Draft Breakdown: Rd 12 waiver-wire, trade targets

We take a look at the best options to grab from the wires, and look at players to target in a trade with rivals.

Draft Breakdown

It looks like another week of injuries has opened up some opportunities on the waiver-wire.

Players are falling down at incredible rates, throwing Draft comps into disarray. If you’re lucky enough to have avoided the carnage, congrats!

However, with injury comes plenty of opportunity for cheap pick ups.

Here’s what’s around for Round 12.

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WAIVER-WIRE TARGETS

Ryan Hall (CTW)

Brett Morris is out through an injury and Ryan Hall will hold the wing spot until B Moz is back.

Any back in a Roosters jersey is worth a spot in your team and he will surely get his first NRL try this weekend.

Hall faces the Titans this week and Dragons next week.

Chris Randall (HOK)

Season ending injuries to McCullough and Watson has opened up a big hole for Randall to fill.

Whilst he won’t play 80 minutes, I don’t see Crossland stealing heaps of his minutes off the bench.

In his only game this year he scored 80 points with 77 of those points coming from base stats.

Worth a go if you are having trouble finding a hooker.

Aiden Guerra (2RF) and Mitchell Barnett (2RF)

Barnett shouldn’t be available in any league but both he and Guerra will see big minutes with the Knights current injuries.

Guerra is averaging 57PPG in the games he has played 39 minutes or more.

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Jordan Rapana (CTW)

Rapana is having a poor season, averaging 31PPG.

He still looks very involved though and is going to be playing fullback with CNK injured.

The Raiders have an easy draw coming up playing the Cowboys, Panthers, Broncos, Titans and Bulldogs in their next five games.

Blake Lawrie (FRF)

Lawrie has had a great PPM all year, he just needs more minutes to make him a regular 55-60PPG average player.

He saw some decent minutes and a decent score last week, which may be a result of the Dragons HIA’s.

He should see good minutes again this week with the Dragons injuries and is worth playing if you need a FRF.

Moses Mbye (CTW/FLB)

Mbye is a controversial plug and play this week, but I believe he will score well.

His base is really poor and I can’t say I love his attack.

But he is kicking goals against the luckless Warriors and will play fullback if Doueihi fails the HIA protocols.

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TRADE IN TARGETS

Cameron Murray (2RF)      

Souths are going to be fighting to make the 8 year this year and I think Bennett will have no choice but to play Murray for big minutes.

Murray has increased his work rate recently, hitting 70 base points last week and 55-61BPG the previous three weeks.

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TRADE OUT TARGETS

Ryan Papenhuyzen (FLB)  

Little Papi has been a rollercoaster recently scoring 126, 37, 106, 34 and 122 points in the last five weeks.

It’s time to get off the rollercoaster if you can.

Even last week Little Papi was in big trouble in the teens at half time. It was only when the Broncos folded and Munster was off the field he was then able to rack up the points.

As Cameron Smith says, the Storm are a team with no half and three fullbacks.

Unfortunately, Little Papi is hampered in SuperCoach by the running plays of Munster and Hughes.

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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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