1. Marc MURPHY Carlton
MURPHY is a ball magnet, there is no doubting that – and this week he comes up against the Gold Coast Suns in a game that you would expect Carlton (who are flying at the moment) to win very comfortably. Averaging 116 pts for the game and on the back of a whopping 187 last weekend, MURPH should burn this week against a team he scored 133 pts against in his only game against them in 2011. He won’t get tagged (they don’t have on anyway) and should run riot. Expect a 150 plus game – is that enough to sway you?
2. Adam GOODES Sydney
Back-to-back nominations for GOODESY, which is rare in this section – and when you look at his recent scores against the Hawks of 94 in 2012, 94 in 2011 and 106 in 2010, you might question why. However, GOODESY deserves a look-in, especially if Josh GIBSON doesn’t make it back into the Hawks lineup. Despite those recent low scores, GOODES averages 122 against the Hawks, and also has a steady 100 average at the SCG. With a productive 131 last weekend, I have a sneaky feeling he might pull one out of the bag at home this weekend.
3. Corey ENRIGHT Geelong
A stalwart of SC teams and a super-consistent performer for many years, ENRIGHT has again averaged a nice 93 pts per game in season 2012. This week he returns home to Simmonds Stadium, a ground that he averages 112 pts per match. In addition, the in-form Cats are taking on the struggling Bulldogs, a team ENRUGHT has his highest career average against, of 114 pts. In what should be a very one-sided affair, ENRIGHT should see plenty of the ball and rack up a ripping score.
There are lots of other left-field captaincy options to look at to combat your opponent this week. Geelong stars Joel SELWOOD or Steve JOHNSON against the Bullies. Adelaide superstars Patrick DANGERFIELD or Scott THOMPSON against Melbourne. St.Kilda onballers Nick dal SANTO, Lenny HAYES or Brendan GODDARD against GWS. Carlton’s Chris JUDD against the GC. It’s a huge decision to make – break even with Gaz or Swanny, or take the punt??????