 8:46 am

          What do you call a Greek man who doesn’t give a shit? Con Stipation.

  6. Robert

    May 25, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Jarrod Witts smokey, rucking against Frost or Kosi, could go big.

  7. Mike

    May 25, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Too late to get Darcy Cameron or still go up cash and score well?

    • John1

      May 25, 2022 at 10:59 pm

      If hes solo rucking hes still good value. If hes got cox or someone in there as the number 1 ruckman I’d pass. Last week before cox got injured cameron wasn’t looking great, so look for Cameron to be named as the main ruckman before sending it

    • Ted Morgan

      May 26, 2022 at 4:56 am

      Isn’t Big Cocks playing as well this week?

  8. pendles4brownlow

    May 25, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    The Captain game gets harder this week. Not many red dots to switch around, and my couple play early. I don’t have Mills, so my only real options are Saturday. The loophole may be out for me this week. D’oh!!!!

  9. Ben

    May 26, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Not even a mention of Parker against the leaky Tigers?

    • Russell Pindick

      May 26, 2022 at 9:19 am

      VC Parker for me

      • BestowedMisery

        May 26, 2022 at 9:45 am

        I had only one midfielder score 100 last week, Trac. Fortunately I put the C on him.
        Had to take a Dixon score for Preuss.
        Had Rowell and Rachele on field. fmdt.
        This fantasy caper can quickly turn into a nightmare..
        I still cleared 2000 points, which is my main goal each week. Then anything extra is a bonus.
        Rookies picks have been important as every week from Rd 6 I’ve disposed of an injured player..
        So cheers Fry, Soligo was a good call last week.

    • Adrian

      May 26, 2022 at 12:36 pm

      I was thinking V on Parker but I know he’s more likely to get a 95-105 rather than 120+ like I would like from putting the vice or captaincy on

  10. Pure Grunt

    May 26, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    Wow! Great stuff. VC on Blakey into Draper (C) on Sunday.

    • pendles4brownlow

      May 26, 2022 at 2:15 pm

      You have cojones the size of Uluru

  11. brian Smith

    May 26, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    Dunks is main option for VC/C, and if Preuss is out, then I have a loop available. Don’t like Neale, Keays, Gawn, can’t use Macrae & Smith. Leaves me Cripps, Zorko, or I’m thinking Sinclair v NM (no Steele, solid 110 expected), or Parker (coming off 123, RIC is easy for Mids). Any thoughts?

  12. Gaz

    May 26, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Feel like Cripps and Sinclair are a bit hit or miss right now so not worth it since they would have to be captain. Parker or Zorko for me

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