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    2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by Trajan on Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:21 am

    @Milchcow wrote:
    who is a good 4th half to go with Thurston, Cartwright and Croker.

    They probably wouldn't be in my 17, but I don't really like the cheap options, so may go for a more reliable scorer and downgrade elsewhere.

    I have gone Croft with the same 3 Milchcow for what its worth.
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by Welshy on Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:22 am

    @Trajan wrote:

    I have gone Croft with the same 3 Milchcow for what its worth.

    same for me
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by Milchcow on Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:07 am


    My gut feel is Croft is not as good value in this comp.
    Tries are worth more and kick metres less, which means I think Croft's average last year was a little more inflated than in Fantasy.

    Thinking about Josh Reynolds instead
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by MilfordTheMagician on Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:57 am

    Anyone running with Matt Scott? Had a 41 average from the only 2 games he played last season and only priced at 378. Seems way underpriced.
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by Milchcow on Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:02 pm


    Magic number is about 11,500 in this comp

    So Scott is priced at just under 33
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by wt00 on Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:50 pm

    If there's any league spots for a RDT rookie, let me know. Thanks.
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by No Worries on Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:57 pm

    @wt00 wrote:If there's any league spots for a RDT rookie, let me know. Thanks.


    Check your PM - you have until midday tomorrow to register before we autofill the remaining positions.
    Please advise your team name and join both leagues.
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by Milchcow on Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:13 pm


    Somewhat happy with my team

    Smith Cook
    Fifita Graham Lodge Nicholls
    Brown Merrin Whitehead RFM Rochow Kikau
    Thurston Croft Cartwright Croker
    Aubbs Hayne Isaako Lomax
    Tedesco Ponga Inglis Hiku Katoa

    With 2 free looks can easily swap out rookies if I've picked the wrong ones.
    Will keep an eye on SST and Murray as potential trade ins if any of my 2nd rowers don't fire.

    Not completely sold on Hayne, but like him better than other options.
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by wt00 on Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:14 pm

    @No Worries wrote:


    Check your PM - you have until midday tomorrow to register before we autofill the remaining positions.
    Please advise your team name and join both leagues.
    Have joined both.
    Team name - Casualty Ward
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by MilfordTheMagician on Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:53 pm

    Any help on this team would be appreciated

    Smith
    Fifita, Scott
    Jurbo, JDB, Griffin
    JT, Croft
    Aubusson, Inglis
    Tedesco, Dufty, Ponga

    Cook, Lodge, RFM, Rochow

    Nicholls, Kikau, Cartwright, Croker, Isaako, Kahu, Hiku, Katoa

    Kahu and Hiku are too expensive for my liking but not many good cheap options besides the players I already have Neutral
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by MilfordTheMagician on Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:54 pm

    @Milchcow wrote:
    Somewhat happy with my team

    Smith Cook
    Fifita Graham Lodge Nicholls
    Brown Merrin Whitehead RFM Rochow Kikau
    Thurston Croft Cartwright Croker
    Aubbs Hayne Isaako Lomax
    Tedesco Ponga Inglis Hiku Katoa

    With 2 free looks can easily swap out rookies if I've picked the wrong ones.
    Will keep an eye on SST and Murray as potential trade ins if any of my 2nd rowers don't fire.

    Not completely sold on Hayne, but like him better than other options.

    19 players the same lol.

    Not a fan of Scott anymore?
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by Trajan on Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:08 am

    @Milchcow wrote:
    Somewhat happy with my team

    Smith Cook
    Fifita Graham Lodge Nicholls
    Brown Merrin Whitehead RFM Rochow Kikau
    Thurston Croft Cartwright Croker
    Aubbs Hayne Isaako Lomax
    Tedesco Ponga Inglis Hiku Katoa

    With 2 free looks can easily swap out rookies if I've picked the wrong ones.
    Will keep an eye on SST and Murray as potential trade ins if any of my 2nd rowers don't fire.

    Not completely sold on Hayne, but like him better than other options.

    I differ with you on a couple of areas Milchcow. Though I like Graham as a player it seems that he is injured more often

    and goes HIA too easily these days. I am taking a chance starting with that creature Lodge and getting rid of him before

    the byes after he has made some coin. I have gone all in on the Roosters in the centre position with Aubbs and Mitchell.

    I have the same WFB's as you but have J.Turbo instead of Merrin. I have Arrow instead of RFM and like you will be monitoring

    Murray and SST as likely upgrades. Hayne might end up a great pick but thats a bridge too far for me at this stage.

    Solid squad as expected. I went S.Burgess over Fifita mainly over how they may start the season and byes.
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by Milchcow on Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:30 am


    I want to see what the Titans pack looks like when Wallace comes back before grabbing Arrow.

