Round 10 gets underway tonight with the short price favourites, the Storm, hosting the Tigers. The Storm have been a little bit “out of form” by their standards lately but they managed to turn that around last week with a convincing win over the Eels. The Tigers also bounced back with a strong performance against the struggling Panthers last week. I will be running through some of my favourite plays in tonight’s game.
Cameron Smith ($8,700) is my preferred option at hooker today. The Storm are expected to win this game by 12.5 points and therefore, smith will get plenty of opportunities to set up tries and kick goals. Farrah started the year well but now that Liddle has made his way into the Tigers 17, Farrah will be sharing the dummy half duties and not playing 80 minutes anymore.
Ryan Matterson ($7,700) has continued to build on his impressive start to the season. Matterson is still playing 80 minutes per game and managed an impressive 38 tackles last round. Rostering Matterson is a great way to gain some exposure to the tigers attack without having to roster a player who relies on tries for big scores. Kenny Bromwich ($7,600) and Dale Finucane ($7,300) are both posting solid, constant fantasy scorers so far this year. Bromwich is yet to have a game in which he doesn’t make atlas 30 tackles while Finucane has played over 60 minutes in each of his last 3 games and averaged over 35 points per game in this period. If I had to pick one of these players to roster, I would favour Bromwich due to the fact he is more likely to score a try or bust the line but both are great options if you can fit them in. Chris McQueen ($4,800) is still far too cheap and a great option today. There are a lot of expensive players worth playing tonight so McQueen is a great way to save some salary cap to spend elsewhere. McQueen has averaged a handy 24.6 fantasy points over his first 3 games this year and his scores have improved with each game so far.
Cameron Munster ($8,700) is one of the inform players in the Comp and had a sensational game last round. I think that he is an excellent option today but will also be highly owned as a result. Brodie Croft ($5,500) is flying under the radar this year but can produce a solid score on his day. It is worth noting that Croft has a low floor so he is a risky option but he is a good contrarian option tonight given the Storm are expected to win well. If the tigers manage to upset the Storm or stay in the contest, it will most likely be off the back of a solid performance by Luke Brooks ($7,600).
Ryan Papenhuyzen ($3,900) has forced his way into the starting side for the storm after 2 sensational performances in the last fortnight. At this price Papenhuyzen is the first back I’m locking into my teams as he doesn’t need to do much to pay off his small salary and has huge upside (as displayed last week). Josh Addo-Carr ($7,700) faces his old team tonight and enters the match in great form. Carr has 6 tries in his last 5 matches and has been producing great fantasy scores as a result. Marion Seve ($4,000) is another cheapie worth considering. In games that he has started this year, Seve has averaged over 20 fantasy points.