Just like last week he lines up on a Friday night this time against the Eagles in Perth. With Nic Nat only playing about 50% game it me over the first couple of weeks Grundy may cash in on the opportunity to dominate whilst he is not on the field. Whatever the result with Nic Nat, Grundy will roam the field and gather ball. 132, 99, 125, 81 in his last 4 against the Eagles doesn’t set the world on fire, but the fact he has 145, 133 & 174 in his last 3 games indicates his in good enough form to dominate on the big stage. Must be your VC this weekend.
Predicted Score: 134
If this guy wasn’t under an injury cloud it would almost be the most obvious choice of a Captain of all time. However he is so if he is selected (solo or not solo) I just don’t think you would want to run the risk of the C on him. If you have a much larger set than I do you could probably do this though, I mean he does come up against the Dogs … Risk vs Reward.
Predicted Score: 117
On paper WOW and only one week after I said I can’t trust him anymore. In classical Bonfz fashion here I am one week later speaking about him. Plays at the Cattery against the Saints. The only thing that won’t be hugely in his favour is the fact that it is wet, but that does also mean more contested ball. 4 of his last 5 scores have been 130+ with 3 of those scores being 141+. This has bolted his season average up to 111 and is now the highest averaging forward. Dangers last 3 against the Saints have been 103, 120 & 110. With a career average of 79 against them, this just might be a trap this week.
Predicted Score: 123
I feel myself twitching as I begin to write this. Okay Bonfz seriously stop this does not feel right. Low score of 119 in his last 5 and comes up against the Cats who don’t have a specialized tap-out ruckman. In a game where it is likely to be wet and have an increased amount of ruck contests. Uh Oh don’t do it Bonfz ….
Predicted Score: 138
Is he back? If so could we do it? The last time he returned from injury he scored 170 against the bottom placed Carlton. A much different prospect given GWS play the inform Tigers but Whitfield scored 152 against the Tigers earlier in the season. Only played once at the MCG this year for a score of 115. I’ve seen worse options this week.
Predicted Score: 115
His 3 game hot streak came to a crashing halt last week where he posted a respectable score of 116, but that’s just not VC or C worthy. Does line up against the Dees this week where anything could be possible. Scored 130+ the last time he played them and has 5 consecutive tons at Marvel Stadium. Probably not for me though this week.
Fresh off a 151 last weekend and his trend continues with only one score for the season between 114-137. Plays a team that he scored 177 on earlier in the year, but you’d have to assume he might get a little more attention this time around. Whatever the case is, has proven he is only a VC option given his scores have been either a definite take or definite leave this season. They play the last game of the round which means a VC is not an option here. Given that, for me it’s a pass this week.
Predicted Score: 114
The bloke is probably already a POD in your team and with a poor performance last week by him and his football team I am expecting him to bounce back like true leaders of footy clubs should. Last week was his first score below 100 at Adelaide oval this season to. Up against the Suns this week who are struggling to be competitive I can just see Sloane having 30 touches, kicking a goal or two and laying 8 tackles. The smoky captain option of the week I think because your going to have Sloane unique twice as opposed to just once I think!
Predicted Score: 140
Coming back into an improving Carlton outfit after 2 weeks off… well make that 3 because of the bye. Big believer that the second game he missed was more an opportunity to give his body a break but he will be right back in the guts getting 20+ contested possessions this week. Big believer in what he can produce this week especially after a 157 on the Swans earlier in the year. I can hear you all saying George Hewett … I say George who? I’m not worried. The beast is back.
Predicted Score: 134
Plays the Hawks. No recognized tagger. Down in Tassie on a smaller ground. The main mountain might just thrive in this sort of environment. Dockers also need to bounce back and what better way to do that than off the form of their skipper. ZHis last 3 games have produced scores of 91, 147 & 76 so maybe it’s time for another good game? Since 2016 Fyfe has only played the Hawks once and that was in 2017 where he scored 93. Numbers aren’t giving me huge confidence, but this is Fyfe.
Predicted Score: 119
1. Brodie Grundy
2. Patrick Dangerfield
3. Rowan Marshall
4. Patrick Cripps
5. Rory Sloane
Risk vs Reward