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    2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

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    White Lightning

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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by White Lightning on Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:18 am

    R. James has been taking the piss lately in my team so I think I'll use 1 of my 2 remaining trades to buy Hess. So which option do you like:
    (a) R. James out - Hess in (leaves 1 trade) or
    (b) Have faith that James will come right & save a trade

    Note that as well as Hess I could get Gallen, McCullough, Surgess but Hess is back to playing 80 minutes in the last 2 games, scoring well with 60 & 72 in the last 2 games & is more of a differential @ 6.64% ownership.

    Thoughts & thanks.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by No Worries on Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:35 am

    @Shanbon wrote:i have 4 trades left, havent used one in weeks. Just can never settle on who to trade in or out. My last 4 weeks of scores have been my best run all year
    21- 1020
    20- 1045
    19- 972
    18- 830 (only had 14 players with 4 origin players not backing up)

    Cook Smith McInnes Fainu
    Fifita Surgess Arrow
    Martin Brown JTurbo (Nuikore)
    Johnson Cleary (Doueihi)
    Mitchell Aitken (Tuala)
    Ponga Tedesco TTurbo (Katoa)

    42K left

    You seem to be flush for trades in comparison to most.

    My fantasy ability is like playing grand turismo and not being able to pass the licence stage to play the game. So take this as you will.

    Fainu would be a trade out (I have him too and play him). If he loses the court case his gone, if he doesn't Api is back. I like Marsters in the centres, piss Aitken off he's too hit and miss. No idea if funds will accomodate that.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by White Lightning on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:05 am

    Has anyone noticed how well the Dogs have been going without Woods, Foran & Mbye. I don't think those 3 were giving 100% & the team has improved greatly since their departure from the starting 17. Good riddance I say.
    Also how incompetent are the Bulldogs decision makers. They were doing a segment recently on nrl360 discussing all the players on $1m contracts & Foran was 1 of them. Foran has been past his prime since about 2-3 years ago, is extremely injury prone, is slow & very average. When you buy a property or business you do due diligence & it seems none was done re Foran. All they had to do was watch all his season match highlights playing for the Warriors & it
    would of only taken about 15 minutes.


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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by Chewie on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:11 am

    @White Lightning wrote:Has anyone noticed how well the Dogs have been going without Woods, Foran & Mbye. I don't think those 3 were giving 100% & the team has improved greatly since their departure. Good riddance I say.

    there is a whole lot more synergy in the team...
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by Krump on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:17 am

    @White Lightning wrote:R. James has been taking the piss lately in my team so I think I'll use 1 of my 2 remaining trades to buy Hess. So which option do you like:
    (a) R. James out - Hess in (leaves 1 trade) or
    (b) Have faith that James will come right & save a trade

    Note that as well as Hess I could get Gallen, McCullough, Surgess but Hess is back to playing 80 minutes in the last 2 games, scoring well with 60 & 72 in the last 2 games & is more of a differential @ 6.64% ownership.

    Thoughts & thanks.
    I'm mighty tempted by Hess as well.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by Krump on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:18 am

    @No Worries wrote:

    You seem to be flush for trades in comparison to most.

    My fantasy ability is like playing grand turismo and not being able to pass the licence stage to play the game. So take this as you will.

    Fainu would be a trade out (I have him too and play him). If he loses the court case his gone, if he doesn't Api is back. I like Marsters in the centres, piss Aitken off he's too hit and miss. No idea if funds will accomodate that.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by Chewie on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:23 am

    @White Lightning wrote:R. James has been taking the piss lately in my team so I think I'll use 1 of my 2 remaining trades to buy Hess. So which option do you like:
    (a) R. James out - Hess in (leaves 1 trade) or
    (b) Have faith that James will come right & save a trade

    Note that as well as Hess I could get Gallen, McCullough, Surgess but Hess is back to playing 80 minutes in the last 2 games, scoring well with 60 & 72 in the last 2 games & is more of a differential @ 6.64% ownership.

    Thoughts & thanks.

    If I had trades left I would consider getting Hess, with only a few rounds left it's worth taking a gamble.
    James' mins have been reduced, Hess' mins increased

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    With Doueihi out of you team you could keep the faith and loop James
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by Rippin and Tearin on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:23 am

    @White Lightning wrote:R. James has been taking the piss lately in my team so I think I'll use 1 of my 2 remaining trades to buy Hess. So which option do you like:
    (a) R. James out - Hess in (leaves 1 trade) or
    (b) Have faith that James will come right & save a trade

    Note that as well as Hess I could get Gallen, McCullough, Surgess but Hess is back to playing 80 minutes in the last 2 games, scoring well with 60 & 72 in the last 2 games & is more of a differential @ 6.64% ownership.

