Well Round 2 is done and dusted and the stench of wet grass lingers in the air.
A somewhat of a come down from last weekend but we can really lay blame to the absolute deluge that the players played through this weekend.
I’m not what you would call a strong swimmer, so I would have asked for a lifesaver to watch over me if I was forced to play on Saturday! Dead set not even Jessica Fox has seen that much water.
Wet weather and SuperCoach don’t generally mix, so when the weather forecasts came out it set a number of issues in motion. Who do I captain? Should I loop? Will I make some money if I set up a poncho stand outside the grounds?
With this week being the final week before most price rises, it’s time to get rid of that dead wood and try make some coin.. Oh and don’t forget about bye planning!
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We saw the absolute best of Bradman on Friday night. I thought he was all brute strength but showed he has the fitness to be a serious option in the CTW despite his price.
Newcastle look like a good SuperCoach scoring side, so he has to be an option moving forward.
Mitch Barnett continued his form with 85 points. I can’t see him giving the goal-kicking back to Ponga when he returns so he now becomes a must in the 2RF.
Jayden Brailey is another to keep a lookout on. With Api out and Grant still a few weeks away, he is set to make some serious coin once price changes occur after next week. Maybe even a straight swap for Connor Watson who continues to tease us with his potential but has started from the pine two weeks straight.
Tohu Harris seems to have continued his 2020 form with strong back-to-back scores. He did set a try up, but if his price drops he’s a massive POD who averages 65+.
With Penrith now keeping sides scoreless in the first two weeks, keep that in mind when players come up against the mountain men. They seem to thrive on not letting tries in, so they become a bit of a graveyard for SuperCoach opponents
As for the Bulldogs, well it was much of the same from them. They were unable to cross the line for their second straight match against Penrith which didn’t help the likes of Kyle Flanagan or Jake Averillo.
Josh Jackson was enormous scoring 75 in mostly base stats. He made 61 tackles and missed only the 1! If the Dogs keep playing this way, he’ll be making more and more tackles each week.
Not much happening here SuperCoach wise, although I did spruik Ben Hunt in last week’s article as a cheeky POD available at both hooker and halfback backing up his 74 last week with 116 against the Cowboys.
All the Dragons attack runs through him, so up against Manly this weekend he could score 150+ the way we are going!
Lomax and Bird were heavily involved and owners were rewarded with scores of 64 and 54 respectively.
Whilst Lomax is a little too expensive now, he may drop in price over the next month or so and loom as a good pickup if he can get to around $500k.
The question on everyone’s lips this weekend was is it too wet to captain Teddy? Absolutely not!
I was a doubter and went the safe loop option on D Fifita, but he just can do no wrong!
I struggled to watch that as an owner who didn’t captain him, I have no idea how non-owners can watch him run around and not have him in your side…
I’m on the fence as to whether or not I should bring in Brett Morris. Two massive scores against two pretty weak sides doesn’t really give off a big sample size. He’s just as likely to score 30 as he is 120, so I guess that’s the risk you take on a CTW costing $637K.
Daine Laurie was sensational again notching up 73 in a well beaten side. He should be in every top 1000 side by the end of the week.