LaHug’s Captains 2019 – Round 13

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I was wrong. I said Cripps would cop a tag every week from here on as it was clear that Carlton are useless the moment he gets attention. Instead of tagging him, Brisbane let him destroy them in an embarrassing effort. I’m not sure if the Doggies will throw a tag his way this week but surely they must after losing to the Blues earlier in the year… For us SCers though, we hope they don’t, as it’s slim pickings for a captain this week.

VC Options – Round 13

Matt Crouch
Last 3: 123, 54, 97 (91 avg)
Last 3 against Richmond: 101, 51, 125 (92 avg)
Last 3 at AO: 123, 54, 97 (91 avg)
It’s a Thursday night game so you might be tempted to go early on your VC. I wouldn’t. Crouch is probably your best bet here and his numbers aren’t anything exciting. Prediction – 110

Nat Fyfe
Last 3: 145, 126, 101 (124 avg)
Last 3 against Port: 75, 117, 112 (101 avg)
Last 3 at Perth: 126, 132, 128 (129 avg)
This is the logical VC choice. Loves it in Perth this year and plays before Cripps (the logical C). Prediction – 125

Travis Boak
Last 3: 131, 77, 106 (105 avg)
Last 3 against Fremantle: 83, 98, 98 (93 avg)
Last 3 at Perth: 95, 83, 95 (91 avg)
We all know by now that the historical data for Boak isn’t a true representation of this year’s form. He bounced back to his best in China and should be raring to go after a week off. Prediction – 120

Captain Options – Round 13

Patrick Cripps
Last 3: 194, 89, 116 (133 avg)
Last 3 against Bulldogs: 110, 106, 143 (120 avg)
Last 3 at Docklands: 194, 116, 123 (144 avg)
A good VC choice too if you’re looking at a Giant or Roo for your C. Cripps bounced back big time last week with a huge 194. I was lucky enough to forget to change my VC to Danger and get stuck with Cripps last week (first good thing to happen to me all season). He had 37 touches when they matched up earlier this year but looked exhausted by the end of the game. If Bevo is a half decent coach, he should send someone to run with Cripps but I don’t think the Dogs have the personnel to slow him down. Prediction – 130

Jack Macrae
Last 3: 84, 105, 124 (104 avg)
Last 3 against Carlton: 97, 110, 141 (116 avg)
Last 3 at Docklands: 105, 107, 97 (103 avg)
Was poor when they lost to Carlton earlier this year and hasn’t been in the best form all season. Macrae is a decent choice just because he’s Macrae but Cripps and Bont are better. Prediction – 105

Marcus Bontempelli
Last 3: 73, 118, 96 (96 avg)
Last 3 against Carlton: 104, 124, 145 (124 avg)
Last 3 at Docklands: 118, 146, 104 (123 avg)
The Bont has good numbers against the Blues but was disappointing leading into the bye. A week off should have refreshed him and I’d expect him to lead the way for a team that desperately needs a win. Prediction – 120

Josh Kelly
Last 3: 107, 138, 148 (131 avg)
Last 3 against North: 110, 59, 51 (73 avg)
Last 3 at Hobart: 110 (110 avg)
Even with an average week last week (by his lofty standards), Kelly’s carrying a 130+ rolling average. North still have no taggers available and now have a depleted midfield with Higgins out. Expect good things from Kelly. Prediction – 130

LaHug’s POD
Dustin Martin
Last 3: 97, 113, 92 (101 avg)
Last 3 against Adelaide: 99, 160, 150 (136 avg)
Last 3 at AO: 121, 93, 84 (99 avg)
We all know how good Dusty has been against the Crows in the past. He has a Norm Smith to show for it. We also know that Dusty was down last year and hasn’t been too exciting this year either. He’s been given the Tigers captaincy this week so why the hell not go for a Thursday night POD? Potential – 145

LaHug’s Picks
Top 3 Combos
1. Patrick Cripps/Josh Kelly
2. Nat Fyfe/Patrick Cripps
3. Nat Fyfe/Josh Kelly

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