R2 Captaincy Candidates

Written by Chips Ahoy! on March 30 2017

A solid start from the popular Captains in Round 1. Our most selected player in the poll was Dangerfield with 138. This was followed by Fyfe with an underwhelming 108, and Treloar, who proved to be a little disappointing with 96. Both played well, so hopefully will improve their output. Other popular selections Pendlebury (146) and JPK (134) continue to be reliable captain options. There was only one major disaster for a few coaches who took a slightly left-field choice. More on that below.

Round 2

Loophole – With another Thursday night game, we’re provided with a huge amount of options for the Loophole this week. The difficult part is deciding whether to stick with the more popular choices, or try to get the jump on other coaches by going with your gut.

It’d be hard to resist Dusty after his performance last week, but as a pure midfielder this year, his ownership is way down. Any of Treloar, Bontempelli, Dahlhaus, JPK or Buddy would be reasonable options, however after an inspired second half against the Doggies, Pendlebury appears to be over any niggles and in red-hot form (or standard Pendles form). Pendles actually has a pretty average recent record against the Tigs, but it might be best not to over-think it this week, and go with the Collingwood champion.

Recent record against Richmond: 82, 110, 106, 85, 129

Lock – Ideally we’ll avoid mentioning Dangerfield every week, but its not every week his last score was 229 against his upcoming opponent! Paddy destroyed North last year, and with the Kanga’s facing a slide down the ladder, he’s every chance to go very large again.

Fyfe is again playing in the last game of the round, so if you have him, you could loophole either Danger or Gawn on Sunday.

Dangerfield’s recent record against North Melbourne: 229, 123, 101, 91
Fyfe’s recent record against Port: 115, 141, 122

In form – Many coaches have itchy trade fingers this week, and Roo is squarely in the gun, despite potentially only missing a week. After leading the round, Josh J. Kennedy looks set to backup at home against a disappointing St Kilda. Although not known for his consistency, his likely opponent Carlisle looked completely disinterested against the Dees in his come down back match, which may see JJK get off the chain again.

Recent record against St Kilda: 140, 74, 105, 81, 69

Smokey – Hannebery gave up the booze over summer, but he may have driven most of his coaches to drink, with his lowest score since 2013! A popular choice over pre-season, many were tossing up between JPK and #nobeers, and while the new Sydney captain went large with 134, Hanners could only scrape together 52. He’s a champion though, and I’d expect him to put in a much improved effort for the GF replay.

Recent record against the Dogs: 123, 144, 104

Trap – It was great to see the Bombers field a full strength side, especially for their fans. New captain Dyson Heppell clearly had a lot to play for, and put in a huge first up effort of 152. Great value for those who forked out 513K. However he’s known for consistency, not a high ceiling, and typically only goes large two or three times a year. He definitely has the talent to increase his average, however I’d be waiting for some more evidence before throwing him the C.

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  1. Ideally we can have the player we most want as the captain set as vice captain, so that we have a backup in case something goes wrong. This week I want Danger as captain, so will make him VC and only if something bad happens will I need to use his backup. (Probably Fyfe)

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    1. Loophole!!!! Danger plays Sunday arvo so have him as the C and you’ve effectively got a free shot with the VC earlier in the round. This is where Strandica at R3 is so handy.

      Danger into Fyfe will be tight for time between games if you intend to loophole and you’ll be going off prescaled scores most likely which were whacky last round.

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  2. Decided to throw caution to the wind and throw the VC on Ward. Had a bit of a stinker last week , not sure what he’s history is like up against GC but I’m sure that after last weeks loss that he would want to be front and centre getting the Giants back on track.

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  3. I took a POD this year in Zorko. Without going through my many reasons for his selection, he will be getting the VC duties this week. I think he is 50/50 for a 130 plus this week

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  4. I’m slappin the V on Titch, Danger as backup C. Hawks surely won’t be losing two in a row and the Crows don’t seem to have a tagger.

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  5. Got a feeling about Big Maxy Gawn against Carlton this week, I reckon he’ll dominate.
    VC Danger / C Gawn

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    1. Heard rumors Dees may play Spencer at the G, but not ethihad. If they wanted to trial it, this would be the week. Gawn also had a back niggle last week.

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      1. I can’t wait to see the faces of Gawn owners when Spencer eventually gets named. They were so damned smug last week.

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  6. Danger into Fyfe or Pendels into Danger leading Fowards DangerFyfe as i’d be annoyed if i took Pendels 120 and Danger goes 180 or so

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  7. Was leaning into Pendles (VC) but his average for his last 10 games against them is 108. Only 1 score I would lock (132) with two coin flips (127, 129).

    I was burnt so many times last year taking 130 from my VC only for Danger to go nuts. Yes, I missed the 173 and 229 with numerous 140s….

    Might throw the VC on him and roll him into Fyfe.

    The weather for GC/Bris clash will be interesting. Expected to be very, very wet. Zorko/Rocky could amass ALOT of tackles if there’s lots of stoppages.

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    1. Thanks for pointing out the weather Hutta. Was thinking of trying to grab an outsider in Josh Kelly for the VC given Danger’s record against North. Now it probably makes more sense to play safe and go Danger into Fyfe or Max.

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    2. Is that game going ahead? Looking at some of the rainfall figures up north this week is making my head spin. To all SCTers up there, stay safe!

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      1. 500 mm supposedly today in some places near brissy. Hasn’t let up and i was driving through floodwatwrs by 9am.

        Good subtropical weather. Bring a snorkel.

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    1. Might wanna check those numbers again Twitch.

      Treloar vs Richmond
      Highest: 106
      Average: 81.7 (injury affected game included)

      It’s both him and Pendles boggie team. That said, Dusty carved his up last week.

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  8. I want to throw up some caution regarding Dangerfield. Anyone who watched last weeks game saw that he spent a significant amount of time forward and a large chunk of his scores came from his 3 goals.

    For reference he had fewer disposals than all but 2 of his games last year which is a bad sign for him as a captain option.

    I’ll still be having the C on him this week because of how he smashed north last year, but I wont be relying on him the same way anymore.

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  9. A couple of other options for people to consider:

    – Cripps has a great record against Melbourne.

    – Stefan Martin has a good record against Essendon, and the Bombers’ ruck stocks are looking pretty thin right now.

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  10. Any risk of Danger being tagged by Brown?

    Tossing up between him and Fyfe after Parker (VC) had a shocker.

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