Cleary looks good value based on his few games without Maloney and his late season form. I think if you were to start with Cleary he would need to average 60+ (which no half did in 2019), he would need to be one of your two or three captaincy options, and you would probably need to hope he doesn’t play origin. He is definitely a gun though (he has never averaged less than 50) so he is pretty safe. I wouldn’t say Cleary is a must-have but is a good option if you want a gun half.@Rabbits21 wrote:Cleary is a lock for me, hard to ignore McInnes as when Issac comes on McInnes will move to lock, I’d expect him to make some more tackle busts and offloads.
Ryan James is an interesting one for me, could be worth the gamble. I feel he scores better in the middle though rather than on an edge.
I’ll be avoiding Cook at this stage I think as we’ve lost 5 forwards and haven’t bought one, Cookie doesn’t score as well when the pack isn’t rolling forwards.
Isaako and Lomax looking like very good value!
McInnes will be slightly underpriced but I would be a little bit wary of him getting a rest towards the end of games of dragons are winning. But if McInnes is guaranteed 80 minutes every week then he will be a great option - and a very safe captaincy option.
Ryan James will be a risk imo, his role always seems to be changed between middle and edge. I think he has the potential to be a good buy but too risky especially when there’s better options available.
Agree with cook
If Isaako and Lomax both start at fullback, they’ll definitely be in my team.