Draft Breakdown: Rd 14 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

Team lists weren’t that exciting this week, although there should be some options from last week still sitting around.

Everyone named in last week’s edition scored well, except Bayley Sironen, who Souths see as a 60-minute back-rower is therefore not relevant for SuperCoach.

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

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WAIVER-WIRE TARGETS

Siosifa Talakai (2RF/CTW)

Talakai has forced his way into the right back-row spot outside SJ.

Available at CTW and averaging 48BPG when playing 80 minutes on the edge, he is a must in any team.

He looks strong with the ball and should get some attacking stats soon.

Moses Suli (CTW)

Suli’s average hasn’t been great this year with only 43PPG.

He hasn’t seen much ball with Turbo out and has had his own injuries.

He has exceptional base for a centre, averaging 31BPG and as soon as Turbo is back and giving him ball close to the line he will start scoring.

Manly aren’t playing great but he is worth picking up for their soft draw for Draft finals.

Ronaldo Mulitalo (CTW)

Mulitalo shifted to the right wing last week outside SJ.

He has one of the worst work rates I’ve seen from a winger, but he looks strong close to the line and as long as he is outside SJ he should get a lot of tries.

He is a plug and play option for weaker opposition.

AJ Brimson (5/8-FLB)

AJ has had a mixed return scoring 18 and 112 points in the last two weeks.

He does rely a lot on attacking stats to get him to a decent score, but I think a fair average you could expect for him for the rest of the season is 50PPG.

He definitely passes the eye test, looking evasive and speedy. He is worth playing against the Titans softer opposition.

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Taniela Paseka (FRF)

With AFB out injured for a month and Taupau in doubt for this weekend, Manly need someone to fill the void.

I really like what I’ve seen from Paseka, with some strong runs and a good offload in his game.

The key question will be game time and he only needs 40 minutes to be a playable option.

Starford To’a (CTW/FLB)

To’a had a decent start to the year scoring 53 points on the weekend with a try and linebreak.

Whilst I’m a bit worried about his workrate, the key reason why he makes this list is that he is the left winger for the Knights who have a soft run to end the season.

Apparently To’a had trouble with his fitness before making the side. So hopefully his workload increases as he gets a few games under his belt.

Blake Lawrie (FRF) and Josh Kerr (FRF/2RF)

With the Dragons losing a number of forwards, these two players should see big minutes and are worth a one week play.

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TRADE IN TARGETS

Martin Taupau (FRF)

With AFB out for a month and possibly longer, Marty will need to step up for Manly.

In the two games AFB missed earlier in the year, Marty averaged 80PPG.

It’s worth noting his minutes didn’t increase and his average is inflated by a try, but his stats show he makes way more offloads when AFB is missing.

Marty offloading is SuperCoach gold and is a good target who has proven he can average 65PPG with similar minutes.

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TRADE OUT TARGETS

Josh Addo-Carr (CTW)

JAC has had a good month of footy, scoring over 70PPG in three out of four games.

He has also scored six tries in that period.

The Storm don’t have the hardest Draft finals draw, but that try-scoring rate will dry up and he is at peak value now.

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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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