Bateman will slot back onto the right edge for the Raiders,
pushing Joe Tapine ($362,400, 50PPG, B/E 11) into the middle rotation.
As a result, Tapine and Corey Horsburgh ($375,700, 57PPG, B/E
1) will have to share minutes in the middle rotation and it is likely they both
have reduced SuperCoach output, although Tapine’s output will suffer the most.
Guler ($220,700, 69PPG, B/E -70) has had a cracking start to
the year looking good on the field with great minutes and SuperCoach scores.
There’s a chance Bateman’s return may force Guler out of the side, but it’s more likely he plays reduced minutes.
Alex Glenn (hamstring) and Matt Lodge (Knee) and Joe
Glenn will slot into an edge position, pushing cheapie Jamil
Hopoate ($171,900, 33PPG, BE -13) back to the bench or even out of the team
with Joe Ofahengaue coming back into the team after a suspension.
It’s hard to say if Lodge will recover from a partial ACL
tear. If he does that will definitely mean Hopoate will be out of the side and
may see Thomas Flegler ($294,900, 63PPG, BE -36) reduced minutes.
Ofahengaue’s return will have big implications on the prized
Broncos forward pack in SuperCoach.
It’s unsure whether or not Anthony Seibold will start Ofa at
lock, pushing Pat Carrigan ($326,300, 59PPG, B/E -19) to the bench, allowing Flegler
to remain at prop.
This would be a huge blow to the credentials of Carrigan.
Such is the regard for Carrigan at Red Hill you’d think they’ll do their best
to keep him in a starting role.
He may also opt to play Ofa at prop, shifting Flegler to the
bench and allowing Carrigan to remain at lock.
This shouldn’t impact Flegler’s minute too significantly (perhaps 5-10 less minutes) and would allow Carrigan to play increased game time.
With close to a full pack available, Payne Haas may also see a reduction in his 80-minutes played in the opening two rounds.