Draft targets: Overperforming vs underperforming

We take a look at the players you should be looking to trade or pick up cheaply in NRL SuperCoach Draft.

Draft Breakdown

Onto another week of wheeling and dealing to get value out of the overperforming and underperforming players.

A quick follow up from last week that AFB should see an increase in minutes with Marty Taupau out through injury.

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

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UNDERPERFORMING PLAYERS

Cameron Murray (2RF)

Murray is averaging 63PPG helped by a monster 104 points in Round 3.

His average is nothing to be sneezed at, but owners are frustrated as without that score he would only be averaging 53PPG and he failed to deliver against the Titans.

Murray has moved back to the lock role and looks to be playing similar minutes to last year with a similar base.

The attacking stats will come for Murray as Souths have a relatively easy draw and they will need to chase points to win games.

Reed Mahoney (HOK)

Mahoney is averaging 47PPG with an injury effected round.

Whilst he hasn’t let owners down being only 5 points below his average last year, he has a lot more to offer than an 80 minute tackle bot.

He has developed his kicking game this year and should jag a few forced dropouts and attacking stats close to the line.

I’m not sure we will see it with Parramatta’s game plan, but he also has a good running game from dummy half.

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OVERPERFORMING PLAYERS

Jarome Luai (HFB/5/8)

Luai is averaging a decent 47PPG as the starting 5/8 for Penrith.

Last week he got benched in the 66th minute for Matt Burton.

Burton is the better option for Penrith and it looks like Luai’s days as the starting 5/8 are numbered.

With a tough match up against the Storm it may not be long before Luai reverts back to being a bench utility, a role he has played well in the past.

Kane Evans (FRF)

Evans is suspended this week but is averaging a massive 60PPG off the Eels bench.

He is only averaging 30MPG and is getting most of his points through attacking stats.

See if anyone will give you value as he will be waiver fodder in a few weeks.

Dylan Napa (FRF) and Aiden Tolman (FRF)

Napa and Tolman are both averaging big minutes at the Bulldogs, Napa 55MPG and Tolman 63MPG.

The Bulldogs have recently signed Luke Thompson who is a big minute, big workload prop from England.

He more than likely eats into Adam Elliott’s time on the field but stranger things have happened under Dean Pay, who seems to love Elliott.

Napa and Tolman are currently at their peak and won’t be seeing any increased minutes with Thompson soon to join the ranks.

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

3RA = Three round average

5RA = Five round average

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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