“Captain Courageous” refers not to the players themselves, but to the content – you see, this is no ordinary column on who should lead your fantasy SC team each week.
Instead, like a punter looking for an outsider, each week we’ll scour the SC world to find three “left field” captain choices who, for whatever reason, might be capable of a big score.
You won’t see Ablett, Swan, Pendlebury or Franklin in this column – everyone knows they are captain material week in and week out. But what about the rare week they have a quite one – or they struggle against a particular team? Hopefully we can find the hidden gem that no-one else even considers.
1. Brent HARVEY (Nth Melbourne)
A safe bet to start with, Boomer has been impressive against the Bombers in recent outings
2. Matthew PAVLICH (Fremantle)
I’m as surprised as anyone to have someone who is up against the reigning premiers in Geelong as a possible captain option, but the stats for Pav show some promise. In the last three matches he has scored 118, 127 and 128, giving him a healthy average of 124 during that time. The Dockers always seem to give the Cats a run, particularly in the west, so Pav just might be your man.
3. Patrick DANGERFIELD (Adelaide)
All the talk of the NAB Cup, it seems many think Dangerfield could be on the verge of a breakout season with the Crows. In the two games his club has played against the Suns he has scored 135 and 98, giving him a nice average of 116 pts. The intriguing stat to remember though is that his team mate Scott Thompson had 51 possessions against the Suns in 2011, showing that their midfield can be exploited in a big way. Given that a lot of homework will have gone into stopping Thommo, maybe Dangerfield could sneak under the radar and get plenty of the ball himself?
We’ll check in next week and see how our selections went, and give you a few more unique Captaincy options for round 2.
Got any more captaincy ideas? Comment below who it is!