R8 Captaincy Candidates

Written by Chips Ahoy! on May 12 2017

Familiarity breeds contempt, and many coaches were left with a familiar disgruntled feeling on Sunday night after popular Captain choices again failed to deliver. If fact, only one of our Top 8 choices – Tom Rockliff – managed to achieve a score of 130, which once upon a time was considered the minimum for an acceptable score. Those who took the more conservative approach and loopholed Bontempelli’s 128 on Friday night would have been very happy by the end of the round.

* Don’t forget to check below for Adam’s incredible number crunching.

Loophole

The Bulldog champion will again be a popular VC option, coming up against the Eagles on Friday night. Despite being the second highest scorer overall, The Bont is still only 605K thanks to an 88 three rounds ago. He’s been very consistent this season, but with a top score of 141, is yet to go huge.

Josh J. Kennedy is also starting to get a few mentions as a trade target, now that upgrade season is in full swing, and as we all know, the Wet Toast spearhead has a massive ceiling, and could also prove to be handy VC option this weekend.

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Lock

After a disappointing performance against a very impressive Norf, the Crows might just put the Dee’s to the sword when they return to the Adelaide Oval on Saturday night. Despite only putting up an 80, Rory Sloane remains the #1 scorer overall, and will be keen to make amends for a relatively poor performance.

Inform

With the dearth of forwards this year, Elliot Yeo has suddenly become a hot topic, and his incredible run of scoring has him as the 7th scorer overall heading into Round 8. The Brisbane Football Academy has produced another young star, and with the future Brownlow Medalist playing on Friday night, he presents a perfect opportunity for those willing to risk the Yeo-Yeo.

Smokey

“I’ll put my hand up first” was Tex Walker response to who takes responsibility for the Crows loss to North, and the Adelaide Captain is one of the best leaders by example in the AFL. With Melksham’s omission last week, Melbourne’s defence is much improved, but they may struggle to contain the Big Texan, who will have had plenty of time to stew over each of his 24 Supercoach points last week.

Trap

He’s been an absolute revelation this season, and a few coaches even handed Clayton Oliver Captaincy honours after their VC’s failed to fire. He responded by dropping his first sub-100 score for the year, and for those who started with the Melbourne bull, it might be time to think about cashing him in. He had a few rests last season, and the teenager (!) might be starting to tire after some blistering early form.

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THE NUMBERS GAME – CAPTAINS RD8 (By Adam)

 

Top 10 Highest Averages VS Round 8 Opponent:

G Ablett: 128.27 from 11

R Gray: 127.33 from 3

A Sandilands: 122.38 from 8

J Kennedy (Syd): 120.63 from 8

S Pendlebury: 118.6 from 5

R Sloane: 116.5 from 4

L Franklin: 110.57 from 14

J Selwood: 110 from 10

M Bontempelli: 108.75 from 4

T Goldstein: 108.63 from 8

 

Percentage of 120+ games:

R Gray: 66.67% (2/3)

M Bontempelli: 50% (2/4)

J Kennedy (Syd): 50% (4/8)

A Sandilands: 50% (4/8)

G Ablett: 45.45% (5/11)

S Pendlebury: 40% (2/5)

J Selwood: 40% (4/10)

L Franklin: 28.57% (4/14)

R Sloane: 25% (1/4)

T Goldstein: 12.5% (1/8)

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Highest Averages in Round 8:

J Kennedy (Syd): 136 from 5

D Hannebery: 133.4 from 5

P Dangerfield: 132.6 from 5

S Pendlebury: 130.75 from 8

G Ablett: 130.71 from 7

R Sloane: 127.67 from 3

N Fyfe: 125.25 from 4

T Rockliff: 122.6 from 5

J Kennedy (WC): 122 from 5

M Priddis: 117.29 from 7

 

Percentage of 120+ games:

P Dangerfield: 80% (4/5)

D Hannebery: 80% (4/5)

J Kennedy (Syd): 80% (4/5)

T Rockliff: 80% (4/5)

N Fyfe: 75% (3/4)

M Priddis: 71.43% (5/7)

