With finals in leagues just around the corner and injuries and suspensions causing havoc, the captaincy choice may never have been more critical. The SuperCoach Sanctum PODcast team have checked out the form to come up with the best options for this weekend’s action.
Clayton Oliver is now over 700K! This is no surprise, given his recent run of form. A five-round average of 140.8, a score last week of 176, and an overall average now of 131.2 officially make him the number one SuperCoach player in the game.
Oliver’s form against the Cats makes him an obvious VC choice – seven scores in a row of over 100, including 130 and 159 last year, is enough evidence to be convinced another big score is likely this week.
With the Demons playing Thursday night, Oliver is the perfect VC option.
Pick a Dog, any Dog
With the Western Bulldogs playing Friday night, we are spoiled for choice this week with our VC/C options. Picking the right Bulldogs player to be our VC/C has often been a challenge.
Given a lot of us own multiple Doggies, often trusting your gut is the go. But if you need the stats…
Jack Macrae – Two sub-100 scores against the Swans in his last three games, including 92 earlier this season. Rarely has two bad games in a row though.
Marcus Bontempelli – Five consecutive tons against the Swans, including scores in that time of 158 and 166. Only scored 108 against them when they met in Round 3 and currently has a three-round average of 121.3.
Josh Dunkley – Scored 129 last time the Dogs met the Swans, but he is in a rough scoring patch in SuperCoach compared to his lofty standards, with a three-round average of just 108.
Or you could always go Bailey Dale (no Caleb Daniel means his scoring will increase) or Tom Liberatore (five tons in a row and 144 last week).
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Andrew Brayshaw is now in over 25 per cent of teams, finally realising his SuperCoach potential in 2022.
Fremantle plays St Kilda this week, with the earlier fixture between the two announcing Brayshaw as a SuperCoach A-grader in 2022. He amassed a huge 189 points in Round 2, despite the Dockers narrowly losing in a hotly contested affair.
We expect a similar game this weekend, so hopefully, Brayshaw can reproduce the form from Round 2. With the Dockers playing Saturday night, you have the option to make him your captain should your VC fail.
Unique Captain’s Choice – Jordan Dawson
If you were asked which Adelaide Crow has the highest three-round average, you would probably guess Rory Laird or Ben Keays before Jordan Dawson.
The winger is quietly putting together a terrific season, his average now up to 112.8 and his three-round average a massive 139.3. In only 18 per cent of teams, and the Crows playing on Sunday afternoon, Dawson would make a perfect unique captain’s choice should your VC option fail.
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