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    2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

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    Welshy
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Welshy on Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:40 am

    @wolfking wrote:

    They were so generous with them when he played last year.  He looks like a great option.
    For sure I’m switching my thinking this year to guys like Ponga, I’m usually ultra conservative but I’m wavering! Guys like Dylan edwards I watched last year in real time expecting 5/6 TBS and he was getting 2/3, always contentious with stat guy favourites and I’m sure it’s been disproved when comparing other stat providers but always that gut feeling
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by White Lightning on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:05 am

    I don't know if I can trust GI & his injury record plus Souths are a poor team so will GI get the attacking stats. Based on the Raiders nice opening 5 games I'm thinking of giving Jack Wighton a shot in my team.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Welshy on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:23 am

    @White Lightning wrote:I don't know if I can trust GI & his injury record plus Souths are a poor team so will GI get the attacking stats. Based on the Raiders nice opening 5 games I'm thinking of giving Jack Wighton a shot in my team.
    Wighton has never been fantasy relevant, GI has at least been a gun, injuries or not for similar price GI is far and away a better choice than Wighton! I like Crocker and BJ to improve on last season but I can’t see Wighton doing it mate
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by rhinoceroo on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:27 am

    Jesus, I hadn't looked at the Raiders' first couple of months of fixtures. Brings BJ into consideration for a gamble.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by White Lightning on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:56 am

    @Welshy wrote:
    Wighton has never been fantasy relevant, GI has at least been a gun, injuries or not for similar price GI is far and away a better choice than Wighton! I like Crocker and BJ to improve on last season but I can’t see Wighton doing it mate

    True mate but I've always been a fan of Wighton but he's never quite realised his potential. Wighton is more of a gut call on my part. I'm going to say that GI gets injured & his knee falls apart.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Welshy on Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:06 am

    @White Lightning wrote:

    True mate but I've always been a fan of Wighton but he's never quite realised his potential. Wighton is more of a gut call on my part. I'm going to say that GI gets injured & his knee falls apart.
    Nothing wrong with a call like that mate, but for the call to work out you need GI to get injured early season and Wighton to fly out of the blocks, only way I can see that scenario working out for you fantasy wise
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Welshy on Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:36 am

    Wacko tweeting that Jason Ryles has said that NAS will spend time during games as and edge back rower!
    could be set for a decent minutes uptick if that’s the case
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by wolfking on Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:01 pm

    @White Lightning wrote:Fifita's run metres 2016 = 3,694 - 2017 = 3,167. That's a big drop & I think opposing teams in 2017 planned to stop his run metres with the first defender tying up his legs.

    This was really prominent from Origin 1 and 2 and I think made a lot of teams notice this method of containing him.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Chewie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:33 pm

    @Welshy wrote:Wacko tweeting that Jason Ryles has said that NAS will spend time during games as and edge back rower!
    could be set for a decent minutes uptick if that’s the case

    This is interesting!

    NAS never lived up to the fantasy score promise in previous seasons, but this might change things

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Alfie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:49 pm

    Was Cronk ever considered a fantasy gun during his time at the Storm?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Chewie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:57 pm

    @Alfie wrote:Was Cronk ever considered a fantasy gun during his time at the Storm?

    Not really, maybe when he first arrived on the scene, but that was before my time playing nrl fantasy...

    Welcome to the forum btw Welcome

    Enjoy the banter
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Chewie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:59 pm

    Hey @Milchcow do you know how many forced drop outs JT made last year?
    I would assume he'd be top of the list if it wasn't for his injury
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Alfie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:18 pm

    @Chewie wrote:

    Not really, maybe when he first arrived on the scene, but that was before my time playing nrl fantasy...

    Welcome to the forum btw Welcome

    Enjoy the banter

    Thanks Chewie, will do
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Mighty Fishes on Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:27 pm

    I've wanted NAS ever since the WC. He was a beast then and with Mclean leaving he'll be picking up minutes.

    I think that Welch will be a decent pick up again I had him last year and was going awesome until his unfortunate injury
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Alfie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:28 pm

    I'm not sure if you're still doing player profiles Welshy but here's a few names if you've got time

    RCG
    JBrom
    Cronk
    Sims
    Nofo
    Bunty
    Murray


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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by wolfking on Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:47 pm

    Where does Hoffman fit into the pack for Storm with this NAS news? I would have thought Bellamy might have just run an 80 minute Hoffman and 80 Felise but who knows if Hoffman will even get back into the starting pack.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Mighty Fishes on Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:50 pm

    @wolfking wrote:Where does Hoffman fit into the pack for Storm with this NAS news?  I would have thought Bellamy might have just run an 80 minute Hoffman and 80 Felise but who knows if Hoffman will even get back into the starting pack.

    When Ryles says spending time it could just mean 15mins or something.

    Lord Dale and Hoffman getting a rest with Felise being the 80min forward
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by wolfking on Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:51 pm

    Going back to the Fifita talk also, even though his numbers have been down with all the WC stuff in regards to him playing for Tonga, if he doesn't get picked for the Blues now he could be a great option.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by wolfking on Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:51 pm

    @Mighty Fishes wrote:

    When Ryles says spending time it could just mean 15mins or something.

    Lord Dale and Hoffman getting a rest with Felise being the 80min forward

    Felise to lock while Dale has a spell perhaps.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 2

    Post by Alfie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:49 pm

    That's a great point about Fifita. Is he even allowed to play Origin after representing Tonga?

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