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2021 NRL Fantasy/SuperCoach Preview | Rugby League - Episode 110

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

I preview the upcoming NRL season through the lens of fantasy footy. I go through each team in the NRL and pinpoint key prospects for the upcoming season and justify why you should select them in your teams.

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Cheers. He settle. Just beforebegin to the episode, I'd just like to congratulate camem Smith on a brilliantrugby league career. As I am recording this he is just announced his retirementfrom professional rugby league and I'll just thought it would be wrong to not acknowledgeyou in this episode. Here's one three premierships. Obviously at the two thatgot stripped, but my mentioned that I won three premierships in two thousand andtwenty and seventeen and two thousand and twenty with the Melbourne storm. He hada career win percentage of seventy two percent. He won how many State of originsis that? Like eleven or something, with a win rate of sixty onepoint nine percent. He also had a win rate of eighty seven pointfive percent with the Australian team. He Won Dallian Hooker the eight times,dallion player of the year twice, golden bood award winner twice, Queensland Playerthe year four times, dallium captain of the year five times, the wrongwacall of metal four times. So I just think we've all got a stepback and appreciate this career. It's obviously going to be hard to do soso close to it ending. I think it's going to be one of thosecrews where we over time it ages well. Obviously he gets a lot of creditnow ever run thinks is the goat of Rugby League, but I thinkwe're going to look back in five years and think how good that guy reallywas. So I think we may as well start reflecting now, because what'snot to love about that career? It's been an absolute honor to watch yourcareer. I've been lucky enough to basically only know a rugby league world whereCameron Smith has played, as he debuted in two thousand and two and Iwas born in two thousand, so I don't really know to Rugby League wellwithout current Smith looks like. I don't know what to Melbourne storm without currentstreith looks like. So that's going to be interesting to see this year.But on behalf of all rugby league fans I'd like to say thank you foryour service to the game and what you have brought to Rugby League, RugbyLeague and Melbourne in particular. As a person living in Melbourne now, Iappreciate what you've done for the code down here and yeah, you just I'vealways carried yourself in a brilliant way and Yep, good luck for whatever thefuture holds. Let's get into the episode. Hello and welcome back to the onthe BAARD podcast. This is episode a hundred and ten off the show. We once again back. We've done three episodes and three days, includingthis one, so I'm feeling it right now. Just in a nice rhythmwith it. You need's not to hectic at the moment, so I'm justtrying to get them out as much as I can, especially why the Nurland AFL seasons are getting underway. It's an ex diding time in Australian sporttoday. I thought I wasn't sure whether...

I was going to do nurl fantasyshuper coach this year, but I've done in the past. I'm a fan, but I also just love ANA rather that much. I don't usually needit to help with my supporter levels, but this you are just thought whynot, I've got a podcast, so may as well do it keep mein touch with that side of the game. So today I'm going to be I'vebeen doing a bit of research over the last couple days and I'm goingto be going through each team and talking about their fantasy prospects for the year. The Sun's out here in Melbourne for a change. It's actually quite hot, so I'm like get a little bit sweaty and a little bit hot inthis in this sun. Hopefully all the equipment is all good. But sowe're going to go reverse alphabetical order for a change, so the Tigers aren'tdogged, my beloved tigers aren't dogged. We're always last when it comes tothese things because they got alphabetical order. But today we're going to start withthem. So I'm going to be discussing the players who are likely to improveon last year situation or previous you situations. Every every team has a few gunplayers. I'm probably not going to talk too much about them unless Ithink they are going to improve. I'm not really going to talk about peoplewho I think are going to regress either. So it's mainly just people to lookout for, people you should have in your team. And Yeah,just take it with a pinch of salt, because I'm not really going to talkabout like the certified guns. Like I'm not going to sit here andtalk about how good James Todesk goes and going to talk about up and coomingplayers or people who might get more of an opportunity this year. So justbear with me. They're also for super coach fans out there. I willbe talking about fantasy prices and scores, but that also correlates pretty strongly overto super coach. So someone's going to have a good year in fantasy,they're also likely to have a good year and super coach. So just bearwith me there and yes, starting let me know in the comments what youthink of my opinions. So starting with the West Tigers, the main guyhere, in my opinion, is Dan Lorie, come over from the penrithpanthers. Here's a two hundred and forty six KN nurl fantasy. He scoredseventy four against manly in the trial game. He is starting at full back.We haven't seen too much of him in the NFL, so it's it'sa bit of a risk, but at that price it's not really a riskinto in that fact is made. Might be a risk start him, butas starting fullback, fullbacks one of those positions. As long as you're playingeighty minutes there it's pretty hard to be too bad so almost minimum price.The fact that he scored seventy four and a trial. It looks like he'sgoing to be really exciting. My only slight concern with him is that AdamDewey will be back and round two and by will be moving out of fiveeights. So whether he goes back to fullback, I don't think so.I think Dan Laurie will be there for the foreseeable future and Moses Sambai willhave to find a spot elsewhere in the team or maybe in the bench,or maybe you might not get picked at all. So I'm expecting Dan Laurieto be the full back, barring injuries, for the whole season and at theprice of forty six K. I think we can expect to get alot of growth out of him and also just some pretty good scoring. Sohe's one number one for the Tigers.

