Statesman’s Skippers Round 10

Each week I’ll look at captain options for those of us who don’t own Dangerfield, Mitchell, Merrett, Dusty or Kelly.  Unfortunately, we all can’t 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 staying in the hunt for finals action this year.


Apologies to the regular readers, The Statesman has been out on the road all week so there has been a lot less time spent on the research this week.  So the selections will be brief and a bit more on Jono’s gut feel.


Captain Loophole for Friday night: Collingwood v Western Bulldogs

If you have him the pick of the night would be Brodie Grundy, he is in great form but also the Bulldogs are giving up major points to the ruckman.  Macrae, Mclean, Treloar, Pendlebury and Sidebottom all great loop hole options this week.


Best unique skipper options from this week remaining clashes:



Richmond v St Kilda

Gun: Jack Steven:  It may surprise you but he is the only 100 plus point scorer out of these teams this year.  What has happened to Dusty? When we will the real one return?

Captain Risky:  Dusty – The answer is Saturday!


Brisbane v Sydney

Gun: Dayne Beams – After the week he has had the shackles are off, we all wish him well and it seems that it just is his week to shine.

Captain Risky:  Buddy – Sounds odd to be risky but Harris is a gun so it will take his best to beat him.


Geelong v Carlton

Gun: Gary Ablett-  Was a shocking pick last week, can’t happen twice.  If it does he may not appear on this list again!

Captain Risky:  Tom Hawkins – Carlton are in a little world of pain at the moment. Injuries and form mean the defence is under pressure, you would assume that the Cats will be licking their wounds this week and will out on the prowl.  The biggest cat of them all will be able to kick a bag full so Tom Hawkins is my big Captain Risky for Round 10



GWS v Essendon

Gun: David Zaharakis – In career best form averaging 105 with a massive score last week he will continue without the attention that Zac gets.

Captain Risky: Josh Kelly – Gun but first game back makes him risky this week.


Hawthorn v West Coast

Gun: Elliot Yeo – Maybe should be risky if he is only on one leg, but those three quarters last week can’t be ignored.

Captain Risky:  Jack Darling – His form suggests he should be in the gun position, but is it real or just short term?


Melbourne v Adelaide

Gun:  Max Gawn – Can’t lose the gun tag unless he gets injured, and Jacobs can’t stop the good ones so far this year.

Captain Risky: Matt Crouch – Has been a true Crouch this year, hope it is not the tale of their careers, will be back to his best soon.


Fremantle v North Melbourne

Gun:  Nat Fyfe – Only player in this game with red hot scoring form, but does have that slight injury and Jacobs to deal with so be careful this week.

Captain Risky:  Michael Walters – Can go big, although can go missing if not in the right role.