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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by Mighty Fishes on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:11 pm

    Jbrom at that price just seems to juicy but I cant pull the trigger. Just worried that with Welch and Glasby getting more minutes that might be what goes on for Jbrom. Especially when Harris comes back. He and Kaufusi should be 80min players. Lord Dale will play big minutes and I think Kbrom and Glasby will still play big minutes from the bench. Might be the norm form Jesse now
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by silvertop on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:20 pm

    @Fisho wrote:Kind of filthy I didn't jump on Crichton this round.. I hope ET and Merrin start to pickup soon!
    No idea about trades for next week. Got norman, jacks and elgey as playing halves. So thinking about switching in Nikorima to fill that void. Still got the problem of my outside backs.. Happy with Cotric and Idris in my centres for now, however I'm switching between Suli, Kelly and Rennings as my third option for WFB/CTR and it's making things difficult as they all have inconsistencies. Got 48k in the bank so not a whole lot to play with unfortunately... I think rolling back the holmes trade I did last week is going to haunt me.

    Yeh i know if how that feels. I went hess to the critter so im happy. In saying that crichtons hand was bandaged and it did look to me like he favoured it a couple times. Too much high fiving the opposition bounce

    You cant get em all, i dont have ponga but went for edwards instead Razz and even though i didnt get frawley or hampton it was a fluke so it is a luck thing. Stick true with your reasoning of why you have taylor and merrin unless its glaringly obvious that team dynamics have shifted and therefore changed the way they will score.

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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by Scouter on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:24 pm

    Only trade next week will probably be Siro>Whitehead. I would love to get rid of Lamb but i just don't have the funds at the moment and i don't want Nikorima either.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by Rippin and Tearin on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:26 pm

    Someone mentioned Whitehead in the last couple pages and it reminded me of a conversation here had during the week in regards to Whitehead when he does score a try/TA vs when he doest. Last night just went to show that he can still put up 50+ point games without big attacking stats this year, just like he did last year. He will gain some $ this week, but will still be massively undervalued IMO and plays week 12. Seems like a good option for anyone who is in search of an upgrade.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by Scouter on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:32 pm

    @Rippin and Tearin wrote:Someone mentioned Whitehead in the last couple pages and it reminded me of a conversation here had during the week in regards to Whitehead when he does score a try/TA vs when he doest. Last night just went to show that he can still put up 50+ point games without big attacking stats this year, just like he did last year. He will gain some $ this week, but will still be massively undervalued IMO and plays week 12. Seems like a good option for anyone who is in search of an upgrade.

    He does seem good value now that hes picked up a bit of momentum, guys like him and Bodene aren't elite tier keepers but certainly not bad options for your final 17 if that's how it has to be.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by White Lightning on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:36 pm

    I don't have Crichton but will get him & Frawley this week. I think Crichton will outscore both Whitehead & Bodene. Also Crichton covers Surgess if he is suspended but watching the incident no way it was a shoulder charge & I think they'll contest the charge & he'll get off.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by AL on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:43 pm

    @Mighty Fishes wrote:I'll weigh in on the player favourites. I think its just more consistency with scoring.

    Last night BJ went over carrying 3 players and received 3 tbs. When Pritchard went over for his try a week or two a go he broke a tackle leading up to the try then had 3 players on him as he scored the try yet only received one tb for the lead up. You just get the feeling if that was Fifita or Teddy they would have received all four tbs.

    Maybe the higher named players are watched more carefully then some lower name players. Who knows I'm not gonna let it affect my game i'll still keep a work horse like ET and avoid Fifita cause I cant stand him. Probably won't trade in Rapana because hes a winger and try to fill up on fullbacks instead

    I was going to mention something similar to this in the last thread but it locked out. I think maybe the higher profile and more owned players probably get watched a lot more closely in scoring and during the review because if the scores aren't correct failhub (or their scorers) get inundated with abusive emails from furious renegades / fanatics. If a TB or LBA or whatever is subjective with Fifita or Tedesco they probably err on the side of caution and award it. Lesser known players they probably don't get overly concerned with due to time and financial constraints.

    And whilst I can see that some stats seem to be interpreted slightly different to previous seasons, there does also appear to be a bit of a changing of the guard. Some previous guns are struggling and some fresh faces have stepped up. It doesn't mean there is systematic cheating and conspiracies afoot.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by silvertop on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:44 pm

    @Rippin and Tearin wrote:Someone mentioned Whitehead in the last couple pages and it reminded me of a conversation here had during the week in regards to Whitehead when he does score a try/TA vs when he doest. Last night just went to show that he can still put up 50+ point games without big attacking stats this year, just like he did last year. He will gain some $ this week, but will still be massively undervalued IMO and plays week 12. Seems like a good option for anyone who is in search of an upgrade.

    Too right R&T, he's a good player. It's great when the poms represent well in the NRL. Sam burgess and Gareth Ellis are my favourites. Hanley and Offiah were grest too. Adrian morley not bad the psycho
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by Rippin and Tearin on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:47 pm

    @Scouter wrote:

    He does seem good value now that hes picked up a bit of momentum, guys like him and Bodene aren't elite tier keepers but certainly not bad options for your final 17 if that's how it has to be.