R Sloane: 66.67% (2/3)

S Pendlebury: 62.5% (5/8)

G Ablett: 42.86% (3/7)

J Kennedy (WC): 40% (2/5)

 

 

 

 

West Coast VS Western Bulldogs:

M Priddis:

Avg VS WB since 2009: 103.92 from 13 (low of 54 and a high of 154, 5/13 below 100, 2/13 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2009: 117.29 from 7 (low of 59 and a high of 160, 5/7 120+)

2016 Avg at DS: 120.45 from 11 (low of 75 and a high of 159, 1/11 below 100, 6/11 120+, 2/11 140+)

2016 Night Avg:  114.2 from 5 (low of 105 and a high of 122, 1/5 120+)

2016 Avg VS Top 9 teams: 104.3 from 10 (low of 77 and a high of 126, 2/10 below 80, 3/10 below 100, 2/10 120+)

 

J J Kennedy:

Avg VS WB since 2011: 96.11 from 9 (low of 49 and a high of 190, 6/9 below 100, 2/9 120+, 2/9 150+)

RD 8 Avg since 2011: 122 from 5 (low of 91 and a high of 183, 2/5 below 100, 2/5 120+, 2/5 140+)

 

M Bontempelli:

Avg VS WC since 2015: 108.75 from 4 (low of 70 and a high of 147, 2/4 below 100, 2/4 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2015: 77 from 2 (low of 42 and a high of 112)

2016 Night avg: 107.67 from 12 (low of 79 and a high of 149, 6/12 below 100, 5/12 120+, 2/12 140+)

2016 Avg vs Top 9 teams: 106.73 from 11 (low of 67 and a high of 149, 5/11 below 100, 4/11 120+, 2/11 140+)

 

L Dahlhaus:

Avg VS WC since 2014: 97.8 from 5 (low of 69 and a high of 128, 3/5 below 100, 1/5 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2014: 100.67 from 3 (low of 71 and a high of 124)

2016 Night avg: 98.63 from 8 (low of 71 and a high of 113, 3/8 below 100, 3/8 110+, 0/8 120+)

2016 Avg vs Top 9 teams: 96.88 from 8 (low of 69 and a high of 154, 2/8 below 80, 5/8 below 100, 1/8 120+)

 

 

J Macrae:

Avg VS WC since 2014: 95.6 from 5 (low of 77 and a high of 114, 3/5 below 100)

RD 8 Avg since 2014: 95 from 2 (low of 95 and a high of 95)

2016 Avg VS Top 9 teams: 91 from 10 (low of 68 and a high of 114, 6/10 below 100)

 

Hawthorn VS Brisbane:

S Burgoyne:

Avg VS Bris since 2007: 104.67 from 9 (low of 65 and a high of 137, 2/9 below 100, 1/9 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2007: 82.33 from 9 (low of 54 and a high of 129, 7/9 below 100, 1/9 120+)

 

S Martin:

Avg VS Haw since 2015: 62 from 2 (low of 40 and a high of 84)

RD 8 Avg since 2015: 98 from 2 (low of 84 and a high of 112)

 

T Rockliff:

Avg VS Haw since 2011: 101.2 from 5 (low of 57 and a high of 146, 2/5 below 100, 1/5 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2011: 122.6 from 5 (low of 81 and a high of 146, 1/5 below 100, 4/5 120+)

2016 Afternoon Avg: 137.38 from 8 (low of 100 and a high of 204, 5/8 120+, 5/8 130+, 3/8 150+, 1/8 200+)

Avg VS Top 9 teams of 2016: 105.78 from 9 (low of 48 and a high of 133, 1/9 below 80, 3/9 below 100, 4/9 120+, 3/9 130+)

 

St Kilda VS Carlton:

L Montagna:

Avg VS Carl since 2007: 97.27 from 15 (low of 31 and a high of 157, 6/15 below 100, 4/15 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2007: 103.33 from 9 (low of 80 and a high of 137, 4/9 below 100, 2/9 120+)

Avg at ES 2016: 97 from 14 (low of 65 and a high of 130, 8/14 below 100, 2/14 120+)

