#1. Nat Fyfe (v Rich: 128, 88, 93, 77, 71; Form: 158, 128, 146) Is there anyone who owns Nat, that will not slap the VC on him Friday Night? If there is, I’d like to know about it! Damian Hardwick has stated that the Tigers are not planning on tagging the Freo superstar, quoting “We’re just going to assume he’s going to get 30 touches and we’ve got to make sure our guy gets 35.” Then again, he could well be stooging us!
If Fyfe doesn’t front up, consider the following for C:
#2. Patrick Dangerfield (v Carl: 97, 89, 173, 104, 52; Form: 188, 130, 116) When the man is coming off a 188, it’d be downright rude not to consider him for the captaincy duties this week against the cellar-dwellers. Ed Curnow has done some decent run-with roles this year though, so he’ll be trying to curb Danger’s influence you’d think.
#3. Matt Priddis (v North: 132, 105, 170, 89, 128; Form: 101. 128, 196) The 2014 Brownlow Medallist has a tidy record against the Roos, averaging 129.1 against North for his career, including a 188, 151 and 170!
#4. Robbie Gray (v WB: 96, 40, 78, 57, 65; Form: 136, 119, 134) It’s safe to say the Doggies are Robbie’s bogey side. He hasn’t ever tonned up against them. Will that put you off selecting him as C? Probably not with the form he’s in! It’ll be interesting to see what he throws up. The stats book will be tossed out the window if he belts out a 150.
#5. Scott Pendlebury (v Melb: 112, 132, 129, 123, 122; Form: 81, 135, 85) I’m reluctantly including Pendles in the top 5 ahead of R10, due to the fact that it’s no secret that he’s not at 100% fitness right now. He’s loves a Queen’s Birthday fixture like no other though, and I’d expect him to lift for the big game like he has in his last five against the Dees, averaging 123.6.
Dropped from the top 5: Luke Parker threw up a stinker after he was backed in the Captaincy Candidates for the first time this season. Tom Rockliff has to be cut, on account of his unfortunate injury again.
Lance Franklin was considered this week, but has never played well against the Suns in their short history. JPK could run riot amongst the depleted Suns midfield, but with a shocker last week he couldn’t squeeze his way in. Jordan Lewis would have been more highly considered v. the Saints had he not been fresh of an injury break. Dayne Beams is in some nice form, while GWS young gun, Dylan Shiel could dominate on the opposing team. David Armitage must be getting close to a top 5 call up soon, climbing to 2nd in overall points. That would’ve been going at 1000/1 pre-season! He does however, have a tough assignment against the veteran Hawks midfield. I’m going to have to throw Daniel Hannebury and Steele Sidebottom into the mix this week as well, with their strong form. The latter can count himself very stiff not to edge Pendles in at #5 – now that could make for a nice POD!Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
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