As always, there are 2 games this Sunday to finish off the weekend. The Knights face the Warriors in New Zealand before Parramatta return home to play the Dragons. I will be running through some of my favourite DFS plays over the 2 games.
Reed Mahoney ($6,500) is my favourite play at hooker today. As long as Mahoney continues to get 80 minutes of game time and factor heavily in attack, I will continue to mention him in these articles. If you are looking for an alternative, Danny Levi ($6,200) showed the league what he was capable of last round with one of his best performances to date. Due to Levi’s running game, he has plenty of upside every tie he plays but does not offer the consistency that Mahoney does. The decision between these 2 players comes down to how much risk you want to take.
David Klemmer ($8,800) is another player that has featured heavily in my articles over the opening rounds of the season. Klemmer is clearly the leader of the Knight’s pack and has been getting through a lot of work each week and is seeing decent playing time. Klemmer is worth considering if you are after a consistent and save 30 – 40 fantasy points and have the spare cash. Tohu Harris ($8,900) is the other expensive forward I like today. Harris has averaged over 40 points in his last 4 outings and his lowest score in that stretch of games was 37.2 against Melbourne last week. Lachlan Burr ($6,700) has continued his impressive start to the season. I don’t think too many people predicted Burr would retain his starting spot in the side once the Warriors got back to full strength but he has been one of the Warriors best this year. Burr is making a stack of tackles every week while his running game continues to improve.
Mitchell Moses ($7,800) backed up one of the best games of his career against the Tigers with a sub-par performance against the Knights last week. Moses is the key playmaker for the Eels so he will take it upon himself to turn the team around this week. Corey Norman ($6,600) is an interesting option today. Norman was in red-hot form 3 or 4 weeks ago however, since then, Ben Hunt has run the attack and Norman’s scores have declined as a result. Norman will be keen to face off against his former team but this play doesn’t come without risk. Chanel Harris-Tavita ($4,200) is a good option if you are looking for a cheap half. Harris-Tavita is only $700 more expensive than Salmon and I believe he has far greater upside today.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck ($9,900) and Kalyn Ponga ($9,200) are worth considering every time they pull on a jersey. These players are often close to 100% owned in single game contests so I am interesting to see their ownership today when they face off against each other. It is definitely possible to fit both of these players into you team but I think that its also a valid strategy to play one and fade the other in order spend money elsewhere. It is worth mentioning the downside of both of these players quickly, Ponga has been the focal point of the Knights attack for most of the year but Pearce got more involved last week which added more dimensions to the Knights attack but stifled Ponga’s fantasy output. RTS, on the other hand, is returning for a hamstring complaint. Rostering expensive players coming off an injury is always a slight risk however, I don’t think the Warriors would risk losing RTS long term by rushing him back too soon. Maika Sivo ($5,700) has had 2 impressive performances in the last fortnight. Sivo looked dangerous every time he had the ball last weekend and if his form continues, he is a good option today. Zac Lomax ($3,700) has finally made the starting team and is too cheap given the fact that he is now playing big minutes and kicking goals for the Dragons.