LaHug’s Captains 2019 – Round 11

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If you’re getting through all the carnage and sticking to the top of the rankings, kudos to you. Hopefully you’re following my advice and getting the best scores each week from your VC/C combo! If you’re like me and your team sucks… at least we can get a good captain score.

VC Options – Round 11

Brodie Grundy

Last 3: 165, 144, 141 (150 avg)

Last 3 against Fremantle: 150, 134, 98 (127 avg)

Last 3 at MCG: 144, 141, 134 (140 avg)

Turns out SCG Grundy is even better than MCG Grundy! Basically, the play is to keep putting the VC on Grundy (particularly at the MCG) and taking his inevitable 140+. Prediction – 145

Nat Fyfe

Last 3: 126, 101, 132 (120 avg)

Last 3 against Collingwood: 66, 78, 104 (83 avg)

Last 3 at MCG: 78, 142, 99 (106 avg)

Fyfe is absolutely horrible against the Pies so I’d look elsewhere. Importantly though, even his poor games this season seem to get rewarded with a ton (see that 101 two weeks ago) so at least his floor is good. Prediction – 100

Josh Kelly

Last 3: 148, 131, 154 (144 avg)

Last 3 against Gold Coast: 146, 120, 75 (114 avg)

Last 3 at Showgrounds: 131, 95, 130 (119 avg)

Kelly is probably the best mid in the comp right now and comes up against the Suns this week. If I had him, I’d loophole him over Grundy this week. I’m expecting something very big. Prediction – 150

Lachie Whitfield

Last 3: 115, 170, 45 (110 avg)

Last 3 against Gold Coast: 115, 95, 75 (95 avg)

Last 3 at Showgrounds: 170, 152, 105 (142 avg)

If we’re talking ceiling, Whitfield is an incredibly good POD choice for the POD spot. Just two weeks ago, he smashed a 170 against the worst team in the comp. Now he comes up against the next worse at that very same ground. I’m not backing another 170 but I’m not willing to bet against it either. Prediction – 140

Mitch Duncan

Last 3: 123, 144, 124 (130 avg)

Last 3 against Sydney: 125, 107, 144 (125 avg)

Last 3 at Kardinia: 144, 116, 87 (116 avg)

Duncan’s killing it right now but is dwarfed by Josh Kelly’s brilliance. I see no reason he won’t continue his form against the Swans. Prediction – 130

Tim Kelly

Last 3: 140, 87, 162 (130 avg)

Last 3 against Sydney: 76, 106 (91 avg)

Last 3 at Kardinia: 87, 86, 39 (71 avg)

Kelly’s worst three scores this year are his last three games at home. Maybe he really doesn’t want to stay at the Cattery next year? Anyway, you can’t pick him at home until he turns it around. Prediction – 90

Captain Options – Round 11

Lachie Neale

Last 3: 79, 148, 114 (114 avg)

Last 3 against Hawthorn: 111, 90, 123 (108 avg)

Last 3 at Gabba: 148, 108, 91 (116 avg)

A 79 last week wasn’t great but Neale should be a lot better back at the Gabba this week. Prediction – 125

Dayne Zorko

Last 3: 117, 121, 114 (117 avg)

Last 3 against Hawthorn: 99, 121, 119 (113 avg)

Last 3 at Gabba: 121, 128, 93 (114 avg)

I have the opportunity to bring in Zorko a couple of weeks ago and am regretting not doing it. I’m not sure he has the ceiling you’d want from your captain but he seems a safe premium score each week now. Prediction – 115

Max Gawn

Last 3: 149, 144, 109 (134 avg)

Last 3 against Adelaide: 130, 114, 57 (100 avg)

Last 3 at Darwin: 151, 57, 141 (116 avg)

Gawn just keeps killing it. This week, he comes up against ROB who has been surprisingly great himself but hasn’t stopped his opponents scoring. Gawn’s killed it in Darwin a couple of times now and his form says he’ll do it again. Prediction – 145

Rory Sloane

Last 3: 140, 124, 138 (134 avg)

Last 3 against Melbourne: 66, 50, 70 (62 avg)

Last 3 at Darwin: 50 (50 avg)

Sloane’s form is incredible and it looks like he’s finally learned to deal with a bit of attention. I’m assuming Harmes will give him some attention this week and Melbourne have managed to stop him very successfully in the past. I think that makes him too risky to pick this week but his form is so tempting. Prediction – 110

Patrick Cripps

Last 3: 116, 66, 120 (101 avg)

Last 3 against Essendon: 111, 100, 140 (117 avg)

Last 3 at MCG: 120, 126, 108 (118 avg)

Cripps hasn’t been worth captaining in recent weeks. I think he’ll be good but not good enough this week, considering the other options available. Prediction – 120

Elliot Yeo

Last 3: 115, 136, 115 (122 avg)

Last 3 against Bulldogs: 128, 105, 99 (111 avg)

Last 3 at Perth: 136, 86, 114 (112 avg)

Yeo is back to his best and a great POD in the mids right now. Should be good against the Dogs this week. Prediction – 125

LaHug’s POD

Luke Parker

Last 3: 135, 145, 114 (131 avg)

Last 3 against Geelong: 75, 79, 57 (70 avg)

Last 3 at Kardinia: 79, 134, 113 (109 avg)

Anyone noticed this guy the last few weeks? He’s back to his best and I wonder if it’s sustainable. If it is, we’ve seen his ceiling in the past and I reckon another great score is very possible. Potential – 140

LaHug’s Picks

Top 3 VCs

  1. Josh Kelly
  2. Brodie Grundy
  3. Lachie Whitfield

Top 3 Cs

  1. Max Gawn
  2. Mitch Duncan
  3. Lachie Neale

Will Huggett

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