18/04/2024

Andrew Brayshaw is currently one of the best players in the competition. (Picture: fremantlefc.com.au)

The Andrew Brayshaw breakout is full steam ahead, while 2020's Brownlow Medallist is back to his best. These are the best captain options for your SuperCoach team in Round 6.

The Andrew Brayshaw breakout is full steam ahead, while 2020’s Brownlow Medallist is back to his best. These are the best captain options for your SuperCoach team in Round 6.

Andrew Brayshaw – $605,600

For those that started Brayshaw with the hope that he’d breakout to the top echelon of scorers, congratulations. The young gun battled his way through consecutive weeks of tags, and last week got paid no attention by Essendon midfielders on his way to 132.

He comes up against a loaded Blues midfield this week, but Brayshaw thrives at Optus Stadium and with Sean Darcy getting back to his best will be dominant in the clearances once again. He’s a fantastic VC option.

Lachie Neale – $625,600

Once again, Lachie Neale finds himself the top averaging player in the competition after an injury-riddled 2021. The Lions ball magnet has become one of the most damaging kicks in the league to go with his proficiency in the contest.

Neale has dealt with tags over recent weeks and now enters the Q-Clash with some possible attention from Matt Rowell. In 2020 he had 151 against them and looks likely to be a fantastic captaincy option on Sunday afternoon.

Max Gawn – $639,700

This is why you hold your premos. Gawn’s 3-round averaged is above 130 now after a quiet start to the season, and he’s once again must-have for coaches in the top 5000. His time in the ruck doesn’t seem to affect his scoring, with Luke Jackson encroaching but Gawn still clunking everything that comes his way and kicking goals when he goes forward.

A tandem of Soldo and Nankervis can be a daunting task for most rucks in the league, but expect Gawn to feast on the big occasion that is ANZAC Day Eve footy at the ‘G.

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Unique Captains Choice – Darcy Parish – $581,100

Some things you guess at, other things you just know. Parish plays his best football when there’s a best-on-ground medal up for grabs, and he rises to the big occasions when the Dons need him. He’s currently averaging 108 on the year, but expect that to spike this week.

Against Collingwood on ANZAC Day last year, Parish had 162 points off the back of 42 touches and a couple goals. He ticks every stat-line when he’s at his best, delivering huge contested ball numbers and hitting the scoreboard, and the Pies don’t traditionally look to tag so expect him to have a long leash all day.

And avoid…

Bailey Smith $522,000 – putting up massive numbers right now, but wait one week to see how Lachie Hunter’s omission affects his centre bounces.

Last week’s captaincy selections…

Lachie Neale 117, Jack Macrae 153, Max Gawn 130, Rory Laird 120 (unique), Travis Boak 88, Clayton Oliver 118.

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