Statesman’s Skippers Round 13

Each week I’ll take a look at captain options for those of us who don’t own Dangerfield, Mitchell, Merrett and Rockliff. Unfortunately, we all cant own these players and have to look elsewhere. So, we are going to look at the underbelly of the weekly contests that hopefully can unearth some unique skipper options, including those in the loop hole games. Yes some will be risky but that could be the difference of you getting your league win and stay in the hunt for finals action this year.

Loopy tricks:

West Coast play host to Geelong on Thursday night which should provide us with plenty of loophole captain options this week. Mitch Duncan looks like a superb option if you have him with 125 average over his past three games.   Scooter is back to one of his favourite grounds after an amazing start to his season averaging 121, not many of us think he will continue his form but either way what a pick up from the waiver wire. West Coast are not without their VC options with Gaffy, Yeo, Shuey and even Sheed capable of a big score.

North Melbourne and St Kilda play on Friday night and this game looks a little thinner for captain options with only one player on either list with a three game average over 100 points in Seb Ross. In previous years Todd Goldstein would be a great choice this week but it just doesn’t seem to be happening this year.


Best unique skipper options from this week remaining clashes:


Richmond v Sydney

Gun: Dustin Martin: Would surprise few that Dusty has been Richmond’s highest scorer against Swans and has been in great form. 120+ on the cards.

Captain Risky: Jake Lloyd: Junk time king at the Swans, the perfect link player who gets tons easily and starting to build a ceiling.


Port v Brisbane

Gun: Dayne Beams: 7 tons from 9 games including four over 120 is no surprise form Beams. Scored 145 last week and will continue his great form.

Risky but should not be: Justin Westhoff: Has had a slow start to the year and last week had full reign on his position and scored big time, the Lions will give him plenty of points.


Gold Coast v Carlton

Great form: Sam Docherty: One of the form players of the competition averaging 132 over his last three. Will be cleaning up everything on the Gold Coast forward line.

Captain Risky: Aaron Hall: His ceiling is not in dispute but his form has been erratic in recent times, but Carlton is a good opposition for him, 151 last year.


Western Bulldogs v Melbourne

Gun: Nathan Jones: Although not really the game for captain options Jonesy has a three game average of 111 and the best skipper form this game.

Captain Risky: The Bont: Big scorer who has been underwhelming in recent times the question is when he will get more midfield time and be the bulldogs leading scorer again.