It’s a tough clash to predict, with both sides capable of
throwing up mixed performances. The Dogs can be resilient on their day, but
their attack is mediocre even with Kieran Foran back. I’d be targeting their
defensive players, and the outside backs at the Dragons.
Frizell is playing an 80 minute role in the back-row for the
first time in years. As a result he’s getting through a mountain of work and is
very capable of jagging attacking stats.
At almost $19k you’re breaking the bank to get McInnes, but
his point scoring is so reliable he’s hard not to have. He’ll likely make 50+
tackles and can do plenty of damage through the ruck under the new rules.
STARS TO AVOID
Hunt is the obvious choice in the halves, but at $14,570 he’s
fairly expensive. There are decent players available that are capable of
scoring well. Hunt will be popular, so he may be worth dodging at that hope he
scores low against a typical grinding Bulldogs outfit.
Elliott is great value at $10,050 after playing just 12 minutes following a concussion against the Sea Eagles. He’ll get through a big workload and accrue strong points in the process.
Zac Lomax and Mikaele Ravalawa
The right edge combination of the Dragons should see plenty of good ball, with Ben Hunt to control the majority of play alongside rookie halfback Adam Clune. A nice little tip on from Lomax to Ravalawa would produce some handy points.