Rampaging Brisbane back-rower David Fifita ($501,900) should be heavily in the sights of every serious SuperCoach player to begin the year.
A major key to success is identifying players that will make
cash, and while cheapies are the obvious answer, it can be far more difficult
identifying higher priced players that can enhance team value and provide reliable
While there’s no such thing as certainties in SuperCoach, Fifita
fits the criteria to tick both of these boxes.
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The reason being is that in just his second NRL season in
2019 he was eased into the rigours of the top grade with just 56 minutes per
game for an average of 54 points per game
But if we break down the stats they tell a completely
In his first 11 games of the season he was given on average 37.6MPG by coach Anthony Seibold.
He would then go on to play the full 80-minutes in his final
During this time Fifita averaged 77PPG including monster
efforts of 121 and 116 in Rounds 23 and 24. In those two Rounds he amassed a
stunning 31 tackle breaks.
He scored at just below 1 point per minute last season so
this figure complements the projected stats for 2020.
The same average in the new season would see him rise to approximately $715k, which would put his starting price at around a $215k discount.
During this period of eight games Fifita had: Four tries, eight linebreaks and 58 tackle busts.
Some would fairly argue that these numbers won’t be matched,
others would say it’s only the tip of the iceberg for this budding young star.
Now there’s every chance Fifita won’t hit those same heights
immediately, but assuming he’s given an 80-minute role there’s no major reason
why he can’t produce similar output given his domination to end 2019.
He’ll turn just 20-years-old in February and has as much
potential as almost any young player in the competition.
SUPERCOACH TERMINOLOGY KEY
MPG = Minutes per game
PPG = Points per game
PPM= Points per minute
BPG = Base per game (point accrued in tackles + runs + missed