O Captain! My Captain!

Oh Captain, My Captain! – Round 3

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VICE-CAPTAIN LOOPHOLE

PATRICK CRIPPS

Average versus Collingwood 100.2 (101, 84 and 127 – last three v Magpies)

Cripps collected 20 contested possessions with the tag, after 25 in round one, only five short of league leader Tom Mitchell. It’s where he gets the bulk of his points and is a viable captain option after scores of 130 and 115. If he remains fit, he’ll be one of the top 10 midfielders by seasons end.

ROBBIE GRAY

Average versus Brisbane 106.7 (129, 111 and 134)

In Gray’s first hit-out after serving a one game suspension, he proved a handy selection for those who waited a week after scoring 111 against the Swans. Port Adelaide will walk all over the Lions this weekend, and Gray’s record against them speaks for itself.

CLAYTON OLIVER

Average versus North Melbourne 117 (170, 91 and 90)

Oliver has picked up right where he left off last season, scoring 123 and 146 from the opening two clashes. Currently owned by 6% of teams, with Matt Crouch out he looks the best unique option out there. In here for his whopping score of 170 last year against the Kangaroos.

NATHAN FYFE

Average versus Gold Coast 136.4 (140, 157 and 151)

Showed why he’s ownership is over 50% with a sublime 120 against the Bombers. The case here is, when Fremantle are competitive, it’s usually due to Fyfe’s input. Just have a look at his last three matches against the Suns, if you don’t have any of the above players, Fyfe is a must for the loophole.

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CAPTAIN OPTIONS

DUSTIN MARTIN

Average versus Hawthorn 99.6 (119, 114 and 115)

The Tigers megastar has not disappointed in season 2018, many fans reaped the double points reward from his 160-point performance against the Crows – showing he can score big, win or lose. Tough game against the Hawks this round, who he’s scored well against without going ballistic in the past.

TOM MITCHELL

Average versus Richmond 100.2 (128, 126 and 71)

Mitchell is neck and neck over ‘Dusty’ for the man everyone wants to watch in 2018, he doesn’t do the flashy things but amassing 94 disposals in two games for returns of 167 and 148 is just mind-blowing. You could easily whip the captaincy on him over Martin right now, in career best form and doesn’t look like slowing down.

PATRICK DANGERFIELD

Average versus West Coast 116 (141, 129 and 156)

Due to his price and the two blokes you just read about, we’ve almost forgotten how great Dangerfield is – well, 17% of teams haven’t. Has a superb record against the Eagles, who will be tested by Geelong’s experienced midfield. Hard to go past Martin or Mitchell, but that’s a good reason for you to lock in Dangerfield. Capable of anything.

GARY ABLETT JR

Average versus West Coast 129 (139, 143 and 106)

There was no stopping the little master last week, who again dominated with 35 possessions, six tackles and a goal against the Hawks – scoring 144 of the best. Has a huge average against the Eagles and is really only here to make your decision a lot harder.

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