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    NRL Fantasy 2020 Part 1 - Offseason Edition

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    Post by surmo13 on Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:11 am

    new Knights article out stating Pheonix Crossland will be the 6 and Connor Watson will be playing 13, couple of options well worth looking in to for the first draft
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    Post by Camo123 on Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:54 am

    @Random wrote:

    Yes and no, it is always a flip of the coin. You need to offload anyone bleeding cash massively, particularly those who are in your starting 17 as the above examples. However there are examples of Cashcow's who get dropped early, I remember I offloaded Sivo before he had some stellar performances after that and I regretted trading him out due to how well he was scoring.

    But I do believe you have to max trade the first 3 weeks. It is so unlikely you hit on your 21 picks, and you want to get on any potential cashcows that are going huge early. If you only 1 trade those weeks, you essentially put yourself behind by 3 decent picks. As everyone jumps on guys making a bucketload of cash.

    I feel like picking cash cows is easier this year than last year. This year it looks like Su’a, Best and B Brailey will be prime options with likely guaranteed spots while last year players like Bateman and Bird had question marks around them

    Though mid rangers look harder to pick this year
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    Post by Ben Marlin on Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:55 am

    I think the best strategy early on regards to trading is to not have a strategy at all. If you are planning on max-trading in the first few rounds then you might end up wasting trades and just doing it for the sake of trading and sticking to the plan. If you plan on conserving trades early on then it’s possible you miss a rising cash-cow. Injuries and suspensions often throw away every plan you come up with so I think it’s best to have a goal of which players you want for the bye round very early on and generate as much cash as possible while trying to save as many trades as you can. But I do think that unless you have an injury or the next Payne Haas comes along, don’t trade after the first round and possibly the second (you need to give your players a chance). The most important part of any strategy is to NEVER SELL GUNS - if they need to be sold then they obviously aren’t guns and shouldn’t have been purchased in the first place
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    Post by Ben Marlin on Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:03 am

    @Camo123 wrote:

    I feel like picking cash cows is easier this year than last year. This year it looks like Su’a, Best and B Brailey will be prime options with likely guaranteed spots while last year players like Bateman and Bird had question marks around them

    Though mid rangers look harder to pick this year
    Agree with the cash cows but I also think there’s plenty of good mid rangers

    Watson
    Brimson
    Papenhuyzen
    Tapine
    Leilua
    Koroisau
    DWZ
    Su’A
    Lowe
    Isaako
    Lomax
    Williams
    Manly Hooker
    Tigers Hooker
    Both Brailey Brothers
    Edwards
    Momirovski
    Garner

    Just to name a few
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    Post by Iron Mike on Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:10 am

    So, it looks like Mann/Crossland are frontrunners for the 6 jumper and Lino will be nowhere near the team. Does this mean Ponga is GK and a good pickup to start the year. Can't have a better start than to play the Warriors.

    Warriors H
    Tigers A
    Sharks A
    Cowboys H
    Sea Eagles A

    Not the worst start.
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    Post by Ben Marlin on Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:21 am

    @Iron Mike wrote:So, it looks like Mann/Crossland are frontrunners for the 6 jumper and Lino will be nowhere near the team. Does this mean Ponga is GK and a good pickup to start the year. Can't have a better start than to play the Warriors.

    Warriors H
    Tigers A
    Sharks A
    Cowboys H
    Sea Eagles A

    Not the worst start.
    Ponga is a good option although I do think that there’s plenty of better WFB to start with. He also plays origin, won’t be a captaincy option and isn’t massively underpriced.
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    Post by StormTrooper96 on Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:37 am

    Not really looking at prices but this is sort of along my line of thinking for who to start with.

    Cook or McInness depending on pricing
    Haas Cow
    Lowe Garner Matto
    Cleary Cow
    Best Marsters (Should be goal kicking for Cows)
    Turbo Cow Papy

    Young Brailey, Magoulias/Williams, Su'a, Manly Hooker
    Cow Cow Cow Cow

    DISCLAIMER: This is a very early draft and will most likely change a thousand times before kick off. Just along the lines of what I am looking at.

