AFL Fantasy: LaHug’s Captains Round 8

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Updated: May 9, 2018

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AFL Fantasy Captains

Each week I will tell you some statistics on a player’s last 3 games, their last 3 against this week’s opponent, and their last 3 at this ground. I will also do a quick overview on my thoughts and have a guess at their score for this week. From all this, I’ll give you my top 5 captain choices for the week.

Tom Mitchell
Last 3: 119, 147, 83 (116 avg)
Last 3 against Sydney: 94, 108 (101 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 119, 83, 148 (117 avg)

Hasn’t been great against his old side in two tries so far but Tom is back to his best and should go good. Prediction – 125

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Josh P. Kennedy
Last 3: 122, 111, 66 (100 avg)
Last 3 against Hawthorn: 47, 112, 131 (97 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 67, 47, 100 (71 avg)

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JPK is back in form but I’m still too unsure about any of the Swans to go there. Prediction – 110

Stephen Coniglio
Last 3: 92, 102, 112 (102 avg)
Last 3 against West Coast: 121, 97, 121 (113 avg)
Last 3 at Showgrounds: 102, 121, 97 (107 avg)

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Two disappointing weeks in a row for Cogs but still a very high floor. Expect a bounce back week. Prediction – 115

Dyson Heppell
Last 3: 114, 76, 103 (98 avg)
Last 3 against Carlton: 138, 115, 97 (117 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 114, 103, 138 (118 avg)

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Heppell usually loves playing rivals, like we saw last week, and has a great history against the Blues. Definitely a sneaky POD here. Prediction – 120

Max Gawn
Last 3: 111, 135, 143 (130 avg)
Last 3 against Gold Coast: 106, 138, 52 (99 avg)
Last 3 at Gabba: 78, 58 (68 avg)

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Big Max started last week on fire before slowing down and only scoring 111. The fact that 111 is “only” for Gawn shows how good he is this year. Will be better against the Suns. Prediction – 125

Jack Macrae
Last 3: 151, 145, 99 (132 avg)
Last 3 against Brisbane: 126, 95, 84 (102 avg)
Last 3 at Etihad: 145, 128, 116 (130 avg)

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Macrae is the best player in the comp right now. Not sure how long it will last but you have to really look at him this week. Brisbane leaking points and Jack dominant at Etihad. Prediction – 140

Stef Martin
Last 3: 130, 92, 99 (107 avg)
Last 3 against Bulldogs: 90, 121, 92 (101 avg)
Last 3 at Etihad: 94, 79, 74 (82 avg)

With a hugely depleted rucks, Bulldogs are Stef’s dream team to play. After doing so well against a top ruck last week, I’m sure he’ll take advantage of this week’s opponent. Prediction – 120

Nat Fyfe
Last 3: 128, 101, 136 (122 avg)
Last 3 against St Kilda: 89, 99, 105 (98 avg)
Last 3 at Perth: 101, 136, 144 (127 avg)

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The standout in a bad team last week, Fyfe might do better still back at home against inferior opposition. Prediction – 130

Lachie Neale
Last 3: 102, 138, 86 (109 avg)
Last 3 against St Kilda: 117, 104, 112 (111 avg)
Last 3 at Perth: 138, 86, 93 (106 avg)

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Neale has good history against the Saints and looks like he’s back. Might be worth looking at bringing him in this week and considering the C. Prediction – 120

Dustin Martin
Last 3: 93, 101, 73 (89 avg)
Last 3 against North: 164, 67, 62 (98 avg)
Last 3 at Etihad: 131, 73, 164 (123 avg)

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Dusty still going very quietly at the moment but I’d expect a bit more midfield time if both Cotchin and Prestia miss this week. If even one of them plays (which is likely), I’d look elsewhere. Note: I don’t think Jacobs is an issue because Dusty’s not very taggable. Prediction – 100

Adam Treloar
Last 3: 100, 147, 122 (123 avg)
Last 3 against Geelong: 99, 82, 116 (99 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 147, 122, 84 (118 avg)

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This game should be huge for fantasy scores. Treloar in great form and loves the G. Prediction – 120

Brodie Grundy
Last 3: 111, 115, 110 (112 avg)
Last 3 against Geelong: 93, 106, 122 (107 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 115, 110, 141 (122 avg)

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Grundy has quietened down a little bit but no reason he won’t still score well against the Cats. Prediction – 110

Scott Pendlebury
Last 3: 72, 125, 104 (100 avg)
Last 3 against Geelong: 141, 114, 142 (132 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 125, 104, 114 (114 avg)

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If he’s 100%, Pendles will go huge against the Cats. He always does. However, his fitness after last week has me doubting and he might not even play. Prediction – 100

Mitch Duncan
Last 3: 115, 105, 90 (103 avg)
Last 3 against Collingwood: 117, 117, 122 (119 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 110, 160, 131 (134 avg)

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The best Cat to pick this week as Danger’s form is poor and Selwood’s not great against the Pies. Duncan should be great this week. Prediction – 120


LAHUG’S POD!

Dayne Zorko
Last 3: 176, 43, 55 (91 avg)
Last 3 against Bulldogs: 94, 157, 107 (119 avg)
Last 3 at Etihad: 57, 48, 124 (76 avg)

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I’m very tempted… Prediction – 120


Top 5

1.   Jack Macrae (140)
2.   Nat Fyfe (130)
3.   Tom Mitchell (125)
4.   Max Gawn (125)
5.   Adam Treloar (120)


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Written by Will Huggett @LaHugDT

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