@Fortitude wrote:Forgive me if this has been covered, I haven't had the chance to read through all resources.
Looking at putting together my starting team and am considering my options. Last year I ballsed up right from the start, burnt 2 trades most weeks trying to catch up. Then faded hard at end of season.
2016 was the year of the Fake Cash Cow, so many names got thrown around, some delivered, many did not, it seemed I chose mostly the wrong ones. Sure I wasn't the only one. I took the approach of Guns or Cows. not a lot in between.
2017 plan. Along with Guns and Cows, I will be selecting a number of players I can set and forget. Players that carry minimal risk, useful for bye coverage, low risk of price drop and can keep the score board ticking over 35+ minimum. few players that spring to mind (by no means the ideal or front runners). Whitehead (upper end of $$) Jthompson. Tapine, G burgess. I expect these players to drift in and out of my team as it develops. Few DPPS in there to help out.
Is this sound thinking?
My approach is below.
1) Pick Captain Cameron Smith
2) Pick Sam Burgess
3) Pick Jarryd Hayne
4) Pick RTS
5) Pick Idris
6) Pick LG
7) Pick 1 value gun in FRF (potential for top 4 FRF at end of year)
Pick 1 gun half (take your pick based on gut feel, this player is in your team all year, top 4 half at end of year)
9) Wait until TLT and pick cash cows. There is a lot of luck here as to which ones to pick - generally halves, centres, fullbacks, big minute hookers and second rowers go well. try to avoid young props if you can and wingers (unless they are tackle break machines playing for a good side).
10) Pick your second hooker depending on TLT
11) Fill the rest of your squad with mid range value picks you hope will improve e.g AFB, Hess, Mata'utia, Manly 2RF, Cowboys Prop, J Wallace, Tapine, G Burgess, Prior, D Saifiti, ET, Lamb, Moses, Gutherson, Whare, Slater etc etc.
12) Hope for the best