NRL Fantasy Tips Sunday! We have 2 matches that are expected to be tight games to finish off the round this week. The Bulldogs play the Eels at ANZ before Tigers host the Warriors in the later game. Not only are these games expected to be close but a similar number of points are expected to be scored in both matches making this an interesting slate with plenty of options to consider. It is worth noting that while Bulldogs beating the Eels wouldn’t surprise me, the Eels are probably the team most likely to post a big win out of the teams on show today. My strategy today will be to try and get as much expose to genuine try scorers from all 4 teams.
Robbie Farah ($6,900) is coming off a superb performance last week and is worth considering again. With Little still out injured, Farah will see big minutes yet again and showed that he is capable of getting the attacking stats you need to win a GPP. Reed Mahoney ($4,800) is the other option I like at hooker, he also grabbed a try last week and, like Farah, will play big minutes this week. Mahoney is a solid option at that price and could be stacked with someone such as Lane as he could get a try assist from a dummy half pass to one of his big men close to the line. A combination such as this would allow you to get a halfback from a different team and still have some exposure to Eels playmakers.
Shaun Lane ($8,200) will be a popular play today and for good reason, with no Nathan Brown Lane’s involvement will stay the same as it did last week. He is a great line runner close to the try line and I could see him going over for a try or two of balls from Mahoney or Dylan Brown. Ryan Matterson ($5,500) is cheap again this week despite coming off a solid performance in round 1. Matterson scored 33.9 points without producing any of the attacking stats he is known for, he could be in for a big score this week. The other cheapie worth mentioning is Marata Niukore ($4,800) and Luke Garner ($4,200) who both had solid games in round one and scored try for their clubs.
Adam Keighran ($4,700) and Dylan Brown ($4,100) both looked promising in their debuts last week and are both great options this week if you need to save some money. As already mentioned, Brown could be stacked with the likes of Lane whereas Keighran’s advantage is that he is also the goal kicker for his team. Luke Brooks ($6,500) and Mitchell Moses ($6,200) both posted low fantasy points last week, however, they have the ability to score well above 50 points on their day and can prove the difference in big contests. I personally prefer the cheaper options this week an attack doesn’t often come together early in the season and the cheapie is, therefore, less of a risk however I Moses and Brooks are worth considering.
There are some great premium options at outside back this week. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck ($8,000) Had a blinder last week and will have to feature heavily in the warriors attack now that Johnson has been moved on. Esan Marsters ($7,900) posted 37.8 fantasy points without a try or a try assist last week and is worth considering again. Kerrod Holland ($7,400) managed to get to 23 fantasy points in a game where the Bulldogs offered very little in attack, if you believe the dogs will be more competitive this week, he would be one of the first backs I’d be looking to get into my team. Blake Ferguson ($9,400) will probably be overlooked by some due to his poor round one score, however, he actually played exceptionally well in that game and if he gets a bit more ball this week, could post a big score.