Champion PODs: Unique players to find an edge, RD 18

2019 SuperCoach winner Dez Creek eyes off the best low-ownership options to set you apart from rivals.

Champion PODs

With only 24 games of SuperCoach point scoring NRL left, it’s time to empty the tank and chase high-risk, high-reward players if you are looking to make a final charge up the rankings.

I will keep this article fairly brief and to the point because there’s actually very few players that fit the bill and are worth taking a stab at.

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1. Josh Addo-Carr ($561,200)

JAC’s ownership may say 11.7%, but I assure you most of these owners will be ghost teams and won’t be highly ranked, which makes this trade-in even more enticing to those who are.

With a five round average of 77.2 points (including a 136 point game against manly), JAC has managed a staggering four tries, four try-assists, 27 tackle busts and eight linebreaks in that time.

If that doesn’t indicate form I don’t know what does. Melbourne play the Cowboys, Tigers and Dragons to round out the season, so if you are going to take a punt on a 5th CTW he is your man.

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2. Addin Fonua-Blake ($463,300)

Following the same pattern as the JAC pick, AFB has a soft draw and a high ceiling if he produces his best.

It’s hard to believe the games most destructive FRF is only owned by 2.3% of SuperCoaches coming into the final three weeks of the season, but alas it has been a strange year.

Manly play the Bulldogs, Titans and Warriors to round out the year which is about as good as draws can get.

AFB has only managed three tries and three linebreaks this season, but the games he achieved them he notched up 142 and 93 respectively.

If you think he is any chance to nab some more attacking stats in the final three games he is definitely worth the trade-in at such a bottom dollar price.

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3. Liam Martin ($544,800)

Penrith round out what has been an exceptional season with games against the Eels, Cowboys and Bulldogs which makes Liam Martin a very appealing late purchase if he can continue his run of try-scoring form.

Boasting a three round average of 74.3 points, Martin is owned by just 2.4% of teams, however this average is inflated by a string of tries and try-assists in recent games which makes him a very risky trade.

Furthermore, he is only available at 2RF which is already a heavily stacked position full of guns and keepers who churn out the same base stats week in week out.

However, if you believe Martin has the potential to outscore the likes of Jurbo, Murray and Tohu over the last three rounds I really like this trade-in.

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Special mentions:

DCE and Cody Walker

Both have the potential to end the season with a three round average upwards of 85-90 or conversely below 50, so depending on how many trades you have left and who you currently have at 5/8 these guys could be make or break trades to end the season.

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