2016 Afternoon Avg: 105.75 from 12 (low of 70 and a high of 150, 5/12 below 100, 4/12 120+)

2016 Avg VS Bottom 9 teams: 102.17 from 12 (low of 70 and a high of 150, 7/12 below 100, 3/12 120+)

 

N Riewoldt:

Avg VS Carl since 2007: 99.54 from 13 (low of 50 and a high of 170, 9/13 below 100, 4/13 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2007: 93.43 from 7 (low of 73 and a high of 123, 6/7 below 100, 1/7 120+)

2016 avg at ES: 117.23 from 13 (low of 79 and a high of 187, 2/13 below 100, 4/13 120+, 2/13 140+)

Career ES avg: 111 from 124

2016 Afternoon Avg: 105.75 from 12 (low of 70 and a high of 150, 5/12 below 100, 4/12 120+)

Avg Vs Bottom 9 teams of 2016: 97 from 10 (low of 33 and a high of 187, 6/10 below 100, 1/10 120+)

 

S Docherty:

Avg VS StK since 2015: 107 from 3 (low of 76 and a high of 141, 1/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2015: 115.5 from 2 (low of 84 and a high of 147)

2016 ES avg: 114.71 from 7 (low of 76 and a high of 147, 2/7 below 100, 4/7 120+, 2/7 140+)

2016 Afternoon Avg: 111.36 from 14 (low of 79 and a high of 147, 3/14 below 100, 5/14 120+)

2016 Avg VS Top 9 teams: 113.82 from 11 (low of 76 and a high of 141, 1/11 below 100, 4/11 120+)

 

K Simpson:

Avg VS StK since 2007: 94.59 from 17 (low of 66 and a high of 147, 12/17 below 100, 3/17 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2007: 114.56 from 9 (low of 81 and a high of 149, 4/9 below 100, 4/9 120+)

2016 ES Avg: 103 from 7 (low of 86 and a high of 125, 2/7 below 100, 1/7 120+)

2016 Afternoon Avg: 107.29 from 14 (low of 86 and a high of 125, 0/14 below 80, 5/14 below 100, 5/14 120+)

2016 Avg VS Top 9 teams: 102.55 from 11 (low of 86 and a high of 125, 4/11 below 100, 2/11 120+)

 

 

 

GWS VS Collingwood:

H Shaw:

Avg VS Coll since 2014: 93 from 3 (low of 70 and a high of 127, 2/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2007: 94.78 from 9 (low of 45 and a high of 149, 6/9 below 100, 3/9 120+)

2016 SPO Avg: 115.75 from 8 (low of 46 and a high of 203, 3/8 below 100, 3/8 120+, 3/8 140+)

2016 Twilight Avg: 103.92 from 12 (low of 46 and a high of 143, 5/12 below 100, 5/12 120+, 2/12 140+)

2016 Avg VS Bottom 9 teams: 99.75 from 12 (low of 46 and a high of 143, 7/12 below 100, 3/12 120+)

 

T Adams:

Avg VS GWS since 2015: 114.5 from 2 (low of 114 and a high of 115)

RD 8 Avg since 2015: 92 from 2 (low of 73 and a high of 111)

2016 Twilight Avg: 123 from 1

 

S Pendlebury:

Avg VS GWS since 2012: 118.6 from 5 (low of 92 and a high of 148, 1/5 below 100, 2/5 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2008: 130.75 from 8 (low of 107 and a high of 157, 5/8 120+)

2016 Twilight Avg: 120 from 2 (low of 100 and a high of 140, 1/2 120+)

2016 Avg VS top 9 teams: 111.27 from 11 (low of 89 and a high of 140, 2/11 below 100, 2/11 120+)

 

A Treloar:

Avg VS GWS since 2016: 86 from 1

RD 8 Avg since 2015: 131 from 2 (low of 93 and a high of 169)

2016 Avg VS top 9 teams: 116.45 from 11 (low of 86 and a high of 150, 1/11 below 100, 5/11 120+)

 

 

 

Essendon VS Geelong:

