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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 3

Calvin’s Captains is back for round three. Go check out who the pirate has in the top-5 this week.

Captains are here! With eight games across five days you have plenty of options to get your VC and then the all important C in order. Check out my top-5 picks for the week ahead.

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Over in our Patreon, you can read the full and extended article each and every week. Over there, I go through 30-plus of the best players (on Tuesday) and analyse their match-ups, taggers, what their opponents give up, past performances, weather conditions, history at the ground and much more. This game by game and player previews occur on Tuesday, followed by my final top-10 which are announced on Thursday at 7:00pm, in the exact order that I would pick them. I’ll also let you know my VC and Captains for the week.

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In the meantime, here are my top-5 players for the week ahead.

CALVIN’S TOP-5 CAPTAINS

No. 1 – English v WCE
@ Marvel , SUN 1:00pm 

Williams gave up the most points to oppositon rucks last year and so far this year, Briggs 111 and Soldo 98 have both been solid enough, and even in the pre-season, we saw O’Brien have 118. English had 146 in round 23 last year against Williams  and in his last three games at Marvel he has scored 146, 131 and 98.  His ton-run will continue again, and it could be huge.

AFL 2023 Round 23 - Western Bulldogs v West Coast - A-42208597

No. 2 – Gulden v RICH
@ the MCG, SUN 4:00pm 

Butters 117, Rozee 116 and Drew 109 all carved up the Tigers last week and I’m tipping Gulden will as well coming off 117 and 111. He scored 126 and 91 against them last year and could be absolutely huge on Sunday bringing home the bacon with a late C.

AFL 2023 Round 05 - Sydney v Richmond - A-17580536

No. 3 – Bontempelli v WCE
@ Marvel , SUN 1:00pm 

Bont playing at Marvel with previous scores of 140, 151 and 128. We all know the Eagles give up plenty and last week Green 120 was one of six Giants to hit 100-plus. The week before that, Rozee 111 and Butter 107 had their turn. Bont scored 140 against them last year with 32 touches and 10 tackles. His scores this year have been below par, fingers crossed he gets back to beast-mode here.

ANKLE UPDATE…. if you haven’t heard, Bont hasn’t trained all week and has spent time in the rehab group for his ankle he injured in Q1 last week. He will stay in my top-5 until we get a further update on the great man who will train tomorrow. The thing is, he played out the game. Came on for the last 5mins despite the massive result. I have the feeling he will be 100% fine.

AFL 2023 Round 23 - Western Bulldogs v West Coast - A-42206892

No. 4 – Gawn v PTA
@ Adel Oval, SAT 7:30pm 

Rucks v Soldo this year….Williams 64 and Nankervis 89. Not a great reflection but then I dug deeper. Gawn played Richmond late last year, without Grundy and without Nankervis. This meant, Gawn went against Soldo. Gawn had 131. He has started the year with 107 and 137. I like what I’m seeing.

AFL 2023 Round 20 - Richmond v Melbourne - A-41503508

No. 5 – Serong v ADEL
@ Optus, FRI 7:30pm AEDT

Backed up his 161 with a solid 125 last week and plays the Crows here, a team Geelong had 4×100+ against last week. Serong returns home and even had 106 on the Crows in 2023. Must be in the top-5 again this week as the #1 player in the game. Adelaide were a ‘red’ team for MIDs on the scale last year though.

AFL 2021 Round 05 - Adelaide v Fremantle - 835812

Last minute thoughts…

Zach Merrett – tagged by Windhager last yearand still managed 103. Could happen again.

Rory Laird – tagged by Aish to 84 last season. Highly doubt it will happen here.

Adam Treloar – Joined the party last year against the Eagles with 143.

Rowan Marshall – Bomber rucks are tough to score against. Rowan only managed 100 last year.

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FINALLY… THE HATERS

I saw some comments from last week in here. The message is simple… You don’t have to be here. Don’t be negative and throw cowardly cheap shots from your keyboard. We don’t want you here… simply just fuck off and go somewhere else. Cheers, Calvin.

Everyone else… have a wicked Easter break! I really appreciate you checking this out and for your years of support! Cheers Cal

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

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No longer a member
No longer a member
21 days ago

Cheap cowardly shots?
Well, now you must know how it feels.
This site is rite with it.

Lids off
Lids off
21 days ago

U mad bro?

No longer a member
No longer a member
21 days ago
Reply to  Lids off

You will find out soon enough. The end is nigh.

Warnie
Admin
20 days ago

Rite with it? Bahaha… before firing off your cowardly cheap shots, actually get the phrase right you peanut!

