Statesman’s Skippers Round 4

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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.

Captain Loophole

Plenty of fantastic options for the VC loophole this week, Jake Lloyd and Kennedy for the Swans, Maxy, Gus and Oliver for the Demons, about 13 of the magpie players lead by Treloar of course and then we have Bont, Jack MacRae, Libba and I think we will start to see some improved scores from Dunkley from now on and could be a good captain risky option.

Best unique skipper options from this week remaining clashes:

Geelong v GWS

Gun: Danger – Move into the midfield has been working a treat and one of the most reliable premiums we will have all year. Would have given a top 5 pick for him but all worth it.
Captain Risky: Tim Kelly – Geelong have a history of late outs, although we have been told he was fine he did injury his ankle last week and did not return. This could hamper him for a few weeks.

Essendon v Brisbane

Gun: Lachie Neale – Two big ones in a row, I still do have a concern as it takes a lot of possessions to get him that score, and will the attention go to him.
Captain Risky: Daniel Rich – Now this is risky has, but what a start to the season. Alex Witherden did take some of his ball last week so it will be interesting to see if that continues. A big winner of the new rules so far.

Port Adelaide v Richmond

Gun: Travis Boak – Yes I think we can all agree this is a surprise, considering he highest average previously was 97. We still need to see the effects of the Wines return but up against the undermanned Tigers he should have another day out.
Captain Risky: Justin Westhoff – Has the potential to be one the best “Ruck” picks this year, although this depends on when he can be released from being a key forward. Despite that he should enjoy a day out against the Tigers.

North Melbourne v Adelaide

Gun: Rory Sloane – Roy was right! He has had a massive start to the year and their draw only opens up over the next 4 weeks. Awaiting the tag but collect the points why you can.
Captain Risky: Jamie McMilligoat – “So named by DOS” but he is having a great start to the year and the Crows are allowing defenders to score #risky.

West Coast Eagles v Fremantle

Gun: No Gun here – No Fyfe no gun, you can look at a risky captain option in this game but preference would be to avoid this game if possible.
Captain Risky: Yeo Yeo – Had a slow start to the year and had some attention, you think that against the Dockers that Gaff will get the attention so Elliot could go big for the first time this year.

Gold Coast v Carlton

Gun: Patrick Cripps – Simply a gun an taking another step forward, even the team around him looks better, 121 last week and should continue his form.
Captain Risky: Jarrod Witts – Lobbe gave up a big score to Sinclair last week so a great chance for Witts to really step up, some solid scores without going huge, yet!

St Kilda v Hawthorn

Gun: JOM – Averaging 120 and Steve was all over him preseason, I will be honest I did not see this coming, 100 yes but not 120. Although rumours are around that he may be a late out.
Captain Risky: Rowan Marshall – If this is real, we have missed on of the biggest bargains of the year, might be a bit tougher against the Hawks.

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