MACRAE v Pies
- L3 v Pies: 118, 103, 110 (110 av.)
- L3 @ MRVL: 89, 153, 92 (111 av.)
Taught us all a lesson last week for abandoning him after one down game. In a lackluster Dogs performance Macrae got down to business with 32 touches, 20 contested and was only held back from a 160+ by 71% DE. This week he comes up again a leaky Pies midfield at home, making him the perfect early VC for 140.
STEELE v Cats
- L3 v Cats: 100, 116, 86 (101 av.)
- L3 @ MRVL: 131, 121, 87 (113 av.)
Speaking of off use, Steele was working with some lower quality alloys last week: 10 clangers, 65% DE and 4 frees against barrelled him to his lowest score of the season. Yowza. The Cats at Marvel should be a high octane, hotly contested game and one in which Steele’s contested and tackling talents will need to be on display. Back him to step up and bounce back with a 130.
NEALE v Crows
- L3 v Crows: 147, 148, 110 (135 av.)
- L3 @ AO: 118, 99, 55 (91 av.)
Don’t think a 123 has ever felt more underwhelming. Probably a touch underscored last week but the wet took a lot of pace, distance and efficiency out of the game which resulted in capped scores around the board. Still in tremendous form and will put the Crows to the sword. A lock for 125.
MILLER v Dockers
- L3 v Dockers: 127, 111, 90 (109 av.)
- L3 @ MS: 99, 105, 140 (115 av.)
My man was tagged for 3 quarters and still put up a 122! What a god! For the one quarter he was unshackled, the first, he slapped on 7 touches, 4 contested, a goal and 60 odd SC points. Beaming with confidence after the Swans scalp, the Suns will look to take it right up to the Dockers at home. Miller 130 at a minimum.
BRAYSHAW v Suns
- L3 v Suns: 92, 78, 62 (77 av.)
- L3 @ MS: 109, 86, 63 (86 av.)
Just in good nick currently and Darcy hitting his stride also improves his VC/C capital. Solid for 120, more if the Dockers blow the Suns away.
SATAN v Eagles
- L3 v Eagles: 98, 99, 115 (104 av.)
- L3 @ OS: 98, 99, 115 (104 av.)
West Coast (*sigh*) are barely a side right now, so pencil in every Dee premo to feast. Satan’s contested possession work in particular will be devastating against a midfield of old earnest veterans and young useless hooligans. 140 in his sleep for Satan, same for Petracca. Gawn, despite the injury cloud, will be rucking against no one, will slot a few and in a side set to get the lionshare of the 3300 SC points available. Deserves a shout as a late Sunday fall back if he presents okay.
CRIPPS v Giants
- L3 v Giants: 71, 57, 95 (74 av.)
- L3 @ GS: 71, 66, 69 (67 av.)
Not so much as a “steer clear” as such. Just a “be aware” as the Giants have tagged on a few occasions the season, particularly against Atlas type midfielders. Cripps is in insane form and shrugged Hately off with ease last week, so should still be alright for a ton.
MILLS v Dons
- L3 v Dons: 129, 87, 96 (104 av.)
- L3 @ SCG: 60, 139, 130 (110 av.)
Usually tricky to fit low ownership MIDs into this piece but Mills’ ceiling against a side like the Dons cannot be ignored. Expect him to punish the Dons CP deficencies for 130+ regardless of the outcome of the game.
Macrae into Neale for me. All of the Saturday and Sunday options are great but you cannot go past Macrae on a Friday night. I’ll be at that game, so will be sending Macrae good vibes on our behalf.
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