P Dangerfield:

Avg VS Ess since 2011: 102.86 from 7 (low of 63 and a high of 157, 4/7 below 100, 2/7 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2011: 132.6 from 5 (low of 89 and a high of 174, 1/5 below 100, 4/5 120+)

2016 MCG Avg: 112 from 4 (low of 86 and a high of 162, 2/4 below 100, 1/4 120+)

2016 Night Avg: 144.3 from 10 (low of 110 and a high of 229, 8/10 120+, 4/10 140+, 2/10 170+)

2016 Avg VS Bottom 9 teams: 124.82 from 11 (low of 86 and a high of 166, 3/11 below 100, 7/11 120+, 3/11 140+)

 

J Selwood:

Avg VS Ess since 2008: 110 from 10 (low of 83 and a high of 138, 3/10 below 100, 4/10 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2008: 110.38 from 8 (low of 69 and a high of 153, 4/8 below 100, 4/8 120+)

2016 MCG Avg: 94.5 from 4 (low of 72 and a high of 105, 1/4 below 100)

2016 Night Avg: 117.1 from 10 (low of 69 and a high of 144, 2/10 below 100, 6/10 120+)

2016 Avg VS Bottom 9 Teams: 112.27 from 11 (low of 72 and a high of 144, 3/11 below 100, 5/11 120+, 2/11 140+)

 

Adelaide VS Melbourne:

R Laird:

Avg VS Melb since 2015: 74 from 2 (low of 52 and a high of 96)

RD 8 Avg since 2015: 64 from 1

2016 Avg at AO: 96.88 from 9 (low of 74 and a high of 129, 1/9 below 80, 7/9 below 100, 2/9 120+)

2016 Night Avg: 88.44 from 9 (low of 71 and a high of 112, 2/9 below 80, 8/9 below 100, 1/9 110+)

Avg VS Bottom 9 teams of 2016: 105.78 from 9 (low of 80 and a high of 130, 5/9 below 100, 3/9 120+)

 

R Sloane:

Avg VS Melb since 2013: 116.5 from 4 (low of 104 and a high of 140, 1/4 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2012: 127.67 from 3 (low of 112 and a high of 142, 2/3 120+)

2016 Avg at AO: 119.91 from 11 (low of 81 and a high of 145, 3/11 below 100, 6/11 120+, 3/12 140+)

2016 Night Avg: 110.83 from 12 (low of 82 and a high of 145, 5/12 below 100, 4/12 120+, 2/12 140+)

2016 Avg VS Bottom 9 teams of 2016: 104.09 from 11 (low of 77 and a high of 141, 5/11 below 100, 2/11 120+)

 

Richmond VS Fremantle:

N Fyfe:

Avg VS Rich since 2011: 101 from 7 (low of 71 and a high of 134, 4/7 below 100, 2/7 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2011: 125.25 from 4 (low of 111 and a high of 141, 3/4 120+)

 

A Sandilands:

Avg VS Rich since 2009: 122.38 from 8 (low of 86 and a high of 162, 2/8 below 100, 4/8 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2009: 115.83 from 6 (low of 97 and a high of 150, 1/6 below 100, 2/6 120+)

 

Gold Coast VS Port:

G Ablett:

Avg VS Port since 2007: 128.27 from 11 (low of 97 and a high of 206, 1/11 below 100, 5/11 120+, 2/11 150+)

RD 8 Avg since 2007: 130.71 from 7 (low of 90 and a high of 198, 2/7 below 100, 3/7 120+, 3/7 150+, 2/7 160+)

2016 Avg VS Bottom 9 teams: 112.29 from 7 (low of 74 and a high of 139, 2/7 below 100, 4/7 120+)

 

R Gray:

Avg VS GC since 2014: 127.33 from 3 (low of 87 and a high of 148, 1/3 below 100, 2/3 120+, 2/3 140+)

RD 8 Avg since 2014: 122.5 from 2 (low of 119 and a high of 126)

2016 Avg VS Bottom 9 teams: 105.18 from 11 (low of 53 and a high of 137, 3/11 below 100, 5/11 120+)

 