    Yeah I agree. Prefaced by the fact that I am new to fantasy, but it seems to me that fundamentally, this game in the early stages of the year at least, is about getting the most points for each $ spent. With that in mind Im not sure there are many better options than Whitehead at the moment in terms of value & risk. Its the risk part that makes him so attractive as a buy cause other than injury he is pretty certain to play 80 min on the edge each week which is the big concern with Crichton as I understand it. He's going well now, but by all accounts Madge could swing the axe at any point. Every loss the Rabbits have would appear to present a massive ? over Crichton playing 80 and as I said, that cant be said for Whitehead.

    Anyone care to throw around any other players that are considered really good value at this stage other than fullahs covering for short-term injury?
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by SI on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:50 pm

    @silvertop wrote:
    @Rippin and Tearin wrote:Someone mentioned Whitehead in the last couple pages and it reminded me of a conversation here had during the week in regards to Whitehead when he does score a try/TA vs when he doest. Last night just went to show that he can still put up 50+ point games without big attacking stats this year, just like he did last year. He will gain some $ this week, but will still be massively undervalued IMO and plays week 12. Seems like a good option for anyone who is in search of an upgrade.

    Too right R&T, he's a good player. It's great when the poms represent well in the NRL. Sam burgess and Gareth Ellis are my favourites. Hanley and Offiah were grest too. Adrian morley not bad the psycho

    Ellis still getting around ESL, champion.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by Showbags on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:51 pm

    Anyone else holding lamb until norman bottoms out?

    And faufusi almost a keeper? Just worried how harris is gonna effect him.

    Kniko, without his try, how was he going?
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by AL on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:54 pm

    Boozecluez wrote:Sometimes it astounds me at the hive mind mentality on this site.
    People can put ideas or thoughts out there and then are shot down without thinking.
    Are we not trying to improve as coaches or look at ways to be better?

    Congrats to the people who thought outside the box this year, you are ahead of the game and I respect you for where you are placed. 
    The good coaches should be able to stay up there and prove it was no fluke


    Someone like Rabbit who may or may not be right will have all his posts thrown in the same bin or downvoted simply because he posted it. I may not agree with everything he says or how he says it but respect that he is one of the old heads and still has his thoughts.
    Forums need their characters.

    The same reason certain experienced players don't post here anymore or why it feels like you are always trying to justify yourself even though your track record may say otherwise.

    It's ironic as it's these same people who ask who to trade in, who to reserve and sponge off a lot of info without contributing themselves. Though perhaps thats the world we live in

    I guess very few appreciate Paceys late mail as it can go weeks without an upvote and if he is away games can go missed or no one wants to put their hand up.I bet there are others who go unthanked as well.

    As an experiment let's see what happens to people's teams when the contributors stop contributing.
    I am genuinely curious to see what happens from here on out, and will bet people who are self sufficient and think for themselves won't suffer for it.

    I agree with a lot of your insights Booze but using Rabbit as an example is a bit odd. Whilst he is certainly an old timer round these parts and has given a wealth of advice and knowledge to this forum early in the season, most of his downvotes seem to get racked up when he himself is ridiculing others opinions and talking to them in a condescending manner.  He thinks it is a badge of honour and enjoys it though so don't worry too much about him!
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by SI on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:55 pm

    @Showbags wrote:Anyone else holding lamb until norman bottoms out?

    And faufusi almost a keeper? Just worried how harris is gonna effect him.

    Kniko, without his try, how was he going?

    Holding Lamb, not great having a second half averaging 35, but could be worse. He will start levelling out price wise now and will wait a couple of weeks to get a better look at bye options.

    Niko's base stats around 35 and pretty involved. Milford was on 20 before that big play, and that was around the 60 minute mark. But that's what you get with him I suppose.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by silvertop on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:56 pm

    @SI wrote:

    Ellis still getting around ESL, champion.

    Hah doesnt surprise me, awesome footy player
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by silvertop on Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:03 pm

    Anyone feel like scraping together a list of under the radar price ri$ers? People like Lafai, uate, Crichton, Hess, Billy slater (not exactly under) and so on? Maybe hess shouldnt be on there

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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by SI on Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:08 pm

    @silvertop wrote:Anyone feel like scraping together a list of under the radar price ri$ers? People like Lafai, uate, Crichton, Hess, Billy slater (not exactly under) and so on? Maybe hess shouldnt be on there

    I just ate a box of maltesers Suspect and ready to sleep.

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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by White Lightning on Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:08 pm

    @AL wrote:

    I agree with a lot of your insights Booze but using Rabbit as an example is a bit odd. Whilst he is certainly an old timer round these parts and has given a wealth of advice and knowledge to this forum early in the season, most of his downvotes seem to get racked up when he himself is ridiculing others opinions and talking to them in a condescending manner.  He thinks it is a badge of honour and enjoys it though so don't worry too much about him!

    When I first joined Sportal Rabbit really helped my team out & was exremely helpful to others as well & he's still doing it. That's why I'll always have his back. A lot of the time he'll say something controversial just to get bites. He's straight up & honest & every forum needs these kind of posters to make it interesting. It would be pretty boring if everyone was nice & polite & pc.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by SI on Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:12 pm

    Rabs loves the rough stuff!
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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by Rippin and Tearin on Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:24 pm

    Does anyone have any good suggestions for bottom price cash out FRFs or 2RFs who have a decent shot at playing some minutes during origin?

    Someone suggested Tualau from the Dogs

    Who are the guys to look at that will come in to cover holes in the Broncs and Roosters packs?

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    Re: 2017 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 32

    Post by dreamers on Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:28 pm

    Maybe Fai for the Broncos?

    Gets named on extended bench most weeks.

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