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    2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

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    Fortitude

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Fortitude on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:21 am

    @wolfking wrote:

    The more I think about Souths and Cook the more inclined I'm thinking just to drop him off my bench altogether and spend the money elsewhere.  Even if Farah doesn't get a run in the 17 in round 1, a couple of losses or below par performances could see him back and would spell disaster.  If Farah wasn't named in round 1 but makes the bench in round 2 or 3 that would just be a kick in the nuts.

    This is what im thinking too. Maybe looking at a curve ball pick like Peats.

    Last year I tried picking a few players that were on the upper level of mid range but were consistent, but will be affected by a roster change somehow. This is how I picked up Vaughan from the start last year. Fluke.

    Thinking of taking a risk on JWH, Packer.

    Also got a sneaky Dugan feeling

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by wolfking on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:24 am

    @Joey Superior wrote:Who do you think has more value in having in your team:

    Thurston or Harris?

    Also is it worth gambling with Peachy?

    You'd think Harris would have more potential to improve and bounce back. Thurston is interesting though and I am giving him a lot of thought.

    Peachy on the outer with the club and trying to leave. If he were to move to Titans now he'd be playing 80 every week and absolutely worth putting him in but at the Panthers, he's on the outer and will only start round 1 in the back line due to injuries. When the team is fit, I don't see him starting, possibly back on the bench.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Vanish on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:32 am

    @Liverpool_Bulldog wrote:Hmmm this team building is getting tedious Shocked Razz

    Cook
    Fifita, Lodge
    Murray, Arrow, RFM
    Croft, Watson
    Gray, Milne
    Teddy, Edwards, Ponga

    Lichaa, Garvili, Liu, NAS

    Carty, Croker, Kennar, Katoa

    Thoughts guys? Thanks in advance

    I like this team a fair bit actually. I like starting Cook and Fifita, assuming Farah is left out of the 17 in round 1. Obviously if he's there then it needs to change.

    I'm not sold on that 18-21, but a lot of the guys best for those positions are risks. So trust yourself there.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by my tv broke on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:35 am

    I know souths want an 80 min hooker but just cant see it to start the year.. my money (opinion) is on cook and farah both in the 17 in rnd 1
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Vanish on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:44 am

    @my tv broke wrote:I know souths want an 80 min hooker but just cant see it to start the year.. my money (opinion) is on cook and farah both in the 17 in rnd 1

    It's certainly possible, and it'll throw a lot of teams (mine included) right out the window.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Vanish on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:02 pm

    Incomplete team but I'll throw up what I have at the moment.
    Looking at something like:

    Cook
    Fifita Lodge
    Brown Murray Arrow
    DCE Croft
    Milne ???
    Teddy Ponga ???

    Licha RFM ??? ???
    Croker Havilli ??? ???

    $1.8M left to fill the rest of the team. Plenty of possible players to fill those vacent spots, but I've decided to leave them open until TLT. All this talk about Farah makes Cook a risk, but if Farah isn't playing then Cook is serious value.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Joey Superior on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:10 pm

    @wolfking wrote:

    You'd think Harris would have more potential to improve and bounce back.  Thurston is interesting though and I am giving him a lot of thought.

    Peachy on the outer with the club and trying to leave.  If he were to move to Titans now he'd be playing 80 every week and absolutely worth putting him in but at the Panthers, he's on the outer and will only start round 1 in the back line due to injuries.  When the team is fit, I don't see him starting, possibly back on the bench.

    Was able to make adjustments to fit both Thurston and Harris so that made the decision easier.

    And right on with Peachy, so will he most likely be coming off the bench then?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Milchcow on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:16 pm

    @my tv broke wrote:I know souths want an 80 min hooker but just cant see it to start the year.. my money (opinion) is on cook and Farah both in the 17 in rnd 1

    Coach interviews and internet gossip suggests the more likely scenario is Cook/Farah in 9, With someone like Doueihi in the 17. And then probably Farah/Cook on the extended bench.

    Come TLT people are going to panic about extended benches everywhere, at some point you just have to suck it up and take a punt.

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Pookus McFly on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:18 pm

    @my tv broke wrote:I know souths want an 80 min hooker but just cant see it to start the year.. my money (opinion) is on cook and farah both in the 17 in rnd 1

    Seibold quote in new Big League magazine: "Were looking for someone who can play multiple positions. I need to be able to trust that my hooker can play 80 minutes, but until Robbie or 'Cooky' can show me they can play 80 minutes, we may have to go with two nines."
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Pookus McFly on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:19 pm

    also in this magazine they had Katoa listed for the Sharks at 228k rather than 212k. Not sure how official these prices are though
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by wolfking on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:33 pm

    @Joey Superior wrote:

    Was able to make adjustments to fit both Thurston and Harris so that made the decision easier.

    And right on with Peachy, so will he most likely be coming off the bench then?

    I think in a normal situation, yes.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Shooter McGavin on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:37 pm

    Edwards, Nofa or Dufty for third WFB?

    Thanks Guys
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Shooter McGavin on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:38 pm

    @Milchcow wrote:

    Coach interviews and internet gossip suggests the more likely scenario is Cook/Farah in 9, With someone like Doueihi in the 17. And then probably Farah/Cook on the extended bench.

    Come TLT people are going to panic about extended benches everywhere, at some point you just have to suck it up and take a punt.


    Doueihi could surely see some games in the starting team with A.REY injury history you would think?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by TheWeapon on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:42 pm

    Sucks that Peachy can't get consistent starts - when he's in form he's an absolute gun.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by my tv broke on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:45 pm

    @TheWeapon wrote:Sucks that Peachy can't get consistent starts - when he's in form he's an absolute gun.

    If he doesnt get released this year then hes probably a bargain buy for 2019 fantasy haha
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Vanish on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:53 pm

    @Shooter McGavin wrote:Edwards, Nofa or Dufty for third WFB?

    Thanks Guys

    Edwards and Nofo are priced at 45avg, and I think that'll be their avg for the season. Ideally both keepers but little value.

    I don't like Dufty. But if you think he's capable of improving on his average go with him.

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by NewyCoop on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:06 pm

    If Slade Griffin gets a start for the Knights you could potentially drop Cook for him. Free's up a bit of cash to spend elsewhere too

    Anyone think McQueen can make a bit of cash if he locks up a 2nd row position?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by No Worries on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:22 pm

    Seibold doesn't have the kahunas to make his first big decision in the NRL leaving Farah out round 1. It's too early to define your career.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Vanish on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:31 pm

    @NewyCoop wrote:If Slade Griffin gets a start for the Knights you could potentially drop Cook for him. Free's up a bit of cash to spend elsewhere too

    Anyone think McQueen can make a bit of cash if he locks up a 2nd row position?

    I think if Cook misses out on the 80minute gig, it gets very hard to leave Smith out. I've argued for his exclusion a fair bit, but that is assuming Cook is a high value and high point scoring alternative.

    Griffin could very well be a top 21 or even 17 pickup though.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 5

    Post by Warriors on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:41 pm

    @NewyCoop wrote:If Slade Griffin gets a start for the Knights you could potentially drop Cook for him. Free's up a bit of cash to spend elsewhere too

    Anyone think McQueen can make a bit of cash if he locks up a 2nd row position?

    If you are happy with around a 30 average then drop Cook for Griffin. I will be selecting Cook even if Farah is in the 17 (which he won't be for long).

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