LaHug’s Captains 2019 – Round 17

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Still seven weeks to go and the premiums are dropping like flies. Anyone got enough trades left for all this carnage? Hopefully we can at least get our captaincy picks right.

VC Options – Round 17

Brodie Grundy

Last 3: 145, 133, 174 (151 avg)

Last 3 against West Coast: 132, 141, 116 (130 avg)

Last 3 at Perth: 116, 150 (133 avg)

Grundy has now conquered two teams in a row that he usually struggles against. He doesn’t usually struggle against the Eagles so he’s a very obvious VC this week. Prediction – 145

Josh P. Kennedy

Last 3: 118, 125, 77 (107 avg)

Last 3 against Carlton: 113, 102, 117 (111 avg)

Last 3 at SCG: 125, 77, 68 (90 avg)

JPK’s been pretty good the last two weeks but what really shocked me was Luke Parker copping the tag last week. If Kennedy can avoid a tag each week, he’s a handy option. Prediction – 120

Nat Fyfe

Last 3: 76, 147, 91 (105 avg)

Last 3 against Hawthorn: 93, 80, 105 (93 avg)

Last 3 at Launceston: 80, 103 (92 avg)

Awful numbers across the board so I’ll be avoiding Fyfe this week. For the sake of my team, I hope I’m wrong. Prediction – 90

Rory Sloane

Last 3: 84, 129, 125 (113 avg)

Last 3 against Gold Coast: 104, 139, 95 (113 avg)

Last 3 at Metricon: 139, 95, 76 (103 avg)

The Saturday night games are really VC or C options, depending on who else you’ve got. Sloane is the best mid against the Suns which automatically makes him a good choice. Prediction – 125

Patrick Dangerfield

Last 3: 146, 83, 141 (123 avg)

Last 3 against St Kilda: 103, 120, 110 (111 avg)

Last 3 at Kardinia: 83, 130, 115 (109 avg)

Danger bounced back in a big way with his 146 despite the loss. I think he’ll be good again back at home this week. Prediction – 125

Captain Options – Round 17

Lachie Whitfield

Last 3: 65, 115, 170 (117 avg)

Last 3 against Richmond: 152, 106, 99 (119 avg)

Last 3 at MCG: 115, 61, 115 (97 avg)

If Whitfield is back to full fitness this week, he’s an excellent choice. The Tigers have no issue giving up big SC points to opponents and Whitfield scored a huge 152 last time he played them. Prediction – 130

Stephen Coniglio

Last 3: 158, 102, 130 (130 avg)

Last 3 against Richmond: 102, 90, 59 (84 avg)

Last 3 at MCG: 76, 75, 105 (85 avg)

Cogs managed a 158 last week even with a bad knee for the whole second half. If he’s 100% this week, his good form could continue. Prediction – 120

Jack Macrae

Last 3: 116, 142, 148 (135 avg)

Last 3 against Melbourne: 131, 105, 70 (102 avg)

Last 3 at Docklands: 116, 148, 150 (138 avg)

Macrae continues to score well and will be big again at home against the Dees. Prediction – 130

Marcus Bontempelli

Last 3: 146, 130, 109 (128 avg)

Last 3 against Melbourne: 128, 90, 112 (110 avg)

Last 3 at Docklands: 146, 109, 112 (122 avg)

The Bont is also scoring well and was a popular trade in a few weeks back. He should also be good against the faltering Demons. Prediction – 125

Max Gawn

Last 3: 46, 151, 153 (117 avg)

Last 3 against Bulldogs: 131, 139, 49 (106 avg)

Last 3 at Docklands: 139, 127, 168 (145 avg)

If Max is fit, he’ll dominate. Tim English is giving up big points to gun rucks and Gawn is just that. Prediction – 140

Lachie Neale

Last 3: 151, 137, 79 (122 avg)

Last 3 against Port: 177, 108, 99 (128 avg)

Last 3 at AO: 99, 55, 131 (95 avg)

Neale went massive in the last game against the Power. His form has returned and he’s a top mid once again. Prediction – 135

LaHug’s POD

Zach Merrett

Last 3: 59, 88, 104 (84 avg)

Last 3 against North: 137, 118, 98 (118 avg)

Last 3 at Docklands: 88, 138, 121 (116 avg)

A few people brought Merrett in a few weeks ago just to see him average 84 over three weeks. I think he’ll surprise a few and bounce back hard this week. He loves to play the Roos made Billings look like a god on the wing last week… so why not Merrett this week? Potential – 140

LaHug’s Picks

Top 3 VCs

  1. Brodie Grundy
  2. Patrick Dangerfield
  3. Rory Sloane

Top 3 Cs

  1. Max Gawn
  2. Lachie Neale
  3. Jack Macrae

Will Huggett

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