    I really like Marsters. I think if Morgo finds his running game, Marsters on the right edge will be lethal! Plus if Drinkwater takes the 6 away from Clifford Marsters will be main goal kicker! Come at me. Is Marsters a right edge or left edge centre. Will be a lethal right edge if so. Morgan, Wright/Dunn, Marsters, Feldt... GET IN MY BELLY
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    Post by Ben Marlin on Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:53 am

    @StormTrooper96 wrote:Not really looking at prices but this is sort of along my line of thinking for who to start with.

    Cook or McInness depending on pricing
    Haas Cow
    Lowe Garner Matto
    Cleary Cow
    Best Marsters (Should be goal kicking for Cows)
    Turbo Cow Papy

    Young Brailey, Magoulias/Williams, Su'a, Manly Hooker
    Cow Cow Cow Cow

    DISCLAIMER: This is a very early draft and will most likely change a thousand times before kick off. Just along the lines of what I am looking at.

    I really like Marsters. I think if Morgo finds his running game, Marsters on the right edge will be lethal! Plus if Drinkwater takes the 6 away from Clifford Marsters will be main goal kicker! Come at me. Is Marsters a right edge or left edge centre. Will be a lethal right edge if so. Morgan, Wright/Dunn, Marsters, Feldt... GET IN MY BELLY
    Not a bad start

    I wouldn’t start with cook - lots of better options at hooker (including McInnes like you said)
    I personally won’t be starting with haas, overpriced and I think there will be players who will score similar for cheaper (although I can see why you would start with him)
    I’d say almost definitely don’t start with matto, D Fifita is a much better option imo
    I’m not sure I agree with Marsters (he originally started off on the right edge and then switched over to the left)
    I think Mbye (if starting hooker), Latrell & Billy Smith (if Latrell leaves) look better options in centre than Esan
    Tom Trbojevic has never averaged over 50 and will play origin so I would probably avoid him to start with
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    Post by StormTrooper96 on Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:07 am

    @Ben Marlin wrote:
    Not a bad start

    I wouldn’t start with cook - lots of better options at hooker (including McInnes like you said)
    I personally won’t be starting with haas, overpriced and I think there will be players who will score similar for cheaper (although I can see why you would start with him)
    I’d say almost definitely don’t start with matto, D Fifita is a much better option imo
    I’m not sure I agree with Marsters (he originally started off on the right edge and then switched over to the left)
    I think Mbye (if starting hooker), Latrell & Billy Smith (if Latrell leaves) look better options in centre than Esan
    Tom Trbojevic has never averaged over 50 and will play origin so I would probably avoid him to start with

    I wouldn’t start with cook - lots of better options at hooker (including McInnes like you said) - Yeah this is my thoughts
    I personally won’t be starting with haas, overpriced and I think there will be players who will score similar for cheaper (although I can see why you would start with him) Haas is for captain option
    I’d say almost definitely don’t start with matto, D Fifita is a much better option imo I forgot about fifita, as said this is very rough draft though with just players off the top of my head
    I’m not sure I agree with Marsters (he originally started off on the right edge and then switched over to the left) See how things go in the pre season but if he is right edge I really like him as a POD option
    I think Mbye (if starting hooker), Latrell & Billy Smith (if Latrell leaves) look better options in centre than Esan
    Tom Trbojevic has never averaged over 50 and will play origin so I would probably avoid him to start with I love Turbo, I think the reason he has never averaged over 50 is because he is very injury prone and often goes down half way through games. I think he is the second best FB in the game. If he can stay healthy he would push Teddy for top spot I reckon.
    BOLD PREDICTION - Teddy won't be top FB this year.


    In reality, the team I put up is more of the players who are floating around in my brain, without really putting any names on paper or looking at predicted team lists. Surely Failhub have a platform we can use already!

