SuperCoach: The best captain options for Round 5

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Jackson Macrae is a great captain option this week. Photo: Western Bulldogs

Picking the right captain in SuperCoach has been more of a challenge in 2022 than ever before. The SuperCoach Sanctum PODcast has analysed the stats to provide the best captaincy options for Round 5.

Lachie Neale – $632,800

An ankle injury in Round 3 had many SuperCoach players worried, and justifiably they steered clear of putting the C on Neale in Round 4. Neale showed no signs of the injury against Geelong, however, still managing to rack up 30 disposals and 128 SuperCoach points, even with the tag of Mark O’Connor all night.

An average of 119 at his home ground in 29 games shows he loves playing at home, and the young Collingwood side should pose no problems for him. The Thursday night contest means he is a great choice for the VC if you have him. It is also Neale’s 200th game, so perhaps there may be a little extra incentive to perform well.

Jack Macrae – $675,600

Last year Macrae had one score below 100, so it is no surprise he bounced back with a huge 158 last week, following his 92 against the Swans in Round 3. The bloke is simply SuperCoach gold. Few are as consistent and as reliable as him for the 130+ we like to get for our Captain.

North Melbourne on Good Friday should pose little threat to the prolific ball-winner, and he is playing early enough in the round to use as the VC option again, should you wish to avoid Neale.

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Max Gawn – $617,500

All of those who traded out Max Gawn following a lacklustre start to the season soon realised why he is still considered one of the premier ruckmen in the league and in SuperCoach. Gawn scored a huge 160 against Port Adelaide, dominating in the air and around the ground.

Those keeping a close eye on Gawn felt the big score was not far away if he could limit his free kicks against. The big man is now back in form, and with a suspended Braydon Preuss for the Giants, Gawn should again dominate against the young Matt Flynn. Last year he scored 163 against them, so if your VC fails, then Gawn seems the logical choice for the C (if you kept him!)

Unique Captain’s Choice – Rory Laird – $632,600

Rory Laird is in just 0.2% of sides, so if you are looking for a POD, look no further. Laird dominated SuperCoach as a midfielder last year and picked up where he left off upon his return from injury, scoring 143 last week.

So if you are looking for that different captain choice to set you apart from the rest, bring him in and put the C on him and watch his score rise as he racks up possessions galore against the Tigers at home.

Also Consider…

Travis Boak $639,200 – Averaging 139 this season despite his team’s horror start, no Wines = even more possessions.

Clayton Oliver $639,000 – Rarely has two bad games in a row. But could he get the de Boer tag?

And Avoid…

Christian Petracca $596,600 – de Boer’s first target this weekend surely???

Last Week’s Captaincy Selections

Boak 117, Miller 105, Oliver 68, Brayshaw 95, McGovern (Unique) 92, Macrae 158, Green 92

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