Its game day! We are in for three Super Saturday thrillers, Titans take on the Knights live from Cbus Super Stadium followed by Bulldogs vs Raiders and the Tigers going into battle versus the Sharks! Here are my NRL fantasy tips to get you started!
Titans v Knights
The Titans have beaten a couple of top tier sides in recent weeks so I’ll be tipping the boys from the Gold Coast in a high scoring match.
Nathan Peats ($7,100) produces a great base output and it wouldn’t surprise me if he jagged a couple of attacking stats. Lock him in.
Luke Yates ($3,900) and Sam Stone ($3,800) have both made the starting side and should provide great value for our teams. It’ll allow us to spend big on other positions too. Ryan Simpkins ($3,800) is another value option who scored very well for his price last week while Jarrod Wallace ($7,200) is hard to look past considering his current form.
Ashley Taylor ($6,400) will be my halves choice this week. I can see the Titans scoring very well in this match so their goal kicker will be very beneficial.
Jarryd Hayne ($9,000) returned from injury last weekend and seemed to benefit from the short rest. He may be expensive but he’ll be easy to fit into our sides with the money saved in the forwards. Tyronne Davis ($3,500) comes with a bottom dollar price tag and won’t need much to provide value for your team. We have to consider Anthony Don ($4,800) and Konrad Hurrell ($6,400) who are both popular attacking choices for the Titans.
Bulldogs v Raiders
I’m predicting a low scoring affair between these two teams, but the Raiders should be too good for the Doggies this weekend.
Josh Hodgson ($7,100) is the clear choice from the hookers available. Michael Lichaa ($6,600) hasn’t been scoring well recently so it’s hard to take a gamble on the Bulldogs’ hooker.
Josh Papalii ($9,400) hasn’t slowed down since the season started so he’ll be my first choice in the forwards. Junior Paulo ($7,100) has been very consistent and it won’t surprise me if he cracks the Bulldogs defence on Saturday. I might look at one of the cheaper options in Shannon Boyd ($4,900) who is consistent with his base output and will save me a little cap.
The half options aren’t the greatest but I might take the risk on Josh Reynolds ($6,300). He’s been playing well in recent weeks and has been scoring better than the other options on offer.
Marcelo Montoya ($4,200) is one of the cheaper options in the outside backs and is scoring well above his worth. Some of the mid-range options have been inconsistent lately so I won’t mind forking out the big bucks on Joseph Leilua ($9,300) and Jarrod Croker ($8,900).
Tigers v Sharks
This should be a closer match-up than most people think but I’m predicting the Sharks to win this match.
Matt McIlwrick ($5,200) and Jayden Brailey ($4,900) are the two hooker choices for this match. I can’t look past Brailey who is the only 80 minute option.
Matt Prior ($6,200) and Luke Lewis ($6,400) are two mid-range options that’ll keep the points ticking over. I’ll be considering both my team. I always hesitate when spending over $10k on a player but Paul Gallen ($10,600) has been very impressive and produces a massive number of base points. I may also consider Ava Seumanufagai ($5,500). He doesn’t produce high numbers but definitely enough to justify his mid-range price.
Luke Brooks ($5,200) looked great after his return from injury last weekend and will be my choice in the halves.
The two expensive options in James Tedesco ($9,800) and David Nofoaluma ($9,500) have consistently been scoring well so one of these guys will make my outside backs. I’m going to ignore the cheap choices from the Tigers and lean towards Sosaia Feki ($5,600). He is a little risky but hopefully he doesn’t disappoint.