Statesman’s Skippers Round 11

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 is currently away again this 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 Johno’s gut feel.


Captain Loophole for Friday night: Sydney v Carlton

You would think that Hewett goes to Cripps and Curnow goes to Parker.  Curnow therefore just favourite to be the highest scoring, closely followed by big Buddy Franklin who could have a night out.  Plenty of other options with Simpson, Kennedy, Heeney and Sinclair all worthwhile trying for the loophole.


Best unique skipper options from this week remaining clashes:



Western Bulldogs v Melbourne

Gun: Toby McLean:  In fantastic form and it will be Jack Macrae that receives some attention this weekend, leaving Toby to rack them up.

Captain Risky:  Angus Brayshaw – Was just awesome last week, unsure he can achieve that again but scoring well if he can remain in the midfield.


Hawthorn v Port Adelaide

Gun: Tom Rockliff – Fit and in the midfield, he is back and will score well if he remains injured.

Captain Risky:  Robbie Gray – Gun but with Rocky playing well looks like he may be stuck up forward, good for team but some weeks not so good for his fantasy scoring.


Gold Coast v Geelong

Gun:  Joel Selwood –  With Ablett, Duncan and Danger in the team we forget that Jelwood is/was a premium midfielder.

Captain Risky:  Jarrod Witts – Can rack up some big scores and Geelong not leading the way in the ruck, could be a promising day for him.



Essendon v Richmond

Gun: David Zaharakis – Doubling down on Zaka after 143 last week, yes Richmond harder but still worth the C.

Captain Risky: Brendon Goddard – If the Saints defenders scored well against the Tigers, you got to think BJ will go big.


West Coast v St Kilda

Gun: Andrew Gaff – Career best season and form continues in Melbourne last week with 154, and he is a jet at home.

Captain Risky:  Jack Darling – Captain risky of the week – was disappointing last week, home and against the Saints so should be back.


Nth Melbourne v Brisbane

Gun:  Stef Martin – North are defending very well this year but seem to be struggling in the ruck, Stef will enjoy the freedom.

Captain Risky: Dayne Beams – you think Zorko gets Jacobs, which leaves Beams free.


Collingwood v Fremantle

Gun:  Brodie Grundy – Brodie is the best Ruckman this year and up against a rookie, will be massive.

Captain Risky:  Michael Walters – Another double up and worth the punt.


Adelaide v GWS

Gun:  Stephen Coniglio – Is twice the fantasy player with Kelly in the team – enjoy.

Captain Risky:  Rory Laird – Did slow down for a while but now back in great form and could be up for a big one with the current Giants forward line.