If the previous weeks’ games are any indication then we should expect plenty of points during the three Saturday games. First up is the Raiders Vs Warriors clash which should be nothing less than a try scoring fiesta. The Rabbitohs V Sea Eagles game will follow where we’ll see how Manly back up after piling over fifty points against last week’s opponent. The final game will be the Eels V Sharks which is expected to be the lowest scoring contest of the three. I’m tipping the Warriors, Sea Eagles and Eels in what should be a great day of footy. NRL DFS Tips:

HOOKER

Interestingly there are a handful of cheap hookers available that could potentially bring value to your side; although my eyes have gone straight to Damien Cook ($6,800). He’s producing impressive tackle numbers and seems to be showing regular involvement in attacking plays. Api Koroisau ($8,000) and Issac Luke ($6,300) are also showing signs of consistency but they’re simply not matching the appeal of the Rabbitohs’ hooker. If you’re looking to save your cap in this position you could always take a punt Siliva Havili ($4,000) or Cameron King ($5,200) but their output in recent times has been disappointing.

FORWARDS

Paul Gallen ($10,400) is the first candidate to ignore. He was originally ruled out but has now been named as a late inclusion; this has ‘minimal involvement’ written all over it. I will however be choosing his forwards partner Andrew Fifita ($8,800) who I’m predicting will feel the pressure of Gallen’s lack of match fitness.

When looking at the value picks, Ligi Sao ($3,500) remains at bottom dollar and should once again provide value to our teams, while Addin Fonua-Blake ($4,400) is coming off a huge game against the Eels and should be considered again this week. At the other end of the scale, Jake Trbojevic ($9.700) is showing no signs of slowing down and I’d recommend ignoring his price and trying to squeeze him into your sides. I’ve been really impressed with Angus Crichton ($9,700) too and I think this will be the week he’ll manage to cross the line when playing against the Sea Eagles.

Surprisingly there aren’t many mid-rangers that are catching my eye although Cameron Murray ($6,000) would be the only exception. He started the season from the bench but scored well last week when named in the run on side.

HALF

If last week is a good indication then you can’t go past the bottom dollar cheapie in Adam Doueihi ($3,500). He produced the best value of all the halves except for Daly Cherry-Evans ($7,900) who was the beneficiary of fifty point annihilation. Shaun Johnson ($9,100) has been exceptional so far this season but unfortunately his price is reflecting that. You could always take a punt on Mitchell Moses ($6,600) who’s been terrible this season but can easily produce a huge output if he returns to the form he showed in the first half of round one.

OUTSIDE BACKS

We’re spoilt for choice this week when it comes to proven performers playing a weak opponent. Tom Trbojevic ($11,000) comes with a monster price tag although his scoring potential against the Rabbitohs will be massive. I might pass on Turbo due to that price but Jordan Rapana ($9,000) is the other high priced outside back that needs to be considered. The Warriors may have won two from two their defence has been disappointing. Rapana also produces a respectable base output so he won’t be a complete disaster if he doesn’t manage to cross the line. Other the other side of the field, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck ($8,700) been outstanding this season and produced also produced a monster output against the Titans last week. The Raiders V Warriors game should be a high scoring one so keep Rapana and Tuivasa-Sheck in mind when choosing your outside backs.

Looking at the cheapies and Jesse Ramien ($3,500) has been named on the wing and scored a huge output in his one appearance last season. I’ll be choosing him as my value pick as I’m sure he’ll be seeing plenty of ball. The only other cheapie I’d be willing to consider is Brad Parker ($4,300), purely due his price and opponent.

 

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