Another one is Jacob little, anotherguy. He's going to be starting hooker. There's no real designated hooker on thebench. They've got Tommy till ow there, so I'm not really sure. People are saying he might come on and five at five eight and andby might go to hooker for a little bit of the match. But I'mnot sure if that will happen. He's guaranteed to make money at three hundredK with a hooker playing sixty plus minutes. And Yeah, I think he's goingto be one of the better cash cours early on. Not sure howgood he's scoring will be in the long run or if it'll be good enoughto start him early, but definitely going to make you a lot of money. And my third one for the Tigers. This is a little bit risky.are a little little bit less confident about this one, but Jimmy theJet Roberts. He is three hundred thirty six K on NRL fantasy. AsI mentioned, there's a bit of risk involved, but once again it's notthe most expensive. He scored forty five in the trial game. He's goingto be starting at center. He's average forty in the past overseason, soin the forty sorry. So if he can get back to that level hecould be one of the bargains of the season at three hundred and thirty sixK. But then again it has been a while since he's hit those peaks. So we'll just have to keep an eye on Jimmy the jet now forthe next time I've got the warriors. I've got a few plays here.Actually I've mainly done three for most teams. But if you have done less,if you have done more. Starting With Bailey Syran, and this isa bit of an unknown quantity this guy, but I'm unsure of how many minuteshe is going to be getting. But he's starting in the back row. He's priced at four hundred and forty K at. I'm going to betalking. I might refer to some prices in terms of an average. Soeach average points is associated with a price point. So if I say he'spriced at an average of thirty three, that's what I mean. So He'spriced at thirty three and when he started in the back row, at histime at souths, he averaged forty five. So that looks like there's going tobe money to be had there. But there is a bit of arisk associated and he's not too cheap at four hundred and forty K so that'sgoing to be interesting, maybe one to just keep an eye on in theearly rounds to see how much, how much he plays. But yes,I like him. I also like weight eagan, the Hooker for the warriors. Depend once again this depends on minutes for him. He's going to bestarting at the hooker position. He is priced at thirty three, similar tobailes SYR in at four hundred and forty K, and he averaged forty onepoint two when starting at Hooker last year. They do have jazz Ta Vanga onthe bench, but he is now more of a forward than a hooker. But yeah, bit of risk associated with this one. I'd probably steerclear of him. There's better options at the hooking position, but I thinkhe's one who could make you money if you wanted to take a risk thenI've also looked at Chanel Harris, Ta Vita. He priced at thirty fiveor four hundred and seventy K. Last year he average forty three point sixstarting at halfback. So there's not much...