    Thoughts & thanks.

    Im not a huge fan of Hess as a fantasy player, its mainly due to his inconsistent scoring - he often goes missing.

    That being said, I guess it depends what you are after? Hess has the potential to pump out a string of high scores but there are more consistent scorers out there IMO.

    You are top 10 now right? What is your goal? finish as high as possible? or cement the top 10? I think if its the former then Hess is a good option. If its the later I'd be looking at Surgess I think. He's been pretty consistent recently (I can't recall when their team lineup settled down) but I feel like its roughly coincided with his good scoring. He is also playing 80 min, or at least he has for 4 weeks.

    Good luck mate - either way, I'd be ditching James!
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by zuppy on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:25 am

    I've brought Arrow back over signing Hess who has really just got that 2 good games as a sample. Do you have him? Is he back?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by zuppy on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:26 am

    @Rippin and Tearin wrote:

    Im not a huge fan of Hess as a fantasy player, its mainly due to his inconsistent scoring - he often goes missing.

    That being said, I guess it depends what you are after? Hess has the potential to pump out a string of high scores but there are more consistent scorers out there IMO.

    You are top 10 now right? What is your goal? finish as high as possible? or cement the top 10? I think if its the former then Hess is a good option. If its the later I'd be looking at Surgess I think. He's been pretty consistent recently (I can't recall when their team lineup settled down) but I feel like its roughly coincided with his good scoring. He is also playing 80 min, or at least he has for 4 weeks.

    Good luck mate - either way, I'd be ditching James!


    Surgess v Arrow R&T?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by Liverpool_Bulldog on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:32 am

    2 trades left and I want to stay in the top 100. Been slipping horribly lately. Seems to be my CTRs holding me back atm. Would like another forward though
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by StormTrooper96 on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:36 am

    3 trades left and need a solid WFB so i can move Cotric into EMG as cover (I have no cover). Only players in my team who are trade-able are Fainu (due to court case), Clifford (to be used as a slight downgrade) even Kikau can be traded out as i have Martin and Arrow fighting for spots 17/18.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by deathbywarriors on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:06 am

    Who should I bring in to partner DCE in the halves? $$$ is no problem. I currently have Matterson who will be getting the boot.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by multiple.scoregasms on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:14 am

    Is Farah> JTurbo a waste of a trade? Gives me a bit more flexibility on the bench and leaves me with Smith Cook McInnes as hookers and 2 trades left
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by Krump on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:14 am

    @deathbywarriors wrote:Who should I bring in to partner DCE in the halves? $$$ is no problem. I currently have Matterson who will be getting the boot.
    Bunt as a sneaky POD. Been very good since origin.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by Krump on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:16 am

    @multiple.scoregasms wrote:Is Farah> JTurbo a waste of a trade? Gives me a bit more flexibility on the bench and leaves me with Smith Cook McInnes as hookers and 2 trades left
    I like it with 3 trades left. You know exactly what you're getting from Turbo
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by Verbal Kint on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:17 am

    @White Lightning wrote:R. James has been taking the piss lately in my team so I think I'll use 1 of my 2 remaining trades to buy Hess. So which option do you like:
    (a) R. James out - Hess in (leaves 1 trade) or
    (b) Have faith that James will come right & save a trade

    Note that as well as Hess I could get Gallen, McCullough, Surgess but Hess is back to playing 80 minutes in the last 2 games, scoring well with 60 & 72 in the last 2 games & is more of a differential @ 6.64% ownership.

    Thoughts & thanks.

    I like it. This would probably be my move if I was in your shoes.

    Macca would be very tempting as well - too many hookers though?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by deathbywarriors on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:18 am

    @Krump wrote:
    Bunt as a sneaky POD. Been very good since origin.

    Good shout. Dragons have a pretty good run home too.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by multiple.scoregasms on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:19 am

    @Krump wrote:
    I like it with 3 trades left. You know exactly what you're getting from Turbo

    Gives me a bit more bench flexibility aswell. Allows me to move Arrow or Surgess back giving me a useful 18th man if there is a late withdrawal in the forwards instead of a 0. Think I'll lock it in
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy thread part 65

    Post by Verbal Kint on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:20 am

    @multiple.scoregasms wrote:Is Farah> JTurbo a waste of a trade? Gives me a bit more flexibility on the bench and leaves me with Smith Cook McInnes as hookers and 2 trades left

    I'm holding Farah but this trade makes a lot of sense

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