Statesman’s Skippers Round 19

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Each week we’ll look at captain options outside the big boys as there is only one Josh Kelly 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.  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

Although all leagues are structured differently, we are all in or on the verge of finals.  We wish all well in your quest for that elusive premiership and hopefully we can help you a little this week.  For the captain loophole option this week unfortunately only one team will have the man we all want in the newly crowned Pig, Brodie Grundy.  Don’t despair there are plenty of players that could get you a score worthy of taking.   Adam Treloar, Scott Pendlebury, Taylor Adams, Dusty and Dion Prestia could all make you happy on Friday night.  Again, even if you don’t have a gun in the game, have a crack as you just don’t know what could happen.

Pretty pumped up after receiving pig status this week

Best unique skipper options from this week remaining clashes:

Hawthorn v Brisbane

Gun: Dayne Zorko: Has been the biggest winner with the Lachie Neale recruitment, rarely if ever getting the dreaded tag.  His last five games since the bye are 120, 143, 121, 102 and 103. Gun

Captain Risky:  Jarryd Lyons.  It can be a rocky ride owning this midfielder but 4 tons in the last 5 games says that he is worth the punt especially with a good match up with week.

Carlton v Adelaide

Gun: Brad Crouch:  I did everything to avoid this man during the draft season, what a fool I am.  Yes, he has an injury history but what a gun he is as well.  Value pick of the year with an ADP of 68.

Captain Risky: Patrick Cripps:  I was one of the many that got burnt by him last week.  Fit and in form he should go big, but is he?

West Coast v North Melbourne

Gun:  Elliot Yeo: Copped a bit of attention last week, think he will be back to his tackling best this week to match the intensity of the Kangaroos.

Captain Risky:  Todd Goldstein: In decent form, without pumping out really big scores but could the Eagles ruck woes create an opportunity for him to ton up?

St Kilda v Melbourne

Gun:  Jack Billings:  Has become the player we all hoped he would.  Should show plenty of run against the Dees.  Please note for keeper leagues he will be a mid-only next year.

Captain Risky: Max Gawn: What we expected at the beginning of the year, although still a fantastic player his scores are being affected by the introduction of Preuss. 

Max’s new ruck coach

Port Adelaide v GWS

Gun:  Toby Greene:  Cam! Toby Greene is a gun!  Nuff Said

Captain Risky: Travis Boak: Would have been a regular captain in the first half of the season but has started to slow down, be mindful of this if you continue to select him as your captain.

Western Bulldogs v Fremantle

Gun:  Josh Dunkley:  Amazing to think people were trying to sell him only 12 weeks ago when he was averaging only 77.  Now the most in form player in the competition.

Captain Risky: Aaron Naughton: Big time risky but Freo have injuries and are in Melbourne, indoors and the Bulldogs should give him plenty of opportunities this week.

Sydney Swans v Geelong

Gun:  Danger: I personally have had a bad run with Danger as captain this year but he is the best option in this game, closely followed by Mitch Duncan.

Captain Risky: Luke Parker: His form has been a little up and down, but he can go big, might be worth a punt on this week.

Gold Coast Suns v Essendon

Gun:  Zac Merrett:  Although it seems it is the second tiers are scoring points, it seems to be the gun inside mids that are missing out.  Zac is like Billings and he scored 170, so it should be a good day out.

Captain Risky: Jarrod Witts: Captain Risky of the week, up against the Essendon ruck department this solid performer should have a great day.

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