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.
Callum Mills is averaging 128 from his last three and comes off a 152. He plays St Kilda who he only scored 96 against in Round 12 but he is in red hot form. I expect a 120+ this week.
Tom Mitchell comes up against an in-form Collingwood this week, but still the Pies give up the 4th most points to midfielders. Mitchell averages 129 against the Pies and scored 128 against them last season.
Jack Steele is impossible to overlook, with 162 last round and an average of 142 from his last 5. Jack averages 107 against the Swans and scored 141 against them in Round 12.
Jarryd Lyons had 121 against Fremantle in Round 8 and his last two scores of 136 and 153 have been extraordinary.
Vice-Captain Loophole Options
Sam Walsh plays the Gold Coast Suns this week who gave up four 100+ scores last week. Walsh is averaging 111 from his last three and already averages 97 against the Suns.
Touk Miller spoils us this week by becoming a VC Loop option, with the early Saturday game. Miller averages 100 against Carlton and scored 140 on them in Round 4.
Aaron Hall had 120 last week and this week faces a Richmond that has given up some whopping scores of late. Hall is averaging 118 from his last 5.
Lachie Whitfield averages 91 against Geelong but his recent form has been up and down. Playing a restrictive Cats makes him the ideal vice-captain loophole option.
Xavier Duursma has had a sluggish return from injury and many coach have not started him in recent weeks. This week he comes up against the Crows, a team he averages 95 against and scored 115 on the last time they met.
Jack Higgins averages 91 against the Swans and scored 116 on them in round 12. He is also coming off a 20 disposal, 88-point game against the Blues.
Sydney Stack has only played North Melbourne once, where he scored 89 points. He scored 99 last round and looks to have a fantasy friendly half back role. Richmond play the second game on Saturday, making him a good loophole option.
Sam Taylor is averaging 73 from his last 3 games and has shown he can score 100+ on two occasions this season. As an intercept defender he is worth a Friday night loop.
Harry Morrison plays a mixture of wing and half back and is a chance to return from injury this week against Collingwood. Harry has only played the Pies once and was able to score 101 points in that game. He might be an option if he returns.