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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Welshy on Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:06 am

    @SI wrote:Grub looks alright in that jersey.  The interviews I've seen, well, the khunt is starting to grow on me.  More like a tumour than anything good but.   I think he will share too many KM's with Brooks to becomes a Gun again so is resigned to being a mid ranger as your suggested average says.

    Only problem with JRey is the potential for a few bottom $$ halves (Croker, Brimson) if they start the season that will average not far off him and are alot cheaper. As long as they don't tackle like Brooks or Elgey

    You could of course have them all but if JRey doesn't revert back to his 45 points you could be in trouble

    I think he will go around the 40 point mark, so there is value there
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Mulvy on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:23 am

    Pass. Screams mid range to me and the tigers draw makes him less appealing.

    Edit. Mind you,  like all halves scores go up and down and you just need him to string a few good scores together and ride up to a gun. But not for me.

    Edit. Loving these reviews by the way Welshy. Cheers mate keep them up. Cheers
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Shanbon on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:41 am

    Milchcow wrote:

    That is my reading. If anyone in your starting 13 pulls out, they are replaced by the first person in 14-21 that covers that position.

    If the replacement is from 14-17, then next in line from 18-21 (any position) comes into your scoring team.

    So Cam Smith out - gets replaced by Garvey (who lets say is in position 14) And Garvey then gets replaced by whoever is in 18 (whatever position)
    If you have no hookers in position 14-17 then Smith gets replaced by highest ranked hooker in 18-21
    If you have no hookers in position 14-21 then Smith doesn't get replaced and you play with 16 that week.


    I imagine there will be a tonne of questions on the specifics in the coming weeks as everyone tries to figure out exactly how it works.

    But, captaincy choice aside, your 14-17 should be where you chuck all your DPP players, to maximise replacement potential.

    I agree with everything youve said so far except for this bit. I would still put my best scorers no matter their position in 14-17 as they score points no matter what happens, if they are dpp great but im not putting them in just because they are. 18-21 is where ill stack dpp (as long as they still fit my cash cow purposes)

    having just re-read maybe you meant if 2 players are going to be in your top 17 always put the dpp in 14-17 and the other guy in starting team, this i agree with Smile
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Shanbon on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:45 am

    How popular with the 2nd/ctr DPP be this year. Aubbs may be huge this year Smile
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Milchy on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:59 am

    @Shanbon wrote:

    I agree with everything youve said so far except for this bit. I would still put my best scorers no matter their position in 14-17 as they score points no matter what happens, if they are dpp great but im not putting them in just because they are. 18-21 is where ill stack dpp (as long as they still fit my cash cow purposes)

    having just re-read maybe you meant if 2 players are going to be in your top 17 always put the dpp in 14-17 and the other guy in starting team, this i agree with Smile


    This is my point.

    In previous seasons you would put guys who played early in the round in your starting team and guys who played late in the round on your interchange.
    This year single position players go in your starting team, and DPP players go in your interchange.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Mulvy on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:01 am

    @Welshy wrote:Welshys Player Profiles



    Player: Josh Mcguire


    Club: Brisbane Broncos
    Position: FRF/2RF
    Cost: $679,000 priced at 46.4 points
    2015 average: 48
    2016 average: 48
    2017 average: 46
    2017 minutes average: 59

    Handsomeness rating: 1/5 Mitch Aubbussons (grub cunt)
    Last pre season there was a heap of talk about the donkey grub Josh Mcguire and his move to lock, soley used as a prop in previous seasons, Mcguire has always been a big worker and many thought his scores would elevate with the move to lock with the potential for extra minutes in a young Broncos pack. That didn’t materialise…..after first glace at his season average….I didn’t select McGuire but can always remember regretting I hadn’t last year so I did some stats digging

    2017 points average R1-R14: 51 (13 games)
    2017 points average R15-R26: 44 (8 games discounting injury affected R17)
    2017 R16, R20, R21 with origin and a DNP inbetween for an avg of 30, really knocked his average down

    Wrap up
    Losing Easy E and Adam Blair from the Donkeys pack could elevate McGuire further, I’m not sure his minutes will increase much more than the 60 he averaged last year so it will need to come from increased attacking output which is tough is suddenly find, however his FRF/2RF DPP is a big plus and even if he only stretches his 2017 early season R1-R14 and late season R22 through finals average of 51 he will be a great early season buy

    predicted average: 48-51

    Beer  Beer  Beer  Beer
    4/5
    Welshy Beers


    McCullough played 80 the first ten rounds of last year. Niko was injured iirc. Coming back from ACL do the Broncs run with a bench utility? Who do they have? Potential for increased work for McGuire to do perhaps?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Mulvy on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:05 am

    Milchcow wrote:


    This is my point.

    In previous seasons you would put guys who played early in the round in your starting team and guys who played late in the round on your interchange.
    This year single position players go in your starting team, and DPP players go in your interchange.

