#1. Nat Fyfe (v Melb: 125, 78, 128, 151, 108; Form: 145, 107, 165) The number one scorer in the game thus far deserves the number one tag in the captaincy stakes. He’s up against the Dees, which could be a blessing or a curse. If Bernie Vince tries to wear him like a glove like he did so successfully against Dangerfield, young Nat will have a tough afternoon ahead of him. I still wouldn’t put it past him to notch 130 nonetheless.
#2. Scott Pendlebury (v Carl: 131, 102, 154, 121, 62; Form: 119, 107, 126) Pendles hasn’t set the world alight in 2015 just yet, despite being consistently solid as always. I’m tipping that R5 against the Blues will be his big one. 7 of his 14 career games against the Blues have been 130+. It’s no secret that Mottsy doesn’t mind a punt… I reckon he’d like those odds. One of the most capable Friday night VCs going around.
#3. Rory Sloane (v Port: 120, 102, 100, 118, 121; Form: 60, 140, 134) You’ll probably think twice after last week’s display, but his recent record against the Power speaks for itself. I’d back him in again if I had him instead of Fyfe. They both play Sunday, so you can’t VC/C loophole them this time.
#4. Josh P. Kennedy (v WB: 68, 117, 105, 55, 67; Form: 118, 58, 130) JPK hasn’t got the best history against the Dogs, but that being said, he hasn’t fronted the men from the Kennel since 2013. They are a very different outfit now, so I wouldn’t let that deter you. He’s posted three captain-worthy scores from his four matches in 2015. A nice Saturday afternoon VC option if there ever was one.
#5. Todd Goldstein (v Haw: 95, 132, 119, 127, 114; Form: 154, 110, 154) It’s very rare that a ruckman gets considered for the big C, but Goldy has earned his spot on the back of another 154 to go with the same effort in R2. Consider giving him a go with the VC on Saturday night (if possible) if you’re a bit hesitant handing him the big one straight up.
Dropped from the top 5: Joel Selwood put in another underwhelming show last week, while Dane Swan only notched 91, but may have been hampered by a lower leg injury.Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
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