Captain’s Challenge: Round 11 skipper options

We run the rule over the best NRL SuperCoach captaincy options to select in Round 11.

Captain's Challenge

Teddy finally had a low week which was great for my struggling side, going with Cleary as captain over him.

Wet weather is forecast for Sydney this weekend and it might be a week you target some Storm or Penrith options, if you are brave enough to go past Teddy.

Although, the forecast for Queensland is pretty grim also.

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Safety first

James Tedesco (FLB)

The Raiders were right up for last week’s game, trying to limit Teddy as much as possible in where they turned over the ball.

Robinson was as mad as I’ve seen him for a long time after a loss, he should have the Roosters right after this game after a poor performance last week.

It’s hard to see the Warriors being able to stop an onslaught given all the issues they are going through.

The last three games against the Warriors he has scored 100, 70 and 83.

Teddy is the obvious choice for me despite the predicted rain for the game.

Nathan Cleary (HFB)

Clearly against the Titans on a dry track has boosted him to a safe captain choice this week.

His goal scoring alone will see him get a respectable score.

Cleary has only played the Titans once in the last two years, scoring 82 points.

The Panthers are missing a few key players in Edwards and Api.

This may mean Cleary takes on more responsibility, but it could also mean their attack has a few hiccups.

Another thing to consider is that they played poorly against the Cowboys last week and the last time they played poorly they put that monster score on the Sharks the following week.

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Cameron Smith (HOK)

Few things in life are certain, but one of them is that Smith loves giving it to the Broncos.

Smith chose the Storm after the Broncos showed little interest in him as a teenager, growing up as a Broncos fan.

Whilst it doesn’t always translate to SuperCoach points, Smith plays his best footy against the Broncos and has had some huge games on the fast Suncorp track.

The Broncos have offered very little resistance this year and the Storm will not offer any mercy to their current situation.

NEXT BEST: Matterson, Cook

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Risk it for the biscuit

Cameron Munster (5/8)

Munster is another Queenslander who loves playing at Suncorp.

He was lucky enough to play at Suncorp twice last year, putting 94 points on the Broncos and 159 points on the Eels in Magic Round.

Munster doesn’t know how to play at anything less than 100%, so if the score line blows out like we are all predicting, he should be the beneficiary of many attacking stats.

Kalyn Ponga (FLB)

Ponga bounced back to form last week, looking electric against Souths.

We all watched Turbo put that monster 152 point effort on the Bulldogs and a few weeks later Teddy broke the SuperCoach record against them.

Now it’s Ponga’s turn, who is up there with both those elite players.

Last year he put 90 points on the Bulldogs in his only 80-minute performance against them.

He will be playing in the rain, but he should still go well playing at home against a side just waiting for next year.

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Shaun Johnson (HFB-5/8)

SJ is in some great form even with Moylan out of the side, which I originally thought could negatively affect him.

He is coming up against the Dragons for the second time this year.

Both sides have improved since SJ scored 75 points in their clash in Round 5.

If considering SJ, be mindful that this will be another wet game where both teams will be competing fiercely.

NEXT BEST: Flanagan

Consensus

I will be captaining Teddy who should be the most popular captain for the round, with good reason.

There are a few good POD options out there but in my opinion, should only be considered as VC options.

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