    Entirely possible he is going to be a round 3 trade in, but just don't quite trust him right now.

    Have gone 1 non-player in Zac Lomax, for DPP and potential loophole purposes, plus he might get a run later in the season.

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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by Rippin and Tearin on Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:21 pm

    @Milchcow wrote:
    I want to see what the Titans pack looks like when Wallace comes back before grabbing Arrow.

    Entirely possible he is going to be a round 3 trade in, but just don't quite trust him right now.

    Have gone 1 non-player in Zac Lomax, for DPP and potential loophole purposes, plus he might get a run later in the season.


    This is, I think, why I like (and why I do better at) DT compared to NRL fantasy, it's more forgiving.

    With the three week time period before prices change, it means you can look at the likes of Arrow from the sidelines without it costing you (too much) if he goes gang busters.

    One of my strategies this season is along these lines, if they are not in my starting 17, and I am uncertain about their longer term outlooks, I will tend to hold off to see how they go. Rochow fits this bill nicely. If I picked him up from the beginning I wouldn't be starting him (so not grabbing him won't mean I miss out on his points), so Im hoping by week 3 his outlook is clearer, if he bombs then I saved my self a trade (and likely freed up that extra coin initially for my starting group) and if he goes nuts, I can grab him without it costing me (other than the trades).

    Arrow for me is in a slightly different basket as if I were to take him from round 1 I'd be starting him too. So if he goes crazy and I don't have him, then I lose the points as well as the trade to get him in before round 3. But at least it wouldn't cost me in the pocket still.

    In terms of my team, Im planning on finalising that in a few hours when the kids are in bed Smile but Im tending towards a Smith-less team and running with Friend.

    For me what's tricky is the lack of depth in half, WFB, and C in terms of cheapies. It means your hand is forced somewhat with who you put in there and if you want bottom dollar guys you have to take a punt on a non-starter. Either than or you go with the likes of Carty (halves) Hiku (WFB), and for C there actually doesn't appear to be anyone outside of Isaako that's cheap and starting. So if you want to go with cheap starters, you end up having to go quite a bit above the bottom $ guys, using potentially $200k or so that could otherwise go into your starting 17 (which is the equivalent of ~20 points per round). So tough decisions there!! Im likely to go with at least one (bottom $) non-starter and hopefully get lucky that they come in later - for the byes would be ideal Smile

    Outside of that my other struggles have just been deciding how to prioritise the value guys - Tohu, Whitehead, Merrin etc, the list goes on, and balancing the risk that going with too many of them at the outset might hurt in the long run: If you don't end up picking enough guns from the start it becomes nearly impossible to field the "all-gun" side by round 20 or so. I looked at my last years side which did pretty well, and from the beginning I had 5 guns at the start that I had at the end, and a further 2 who I traded out due to injury that I never brought back (and I ran with 0 trades for the last 3 weeks from memory). So using a similar template I feel like you kinda need 7 or so guns from the outset. Grabbing all these so-called value guys seems a little risky, you'll need at least a couple to come off big time!








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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by No Worries on Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:03 pm

    What CTR's are people running in this comp ? My starters are Mitchell & Croker but other than Isaako what cheapies or cows fill the bench ? I don't like the Isaako option and feel I have too much $$$ tied up in the position
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by SI on Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:10 pm

    @B/L have you joined both your seeded league and the Overall league in VSDT?  If you have joined both, is it the same team name registered?

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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by No Worries on Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:28 pm

    Are people throwing Douhini in the CTR to save money and hope he picks up a gig ?
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by Milchcow on Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:31 pm

    @No Worries wrote:Are people throwing Douhini in the CTR to save money and hope he picks up a gig ?

    I've put Lomax in for that reason (and his DPP is a bit more valuable than Doueihi having just CTR)
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by Clack Bocks on Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:52 pm

    Apologies to league One. Have neglected my team and only updated it today. Hopefully I don't drag the chain but I'm about to go dark now. Wife away and I'm looking after the boy
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    Re: 2018 NRL Dream Team Virtual Sports/Sports Deck (VSDT) Part 1

    Post by Rippin and Tearin on Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:06 pm

    Right - I'm back and have <2 hours to sort my team out.

    Any help appreciated.

    What are the "no-brainer" selections? I've tried to read the NRLF threads, is there a player that is key in this comp that hasn't really been talked about over there?

    So far it seems you basically want to build a team around:
    Cook, Lodge, Nichols, RFM, Carty, Croker, Katoa, Ponga

    and then fill the rest with either guns or the mid-range value guys.

    Have I missed anyone from the no-brainer list?

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