While I feel that game flow should always be the starting point of your analysis, who to use at the captain spot comes in just behind it in terms of importance. Getting the captain right is close to a necessity to have a chance at winning a tournament (every once in a while the stars align so a win is possible without having the optimal captain, but it’s pretty rare). So, let’s quickly run over some basic data on the captain spot:
80.4% of the time the optimal captain is the highest raw (pre-multiplier) scorer38 . . .