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Round 18: Captains & Streamers

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.

Captains 

Brodie Grundy comes up against a young, developing Tom De Konig this round. Grundy averages 105 against Carlton and scored 122 against them in Round 2 this year

Jack Macrae had his worst game of the season with a 99 last week. However, this week he comes up against the Gold Coast Suns.  He averages 120 on the Suns and had 115 on them last time they met.

Darcy Parish is another premium who had a down game last week, but I expect to bounce back. Parish scored 144 against North Melbourne in Round 10 and will be aiming for the 150 mark this week.  

Clayton Oliver faces a very poor Hawthorn side this week, whom he scored 121 on in Round 5.  Add this to the fact that he averages 98 against the Hawks, he becomes a great Captain option.

Max Gawn also comes up against Hawthorn who he has absolutely dominated over his career. Gawn averages a massive 121 points against the Hawks with a score of 131 on them in Round 5.

Vice-Captain Loophole Options

Andrew Brayshaw averages 97 against Geelong with a 128 on them last season. He has put together a strong season, averaging 103 with 114 points last round.

Jarryd Lyons averages 92 against Richmond and scored 115 against them in Round 10. Averaging 113 this season Lyons has put together an impressive 2021.  

Patrick Dangerfield returned to the midfield in recent weeks, but still isn’t scoring to the extent owners would hope. This week he faces Fremantle, who he averages 98 against.

Dayne Zorko averages 96 against Richmond and 105 for the season. He has shown he can have a high ceiling this season, including a score of 142 in Round 15.  

Streamers

Josh Rotham scored 100 on Adelaide in Round 9 leaving him with an impressive average of 100 against the Crows. He is coming off an 89 against North Melbourne and should hold his spot in the side.  

Devon Smith averages 76 against North Melbourne and scored 106 against them in 2020. Smith is well and truly down on his career averages but can score on his day.

Caleb Serong averages 122 against Geelong, however, this comes off one solitary game against them. Serong scored 100 last round and provides coaches with a great Thursday night loop option this week.

Bailey Williams has really struggled in recent weeks, however this week he comes up against the Gold Coast Suns whom he averages 80 against.

Jacob Weitering secures this week’s ‘stream defenders against Collingwood’ spot in my article. Weitering has a three-game average of 85 and should clean up down back against the Pies.

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