Statesman’s Skippers Round 3 2020

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.  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

For most of this season we will have a double chance for the loophole captain, therefore every single team should have genuine captain option, if you are smart to should be able to gain a win or two this season by using your vice-captain and bench loopholes.  Use your waivers and gain the edge.

This week VC options are headed by Tom Mitchell, Jackson Macrae, Dunkley and almost all of the GWS midfield.  Take the punt and reap the reward.

Best unique skipper options from this week remaining clashes:

North Melbourne v Sydney Swans

Gun: Todd Goldstein:   What a remarkable game on the weekend.  He has been a superstar in the past but has had a couple of lean years. He has obviously worked hard during the break, he dominated Jacobs and played 100% game time to lead the games scoring last week.

Captain Risky:  Luke Parker: you may not think this is risky considering he is in the top 3 scorers for the season. But his average against the Roo’s is not so hot compared to other teams.  I still back him in.

Collingwood v St Kilda

Gun: Taylor Adams: Whilst Treloar is out of the team, Tay Tay will rack them up.  Averaging 102.5, which is close to 130 in the normal game time. This will not last but enjoy while it does.

Captain Risky: Zac Jones:  I would assume first time ever mentioned in a captain list. But his form has been terrific. Again a little unsure how long it will last but will certainly not see a tag for a while.  Role looks good.

Geelong v Carlton

Gun:  Danger:  This is the type of game where I can see Paddy racking up a massive game, with plenty of ball in the midfield and a few goals added in to help build a mighty score.

Captain Risky: Patrick Cripps: Form has not been fantastic and if any gets attention this week it will be him, hope I’m wrong because I own him but I am worried.

Brisbane v West Coast

Gun: Lachie Neale:  First time in four years that I have not started Lachie Neale in AFL Fantasy (what an idiot I am).  Here he is the leading scorer in the game, and has a great history against the Eagles.

Captain Risky: Elliot Yeo: Risky only due to the potential of a role change with Gov out, if in the midfield he could go massive against his old team.

Gold Coast Suns v Adelaide

Gun:  ROB: Had a great game last weekend against Lycett and Witts does seem a little down at the moment, his legs are made for the longer quarters but could still do well.

Captain Risky: Matt Rowell: Really just wanted to mention this young gun to be honest.  What a jet!

Essendon v Melbourne

Gun:  Max Gawn: Rucks against Essendon are always going to do well, and this is MAX!  Tommy is GAWN!

Captain Risky: CP: Such an impressive start to the season, but does attention start soon?

Fremantle v Port Adelaide

Gun:  Tom Rockliff:  Just need to be mentioned after his 100th AFL Fantasy ton.  What a gun!

Captain Risky: Zac Butters: Starting to sound like Dos with the love for the young players, but what a game. Yes we know he will not do this again but keep your eye on him if he continues to play mid time.