Bandit’s skippers: Round 4 captain’s to target and avoid

The SC Bandit runs the rule over the best AFL SuperCoach captaincy and vice-captaincy options to consider.


Last week was a tough one for many SuperCoaches, with many captaincy options not quite delivering the scores we would have hoped for.

Those who found Tim English as VC early in the round or Clayton Oliver in his 150th game were handsomely rewarded with scores that would have set them well apart from the pack.

Let’s take a look at the best captaincy options for Round 4 in the hope we get some more consistent scoring from our premium players.

Sign up to SC Playbook in 2023! Gain access to stacks of additional premium articles every week during the season, our major subscriber prize, our Whatsapp community featuring Qnas with our team of contributors, and plenty of other bonus features. SUBSCRIBE HERE!

Embed from Getty Images

Josh Dunkley

The former Bulldog has had a really solid start to his career in Brisbane and I expect that to continue on Thursday night. As mentioned above with Neale, Dunkley will benefit from Big O dominating the hitouts and even if the Pies do manage to shark some, the Lions should still get a lot of ball going their way.

Last 3 v COLL: 118, 113, 67

Are you about to tie the knot and have concerns about the cost of the wedding, and the honeymoon to follow? Patty and George from Mortgage Choice SCW can get you the best loan rate possible, with no hidden fees, and you’ll have the money within 24 hours. It’s a super easy process, only needing a message and a phone call. Save $129 by mentioning SC Playbook for a FREE CONSULT!

Lachie Neale

Let’s be honest, Neale has had a pretty mediocre start to the season by his lofty standards. He’s averaging 104 after three games which is not terrible by any means, but the Lions really need a big game from him this week. He’ll get every opportunity with Collingwood going in without a recognised ruckman, so Neale and his Lions teammates should dominate around the stoppages.

Last 3 v COLL: 117, 88, 89

Embed from Getty Images

Nick Daicos

Three tons on the bounce for Daicos to start the season and those who jumped on last week were rewarded. I’ll be interested to see what the Lions do with him this week as Chris Fagan does have a couple of players who can play a negating role on someone of Daicos’ influence. Just the one game to his name against Brisbane previously, so data is not really a factor here.

Embed from Getty Images

Patrick Cripps

Found a stack of footy last week against the Giants and I can’t see any reason why he wouldn’t do similar against North Melbourne on Good Friday. The Roos don’t really have an obvious matchup for him and to be honest I can see the Blues mids really doing a number on them in this fixture. They’ve changed the opponent for this marquee fixture, but the result could still be the same.

Last 3 v NM: 138, 75, 75

Embed from Getty Images

Sam Docherty

Owners would have been disappointed with his output last week as Docherty collected 39 touches but butchered about half of them, resulting in either none or negative SC points. I think we can put that down as an outlier game and back him to bounce back under the roof on Friday afternoon. He averages 101.2 at Marvel Stadium which I think he’s every chance to go eclipse comfortably.

Last 3 v NM: 91, 66, 124

Embed from Getty Images

Luke Davies-Uniacke

Surely Ed Curnow goes straight to him at the first bounce? I think there’s enough reasons to avoid this week with a possible tag and coming off an injury the week prior.

We’ve linked up with Betr for the 2023 footy season! Each week of the AFL season we’ll be delivering our SC Playbook unique market, with the integration of AFL Fantasy (not to be confused with AFL Supercoach, slightly different point system). This week, we’ve got RowMar 100+ AFL Fantasy points into 3+ goals from Ben King! FOLLOW HERE

Rory Laird

Had a very good game against Port Adelaide and would have scored more if not for some other brilliant individual performances on both teams. I think the Crows will knock off Fremantle this weekend and Laird will be pivotal to that.

Last 3 v FREM: 94, 107, 95

Embed from Getty Images

Tim English

One of the hottest players in the game right now from a SC perspective and I can’t see that stopping against Richmond. He comes up against an experienced ruckman in Nankervis, but let’s be honest, English is at the point in his career where he can monster these types of players. Should be a safe option this week.

Last 3 v RICH: 96, 50, 103

Embed from Getty Images

Marcus Bontempelli

Willed his team to a much-needed win last week against Brisbane but he wasted what would have been a 130+ SC score if not for some woeful ball use and free kicks against. I think he’ll right that wrong this week against the Tigers.

Last 3 v RICH: 136, 107, 96

Embed from Getty Images

Clayton Oliver

Leaving the best option till last here, with Oliver coming up against a West Coast side that has been decimated by injury. His recent record against the Eagles isn’t amazing, but that shouldn’t be a factor this week. If you’re an owner, he’s almost a set and forget captain at this point.

Last 3 v WC: 99, 98, 99

Leave a Reply