Round six kicks off with the Canterbury Bulldogs taking on the Sydney Roosters on Thursday night. The Bulldogs are coming off a convincing win against last year’s Grand Finalists the North Queensland Cowboys while the Roosters are looking to notch closer to a top four position. I’m predicting the Chooks to come away with the two points in a high scoring contest.
Jake Friend ($6,900) and Michael Lichaa ($6,000) are the two starting candidates this week. Friend has been scoring well below his average in recent weeks so it’s difficult to ignore the cheaper option in Lichaa.
Mitchell Aubusson ($4,000) has been moved into the centres so he might be worth the risk with his cheap price tag. Zane Tetavano ($4,300) has been moved to the starting side and should score above his worth, while Ryan Matterson ($7,200) continues to produce one of the better outputs in the competition. I think Boyd Cordner ($7,800) will be a nice addition with his high base stats and Dylan Napa ($5,500) is a nice mid-range option with his consistent output.
Kieran Foran ($5,900) looks to have settled in to his new club and is producing a respectable output in recent weeks. I’ll be choosing him as my half this week as Luke Keary ($8,000) will prevent me from buying the outside backs I have my eye on.
None of the cheaper options are jumping out at me this week but luckily I have plenty of cap remaining to get the big hitters. James Tedesco ($9,400) is coming off a solid game last week and he’ll be my first choice. I’m predicting the Roosters to cross the line on numerous occasions so it’s hard to pass up on their goal kicker in Latrell Mitchell ($8,300). Josh Morris ($7,200) is the only Bulldog I find appealing but Blake Ferguson’s ($7,300) scoring potential is much higher and will cost an additional $100.