Updated: Jun 9, 2022
We’re going into the second round of byes here in round 13. Though there are fewer games, we will still be spoilt for choice with some great matchups! And in this blog, we will be answering the age-old AFL fantasy coach's weekly question... Who should you be starting this week as your fantasy team's captain? If you feel we have left someone out let us know on our socials - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Discord.
Darcy Parish is literally on fire and might just be the most in-form fantasy asset in the game right now! Averaging 133 GDS fantasy points in his last 5 games he meets a stout Carlton midfield here in round 13 but that shouldn’t worry him! Parish has backed up his breakout season last year averaging the most disposals per game league-wide. Essendon need him to be at his best and his recent history shows that he's consistently bringing it right now.
I’d say the one man who rivals Darcy Parish as the most in-form fantasy asset in the league is Josh Kelly (Thank you and goodbye, Leon Cameron). Kelly’s back to his most damaging best and it’s directly correlating to his fantasy scores as well, he owns a last 3 game average of 141 GDS fantasy average which is absolutely absurd, and he meets North Melbourne this round! There literally couldn’t be a tastier option for your captain in round 13 than Josh Kelly.
I acknowledge this is still a risky pick, but damn Tom Mitchell looked like he was getting back to his old self last week against Collingwood. Mitchell finished second on the park for total disposals with 32, which a season ago he would have had 32 by half time but he’s building! He’s starting to lay tackles again, he’s in and around the footy again and he’s averaging 132 GDS fantasy points in his last 3 games. The time to slap the big C on him could be as soon as now.
Doch is a bit of a GameDay Squad cheat code, let me tell you why. Kicks are worth 4 points per, more than any other fantasy platform. Sam Docherty loves kicking the footy, simple! To this point in the season, Docherty is averaging 18 kicks per game, which takes his average up to 72 points per game on kicks alone! Pair this with his marking ability and you’ve got a GDS unicorn. Docherty’s last 5 game average of 130 GDS fantasy points is a good indication of how consistent he is, and he has a great matchup in Essendon this round.
Andy Brayshaw reminded everyone in the fantasy community of how good he can really be and bloody hell, take a bow for that performance last week. He was unbelievable as he took it to the Brisbane Lions midfield in his own house, posting up 39 disposals, 6 tackles and 3 free’s-for. He'll be up against Hawthorn who should send some attention his way you would think, I'm not sure anything or anyone will be able to stop him and I still like him a lot in this matchup as he looks to build into some serious, serious form!