...to suggest why he'd be worse thanlast year in terms of fantasy. There's I guess there's a bit to suggestwhy you could be better, just being a young player and all. Andthey're likely going to be a better team this year. Well, actually,I don't know. I pretty got them to come lower than they did lastyear, so I'm not sure about that. But you'd expect a bit, littlebit of coming out of him. Not too sure if he's going tobe performing at a level where you can start him, but we'll have tosee about that. For newa Blake, this is a big risk as heis pretty expensive at six hundred fifty K, but I think he's slightly under pricedthere. Last year you didn't get a full run of games. Hestarted on the bench and a few games and stuff like that. So Ithink he might see more minutes more frequently for the warriors and that could leadto him having some upside. I also think to her Harris could be arisky proposition as well. He's eight hundred K, so not much too notmuch room to move in terms of pricing. But he's priced at sixty and inhe's been named it lock and and he's three matches at lock. Lastyear he averaged seventy, so he could be one of the best back rowoptions in the game. Now moving on to the Sydney Roosters, the bigone here. They don't have too many propositions. Most of the good teamsare less fancy relevant and some of the teams who are on the up,like the Tigers, they've got lucky lamb. He'll be starting at five eight withLuke Curry at halfback. He is priced at thirty three, which isfour hundred and forty six K. He will be starting at the five eighthposition. He averages fifty two point three when he's played over sixty minutes inthe past. It's only a small sample space. I think he's only doneit three times, but he also scored forty in the trial. So ifthose three matches where he's played sixty minutes or more in the past has anythingto go by, he should be a lock in your teams. But atfour hundred and forty six K it's pretty expensive to have on your bench andI'm not sure if he'll be good enough to start. So we'll after it'sa risky option, but he's definitely an interesting one for nurl fantasy super coachthis year. STILLY Tuperneura. He's priced at thirty six. He averages fortythree point four when he starts in the back row, which he will bedoing this year, so that's exciting. I think he's a really good playerin real life and I expect him to come on leaps and bounce his lastyear you had a good year, but I think he is progress done toit a little bit after exciting, very exciting signs the year before. Isactually you is another one benefiting from cordoner's injury and orbison's retirements. He ispriced at thirty eight. He averages forty five point two when he starts atlock. So that's just another one who's probably be slightly underpriced. And thenmy final one for the roosters is jake friend. Not sure if he's goingto be playing eighty minutes. Carry Adam Curen is on the bench, buthe is more of a half at by nature and he can also play bitoutside back. So you might just be...

...there for that. But if,if jake friend plays eighty minutes, I think he's an interesting prospect. Heaverages fifty six when he plays, played eighty minutes last year and he's pricedat forty six. So that's a pretty big deafice surplus there in terms ofhis average versus his price. However, if he does play fifty sixty minutes, and I think his relevance, loot leaves and also Sam Veril's is predictedto come back and round two or three, so that probably means Jake friend isa bit of a steer, clear, but he could also be an interestingoption for the early rounds. Next up we have the St George LauraDragons starting off. I think this one's a bit of a pod. I'mnot sure how many people have him, but I'm definitely interested in him.Terrell will, we may own who I have this guy in NRL fantasy.I reckon in two thousand and eighteen, maybe when he was a bench playerat the draft at the Rabbit O's. He's priced at twenty five, startingat lock, which is an interesting one. In the past is played back rowof center. When playing over fifty minutes last year he averaged thirty sevenpoint six, and I repeat that he's price to twenty five. So thatto me looks like some pretty nice value. And that's the level of price wherehe can just sit on your bench. That was Bratt back row usually lastyear, and I also think back rows are a little bit less pointprone. Yes, he might play less minutes if he's going to be playingin the middle instead of the back row, but he's going to have higher basestarts, like tackles and stuff, because he's more in the action inthe middle. So I think for we may own a not sure if he'sbeen talked about in fantasy circles, but I think he's a very interesting option. Another one for the dragons is Andrew McCulloch. He's pretty pricey, soit's a risk, but at seven hundred and twenty K, or fifty fourin terms of pricing. He when he started at hooker last year and playedover seventy minutes, he averaged sixty five point six, which is more thaneleven higher than what he should be then what his price is suggesting he willbe at. No one on the bench seems capable of playing hooker. They'vegot braid and Billy Army, who is a center wing and I think mighthave played a bit of back round the pass. So unless there's a hugereshuffle like Jack Bird goes into the halves, been hunt goes hooker. But Ican't see them doing that. So I think he'll be playing eighty minutesfrom the yet go get from the offset and I think that makes them apretty intriguing option. And drew McCulloch. Another one is cody Ramsey. Hescored thirty eight in the trial and he played three matches last year. Andthe wing position. He had it to thirty two point three. He's slightlyunderpriced at an average twenty six or three hundred and forty two k. Sohe's probably not going to be a massive money maker but could be a nicelittle cash cow for the first two rounds. Jack Bird is a pretty big risk. Is Cheap at three hundred and seventy K we or an average oftwenty eight according to price. Starting at center he averages thirty five point two, which is where he will be playing, and in two thousand and nineteen heaverage forty three six starting at center. So if you think he's going tobe back to two thousand and nineteen...

