MACRAE v Swans
- L3 v Swans: 116, 92, 132 (113 av.)
- L3 @ MRVL: 142, 113, 154 (136 av.)
Doesn’t have a superb history against the Swans, who are increasingly a pretty restrictive team to score against, but it’s Macrae and the Dogs really need to click into gear. 130 flat if you want to take it easy.
SATAN v Dons
- L3 v Dons: 105, 112, 95 (104 av.)
- L3 @ MCG: 112, 93, 144 (116 av.)
We were spot on with Neale savaging the Dons in last week’s Captaincy Candidates and losing Zerrett makes the Dons an even more attractive team to VC an inside MID into. Satan to take the Dons straight to hell for 140.
PETRACCA v Dons
- L3 v Dons: 94, 130, 76 (100 av.)
- L3 @ MCG: 163, 126, 92 (127 av.)
For those who’ve got Petracca, the same applies to the contested beast playmaker who’s started to develop a stronger accumulating dimension his game. 125 at a minimum for Racca, with a chance to blast off to 150+.
MILLER v Giants
- L3 v Giants: 143, 80, 86 (103 av.)
- L3 @ GS: 81, 80, 45 (69 av.)
Pay no mind to Miller’s venue numbers as he hasn’t played at Giants Stadium since 2018 and I had to go right back to 2017 and 2016 for the remaining two outings. Playing a highly sustainable inside MID, high work rate game surrounded by a vastly improved engine room. A lock for 130+.
NEALE v Roos
- L3 v Roos: 156, 134, 140 (143 av.)
- L3 @ G: 140, 133, 88 (120 av.)
Declared Neale was back last week and best Round 2 captaincy option and he proceeded to punctuate that point with a double ton against the Dons. Just magnificent. Recent word from Noble is that he’ll receive some kind of attention on the back of his unmitigated performance in Round 2. Won’t be a hard tag although rotating looks at stoppages might confine him to a 120 but more likely his form, tremendous match up stats and the chasm between the Lions and Roos sees him jet to 140.
CRIPPS v Hawks
- L3 v Hawks: 95, 149, 93 (112 av.)
- L3 @ MCG: 132, 88, 89 (103 av.)
Set to be the most traded in player this week on the back of two old school, monstrous performance in conjunction with an ascendant Carlton side. 35 touches, 23 contested and 2 goals against the Dogs speaks volumes to the good nick and form he’s in. Returns to SC relevancy and captaincy material and set for a 135 this Sunday. Hopefully Abs doesn’t curse him.
STEELE v Tigers
- L3 v Tigers: 104, 132, 114 (117 av.)
- L3 @ MRVL: 87, 155, 158 (133 av.)
Very much a tentative steer clear on Steele this week until we see him definitively snap back to his old ways. That could be this week against a team that leaks large MID scores like the Tigers, but wouldn’t go a straight C’ing him until then. Low-ton if nothing changes from the last two weeks.
BUTTERS v Crows
- L3 v Crows: 76, 119, 55 (84 av.)
- L3 @ AO: 136, 96, 76 (103 av.)
Heeney and the midpricers have been all the rage up forward, however Butters has made a capital start to 2021. A humble 114 in Round 1 and then 136 last week off the back of 29 touches and 11 tackles. Port should savage the Crows in an attempt to notch their first win and Butters already has that ceiling. Solid for a 120 but we’ll be angling for something in the 160~ territory that he’s teased us with before.
Also worth a mention is Brayshaw. Couldn’t justify a write up at 6% ownership but if you’re one of the wise few who have him, he’s going to destroy us on Sunday and cruise to 150. Watch.
The ideal VC/C proposition on paper this week would be Neale into Steele. However, as discussed, a straight C on Steele might be ill-fated and straight C’ing Neale into expected attention could also be dicey. At this stage, I’m liking Butters into Miller – although Neale might come back into the mix. If you’ve got Satan or Petracca, they’re your men this week.
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