Every week I will be looking at players still available in 65% of leagues. There may be better options still available in your league, but this article will be focusing on the players that are likely to be available in most leagues.
If you have Origin players this week make sure you have backups as there will be a number of Origin stars that are named but are late withdrawals.
NRL teams will be able to name extended benches and there could be some last minute reshuffles.
This also means there are opportunities for other players if these Origin players don’t back up.
Bird shifted into the second-row against a weak Broncos side and didn’t look out of place.
Obviously the Dragons have a lot of troops to come back into the side that will likely shift Bird back to the centres, but Griffin was really impressed with his efforts after the game and the lines he ran.
Don’t trade the world for him but he will still be a decent option at centre if the second-row experiment doesn’t work out, and if it does work out you have a great reliable CTW that will have a floor of 45 points.