Give someone a hug, but make sure there is consent or you’re paying the appropriate fee. Sounds like the keyboard warrior that you are would need some help in that area.

No longer a member
No longer a member
17 days ago
Reply to  Warnie

The times ahead will be tough for you, but you have brought it upon yourselves. I’m in here for the long run, until it’s goodbye to you.

fmdt
fmdt
21 days ago

English is somewhat unique atm, if he goes big with the C on him. look out.

fmdt
fmdt
21 days ago
Reply to  fmdt

Ok 27 percent ownership, but no one I know has him.

JungleMuffin
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  fmdt

Lol xD

Tether
Member
Tether
21 days ago

Well said Calvin! If he throws you a bone he doesn’t care how it tastes.
Isn’t like the man is trying to predict the future using math where its impossible to know all the variables.

Reece
Reece
21 days ago

sheezle vc???

Chindler
Chindler
21 days ago

Hey Calvin, you contribute to my decisions, not make them. Fuck the haters, the reason we love fantasy is because it’s hard!

nuffie
nuffie
21 days ago

take Serong as VC or punt on Bont?

Kanga
Kanga
21 days ago
Reply to  nuffie

I have the same dilemma.

nuffie
nuffie
21 days ago
Reply to  Kanga

Im leaning toward Serong

Kanga
Kanga
21 days ago
Reply to  nuffie

Bont easy game against Eagles, but he could be rested if it’s a blowout. Taking 236 and be done with it, I reckon.

Last edited 21 days ago by Kanga
Jay
Jay
20 days ago

Not a member- but love your work every week Cal. Give it a crack and put it out there which I (like so many others) love cross checking to see we have our Captains in line.

Last edited 20 days ago by Jay
Joe
Joe
20 days ago

Great article Calvin you bloody filthy pig oink oink haha, love the work

Last edited 20 days ago by Joe
Congo019
Congo019
20 days ago

Can you still loophole with best 18??

The Chosen Won™®©
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Congo019

Yes

Congo019
Congo019
20 days ago

But if I swap Grundy for Barnett I will miss out on Grundys score correct??

The Chosen Won™®©
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Congo019

No put the E on Grundy.

If Barnett is not a late in you will get your emergencies score.

Good Luck

The Lonely Bull
The Lonely Bull
20 days ago

Is there any love out there for Heeny

D Nutz
D Nutz
20 days ago

After so many years watching these guys you realize you have to be a loser following what they say. Especially following Calvins Captain choices. Only pics 5 Captains now. When in years before he choice top 10 LOL. To hard is it. Now half and still can’t get 5 right

SamPorterBridges
SamPorterBridges
20 days ago
Reply to  D Nutz

Most people are here for the sense of community and not to blindly follow what other people say. After all these years, people like you keep coming back so they must be doing something right.

Last edited 20 days ago by SamPorterBridges
JungleMuffin
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  D Nutz

Ahhh…is this the same guy that was crying about Barnett’s Schlong?

fmdt
fmdt
20 days ago

Welp, I Got it wrong with bonner. But who knows if he’s a yo-yo or not.

JungleMuffin
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  fmdt

I’d say 60 one week and 127 the next, just about qualifies for yoyo status, but that’s just me.

SamPorterBridges
SamPorterBridges
19 days ago
Reply to  fmdt

Bonner had 17 turnovers though, fantasy irrelevant but may mean something in selection.

JungleMuffin
Member
20 days ago

Jesus, my head to head in a DTT League this week is cruising to crack the 2000 this week. Massive.

Good job to the Bushwick Bombers

Dulcify
Dulcify
19 days ago
Reply to  JungleMuffin

There are a few teams in this league that are pushing for high 1900’s.

The Chosen Won™®©
Member
19 days ago
Reply to  Dulcify

Good Luck

Last edited 19 days ago by The Chosen Won™®©
Mike from Subiaco
Mike from Subiaco
19 days ago

Guys please, I beg of you. Leave Calvin alone. He’s doing his best. If you think it’s so easy to crack into the top 20,000 like Calvin will come close to, then post your team name and let’s see how good you are. Gutless keyboard warriors.

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Ron Burgundy And The Channel 2 News Team
19 days ago

Calvin’s captains is possibly my favourite segment, I struggle to pick a decent captain most weeks but got the confidence Calvin’s content triggers a good brief of knowledge for me. The three of the traders is as awesome as the front show.

lizardofoz
lizardofoz
19 days ago

Hey Kids
Leave that teacher alone.

JungleMuffin
Member
19 days ago

Need to get him in here in a Friday night and just start dropping hot tips for all the scrubs having a cry.




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