Statesman’s Skippers Round 7 2020

Each week we will 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.

Despite a low score last week Grundy would be a great loophole captain this week and thankfully there are plenty of other options for non-owners.  Treloar, Pendles, Danger, Jelwood, Zerrett, Macrae, McGrath, Hunter and even a sneaky Darcy Parish are all worthwhile taking the punt with your VC nomination. 

Best unique skipper options from this week remaining clashes:

GWS v Lachie Neale aka Brisbane

Gun: Cogs:   Could he have been more in the press this week? I wonder if this was a cheeky leak just to fire him up.  Either way it happened I suspect this will fire him up so get ready for a big one.

Captain Risky:  Neale and Whitfield: Seriously jets, but I have the sneaky suspicion that they both may get attention.  Are they good enough to beat it, yes.  But they have both also shown they can be closed down.  Be careful.

Sydney v Gold Coast

Gun: Jarrod Witts: Has not had the best season but gets up against the Swans with limited ruck firepower.  Sinclair could be back which is the best Swans option but he still gives up points even when he is playing well.

Captain Risky: Callum Mills: A massive game last week and many coaches were excited about the 125 and rightly so.  Although I think this was a product of the game and opponent, and there is potential the Sun’s may look at defensive forward pressure on the rebounder.

Richmond v North Melbourne

Gun:  Goldy: Having a stellar year so far, was not impacted by Campbell. Up against a developing ruckman in Soldo so should continue his form.

Captain Risky: Kane Lambert: He and Short were very impressive last week and either of them are worth a punt as your captain.  They are unlikely to receive attention and with more responsibility should continue to score well for owners.

Carlton v Port Adelaide

Gun: Sam Docherty:  Had a down day last week in the wet, but still was able to junk time himself to a 60.  Good conditions on Sunday in Brisbane and he will be rewarded with plenty of marks.

Captain Risky: Scott Lycett: We expected more, against Pitt Bull he should have an opportunity to get on his bike and get more stats around the ground.  If it doesn’t turn soon he may have been a poor investment for coaches, I will back him in to come back.   

Hawthorn v Melbourne

Gun:  Max Gawn: Don’t need to explain why!

Captain Risky: Tom Mitchell: Hoping we have seen him turn the corner in recent weeks, still well down the rankings but we know how much of the ball he can find.  Welcome back.

Fremantle v West Coast Eagles

Gun:  Andrew Gaff: Back at home and on a dry track on Sunday he should have a ball at least 25-30 times.

Captain Risky: Andrew Brayshaw: Really good over the past two weeks, but I still have that little doubt.  Fyfe out should continue to help him.  Enjoy

Adelaide v St Kilda

Gun:  Matt Crouch:  The wake up call worked and he has been a solid scorer since, may cop it at times from experts for lack of attacking stats but he is great for fantasy coaches.

Captain Risky: Tim Membrey: If and that’s a big If the saints control this game for four quarters their forwards could have a night out.  Whichever forward does not have to deal with Tahlia could kick a little bag, this is risky but very much could happen.

Good luck in your leagues this week, unless you are playing me!