Need a captain? You've come to the right place. The Tragic has scoured the AFL Fantasy stats book to come up with some popular captain selections for your AFL fantasy team this round.
The Usual Suspects are our tried and tested 'go to guys', the blue chip players who just get the job done week in - week out (99% of the time anyway).
Need a point of difference versing your opponent this week? Every player has their whipping team who they just love to chalk up the points against, these are our Opposition Specialists.
Remember to check out our Captain poll to see what others are thinking!
Good luck! The Tragic.
Just to recap last week's captain options and how they went in round four...
Patrick Dangerfield - 93
Adam Treloar - 93
Tom Rockliff - 157
Dustin Martin - 63
Nick Riewoldt - 122
Rory Sloane - 143
Scott Pendlebury - 84
Trent Cotchin - 70
THE USUAL SUSPECTS
It was tough going picking a captain last round if you didn't have Rocky or Titchell in the team! Just 3 from 8 tonned it up this week in comparison to round 3 when 7 from 8 cracked the 100 mark.
Let's get things back on track in round 5 though shall we?
Personally, i'm not liking what my auto captain Dangerfield is doing this week against the Saints. His average isn't that flash, nor is his last 3 games against him. The only thing going for him is the venue, to which is average of 114 is solid to say the least. Saying this, he's be banged from pillar to post over the first four rounds, plus the rib knock he got from Roughy on the weekend doesn't help his cause. I'm leaning toward giving him another break as C this round.
I like the ANZAC day lads this round ALOT. There have been some monster scores come out of these games in the past with blokes like Sidebottom, Stanton and Pendles raking up big numbers. Any of those three would be justifiable options this week...even if Stants form has been disgusting of late - you can't help but enjoy those numbers in his last 3, ANZAC specialist that's for sure. Gaff is the other one I like alot and if I had him, I would lean toward having him this week with the Hawks form worries, plus his history against them in the last three has been super impressive.
I've got my eye on Taylor Adams this week as a potential option as my captain though - Here are some numbers to digest...
Ave V Essendon: 108.2
Last 3 V Essendon: 108, 127, 127
Venue ave last 3 games: 115
I'll let you make up your mind...but here are my Top 5 for the week:
1. Tom Rockliff
2. Taylor Adams
3. Zach Merrett
4. Adam Treloar
5. Patrick Dangerfield/Andrew Gaff
Who are you going with? Let us know in the poll and comments below!