Storm: 1. Nicho Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Chris Lewis 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tom Eisenhuth 13. Dale Finucane
Warriors: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Marcelo Montoya 3. Adam Pompey 4. Euan Aitken 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Kane Evans 11. Jack Murchie 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Tohu Harris
Bench: 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Ben Murdoch-Masila
Reserves: 18. Taniela Otukolo 20. Rocco Berry 21. Sean O’Sullivan 22. Jackson Frei
Analysis: Reece Walsh, damn son! What a little weapon, he’s mesmerising to watch and adds so much excitement to watching the Warriors alongside RTS and Kodi Nikorima.
He has back-to-back tons and is $417k with a breakeven of -71. While he looks an amazing buy, are you really going to trade the likes of Turbo/Teddy to him? Maybe Gutho owners could be tempted, but I’d prefer the proven guys playing in red-hot teams.
A shout out to SC Playbook contributor Walson Carlos who tipped Nikorima to have a career-year during the pre-season.
He’s averaging 71PPG and is in exceptional form of late. He’s a serious option after Round 13.
Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Adam Doueihi 4. Tommy Talau 5. James Roberts 6. Moses Mbye 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue
Bench: 14. Tom Amone 15. Shawn Blore 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Thomas Mikaele
Reserves: 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Jake Simpkin 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Kiah Cooper
Analysis: The Doueihi train finally slowed down with 45 points against the Warriors including 18 points in goals.
My concern with him at the price wasn’t on his form or effort, more the Tigers consistency which was again on show against the Warriors.
To be fair, in SuperCoach we just want to see points scored rather than results, and the Tigers did put on 26 which is certainly reassuring.
At $702k with a breakeven of 101 I’d probably avoid this week due to the Tigers horrid run post Round 12 where I think he is probably a sell anyway.
How horrid: Panthers, Eels, Storm, Rabbitohs, bye.
While in the same boat regarding the draw, David Nofoaluma’s availability at CTW (rather than Doueihi’s 5/8), $565k price tag and proven ability to score well in tougher match ups makes him still a buy for me.
However, I wouldn’t expect to play him in your CTW too often from Round 14-16, he is a genuine season-long keeper though. I like him.
Luciano Leilua has shifted to the right edge alongside Doueihi and Nofa so expect that side to see plenty of good attacking ball.
Mass owners of Jake Simpkin, Stefano Utoikamanu and Shawn Blore will be praying the SuperCoach Gods deliver them places in the team next week with some increased minutes.
Dragons: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Brayden Wiliame 3. Jack Bird 4. Gerard Beale 5. Jordan Pereira 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Billy Burns 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jackson Ford
Panthers: 1. Stephen Crichton 2. Charlie Staines 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Api Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo
Bench: 14. Tyrone May 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. Spencer Leniu
Reserves: 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Robert Jennings 20. Lindsay Smith 21. Izack Tago
Analysis: It’s hard not to find a good buy in this side… I’ll try keep it semi brief.
The time to buy Stephen Crichton was probably a month ago when he bottomed at $382k. He’s now $546k with a breakeven of 82 which he could smash against the Dogs.
He could still be an excellent purchase, but outside of those scores of 123 and 85 in recent weeks he hadn’t scored above 60 this season.
Ball hog Paul Momirovski at centre isn’t good for Charlie Staines, but I’ll still be playing Staines in my starting CTW this week.
Matt Burton is a decent buy this week coming off his 123 against South Sydney.
He’s $447k with a breakeven of 23. He does have low scores in him with an only okay base of 25BPG, but you just have to back he and the Panthers to rack up the attacking stats.
There is some chat that he’s an Origin bolter as Freddy Fittler loves him, but surely not?
Jarome Luai is dropping in price big time with back-to-back scores of just 41 and 23 for a breakeven of 123.
He could hit that mark easily against the Dogs though. If I knew he wasn’t playing Origin I’d get him in this week, but I’ll be waiting till next week to see if he’s called up as it is fairly likely.
Nothing to add about million-dollar man Nathan Cleary, boss…
Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Nick Meaney 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Jake Averillo 8. Jack Hetherington 9. Jackson Topine 10. Luke Thompson 11. Adam Elliott 12. Matt Doorey 13. Josh Jackson
Bench: 14. Brad Deitz 15. Joe Stimson 16. Dylan Napa 17. Ava Seumanufagai
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Ben Marschke 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu
Bench: 14. Adam Keighran 15. Nat Butcher 16. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 17. Fletcher Baker
Reserves: 18. Tuku Hau Tapuha 19. Naufahu Whyte 20. Egan Butcher 21. Joseph Suaalii
Analysis: James Tedesco couldn’t match the likes of Cleary/Turbo last week but looked great for his 97 points to now sit with a -11 breakeven.
Key injuries to the Roosters and a minor slide in form should reduce risk of him being rested over Origin pending bumps and bruises.
Sam Walker is being moved on by masses, but for who? I get he has a 125 breakeven, but the options are pretty slim, especially for Round 13.
Jahrome Hughes is the man if any, Matt Burton is an option too for far cheaper.
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I’m likely to just hold and play as a vital number in Round 17.
If Angus Crichton fails at the judiciary and misses this week followed by Origin next week, he’s a sell candidate at $605k.
However, teams should be relatively well enough set up by this stage to cover him this week.
I think he’s a season-long keeper, and he was missing Round 13 anyway, so I’ll likely just hold.
For teams needing money or numbers though there is some sense in the move.
Raiders: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Dunamis Lui 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton
Bench: 14. Josh Hodgson 15. Sia Soliola 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Ryan James
Reserves: 18. Elijah Anderson 19. Harry Rushton 20. Brad Schneider 21. Hudson Young
Analysis: Not a lot doing at my poor old battling Raiders. Corey Harawira-Naera has been a nice trade in, making owners over $100k thus far and sitting with a breakeven of 11.
If the Raiders find some form he has some big scores in him. Their draws opens up after the bye.
Bailey Simonsson has peaked for now at $299k having made owners $95k. Not what we wanted, but at least it’s something.
With no Round 13 coverage and a breakeven of 48 I’ll be selling either this week or next.
Titans: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tanah Boyd 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
Bench: 14. Erin Clark 15. Beau Fermor 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Sam McIntyre
Reserves: 18. Esan Marsters 19. Jai Whitbread 20. Jayden Campbell 21. Ash Taylor
Analysis: David Fifita returns from a two week suspension. He has a breakeven of 152 and should leak huge cash, although we’ve said that many a time before this season with the big unit.
Make serious plans to get him back into your team after Origin one.
Brian Kelly put on a show against the Dogs for 91 points to put himself back in the buy frame.
He’s affordable at $470k with a breakeven of 36 and a decent match up this week. Do note however the Titans play the Storm next week.
He’s a bit of a rollercoaster this season with four scores over 50 and four scores under 50 for an average of 57PPG.
I don’t mind him as a bye coverage purchase, but he’s hardly knocking down the door after promising so much.