I know what you're saying. But no one ever picks the best player for the year with no.1, well not since prime Ablett days.Snake draft is a natural form of equalisation, in theory it makes the draft even. However, the use of captains distorts this. e.g below.
First pick gets 130 point average and 20th gets 100. Total of 230 points without captain or 360 with captain.
10th pick gets 2 x 115 point players = 230 without captain, 345 with captain.
IMO snake drafts are equalised by nature, captain does nothing but distort that.
Obviously its all personal preference, i just dont see any benefit to including it.
And it can add some good random aspects. You get s**t teams beating good ones if their captain has a down game.
We play 10 man 22 pick teams so you have to nail the whole squad. A captain would have much less impact than some of the teams posted here.
Last year Dangerfield went at 5 and that person didn't even make the GF.