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    Post by White Lightning on Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:47 am

    Apparently D. Fifita is not training the house down...apparently he was well off the pace at the fitness session yesterday.
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    Post by my tv broke on Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:50 am

    @White Lightning wrote:Apparently D. Fifita is not training the house down...apparently he was well off the pace at the fitness session yesterday.

    lol, refused to click that article, but i saw someone post a quote from Turpin that said Fifita bettered his beep test from last year...
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    Post by StormTrooper96 on Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:57 am

    Latrell Mitchell has agreed to a deal with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    Apparently it has come at a massive pay cut and AJ and Gagai will need to be offloaded.
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    Post by Warriors on Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:04 am

    Surprised if Cook doesn't have a better year this year. Cameron Smith another year older, and Cameron McInnes coming back from injury he is clearly the premium No.9 to pick to start with.

    I had Souths missing the 8 but if they get both Mitchell and more importantly Arrow I think they make top 4.
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    Post by StormTrooper96 on Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:11 am

    @Warriors wrote:Surprised if Cook doesn't have a better year this year. Cameron Smith another year older, and Cameron McInnes coming back from injury he is clearly the premium No.9 to pick to start with.

    I had Souths missing the 8 but if they get both Mitchell and more importantly Arrow I think they make top 4.

    TBH I think they will miss Surgess, but the other Burgess brothers and Sutton won't be much of a miss? Lowe is now an Origin quality second rower, has won a Grand Final and probably entering his prime, Su'a is a quality player and deifinitely showed glimpses of what he can do if consisten, plus being under Bennett. Their young forwards are great - Knight, Tatola. With Cook, Walker, Murray and Arey running the show plus their quick backline of Roberts, Burns, Graham and being coached by Bennett they were never out of the race I reckon. With Mitchell and possible Arrow joining the fray it only sures up a top 4 spot.


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    Post by White Lightning on Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:14 am

    I went off Cook last year when he incorporated the hand brake into his game. I played league & many on here have too & whenever you saw the opposition player put on the hand brake you just knew he was scared. I know Cook isn't scared but I don't want that sort of player in my team.
    I do have 1 thought on the Mitchell signing. It makes C. Walker a great pick & re Cook another attacking player in Mitchell will take attacking opportunities away from the middle.
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    Post by StormTrooper96 on Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:16 am

    @White Lightning wrote:I went off Cook last year when he incorporated the hand brake into his game. I played league & many on here have too & whenever you saw the opposition player put on the hand brake you just knew he was scared. I know Cook isn't scared but I don't want that sort of player in my team.
    I do have 1 thought on the Mitchell signing. It makes C. Walker a great pick & re Cook another attacking player in Mitchell will take attacking opportunities away from the middle.

    Does Mitchell play FB though? Burns and Jimmy would be their Centres? Bennett likes Burns and he brought Jimmy in to take Gagai's spot for a reason.
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    Post by White Lightning on Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:19 am

    Also the salary cap has gone up 200k to 9.8m (9.6m in 2019) so the player prices will change from the ones the mighty Milchy provided.
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    Post by my tv broke on Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:22 am

    @StormTrooper96 wrote:Latrell Mitchell has agreed to a deal with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    Apparently it has come at a massive pay cut and AJ and Gagai will need to be offloaded.

    "Fox Sports understands the 22-year-old met with South Sydney co-owner Russell Crowe on Wednesday at his house on the far north NSW coast to finalise a deal worth $600,000 for next season, with the Roosters to pay $120k on top of that amount."

    An article on the DT the other day had Mitchell on 550k.. another article on the same paper had 750k. How is 600k + 120k payout a pay cut? They're just making it up tbh.
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    Post by StormTrooper96 on Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:23 am

    I can see it now.

    Murray takes a barnstorming run and gets tackled on the 40 metre line. Gets the quick PTB away, Cook takes a dart, break the first tackle, offload to Mitchell, break the line and he is over for a try under the dot.
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    Post by Milchy on Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:12 pm


    if Connor Watson starts at lock in round 1 - how long will he hold down that position?

    a) 25 rounds
    b) 3 weeks
    c) 12 minutes

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