O Captain! My Captain!
We are just hours away from the start of season 2017, and with it brings the age old question of just who should lead your SuperCoach side. Picking the right captain can catapult you up the standings, while if you make the wrong choice it can send you the other way.
So let’s run through some potential skippers who are expected to score big in round one.
Todd Goldstein (NM|RUC)
The big man in the middle for the Roos really loves playing against West Coast. Last year he scored 110 and 128 against them, and considering the Eagles are without Naitanui, he is likely to go big again. Having averaged over 100 in five of the past six seasons, Goldy is a safe pick.
Patrick Dangerfield (GEEL|MID)
The Brownlow Medalist has had absurd scores (188, 140) in his last two outings against Freo. With Ross Lyon saying that he will likely let Fyfe and Dangerfield go head-to-head, the Cat could go really, really big.
Josh P. Kennedy (SYD|MID)
Josh P. Kennedy is forever Mr. Reliable. He always polls high in the Brownlow, and always scores well in SuperCoach. He hasn’t averaged below 96 points per game since 2010, and if he stays healthy, he’s continue that streak in 2017. Sydney should wipe the floor with Port Adelaide, and Kennedy will likely be leading the charge.
Nick Riewoldt (STK|FWD)
With a stacked forward line, expect Riewoldt to spend some time on the wing and around the ground this season. He has averaged just over 116 in his last three games against Melbourne and his ability to rest in the forward line and kick goals also helps his chances of scoring big.
Sam Docherty (CARL|DEF)
Docherty is likely to have a busy year – he’s a defender, and he plays for the Blues. Last year he averaged just over 108 per round, and his last couple of efforts against the Tigers were both well over 100. SuperCoach has projected him to score 132 in round one, so if you’re looking to get an early jump on the rest of the competition, Docherty could be your man.