...form, get him in your team. If you think he's going to be nowhere near that level, then maybethat's too big of a risk for your NRL fantasy teams. Next up wehave the SAUCITY rabbitos. For me, I'm most excited by Latrelle Mitchell.A started last year very slow with a ten and a fourteen. This iswhen he was just getting back into the full back position. People said he'snever played fullback before, but he actually played it when he was growing up. So, however, he hadn't played it for a while and it tookhim a little while getting used to so he had a slow patch there andhe also had a slow patch just before his injury, but either sided thosehe was on hot form. He only average thirty six point eight because ofthose small scores, but if you take them out he actually averaged around forty, mid forty s. So I reckon he'll be better this year. Ithink he will have improved. He looks fitter as well and he's priced atfour hundred and Ninety Three K, which is pretty cheap for what I wouldconsider a premium fullback for one of the best teams in the competition. SoI think Latrelle's a good option. Jacob host he is is. This isnot really been talked about too much, but he they picked him up fromthe dragons and he's actually going to be starting in the back row, whichI did not think he would be doing. He's priced at three hundred and fiftyfour k. He got forty three in the trial game and he averagesthirty four when over forty minutes and he average when he plays over forty minutesand he averages thirty nine when he plays over fifty minutes. So they areboth a lot better than what he's pricing suggests at at the level of threehundred fifty four K, you should be averaging around twenty seven. So ifhe plays above forty fifty minutes, then all of a sudden he could bea pretty nice cash cow for you on your bench. Other guys from theRabbitos are interest to me is Mark Nichols and key on Coloma toungey. Bothhave been named on the bench, so there's risk associated. I kind oflike to steer clear of bench players, but for these two are'd make anexception. Perhaps Mark Nichols is priced at four hundred and thirty K. keyon Coloma tonguey is price to three hundred and eighty K. Nichols got fiftyin the trial, so that's pretty exciting. He could see more minutes as well. This year they seem to have less people in the front row forwardrotation and when Nichols plays so coold Colomba tonguey actually, and when Nichols playsover forty minutes he averages forty one point three, and when Colomba tonguey playsover forty minutes he averages thirty eight point two, which is well above whattheir pricing suggests. So if you think they're going to see a bit ofquite a lot of game time off the bench, they could be interesting pickupsfor you. They are at that awkward price range where you don't know whetherto start them and they're probably too expensive to bench, so they're riskier options, but I think they're also people who could generate you a little bit ofcash in the early rounds. My next team is the penrith panthers. PaulMo Morowsky is the first guy will be...