O Wines:

Avg VS GC since 2014: 113 from 2 (low of 111 and a high of 115)

RD 8 Avg since 2014: 101 from 3 (low of 99 and a high of 104, 1/3 below 100)

 

North Melbourne VS Sydney:

T Goldstein:

Avg VS Syd since 2011: 108.63 from 8 (low of 82 and a high of 136, 2/8 below 100, 1/8 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2011: 96 from 5 (low of 44 and a high of 158, 3/5 below 100, 1/5 120+)

2016 Avg at ES: 106.46 from 13 (low of 49 and a high of 173, 1/13 below 80, 5/13 below 100, 4/13 120+)

2016 Twilight Avg: 107.8 from 5 (low of 93 and a high of 125, 2/5 below 100, 2/5 120+)

2016 Avg vs Top 9 teams: 100 from 13 (low of 49 and a high of 127, 1/13 below 80, 6/13 below 100, 2/13 120+)

 

L Franklin:

Avg VS NM since 2007: 110.57 from 14 (low of 34 and a high of 236, 6/14 below 100, 4/14 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2007: 94.9 from 10 (low of 46 and a high of 131, 5/10 below 100, 2/10 120+)

2016 Twilight Avg: 106.5 from 6 (low of 57 and a high of 136, 1/6 below 100, 1/6 120+)

2016 Avg vs Top 9 teams: 92.45 from 11 (low of 34 and a high of 141, 3/11 below 80, 5/11 below 100, 1/11 120+)

 

D Hannebery:

Avg VS NM since 2013: 104 from 7 (low of 67 and a high of 140, 3/7 below 100, 2/7 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2012: 133.4 from 5 (low of 112 and a high of 159, 4/5 120+)

2016 ES Avg: 126 from 2 (low of 121 and a high of 131, 2/2 120+)

2016 Twilight Avg: 110.83 from 6 (low of 92 and a high of 125, 2/6 below 100, 3/6 120+)

2016 Avg vs Top 9 teams: 112.73 from 11 (low of 68 and a high of 131, 2/11 below 100, 5/11 120+)

 

 

J P Kennedy:

Avg VS NM since 2012: 120.63 from 8 (low of 90 and a high of 161, 2/8 below 100, 4/8 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2011: 136 from 5 (low of 104 and a high of 153, 4/5 120+, 3/5 140+, 2/5 150+)

2016 ES Avg: 107.5 from 2 (low of 95 and a high of 120)

2016 Twilight Avg: 116.5 from 6 (low of 95 and a high of 155, 2/6 below 100, 3/6 120+)

2016 Avg vs Top 9 teams: 115.36 from 11 (low of 90 and a high of 161, 3/11 below 100, 4/11 120+)

 

Captaincy options format:

Cosmo Kramer: (eccentric left of field option)

Cliff Clavin: (historically or statistically plays well against opponent, at venue or timeslot)

Billy Ocean: (thrives on the big stage or against the top teams)

Rodney Dangerfield: (option that gets no respect)

Tom Petty: (down on form or historically doesn’t perform well against their upcoming opponent)

 

Cosmo Kramer:

S Docherty:

Avg VS StK since 2015: 107 from 3 (low of 76 and a high of 141, 1/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2015: 115.5 from 2 (low of 84 and a high of 147)

2016 ES avg: 114.71 from 7 (low of 76 and a high of 147, 2/7 below 100, 4/7 120+, 2/7 140+)

2016 Afternoon Avg: 111.36 from 14 (low of 79 and a high of 147, 3/14 below 100, 5/14 120+)

2016 Avg VS Top 9 teams: 113.82 from 11 (low of 76 and a high of 141, 1/11 below 100, 4/11 120+)

 

Cliff Clavin:

J P Kennedy (Syd)

Avg VS NM since 2012: 120.63 from 8 (low of 90 and a high of 161, 2/8 below 100, 4/8 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2011: 136 from 5 (low of 104 and a high of 153, 4/5 120+, 3/5 140+, 2/5 150+)

