Round ten kicks off with the Penrith Panthers at home to the West Tigers. The Panthers have a host of injuries but I think they can get the job done in a high scoring contest.
The two starting candidates in this match are Elijah Taylor ($6,400) and Sione Katoa ($3,600). Taylor in coming from a poor performance while Katoa’s price is too juicy to ignore. I’m running with Katoa this week.
I think it’ll be beneficial to use a high portion of your cap on four decent forwards. Reagan Campbell-Gillard ($6,500) is producing a solid base output for his price while James Fisher-Harris ($6,200) is in a similar boat. Russell Packer ($5,700) is a respectable choice at his price. He’s the only candidate below $6,000 that could be considered as a safety choice. Ben Matulino ($6,900) and Matthew Eisenhuth ($7,200) are the two players that’ll likely contribute the most to your forwards.
Nathan Cleary ($8,700) has returned to the halves but may be too expensive to take the risk on his first match back from injury. James Maloney ($8,200) has been scoring well lately but may return to his poor form from the earlier rounds. I’m going eliminate a significant disaster and run with Benji Marshall ($4,300) as my half. He’s the cheapest of the starting candidates but could provide the better value.
Corey Harawira-Naera ($5,500) has been named in the second row and should be considered as a safety pick. Corey Thompson ($6,400) is very appealing due to recent form while Dallin Watene-Zelezniak ($5,600) has been performing well since his positional change to fullback. Dean Whare ($4,300) and Christian Crichton ($3,500) are the cheapest options available but have been in poor form in recent weeks. They’ll just need an attacking stat to justify their price tag.