Turbo is facing 6-8 weeks on the sideline after tearing
his hamstring last week.
If you are sitting comfortably on your ladder or
confident you can make finals, you need to make a play at Turbo unless you own
Teddy or Ponga.
Manly’s matchups during Draft finals are second to none –
facing the Tigers, Bulldogs, Titans and Warriors.
Turbo is a slight risk but with those matchups he could carry
you to a Draft premiership.
In one of my leagues, someone has already traded Lolo and
Lomax for Turbo and Kenny Bromwich.
Jake Friend (HOK)
Friend is averaging 56PPG in an explosive Roosters side.
The last two games coach Trent Robinson has named
Verrills at 14 but dropped him for Aubusson an hour before kick-off.
This means Friend is now playing 80 minutes at hooker and
it looks to be the game plan going forward for the Roosters.
His workload and scores will increase with more time on the field.
Daly Cherry-Evans (HFB)
DCE has been underwhelming so far in 2020, averaging
Between 2017 and 2019 he averaged 62PPG consistently each
It is a bit worrying that Walker and Croker (in the last
game) have taken a lot of the kicks close to the line.
However, Manly’s main game plan has essentially been to give
the ball to Turbo on attacking plays.
If Manly are to score points without Turbo, DCE will need
to be heavily involved.
Garrick has also been goal kicking at an underwhelming
62.5% this year. I don’t believe Garrick would ever lose the kicking duties but
there is the smallest of chances that DCE regains the tee in the future.
As with Turbo, Manly’s matchups are exceptional for draft finals.