    I wonder though if the system would be smart enough though to for example if you had a dpp cen/wfb at wfb in your starting 13 and a wfb as emergency and then a centre goes down, if the emergency comes in to wfb and bumps the dpp to centre.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Mulvy on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:19 am

    I can see myself picking either of Cook or Murray depending on the bench makeup. If Cook is named with no bench utility I can see myself having three hookers in my 17, something like cartwright and Mcguire as cover in 16 and 17, and a cen/wfb for cover in 18-21
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Chewie on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:40 am

    @mulvy wrote:

    I wonder though if the system would be smart enough though to for example if you had a dpp cen/wfb at wfb in your starting 13 and a wfb as emergency and then a centre goes down, if the emergency comes in to wfb and bumps the dpp to centre.

    Probably not
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Chewie on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:44 am

    Just had a look at the trades for the bye rounds.
    It looks like there are 12 trades available between the end of bye round 1 and the beginning of bye round 2.
    That should be enough to field 17 in both bye rounds if you use your trades well
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Milchy on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:46 am

    @mulvy wrote:

    I wonder though if the system would be smart enough though to for example if you had a dpp cen/wfb at wfb in your starting 13 and a wfb as emergency and then a centre goes down, if the emergency comes in to wfb and bumps the dpp to centre.

    The writeup given by Lone Scout implies the answer is no. And I'd be surprised if they did it that way.
    Still worth checking out when the site launches officially
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by White Lightning on Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:03 am

    This will be the composition of my 8 man bench:
    hok*2, frf*1, 2fr*2, hlf*1, ctr*1, wfb*1

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by critterjg on Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:50 am

    Milchcow wrote:

    The writeup given by Lone Scout implies the answer is no. And I'd be surprised if they did it that way.
    Still worth checking out when the site launches officially

    Firstly, hello all. Secondly, agreed I think the way they have emphasised the Bench and Emergency ranking means they will drop the highest matching position in. The interesting part will be the interaction between starting, bench and emergency. In an ideal world your FRF that gets scrubbed gets replaced by your second reserve FRF, which bumps 3rd and 4th reserve up one, with your 1st emergency becoming the new 4th reserve. If that's how they are doing it it will actually be a really good system, IMO.


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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by critterjg on Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:52 am

    @White Lightning wrote:This will be the composition of my 8 man bench:
    hok*2, frf*1, 2fr*2, hlf*1, ctr*1, wfb*1

    I'm probably going to run a little bit more risky and go:

    hok*3, frf*1, 2rf*2, hlf*1, ctr/wfb*1
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by SI on Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:10 pm

    @critterjg wrote:
    Milchcow wrote:

    The writeup given by Lone Scout implies the answer is no. And I'd be surprised if they did it that way.
    Still worth checking out when the site launches officially

    Firstly, hello all. Secondly, agreed I think the way they have emphasised the Bench and Emergency ranking means they will drop the highest matching position in. The interesting part will be the interaction between starting, bench and emergency. In an ideal world your FRF that gets scrubbed gets replaced by your second reserve FRF, which bumps 3rd and 4th reserve up one, with your 1st emergency becoming the new 4th reserve. If that's how they are doing it it will actually be a really good system, IMO.
    Welcome mate. Who do you support before we get attached to you  Very Happy ?

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by critterjg on Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:28 pm

    @SI wrote:
    Welcome mate. Who do you support before we get attached to you  Very Happy ?

    Hahahaha... fair question. Broncos/Queensland.

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Orso on Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:52 pm

    Hi everyone. Long time follower of this forum, but a little shy to post. Anyway, had a great season last year, finished 8th overall and the top bronco. Was a real buzz to be in contention for so long.

    Am looking forward to the new rule changes.

    Just wondering if anyone will know who the goal kickers will be for the Roosters and Sharks?

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by Pookus McFly on Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:02 pm

    @Orso wrote:Hi everyone. Long time follower of this forum, but a little shy to post. Anyway, had a great season last year, finished 8th overall and the top bronco. Was a real buzz to be in contention for so long.

    Am looking forward to the new rule changes.

    Just wondering if anyone will know who the goal kickers will be for the Roosters and Sharks?


    Welcome mate, with a finishing position like that, maybe you can teach us a thing or two!
    I imagine it would be Taukeiaho and Holmes.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by White Lightning on Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:08 pm

    @Orso wrote:Hi everyone. Long time follower of this forum, but a little shy to post. Anyway, had a great season last year, finished 8th overall and the top bronco. Was a real buzz to be in contention for so long.

    Am looking forward to the new rule changes.

    Just wondering if anyone will know who the goal kickers will be for the Roosters and Sharks?


    Welcome mate & what a fantastic effort finishing 8th.

    Roosters = Taukeiaho when on the field & L. Mitchell takes over when Taukeiaho is having a rest
    Sharks = (1)Holmes (2)Townsend (3)Moylan

    That's who I reckon will kick goals.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 1

    Post by SI on Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:36 pm

    @Orso wrote:Hi everyone. Long time follower of this forum, but a little shy to post. Anyway, had a great season last year, finished 8th overall and the top bronco. Was a real buzz to be in contention for so long.

    Am looking forward to the new rule changes.

    Just wondering if anyone will know who the goal kickers will be for the Roosters and Sharks?

    Welcome mate, as with Pookus and WL, awesome effort last year!

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