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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 11

Arrgg me hearties… the world’s best pirate is back with his best picks for the round ahead.

Welcome back legends. It was a funny old round with some big boys hitting huge numbers and other premiums flopping. We have heaps of options this week so getting the VC and CAPT in the right combination is very important.

Remember, you can see my full-extended article in our patreon space. This is a 2000+ word, game by game break down of 30-40 players where I cover the pros and cons for each… before settling on my top-10 (in the order I would pick them) which goes up at 7pm sharp every Thursday night.

Good luck for round 11 guys and let’s get cracking.

CALVIN’S TOP-5 CAPTAINS

No. 1 – Marshall v MELB
@ the MCG, SUN 3:20pm

The man is #1 on form averaging 151 in his last three games and even had 148 against Gawn/Grundy combination last season. Rucks this year against Gawn haven’t really fired but the best have been Grundy 118, English 113 and Nank 85. What I love about Rowan is his ability to fill all the stat lines and does so with 92% game time. Must be backed in again with some juicy VC options before him.

AFL 2023 Round 17 - St Kilda v Melbourne - A-40625641

No. 2 – Merrett v RICH
@ Marvel, SAT 7:40pm 

Last year against the Tigers, Merrett had a season-high 158 (39d, 8m). His last two games at the MCG have been awesome as well with 123 and 125. We all know the type of scores the Tigers give up, and Merrett will be cashing in… mark my words.

AFL 2022 Round 10 - Richmond v Essendon - 951131

No. 3 – Zorko v HAW
@ Marvel , SUN 1:10pm 

Half-backers and DEFs have dominated the Hawks recently with Houston 136, Bonner 129, NWM 119, Wilkie 114 and Dale 105 leading the way in the last three weeks. Zorko is coming off some big games of 148, 109 and 184 … VC if you can!

AFL 2021 Round 20 - Hawthorn v Brisbane - 877733

No. 4 – Daicos v FREO
@ Optus, FRI 8:10pm 

Ranked #5 on form with an average of 125 after scoring 115, 131 and 122 in his most recent games. Daicos played at Optus last year for 114 (WCE) and in this game last year against the Dockers he had 132 (36 touches, MCG) and recently the Dockers have been leaking a few points.

AFL 2023 Round 18 - Collingwood v Fremantle - A-40941489

No. 5 – Martin v RICH
@ Marvel , SAT 7:40pm 

Half-backs against the Tigers also feast. Look at what Zorko 148 and Ryan 161 had. Martin will be huge if… they don’t play him forward. He played 83% of the final term FWD for 0 marks and 14pts. Another VC option if you can who could go 90 to 150!

AFL 2024 Round 07 - Essendon v Collingwood - A-48183818

ALSO CONSIDER…

Dawson v West Coast – Dawson played the Eagles twice last year for 105 and 105. He is coming off 117 and 118, and as we know the Eagles give up plenty.  Two weeks ago, Daicos 131 and Crisp 130 scored well and JD will here.

Gawn v St Kilda – While Marshall dominates himself… he lets his opponent do as they please. Jackson 116, Meek 124, Xerri 127 and Sweet 96 have all recently had a day out against him. Max Gawn should do the same.

Green v Geelong – Geelong are one of the easiest teams to post points against with Anderson 142, Rowell 132, Miller 108… Wines 133, Butters 128, JHF 113 all killing it recently. Green should be way better than his recent 83 and 98.

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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JungleMuffin
Member
20 days ago

Errrrrroooollll for the VC

Grundy would have to have been an option? Remember hearing a while back Calvin saying English’ opponents score massive centuries on the regular.

Squid
Squid
20 days ago
Reply to  JungleMuffin

That and Grundy seems to play his best against better opposition, that’s why I VCd him.

I’ll bank that 119 gladly.

Help Me
Help Me
20 days ago

Take Gulden’s points or hope for a big Zorko score?

JungleMuffin
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Help Me

Uwot?

Help Me
Help Me
20 days ago
Reply to  JungleMuffin

My bad. Should I captain loophole Guldens points or keep Zorko C

Rippo
Rippo
20 days ago
Reply to  Help Me

i am going to take gulden points over nick daicos i reckon

Trevor
Trevor
20 days ago
Reply to  Help Me

I seen on some reports that Zorko will get the maginess tag so just be wary. Finn said to the media that he will be looking to curb his influence.

Oscar
Oscar
18 days ago
Reply to  Trevor

From the stands maybe

Dulcify
Dulcify
18 days ago
Reply to  Trevor

Unless Maginess is a late in I can’t see him curbing the influence that Zorko will have on the game. 🤷‍♂️

Dave
Dave
20 days ago

How did richards out score macrae on half the came time, is richards bad I stopped watching

Squid
Squid
20 days ago
Reply to  Dave

Richards was concussion.

JungleMuffin
Member
18 days ago
Reply to  Squid

And Macca has peaheart-itis

Western wonders
Western wonders
20 days ago

I’m going butters into dawson

Jmak
Jmak
19 days ago

I’m going Daicos into butters.. Worrier Zorko will get a hard tag

Wellsy
Wellsy
19 days ago

Sheezel gonna play half back we reckon? Or head forward again?

Killingholme Clay
Killingholme Clay
19 days ago

OK Calvin. You sold it to me!
I had Serong as VC and Butters as Captain.
Am hoping you’re right about Zorko, who is now my El Capitano.

Rob Halford
Rob Halford
19 days ago

Hope Zorko’s ankle is OK

Killingholme Clay
Killingholme Clay
18 days ago
Reply to  Rob Halford

Living life on the edge!
Dayne is always only a heartbeat away from pinging his calf at any given moment!

Killingholme Clay
Killingholme Clay
17 days ago

Oh dear. Well it didn’t matter anyway in the end.

The Potato
The Potato
17 days ago

Marshall is currently getting spanked like a naughty grandma.

lids off
lids off
17 days ago
Reply to  The Potato

On track for a monster round…in the top 100 and brought in Marshall with the C….I hate this game.

How do you got from a 180 to 12 at half time.

The Fuccanator
The Fuccanator
17 days ago
Reply to  lids off

Swapped Marshall to Gawn as captain before the game. Currently ranked and still in top 100

Hans the German
Hans the German
17 days ago

I took RoMo :(




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