AFL Fantasy: LaHug’s Captains Round 9

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Updated: May 18, 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.

Jack Macrae
Last 3: 155, 151, 145 (150 avg)
Last 3 against Adelaide: 103, 93, 89 (95 avg)
Last 3 at AO: 103, 97, 130 (110 avg)

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My top pick and he scored 150 again last week. With a 3 game average like that, you have to give him the C if you have him. I’m very annoyed that I don’t. Prediction – 150

Robbie Gray
Last 3: 104, 91, 101 (99 avg)
Last 3 against Gold Coast: 66, 61, 130 (86 avg)
Last 3 at China: 61 (61 avg)

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Wanted to pick one player from the China game just to talk about it. I wouldn’t captain anyone in this game. Too much travel and distraction. Prediction – 95

Dyson Heppell
Last 3: 91, 114, 76 (94 avg)
Last 3 against Geelong: 100, 111, 152 (121 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 91, 114, 103 (103 avg)

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Heppell loves to play the Cats but he’s a rollercoaster each week so it’s too risky for me. Prediction – 115

Mitch Duncan
Last 3: 100, 115, 105 (107 avg)
Last 3 against Essendon: 91, 102, 89 (94 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 100, 110, 160 (123 avg)

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Duncan’s the most consistent of the Cats midfielders but he doesn’t have anything exciting against the Bombers. Prediction – 100

Josh P. Kennedy
Last 3: 62, 122, 111 (98 avg)
Last 3 against Fremantle: 156, 141, 93 (130 avg)
Last 3 at SCG: 122, 66, 100 (96 avg)

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JPK loves to play the Dockers but I think he’s too risky with a high tag risk. Banfield’s shutting down his opponents very well for a first year player. Prediction – 110

Nat Fyfe
Last 3: 106, 128, 101 (112 avg)
Last 3 against Sydney: 107, 99, 115 (107 avg)
Last 3 at SCG: 107, 114, 116 (112 avg)

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Fyfe’s in pretty good form right now but isn’t going as big as I’ve predicted him to. Against the Swans, he should be good but maybe not great. Prediction – 115

Jack Steven
Last 3: 90, 95, 100 (95 avg)
Last 3 against Collingwood: 133, 138, 72 (114 avg)
Last 3 at Etihad: 95, 104, 99 (99 avg)

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Huge POD option if you’ve got him. The Pies are just about the easiest midfield to score against and Jack loves playing them. Will finally avoid a tag this week. Prediction – 130

Adam Treloar
Last 3: 113, 100, 147 (120 avg)
Last 3 against St Kilda: 93, 85, 109 (96 avg)
Last 3 at Etihad: 103, 114, 93 (103 avg)

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Treloar sucks against the Saints just plain suck, giving up 11 tons in the last two weeks. Prediction – 115

Brodie Grundy
Last 3: 128, 111, 115 (118 avg)
Last 3 against St Kilda: 118, 91, 102 (104 avg)
Last 3 at Etihad: 103, 127, 118 (116 avg)

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Form is good and Grundy’s good against the Saints too. Prediction – 115

Max Gawn
Last 3: 111, 111, 135 (119 avg)
Last 3 against Carlton: 76, 95, 105 (92 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 143, 127, 114 (128 avg)

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Gawn’s not that great against the Blues, with or without Kreuzer, but his form this year is hard to look past, particularly at the ‘G. Prediction – 120

Clayton Oliver
Last 3: 122, 107, 78 (102 avg)
Last 3 against Carlton: 106, 135, 93 (111 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 114, 105, 88 (102 avg)

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When the Dees are up, Oliver is too. I can’t imagine Carlton challenging them so expect another good score from Clayton. Prediction – 115

Dayne Zorko
Last 3: 115, 176, 43 (111 avg)
Last 3 against Hawthorn: 125, 106, 89 (107 avg)
Last 3 at Gabba: 176, 55, 109 (113 avg)

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Yes, Zorko is actually back. He’ll probably get tagged again but he’s kicking goals and getting more of the ball. Don’t expect another 176 but he’s worth looking at. Prediction – 115

Stef Martin
Last 3: 113, 130, 92 (112 avg)
Last 3 against Hawthorn: 134, 44, 107 (95 avg)
Last 3 at Gabba: 130, 99, 68 (99 avg)

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Stef scored big last time he played the Hawks and I can’t see why he wouldn’t again, given his form. Prediction – 120

Tom Mitchell
Last 3: 58, 119, 147 (108 avg)
Last 3 against Brisbane: 132, 106, 93 (110 avg)
Last 3 at Gabba: 106, 93 (99.5 avg)

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The Lions chose to tag Smith last time these two met but I highly doubt they leave Mitchell alone this time. He’s been getting killed by tags and Robertson’s no slouch. I’m worried. Prediction – 85

Andrew Gaff
Last 3: 86, 110, 120 (105 avg)
Last 3 against Richmond: 107, 108, 110 (108 avg)
Last 3 at Perth: 110, 120, 122 (117 avg)

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Gaff at Perth against a team he likes to play. Richmond aren’t exactly easy to score against but there’s enough going right. Prediction – 115

Dustin Martin
Last 3: 48, 93, 101 (81 avg)
Last 3 against West Coast: 156, 68, 150 (125 avg)
Last 3 at Perth: N/A

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Dusty’s still battling right now but he’s gone huge on the Eagles before. Could he again? Prediction – 85


LAHUG’S POD!

Gary Ablett
Last 3: 105, 71, 138 (105 avg)
Last 3 against Essendon: 134, 136, 160 (143 avg)
Last 3 at MCG: 105, 138, 117 (120 avg)

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GAJ got through last week unscathed and now plays a team he absolutely loves to smash. If you held him through his injury, a double POD is on the cards if you give him the C. Prediction – 135


Top 5

1.   Jack Macrae (150)
2.   Gary Ablett (135)
3.   Jack Steven (130)
4.   Max Gawn (120)
5.   Stef Martin (120)

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Written by Will Huggett @LaHugDT

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