...looking at. His price to twentyseven and he average thirty six last year when starting at center, so that'sa pretty clear difference, and in their trial match last week he got thirtyseven as well. I don't think he won't be kicking goals which will hurthis score, but he wasn't kding goals last year either. But yeah,he looks like a pretty exciting player. I've bways like Paul Momrosky from histime at the Tigers. I thought he was a pretty good player for us. Moses Leoder is another one I'll be looking at. I think last yearhe was very impressive off the bench and he was quite a good fantasy scorerfor a bench player. He's priced at thirty four. However, when hestarted a prop here, average forty four. So that's pretty exciting. As hehas been picked in that number eight jersey, replacing James Tamo. Healso scored forty one in the trial and for most of the trial starts theyactually played less minutes than they would normally, so keep that in mind. Andmy final guy for the penrith panthers is Kurt Capewell. He's priced atthirty eight. He was an absolute fantasy beast in two thousand and nineteen forthe Sharky's, went to Penrith, got injured struggle to get into the teamthat was performing so well. However, in his I think he's only played, but the only played four matches last year in the regular season, startingback row for the panthers, but including origin and also his finals appearance forthem. There he average fifty five point four. So that's suggesting that KurtKape or could be one of the biggest bargains of the NRL fantasy season,starting at back row. Now on to the paramatter eels. I can't lie. It sounds like on my laptops about to blow up from the sun exposure, but we'll take it on anyway. I'm interested that they don't have toomany interesting players. If I'm going to be honest, they've got pretty similarteam and they all perform pretty well last year, so there's not too muchroom to move for most of them. But Blake Ferguson's an interesting risk atthe wing fullback position. He is priced at twenty nine, which is threehundred and ninety k. In two thousand and nineteeny average thirty four. Intwo thousand and eighteen he average forty three. So if you think he's going togo back to his two thousand and eighteen form, then he's a goodoption. If you think last year was a true reflection of where he's outright now and his career'stier clear. And another one is Tom oper check.Pretty big risk, but at only three hundred K he could provide some upside. He's starting in the centers, replacing Michael Jennings, who obviously got donefor drug cheating. He scored forty five in the trial, which was prettyexciting for him. So that's probably the only people worth mentioning. For thePARAMATTA EELS UN obviously you're going to pick some of them as your Primos,but I'm not going to talk about that. Next up we've got the north QueenslandCowboys that I'm looking at. Francis mollow opening the batting in the proposition. Sure, wid I just said open a badding. He's starting in theproposition at four hundred and ninety two K, or a pricing of thirty seven.He average forty four point five when...

...he started a prop and played overforty minutes last year, so he could be an interesting option. Michael Morgan'sanother one, similar to Fergo. Actually not similar to Fogo. It's alot more concrete. With Michael Morgan, he had a pretty bad light yearlast year. Ever, run knows, everyone was talking about it. Sohe is priced at five hundred and Sixteen K, or an average of thirtynine this year. However, last year, when he played over fifty minutes,he actually average fifty two point four. So he's extremely discounted because he playedless than ten games, which leads to you have a discounted price.But he also had a few matches where he played only limited minutes and thatreally plummeted his average down. So he's an interesting option. He will beplaying in the five eighth position with Clifford at halfback. HAMMERSO Tabu I fitout is also an interesting one. Pretty big risk because he's never played center, which is where he's been named to play on the weekend. However,at three hundred and fifty six K, price to twenty seven and most startingcenters would get that and with his ex factor he might get more attacking statsthan the average center. So he could be an interesting risk if you're willingto take that risky approach to nfral and rl fantasy season. Next up wehave the Newcastle Nights. I'm going to be looking at Tex Hoy. Heis three hundred and fourteen k. he's been named in full back before KlenPong returns, which people are saying is going to be in about two monthstime, so he's got a fair crack at it and in NRL fantasy it'spretty short term game in terms of the way that we look at price risesand stuff like that, so you don't have to worry too much about hisjob security. In the two games he started at fullback last year he averagedfifty one point five and a three hundred fourteen k. That is an averageof just over twenty. It's about an average of twenty three, twenty four, so he looks like an absolute bargain. There's quite a few, though,in the fullback position, like Dan Larry, so it's going to beinteresting to see who people pick. Jane and Brayley is another one for thenight's four hundred k. only played two matches last year where he averaged fortyone. He's pricing suggest he should average about thirty one. So here's anobvious cash cow. It's just whether you want to pick him, because atthat price you might have to start him and yeah, it's just about there, or whether you want to do that or not, or go for someonea bit cheaper, like a Jacob little. So he isn't obvious option. Andthen another guy I'm very interested in is Connor Watson. At three hundredand twenty three K. he's been picked a start in that the lock position. They are four forwards on the bench, which is a little bit worrying interms of substitutions. However, when Connor Watson plays over thirty minutes,he averages forty plus on fantasy and, as I mentioned, with Texhoid,three hundred and twenty three k suggest you should be averaging around twenty five andhe averages forty plus when he plays only...

