There isn’t honestly too many appealing options this week at hooker. Jake Friend ($8,700) is once again a lock in for me despite rising in price this week, although the likes of Josh Hodgson ($7,800) and James Segeyaro ($8,600) both present cheaper options and a POD option respectively. Given they face each other in what should be a high scoring game, you can back whoever you think is more likely to cause a blowout; can lightning strike twice for the Raiders?
One of the standouts of this year Jake Turbo ($7,200) has likewise risen in price but for some reason only by $200 leaving him highly undervalued and an absolute must despite the fact he bagged a late try this week. Trent Merrin ($8,600) is an absolute machine and will be tough to leave out this week. Someone making their return to my side this week will be Elliot Whitehead ($7,900) who seems to be getting more ball and is born for the attacking stats needed for Moneyball. Rounding out the forward pack will be Dylan Napa ($7,400) who is one of the only players who seem interested at the Roosters, however be wary of the inclusion of JWH and the impact he could have on Napa’s minutes.
The halves is probably the toughest decision to make this week, with the top scorer being Ryan Matterson ($3,500); so if you feel like rolling the dice then he is looking the goods even off the bench. However for the less risky Jackson Hastings ($5,400) is a constant cheap option but should at least play a full 80mins against the excuse of a team that currently is the Knights.
Although he can’t seem to score too well in actual SC Latrell Mitchell ($5,000) has been knocking up some half-decent Moneyball scores and this is one of the final weeks I would run with him with his price now increasing. Brayden Wiliame ($3,600) didn’t look too impressive but given the price and the chance of bagging a try I can’t say no. Finally last and least Josh Mansour ($7,400) HAS to come good…please! His work rate has been good and surely he is due for some pies. Alternatively Peta Hiku ($6,800) might hold the ball once again and take the gold for himself.
Tips curtesy of Rangdogs (NRLSC Talk)