NRL Super Saturday. As we edge closer to the finals each game holds key value. Today’s epic Super Saturday sees the Dragons vs Titans, Followed by the Storm vs Roosters and to cap it off, the Panthers go head to head vs the Cowboys! NRL fantasy tips:
Dragons V Titans
If history tells us anything it’s that the Dragons will win convincingly in this match. The Titans are showing poor defence in recent times.
Cameron McInnes ($7,100) may be the more expensive option but I’m predicting he’ll jag one or two try assists in this match. He’ll be my hooker.
Max King ($4,400) looks to be the value choice once again this week; he’ll be my first picked forward. Joel Thompson ($7,100) and Tyson Frizell ($7,800) are must haves for me as they provide good base stats while having the chance to break the Titans’ defence. I’ve spent quite a chunk of my cap so far so Joe Greenwood ($6,400) will round out my forward pack.
Call me crazy but I’m going to run with Josh McCrone ($4,300) once again this week. He provided a couple of try assists last week and he won’t cost you much to bring in.
All aboard the Dragons’ outside backs! Even the cheaper candidates could produce a huge score against the Titans. Matthew Dufty ($6,700) is the cheapest of the lot but has been scoring better than most. Josh Dugan ($7,300) also comes with a reasonable price tag so I’ll be adding him to my outside backs. Unfortunately I’ll have to choose one of the cheaper Titans’ players so William Zillman ($4,500) will be my unwanted addition.
Storm V Roosters
This will be the match of the round but it’s hard to tip against the best team in the comp; Melbourne Storm.
I can see this game being a low scoring match so I don’t think Cameron Smith ($10,800) will benefit from goal kicking points. I’ll be choosing the cheaper option in Jake Friend ($7,500) as my hooker. He’s coming back from injury and will be looking to get his hands dirty.
I’m going to choose the two cheaper options in Joe Stimson ($4,100) and Dylan Napa ($5,200) as my first picked. This will allow me to choose the heavy hitters in Dale Finucane ($7,600) and Boyd Cordner ($8,800). If it’s a low scoring match then you’ll want Finucane and Cordner as part of your forwards due to their base output.
I simply refuse to spend too much on my half for this match. Ryley Jacks ($3,500) comes with a bottom dollar price tag and could easily score a similar PPD figure than the others.
I think Billy Slater ($10,100) will have a monster game and will be my first picked outside back. Luckily Mitchell Aubusson ($5,900) and Connor Watson ($6,000) come with reasonable price tags and also produce respectable base stats. They’ll be my final two outside backs and should be considered due to their base output. It’s hard to pick any of the wingers in this match due to their low scoring potential.
Panthers V Cowboys
This will be an interesting as match as both teams have been playing well. I’ll have to tip the Panthers to take the points, which kills me being a Cowboys’ fan.
Peter Wallace ($5,500) and Jake Granville ($6,700) produce a similar output so I’m simply going to lean towards the cheaper option.
I’ll have to ignore Moses Leota ($3,500) this week. He may be the cheapest of the starting candidates but he’s not justifying he’s bottom dollar price tag. The mid-range options seem to be the preferable choices in this match so I’ll start by picking Reagan Campbell-Gillard ($6,500) and Scott Bolton ($6,700). Any of the cheaper choices seem to be a little risky. I can’t see this being a high scoring match so I want to get those heavy base hitters into my side. Jason Taumalolo ($10,000) and Ethan Lowe ($7,900) will be my final choices, although this means I’ll have to save some of my cap in other positions.
Tyrone May ($4,100) emerges as the value pick and will be my half for this game. He actually scored as well as the more expensive choices last week.
Lachlan Coote ($5,000) and Tyrone Peachey ($5,800) are fairly attractive choices due to their mid-range prices. The high priced options are fairly risky this week and could easily fail without attacking stats. Josh Mansour ($6,700) has been a bit poor in recent weeks but at least he provides a respectable level of base stats. He’ll be my final choice in the outside backs.