...thirty minutes or more. So imagineif he gets like sixty, seventy minutes. So Connor Watson, of my opinionspretty much I must have. I think he could be an absolute starthis year. Moving on to the Melbourne storm. Similar to the paramount eels, not too many guys to go for here. I'm looking at Brandon Smithand the past when he's played over sixty minutes or more or he started athooker. He's average fifty four point eight. He is priced at six hundred andK, which, if I can find a similar pricing, I cantell you what that means. Is Average is four hundred thirty seven K's thirtythree thats. so He's around forty eight. is around what he's pricing suggests heshould be averaging, or just a little bit less actually. So he'sgot a room to move there for sure. He's also a jewel position player asa middle Ford and a hooker. I'm not too sure about everyone's pausesuitioning here, but I thought I'd mention that for the cheese. And thentwo guys huge risk but could pay off, as it is the storm and theyteam seem to get the best out of almost everyone they get remus Smithand George Jennings. As I mentioned, there's not much starts suggesting this isa good pick, but starting as that on the right edge is center andwing for the storm respectively. Ramos Smith is three hundred K. George Jenningsis three hundred and Sixty K, so I think George Jennings is probably notcheap enough to take the gamble on, but Remus Smith certainly has upsided.Three Hundred K and a storm center. You'd back them into average pretty wellwith the amount of points they will be scoring. is also a dual positionplayer. Next up we have the manly see eagles. Starting off. I'vegot another very interesting player with WHO I'm not sure if he's been talked about, but Jack Ashefsky. I think I'm pretty impressed with Jack Asschefsky when Iwatch them play. Plays very aggressively but very well. In his three gameswhere he started in the back row last year, where he has been namedto start this week, he average thirty six and he's been priced at twohundred and eighty eight K, or an equivalent of an average of twenty one. So if he's going to be playing solid minutes starting in the back row, it's going to be pretty hard for him not to make a lot ofcash early. He only scored twenty four in the trial, but I'm surethat was very limited minutes as well. Our lockland Croaker big risk as he'snever played hooker in the NRL. Start Anyway. He's come off the benchand done a bit, but it's always hard to measure those starts because it'sjust like interchange. So I'm not really sure where they came on. Sohe could play up to eighty minutes. They don't really have a designated Hookerreplacement on the bench. They've got an outside back who could, I guess, come on at full back. Dylan Walker could move to Hook or somethinglike that. Sorry if the lightning is just going to bit weird. Ijust had to make a change. My laptop was about to explode. Soyeah, locklan CROCO is an interesting option as a starting cooker. That cheekdoesn't really matter. If he is just...

...okay, he'll make some money foryou. Another guy's Dylan Walker mentioned him before in terms of whether he mightgo change into the hook roll later on in the matches, but who knows? He's been picked starting at fullback. People are saying this is just ades Hoslot ploy and that he actually won't play at fullback. We are yetto know, as it is only Wednesday when I'm recording this. However,he is priced at an average of twenty four, or the price of threehundred and Seventeen K, which by all means for a starting fullbacks, barelycheap. He's only played two games at fullback in his career, which weretwenty fifteen and two thousand and sixteen. He average sixteen point five in those, but in every other like his total average in his whole career, playingevery single position, he average thirty five. So if you can average anywhere nearthat, he's going to make a lot of money for us. Ournext up we have the gold coast items most excited for. Jared Wallace here, price to thirty three or four hundred and thirty K. He has beenpicked to start at prop and when he played their last year he averaged overforty. He's also scored fifty seven in the trial so I think it wasinjured last year, potentially, or might have been. Might be thinking oftwo thousand and nineteen outher they but yeah, he's likely to increase in price andalso just be a pretty good performer for us. Next up we haveTina for Silmalawy. He is one of the most picked players in in ouror fantasy and I have to say I'm actually not that big on him.However, I do see that a little bit of the appeal. I'm onlyinterested if he plays sixty plus minutes. He's been listed a lock. However, they do have some good forwards on the bench, but they're more likelyto go into the prop position. So if he plays the hot nearly thewhole game, then he becomes a pretty interesting option. Average similar to hisprice in when starting at lock last year, so that's not that exciting. However, he was only playing forty two fifty five Matt minutes in those games. He scored fifty plus in the trial. Not sure how long he played forbecause they don't really announce those stats. So yeah, for him it's justa massive thing of whether he's plays a lot of time or not.So it's up to you whether you want to risk him into around one.Mitch Rain Is my third option for the titans. Depends on how many minuteshe gets. Once again, as it does for a lot of these guys, Aaron Clark is lurking on the bench. However, Mitch Rain Is Pretty Cheap. He's priced at forty four and for a starting Hook it that's notbad. Last year he averaged fifty two when he started and played sixty plusminutes at hook us. So even if he doesn't play the full and eightyin play, sixty two, sixty five, he will be able to make usesome quite a bit of cash. But there are probably better hooking optionsout there. Next up I've got CRONOLLA Maddie Moylan, big risk, obviously, in huge injury history. Have a very skillful player. He is startingat five eight and he is priced at twenty three or three hundred and tenk. He averaged only twenty seven points three last year at five eighth,but when he was back to his be best in two thousand and eighteen,he average thirty four in the position.

