Each week we’ll look at captain options outside the big boys as there is only one Brodie Grundy in each league. 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.
Back to the G for another big crowd to see Richmond against Collingwood on Thursday night, if the scores from last week are any guide the massive tons will be few are far between as both these teams seem to share the points. The most likely are Adam Treloar and you would like Brodie Grundy will bounce back this week with a good history against the Tigers. With the pressure likely for Martin, Trent Cotchin could be a worthy captain Risky option.
Again, Friday night is full of options: Would suggest that Sloane will get attention, but you have Matt Crouch, Rory Laird, Bryce Gibbs and Brad Crouch all potential big scorers for the Crows. Jake Lloyd has started the season well although he does not have the greatest history against Adelaide, and Parker, Kennedy and Sinclair can all be a worthwhile loophole option.
Best unique skipper options from this week remaining clashes:
Essendon v St Kilda
Gun – Jack Steele: Was slow to start but his tackles helped him produce a healthy ton last week, although I expect Essendon to be fired up, this Jack will not let you down.
Captain Risky – Devon Smith: Like a few others he had an interrupted preseason but if anyone is going to help lift the Don’s it will be Devon the tackling machine.
Port Adelaide v Carlton
Gun – Rocky: Yes, no more doubts the pig is back. He is fit, tackling and in his right role. If you have him, well done and just put the Big C next to his name.
Captain Risky – Travis Boak: People are excited about Boak after round 1, and yes as he has forward status he could well be in the top 6 but this role is not new and he has only averaged 100 once in his long career and will be the first for the tag.
Geelong v Melbourne
Gun – Patrick Dangerfield: A little slower start than expected but Melbourne gave up some big scores to mids last week so you think this should be a day out for Danger.
Captain Risky – Max Gawn: Risky due to his start and the fact that Rhys Stanley held Grundy to just 84, but he will be out to prove himself this week and that will come with a ton.
West Coast v Giants
Gun – Tim Taranto: While we can expect that Cogs gets the Hutchins attention this should mean Tim gets the run of the town so expect a 120.
Captain Risky – Dom Sheed: Impressive first game, but does the club react to the result and change things up. We should also note that mids struggle to score well against the Giants.
North Melbourne v Brisbane
Gun – Dayne Zorko: Tagged hard last week and still scored 94, as Jacobs is out he is likely to run free against the team that gave up points in the midfield last week, enjoy this one.
Captain Risky – Jamie Macmillan: Seriously don’t know where this has come from, JLT 1 and Round 1 were both massive. Ultimate risky option.
Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs
Gun – Jack Macrae: Simple, tagged out a 107 last week. Less likely to be tagged this week so will go big.
Captain Risky – The Bont: We have been saying (everyone) that as a mid he is a Fantasy Gun but for some reason he has played as a forward. The risk is the role, week in week out.
Gold Coast v Fremantle
Gun – DOS’s Boy: Fiorini is a gun and one of those that if he played for a big Melbourne club would be talked about as a future star. Potential 105+ breakout year ahead.
Captain Risky – Brad Hill: We have seen this form before, and against the Suns he could smash out a ripper.