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    2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by White Lightning on Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:41 am

    @Alfie wrote:G-day guys. Couldn't believe my luck when I found this forum after a couple years of quietly going about my business alone Sad . It's taken me all day to sift through all the gold you guys have been writing. Can't wait to join some of the great chats you guys have and start this season positively. Side note: I am a die hard Seags fan if you want some ammo.

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Moose on Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:50 am

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Milchcow on Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:27 am

    @mulvy wrote:Devil's advocate here. Cook at 9 no bench hooker, Lichaa at 9 no bench hooker, Garvey or Havili looking good for 50-60 minutes from trials,...... all the stars aligning, do I need to have CS9?

    Just go with a 3 hooker bench.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Alfie on Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:35 pm

    I've noticed not many people have Fifita in their sides. Do you guys think he is past his 60+ days or are you just a lot keener on some of the mid range and cow options?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by White Lightning on Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 pm

    @Alfie wrote:I've noticed not many people have Fifita in their sides. Do you guys think he is past his 60+ days or are you just a lot keener on some of the mid range and cow options?

    Every year I always start with Fifita but this year I'm not. Last year I noticed 2 things (a) he was over weight & (b) the first defender always went low on Fifita to tie up his legs & this dented his run metres. I'd rather spend the extra 1k & get Vaughan. This is just my opinion but I actually think Fifita is on the decline.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Alfie on Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:18 pm

    @White Lightning wrote:

    Every year I always start with Fifita but this year I'm not. Last year I noticed 2 things (a) he was over weight & (b) the first defender always went low on Fifita to tie up his legs & this dented his run metres. I'd rather spend the extra 1k & get Vaughan. This is just my opinion but I actually think Fifita is on the decline.

    Fair points, I think I'll look elsewhere for a cheaper option
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by White Lightning on Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:54 pm

    Also on Fifita there was a sc article before the 2017 season began that he was affected by the heat more than other big men. I know it's sc scoring but his day game scores were 5-10 points lower than his night game scores. This fact is logical because obviously the big men naturally struggle in the heat but Fifita seemed to struggle the most out of all the big props. So for those considering Fifita you should see how many day games he has at the start of the season.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Alfie on Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:24 pm

    For anyone interested in Twal or Eisenhuth, here's how I think the forward rotation looks in terms of minutes.

    Packer 55
    McIlwrick 50-60
    Matulino 55
    Taylor 80
    McQueen 60
    Eisenhuth 60

    Marshall/Liddle 20-30
    Twal 30
    Lawrence 30
    Sue/Aloiai/Grant 30
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Honey Badger on Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:45 pm

    @White Lightning wrote:

    Every year I always start with Fifita but this year I'm not. Last year I noticed 2 things (a) he was over weight & (b) the first defender always went low on Fifita to tie up his legs & this dented his run metres. I'd rather spend the extra 1k & get Vaughan. This is just my opinion but I actually think Fifita is on the decline.

    I wasnt going to start with Fifita last season but after watching the All Stars game he went straight into my team. Unfortunately i paid massive overs for him when vaughan etc were matching/outscoring him.

    This season im looking for better value for money but not sure yet. Surely jbrom can improve and i can see Graham to start well at his new club. Maybe klemmer joins the frf fantasy elite?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Honey Badger on Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:49 pm

    @Alfie wrote:For anyone interested in Twal or Eisenhuth, here's how I think the forward rotation looks in terms of minutes.

    Packer              55
    McIlwrick          50-60
    Matulino            55
    Taylor               80
    McQueen           60
    Eisenhuth          60

    Marshall/Liddle   20-30
    Twal                  30
    Lawrence           30
    Sue/Aloiai/Grant 30

    I can see Twal getting bigger mins. Ive heard/read that Matulino prefers coming off the bench but maybe that was just an excuse at the warriors
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Moose on Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:51 pm

    Surely Twal gets more then 30 minutes. How many minutes did Packer average last year?

    Fantasy aside I am genuinely excited and can't wait till rd 1 kickoff, even looking forward to watching Newcastle play, which is a first.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by White Lightning on Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:35 pm

    @Honey Badger wrote:

    I wasnt going to start with Fifita last season but after watching the All Stars game he went straight into my team. Unfortunately i paid massive overs for him when vaughan etc were matching/outscoring him.

    This season im looking for better value for money but not sure yet. Surely jbrom can improve and i can see Graham to start well at his new club. Maybe klemmer joins the frf fantasy elite?

    The frf position is very hard to fill & each candidate poses question marks. Can J-Brom rediscover his fantasy form & get his offloading game going (that's if Bellamy lets him). J. Graham at a new club but how many minutes will he get with all the forwards the Dragons have plus Vaughan is the alpha prop plus Graham might be classed as injury prone these days. I am interested in Klemmer mainly due to his dpp but there's a good chance he'll be in the front row so his minutes will reduce especially since Woods & Tolman have big motors. Imo at this stage the only reliable frf that isn't expensive is McGuire. You know he'll get 55-60 minutes & he'll get a consistent 48-55 points each week playing lock plus he is a dpp. But for some reason I'm not warming to him because I have Lodge & don't want 2 Broncos forwards. I'm going cheap in the frf & loading up in other areas.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Alfie on Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:36 pm

    @Moose wrote:Surely Twal gets more then 30 minutes. How many minutes did Packer average last year?

    Fantasy aside I am genuinely excited and can't wait till rd 1 kickoff, even looking forward to watching Newcastle play, which is a first.

    I thought so too but I couldn't figure out who's minutes would have to give way in order for him to get 40+ minutes.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by White Lightning on Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:38 pm

    @Moose wrote:Surely Twal gets more then 30 minutes. How many minutes did Packer average last year?

    Fantasy aside I am genuinely excited and can't wait till rd 1 kickoff, even looking forward to watching Newcastle play, which is a first.

    Twal is a better prop than the has beens Packer & Matulino. It would be crazy to play Twal for only 30 minutes.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Alfie on Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:44 pm

    @White Lightning wrote:

    Twal is a better prop than the has beens Packer & Matulino. It would be crazy to play Twal for only 30 minutes.

    Both are definitely past their prime but I'm sure Cleary didn't buy either of them with that mindset. He obviously thinks highly of them as a combination thinking back to 2011 when he coached them both.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by White Lightning on Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:45 pm

    So just a question regarding the bench & you're 4 reserves. I assume it's better to have your dpp's on the bench e.g. a dpp frf/2fr because then you're covering 2 positions if 1 of your frf's or 2fr's pulls out after lock out.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Welshy on Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:51 pm

    Twal is an animal, he will get more minutes than Packer
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Milchcow on Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:51 pm

    @White Lightning wrote:So just a question regarding the bench & you're 4 reserves. I assume it's better to have your dpp's on the bench e.g. a dpp frf/2fr because then you're covering 2 positions if 1 of your frf's or 2fr's pulls out after lock out.

    Yes, wherever possible have DPPs on the bench and single position players in starting lineup.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Alfie on Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:00 pm

    I'm interested in Fonua-Blake if he pips Lussick to the starting spot. I'm thinking he would likely score at about 40 points a game regularly with the odd but not rare Fifita-type score. Am I being a bit over-zealous as a Manly fan?

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by critterjg on Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:01 pm

    @Milchcow wrote:

    Just go with a 3 hooker bench.

    This is exactly what I'm looking at. Smith (c) starting, Lichaa and Cook bench and Havili/Garvey emergency.

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