So similar to like a Blake Ferguson, it's just really if you think he's going to bounce back and hit peakform or whether he's just going to be the Maddie Morland of last year.Braden Hemlen U Elli not very popular player in fantasy this year because people probablythink you just reached his peak. However, I think he's got more to go. Very dependent on minutes here, but starting at prop this week heis priced at thirty seven. However, when he plays it over forty minutes, he averages forty three point seven, and when he plays over fifty minuteshe averages forty six point eight. So if he is going to be playingfifty plus minutes, which is probably what you'd expect from a starter, allof a sudden he becomes a pretty good option and could be a bit ofa premium middle forward for you. Billy mcgoulias or is also a bit ofan x factor player. He's coming off the bench. Scored Forty Plu usin their trial match. At Two hundred and seventy eight K he could bean interesting option, but probably going to steer clear of him because he inthe past has been picked on the interchange and only played five or so minutes. So it's going to be hard to make coin if you're only playing fora few minutes, but we'll have to see his role in round one,I reckon. Then we move on to the camera raiders. Last three teamshere. Josh Hodgson is an interesting one. He's fairly underpriced at five hundred tok. He averaged s in the three years prior to last. Hemight be passed his best, I guess you could say. However, Ithink he's one of the best. What he is one of the best inURL fantasy hookers. Not Quite at the level of someone like a Damian Cookor or a tackling beast like Camraon mckinnis. However, he's basically a premium halfbackin what he delivers to you for fantasy, with tackles. So it'spretty underpriced at five hundred K. Joseph Tarpan he is another one I'm interestedin. He's pretty risky. It six hundred fifty three K. However,that means he should average forty eight point seven. However, when he startedat lock last year he actually average fifty nine point four, including in theincredible streak at the back end of last year where he was pumped out greatfantasy scores. So he could be someone who, even at the minimum couldproduce a solid premium level for you, but then kick on to be whatmakes your team a really top team in an ARL fantasy. Bailey Simonson isalso another popular option from the raiders. He's a two hundred forty K.didn't play much at, if at all, last year, but I thought hewas really impressive in two thousand and nineteen. Mainly plays on the wing. Can Play fullback in center, but he's been picked on the wing.He average nearly thirty and two thousand and nineteen. So for a near minimumprice player to average early thirty, that's guaranteed coin. And yes, he'sprobably going to be on most people's benches. Moving on to the cannery banks,down bulldogs. Off for Hickey Ogden. They've got actually a lot of playersI'm interested in. Off hicty. Off for Hikey Ogden is starting atprop not sure how many minutes he'll get, but when he plays over forty heaverages around thirty and he is priced at twenty one or at two hundredeighty k. So he'll be making money...

