Draft pick ups: Waiver options for Round 3

The SC Spy scans the waiver wire to find Draft players the best options available for a cheap pick up.

Draft Breakdown

G’day Drafters, welcome back!

Before Round 3 kicks back into action let’s take another look at possible waiver wire/free agent options leading into Thursday night’s return of the great game.

This is in no particular order but the first two are absolute stand outs if still available.

*Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a key on all SuperCoach relevant abbreviations.

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Matt Lodge

Just check if he is still available in your league given he was injured earlier in the year for what looked at the time to be a while.

He is very good in the front-row and could be a comp winner if you can upgrade a weaker front-rower.

Harry Grant

If he is still available grab him right now! He can be your starting hooker as soon as he goes to big minutes.

Otherwise, you can wait until he knocks out a couple of big scores and trade him for one of your weaker positions to bolster your squad by selling him off to anyone in need of a hooker.

That’s what I’m doing given I already own Cam Smith.

Jordan Rapana

A SuperCoach gun of the past who had a slightly off year last season. This was due to the Canberra style of attack keeping things a lot tighter than previous seasons.

If he is named to start upon resumption though you surely need to grab him due to his amazing workrate and to see how the right edge combination with George Williams plays out.

The man has averaged over 70PPG in the past! Even if not named for Round 3, he’s worth carrying in your squad for a while if you can afford to do so.

Eliesa Katoa

He lived up to the hype against a strong Canberra side almost scoring a try and still scoring well despite a HIA.

He’s definitely worth grabbing to see how his spot and minutes look especially given the Warriors run of injuries.

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Jaydn Su’A

If Jaydn was dropped in any leagues after a rough opening encounter he proved his worth in week 2, playing 80 minutes and knocking out a strong 56 made up of mostly base stats. Certainly he can do a job for you if you need his services.

Thomas Flegler

Even with Lodge returning you would have to think Flegler is a shot at consistent minutes given his start to 2020.

He also covers both front and second-row which is extra useful this year with a lack of dual position players.

The minutes will always be a question, but if you can use him than why not pick him up and see how things play out for the young fella.

Billy Magoulias

Hello Billy. 47 minutes played in his first game of the year against a tough Melbourne team.

Despite this he scored himself 64 points (with 17 of those coming due to a try).

Magoulias has the kind of potential that could see his minutes increase if things go his way.

For now, why not add him to your team if you need a second-rower and see where the young man takes you?

Moses Suli

When Suli is fit I really like him as a player. Cherry-Evans will give him plenty of quality ball and if he is in shape he is such a damaging runner.

Don’t drop anyone who is a proven centre, but if you are in need of a fourth centre like I am, pick Suli and see how he is looking for at least a week or two.

Tyrell Fuimaono

This is purely pending team list. If named in the back-row for St George he is a nice pick up given he is available in SuperCoach as a centre.

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Tui Kamikamica

Not a must pick-up by any means, but if you desperately need a front-rower you could add him.

Kamikamica has started with solid base points in the first two matches while adding in some attacking ability, he could well prove useful.

If not you can send him back to the scrapheap in favour of someone more promising.

Brian Kelly

I still like Kelly if he is named to start next match. You could wait and see if you like but I am a big fan of his especially in attack.

The issue is that his spot does not appear secure just yet especially after the issues with not wanting the flu shot.

For me he is worth a flyer for someone needing a centre and who has someone to drop.

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Ash Taylor

Ash scored 42 in an absolute thumping to the Parramatta Eels. The SuperCoach potential is there if you need a lower end halfback and he is available.

He does have a big game in him if the Titans can get some possession at the right end of the field.

Toby Rudolf

This lad pumped out 50 in Round 2 in pure base stats whilst only playing 42 minutes.

He is in a similar mould to some other guys who could be worth a pick up just to see what happens with the Cronulla rotation and therefore Rudolf’s minutes.

He may need another teammate to go down however to really realise his potential.

Recap

That’s it from me for this week’s targets. If there is anyone I missed let me know. It may be that they were already taken in my leagues.

Cheers all.

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)

POD = Point of difference

BREAKEVEN (B/E) = The score a player must record to earn a price rise.

*Please note all our stats are taken from the geniuses at nrlsupercoachstats.com

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