2016 Twilight Avg: 116.5 from 6 (low of 95 and a high of 155, 2/6 below 100, 3/6 120+)

2016 Avg vs Top 9 teams: 115.36 from 11 (low of 90 and a high of 161, 3/11 below 100, 4/11 120+)

 

Billy Ocean:

M Bontempelli:

Avg VS WC since 2015: 108.75 from 4 (low of 70 and a high of 147, 2/4 below 100, 2/4 120+)

2016 Night avg: 107.67 from 12 (low of 79 and a high of 149, 6/12 below 100, 5/12 120+, 2/12 140+)

2016 Avg vs Top 9 teams: 106.73 from 11 (low of 67 and a high of 149, 5/11 below 100, 4/11 120+, 2/11 140+)

 

Rodney Dangerfield:

J Selwood:

Avg VS Ess since 2008: 110 from 10 (low of 83 and a high of 138, 3/10 below 100, 4/10 120+)

RD 8 Avg since 2008: 110.38 from 8 (low of 69 and a high of 153, 4/8 below 100, 4/8 120+)

2016 Night Avg: 117.1 from 10 (low of 69 and a high of 144, 2/10 below 100, 6/10 120+)

2016 Avg VS Bottom 9 Teams: 112.27 from 11 (low of 72 and a high of 144, 3/11 below 100, 5/11 120+, 2/11 140+)

 

 

Tom Petty:

H Shaw:

Avg VS Coll since 2014: 93 from 3 (low of 70 and a high of 127, 2/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)

2016 Avg VS Bottom 9 teams: 99.75 from 12 (low of 46 and a high of 143, 7/12 below 100, 3/12 120+)

 

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25 thoughts on “R8 Captaincy Candidates”

  1. Was going to go tom mitchell into selwood but with the injury doubts around selwood might go back to danger and hope he has gotten over his rib issues.

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  2. Stellar write-up fellas.

    A little help please community:

    TU: Bont into Rocky
    TD: Rocky into Danger

    Cheers!

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  3. Thanks Adam for all your stats but……

    Why aren’t Lachie Neales stats included in this? He is averaging 118.

    How are we still getting numbers for Treloar? He’s not even playing this week.

    Neales stats show he is certainly worthy of Captain status.Maybe with his low ownership you don’t feel he is worthy?

    I captained his 147 last week and it got me out of a big hole.

    Sloane into Neale again this week.

    Also hoping JPK can bounce back with a big score.

    Happy Coaching.

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    1. Has currently been excluded due to low ownership but due to popular demand he will be a regular for the remainder of the year.

      L Neale:
      Avg VS Rich since 2014: 93.33 from 3 (low of 64 and a high of 148, 2/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)
      RD 8 Avg since 2014: 115 from 3 (low of 81 and a high of 141, 1/3 below 100, 2/3 120+)
      2016 DS Avg: 113.42 from 12 (low of 76 and a high of 149, 3/12 below 100, 4/12 120+, 3/12 135+)
      2016 Avg VS Bottom 9 teams: 112.67 from 9 (low of 51 and a high of 149, 2/9 below 100, 4/9 120+, 2/9 140+)

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      1. Hi Adam,

        Thanks for the write up, any chance of getting some stats for Tom Mitchell against the lions?

        Cheers.

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        1. T Mitchell:
          Avg VS Bris since 2015: 106 from 2 (low of 103 and a high of 109)
          RD 8 Avg since 2015: 75.5 from 2 (low of 71 and a high of 80)
          2016 Afternoon Avg: 101.14 from 7 (low of 79 and a high of 123, 2/7 below 100, 1/7 120+)
          2016 Avg VS Top 9 teams: 102.45 from 11 (low of 60 and a high of 178, 5/11 below 100, 2/11 120+)

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  4. What are the chances of my VC candidate Tom Mitchell getting (and having his already shocking DE% affected by) the Mitch Robinson tag?

    T/U: TMitch vs Lions = smorgasbord
    T/D: Robinson will lock him up and swallow the key

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    1. Just read up that Robinson is out for 10 weeks with a foot injury – VC firmly on TMitch for mine now!

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