...if he plays over forty minutes,which you think at half a starting player would. However, they do havethe likes of Dylan upper on the bench. I'm not sure what tactic they're goingfor there, and I know Luke Thompson is also coming back from suspensionin four months, four weeks time. However, as I mentioned before,NRL fantasies a fairly short term game. Adam Elliott's also an interesting option.He is priced at forty four as he played less than ten games last year, which is the equivalent of five hundred and ninety six K. When heplayed longer than forty minutes in the two thousand and twenty season, he averagefifty two point nine. He's been picked as a starting back row off forthe bulldogs. Once again, I mentioned I'm not sure how Thompson's return willaffect the team when he returns from his suspend. Mentioned that he got ininternational football last year. However, Adam Ellie it looks like a pretty goodpick. This shit. Jack Heatherington's another one. Price to twenty four,but when he starts at proper averages thirty three point seven. He was reallyimpressive last year and he's loan spelled with the warriors. He can play prettylong minutes at times. I think last year almost saw a game out startingat proper and another one he saw about seventy minutes. So if he doesplay those kind of minutes, he's going to be one of the best pickupsof the season, I think. However, if he is limited to forty orfifty, still might make you a bit of Coim but might you know, be only good for two or three weeks. And the bulldogs most popularpick is Jake Avarillo, priced at twenty three or three hundred k. he'sbeen picked at the five eighth position to partner CAL Flanagan. He averaged thirtyseven last year and his couple games at five eights. So yeah, what'sreally not like? What's not to like about that pick? So he'll bein most people's teams. And finally, the Brisbane Broncos, probably the mostfantasy relevant team in the competition. They have so many interesting players. Ithink not too many certified premiums, but quite a lot of interesting guys.Tesse knews, probably one of the biggest names in terms of fantasy this year, scored thirty five in the trial. He has been picked to start outthe center, which we've never seen him play in the NFL. However,he is priced at a dirt cheap. Two hundred and Sixty K, whichis an average of twenty. He's average starting is thirty point five, butthat was from fullback, so you can argue they get give an easy meetis there. It's a pretty risky one, but just because he's so cheap,I think it's worth taking that risk because I think he would definitely makeyou money. Jordan Ricky is another one. Ever, I think he's one ofthe most he might actually be the most popular player in NRL fantasy.This year he is priced at twenty six. Scored thirty four in the trial scoredfifty in his only start last year. It's a risk in terms of wedon't haven't seen too much of him, but at that low price, startingin the back row, he's almost guaranteed to make you money. MattLodge is also an interesting one. This year price to three hundred ninety K, or an average of twenty nine.

He's starting in the front row position. Last year he average thirty nine starting at prop, so automatically that's apretty big improvement. But more importantly, in two thousand and nineteen he averagedfifty starting in prop. So if he goes back to that form, hecould be one of the best pickups in fantasy this year. He also scoredforty in the trial, so he's one that I don't think too many peopleare talking about but will be a good pick. Germaina SACHO. He's pricedat thirty or three hundred nine k. He average thirty eight when he startedat fullback last year. He also scored thirty eight in the trial, sohe looks like a money making option. Anthony Milford and Alex Glen. I'mnot going to go into too much about them, but they had off hislast year in two thousand and nineteen. They average a lot higher. Soif you think they're going to bounce back, or the broncos as a whole,they could be options to look at as kind of discount premiums. JakeTurp and, I think, is someone who could go from that good nurlfantasy level to premium. He's priced at forty or five hundred thirty three K. However, he averaged forty eight point two when he played more than fiftyminutes at a hooker last year and he scored sixty one in the trial match. I think he's a very good option this year and fantasy just at timeshe takes over the game like a Josh Hodgson or Cameron Smith Does, becauseobviously their halves aren't as prominent. So I think he's a very good option. And finally, to Vita Panguy JR, starting in the prop position this year. He averaged seventy in his few outings out prop last year and he'spriced at fifty four, so he could be someone who you would be willingto take a gamble on. So that's actually all the players I've got here. I've gone through all sixteen teams and giving you a few plays each.I'm going to be excited to pick my final lineup going into tomorrow night's kickoffgame. That is the storm most the rabbit, as I will be therein attendance with my family. Very excited for it and, yeah, lookingforward to more nurl content. Just thought I'd check this one up as Iwas doing my research myself, so I thought I'd make an episode out ofit. Thanks for the recent support on the PODCAST and I'll see you nexttime. Cheers,.

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