What a bizarre situation we find ourselves not only in NRL, but in the world. Hopefully we can still watch the footy in our quarantine bubbles.
This week’s buy, hold and sell comes with a
few SuperCoach warnings with the current situation.
There is a risk that the competition may be postponed at some stage. Therefore, many previously unavailable injured players may be able to recover earlier than expected from an NRL time frame should the schedule alter.
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In the first game of the season, Marsters
produced a score of 77 points, made up largely by an outstanding 45 base
He punched out 23 runs with 5 offloads in his
first game for the Cowboys.
Marsters has been great at producing
outstanding base stats for the last two years of SuperCoach, until he fell off
a cliff at the end of last year. The downward trend in his normally reliable
scores coincided with an ankle injury.
This looks like the old Marsters is back. The
high amount of workload may have been a result of the Cowboys game plan to
target Boyd, but he looked hungry for work and it looks like he will be
offloading whether Paul Green likes it or not.
He is more expensive than other options, but
has the potential to be a consistent keeper for the entire season into the
As a keeper option, he does have a mixed bag
for matchups in head-to-head finals playing Penrith, Sharks, Warriors and the
Tigers from Round 22 to 25.
I will be getting him in this week or next week to give my team some reliable scores in the CTW position.
Isaako (CTW/FLB) – $420,000
Isaako produced an impressive 83 points with a
try against the Cowboys. Not bad for a guy that was going to be on the bench
until a few days before the game.
Isaako debuted for the Broncos in 2018 with a
great year on the wing averaging 56PPG.
Last year he dropped a few balls in the early
rounds and lost all of his confidence, looking like a completely different
player from the previous year.
Coming into Round 1, I was concerned with how
he would handle being a second choice fullback option for the Broncos.
His first game completely dispelled any doubts
I had over his confidence. He was in everything and back to his explosive best.
He is at a discounted price and has some
relatively good matchups coming up, playing the Rabbitohs, Titans, Panthers and
Cowboys in the next 4 rounds.
If he turns into a keeper, he will be a good option for the first two games in head-to-head finals, playing the Titans and Newcastle. However, he does finish the season playing the Storm and the Roosters.
Doueihi scored 27 points, including 17 in
base, against the Dragons.
Doueihi has the left centre spot at the Tigers
for the foreseeable future. Brooks, who plays the left side, is set to miss the
next month of footy with injury.
Benji was also goal-kicking for the Tigers on
the weekend and hitting them well.
Doueihi is one of the cheaper options at CTW,
but will actually lose money if he keeps these scores. Surely even the Knights’
cheapy options will see more ball and points than Doueihi.
Radley (HOK/2RF) – $481,300
Radley scored 25 points in 55-minutes on the
Radley is in a surprising number of teams to
start the season. Perhaps people were impressed by his finish to last year when
he averaged 61PPG.
Like most of his forwards, Robinson does muck
around with Radley’s minutes.
Radley is also reliant on attacking stats,
which is a big part of his game. But when he comes up against some tough
opposition and with the Roosters traditionally slow start to the season, he
could produce poor results.
The 2RF has a number of great options that are cheaper and going to be more consistent.
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 tackles)