Champion PODs: Unique players to find an edge

2019 SuperCoach winner Dez Creek eyes off the best low-ownership options to set you apart from rivals.

Champion PODs

Whilst it’s a tough week to write about PODs given that many SuperCoaches (including myself) have other more pressing issues to sort out in their teams, I’ve still managed to come up with a handful of very credible options for those looking to differentiate.

Tohu Harris ($547,700)

Averaging over 60 points without any attacking stats and owned by only 0.8%, Tohu shapes as a serious keeper option in the 2RF position like he does most years.

The Warriors have a few tough games over the next month, but their draw opens up after that and if Tohu can jag some attacking stats he could produce some seriously high rolling averages.

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Angus Crichton ($530,100)

Crichton is somewhat of a forgotten prospect after missing round 1, leaving his current ownership at just 1.8%.

At 530k he is severely underpriced given his current average of 68 points per game.

The Roosters will inevitably give some teams a hiding this season and if Crichton can get in on the action, I can’t see why he can’t maintain a 70 point average which makes him an exciting POD prospect.

People have naturally been scarred off with Mitchell Aubusson threatening minutes on return, but that’s exact reason has kept Crichton at such low ownership.

I personally think Aubusson’s days of stealing Crichton’s minutes are over. Furthermore, the new rules should suit Crichton perfectly.

With serious upside, Crichton is a serious POD pending how Aubusson slots back into the Roosters line up.

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Nick Cotric ($406,000)

Only owned by 12%, Cotric has had 29 tackle busts in the opening three games and averages a touch under 60 points per game, which is exceptional for the CTW position.

If the Raiders continue their current momentum we might see a few steamrollings of the lesser teams and some seriously big SuperCoach output from Cotric.

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Luke Brooks ($539,800)

For the first time in recent years I would have to regard Brooks as a serious alternative to the likes of Cleary and SJ.

He should see ample attacking ball and with the dangerous Leilua brothers fresh injections to the Tigers pack, he will no doubt accumulate some relatively straightforward try-assists.

With the Tigers facing both the Titans and Dogs in the next four weeks, I can see Brooks going big in the near future.

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