Each week we use our AFL Fantasy Projections (available to members of The Keeper League) to find some of the best captain options for your sides.
There are always some very obvious captain options, but we’ll try to dig a little deeper to find less popular options due to the widespread nature of players in keeper leagues.
For the streamer options, we’ll take a look at some players who perform well historically against their opponents that may not be automatic selections in your side.
Clayton Oliver against Adelaide is very difficult to pass up as a Captain this week. He averages 114 against the Crows with a mammoth 164 when they played last season.
Ollie Wines is coming off the back of 130 against the seasoned Western Bulldogs midfield. This week he plays against an inexperienced Collingwood team. He is averaging 111 from and averages 95 against Collingwood
Andrew Brayshaw might seem like a stretch, but with Cerra returning to the side he saw more time in the centre bounces. He averages 92 against Sydney, scored 121 on them in their last encounter and is averaging 111 in his last 5. Note: Andrew Brayshaw has been ruled out with a calf injury since publishing this article.
Jake Lloyd against a very inaccurate Fremantle team at Optus Stadium, where he averages 114 makes for a great Captain option. He scored 128 on Fremantle when they played in 2020.
Vice-Captain Loophole Options
Mitch Duncan is spoiling us by being a VC loop option again this week. You could safely Captain him coming up against Gold Coast. He had 134 last round and is averaging 128 from his last three.
Touk Miller returns from suspension and should be fired up, given the way Gold Coast preformed without him. Don’t forget how red hot his form had been, averaging 130 from his last three.
Jarryd Lyons is coming off a score of 142 and this week he plays Richmond on a Friday night. He scored 105 on the Tigers last time they played ad I back him to beat it this round.
Tom Mitchell plays another early Saturday game, up against Carlton this week. He averages 109 against the Blues, scoring 135 last time they matched up.
Gary Rohan is averaging 75 from his last three and this week comes up against Gold Coast in an early game. He scored 104 on Gold Coast last season and is a solid loop candidate this round.
Jeremy McGovern had a huge return from injury, scoring 96 points against Adelaide. This week he plays GWS. In 2020 he scored 102 on the Giants and this season they are without Jeremy Cameron.
Hayden Crozier was due to be rested last round, but with Easton Wood’s injury he should be a certain starter. He averages 78 against St Kilda and scored 100 on them last season.
Aliir Aliir should be on your field this week. Whilst he is only averaging 66 from his last three, this week he comes up against Collingwood. We all know what intercept defenders can score on the Pies.
Lincoln McCarthy provides coaches with a really great loop option this round, coming up against Richmond at the GABBA on Friday night. He has been getting stints in the midfield and had a respectable 76 last round.