This week took it to a whole new level! The injuries and suspensions have opened up some interesting SuperCoach predicaments though leading into what is shaping as a lopsided Round 4 in the NRL.
Whilst on paper some of these match-ups look very one-sided, it does sometimes pay to do your homework and look deeper into how each side has lost games and how that plays out moving forward for this week’s games and beyond.
I’m currently pondering whether Josh Schuster is a must-have for cash generation or if I can wait a week or bypass him altogether.
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I’ve got a huge wrap on Schuster as a player but he is playing out of position in a very ordinary team at the moment and even though he has played two good games the standard of opposition really lifts this Thursday.
Brian To’o, Stephen Crichton, Cody Walker and Alex Johnston are all on my radar for potential trade-ins.
Something tells me this weekend could be really pivotal for SuperCoaches moving forward. Do your research and back your gut instinct in your trades and hope for the best!
Adam Elliott – It is truly outrageous that Elliott is averaging 72.7 after 3 rounds in a team that hasn’t scored a point for two games. He is an elite backrower and the move to the edge from Barrett has really unleashed his SuperCoach scoring potential.
Tyrone Peachey – Could Peachey be the solid CTW scorer we are looking for to accompany Capewell, Laurie and the like? He’s certainly making a case, but I would like to see his minutes lift from 40 to 60 minutes soon.
Marata Niukore – Averaging 66.5 points from two games at centre since Waqa Blake has been injured and looks awesome doing it. He might have found his position. There’s some risk to the play but also huge upside if he continues in the same vein of form.
Ben Condon – Why not go early on this cheapie? It’s become pretty apparent fairly quickly the Cowboys are going to bottom right out before they get better. We are talking a full rebuild. This bloke is part of the future and if he can play well enough he could be a mainstay in the team for years to come.
Adam Doueihi – Forget Schuster, Cody Walker and Munster. Want a Super Pod in the 5/8th position that can set you aside from the majority of other teams? Doueihi is your man.
The captain pick is back in play now with many SuperCoaches weighing up their options with the injuries to the Roosters causing uncertainty around how it will affect Tedesco’s SuperCoach scoring. Teddy is still being captained by over 30% of SuperCoach players, however Nathan Cleary, Jarome Luai, Papi, Munster, Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker are all viable options for the VC and C this weekend.
At this stage, I’ll have the VC on Cleary and C on Teddy.