#1. Nat Fyfe (v West Coast: 158, 112, 108, 96, 104) Nat stamped his claim for some as the new number one player in the competition. I’d agree. What makes him more than just an elite midfielder, is his contested marking and goalkicking ability. You may be surprised to know that he’s kicked 2 or more goals in seven of his last nine matches. That’s better than the average forward! His 162 display last weekend deems him fit for the #1 captaincy option this week. The last time he played in a Western Derby, he belted out 158.
#2. Rory Sloane (v Melbourne: 104, 116, 91, 112) Sloane has started the year in fine fashion, with a 134 and 145. If you’re a Sloane Ranger owner, I’m a little jealous right now. He’s a very good VC/C option on Saturday afternoon against the Dees.
#3. Josh P. Kennedy (v GWS: 130, 91, 107, 147, 123) JPK has put in some massive games against the Giants, including captain-worthy efforts of 130, 147 and 123. With a 127 and a 130 to start the year, Kennedy offers a great captaincy option.
#4. Jordan Lewis (v Western Bulldogs: 123, 118, 105, 99, 102) 69 disposals over the first two rounds has him leading the AFL in that statistic thus far. With his last three against the Dogs producing 25+ disposals and 2 goals, he’d be confident heading into this one. A handy Sunday captain choice if you don’t own Fyfe or are just looking for something a little different.
#5. Scott Pendlebury (v St.Kilda: 113, 161, 126, 102, 149) Pendles slots in at number five purely because he’s been battling an ankle problem during the week. Playing Friday night gives you the luxury of handing him the VC to see how he fares. We all know SP could play with one leg and still ton up.
Dropped from the top 5: Gary Ablett (cooked), Joel Selwood (lacking form, although could well bounce back against a depleted Gold Coast side) and Adam Treloar (got a tough match against the Swans).Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
On a completely unrelated note, how good is it to have the thumbs back?!
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