Per my current team that I posted:
Jurbo Matto Lowe
Papen Mansour Best
Macca JTB B.Sironen Stone
E.Clark Hopoate Starling (doesn't play ever) Kepaoa (doesn't play ever)
With Averillo out (one round I presume) is it worth swapping Will Hopoate for a a cheap back option either in Niu/Talau, or aim to get a cheaper but decent POD in Josh Morris? I know he's a bit up and down, and the Roosters are playing the Storm this week, however I really feel like I want a reliable CTR that can go well (plus he also has WFB coverage). I'm kinda sick of constantly trading in players I think will go well, only for them to be out of the team the next week (Erin Clark/Averillo/Scott Sorensen/Billy Magoulias to name a few). Kinda concerned that a Talau/Niu pickup might be yet another burned trade at this point, especially Niu.
I suppose the benefit of cashing out Hopoate for Niu is that it banks me 454k, and I can use that cash in a round or two to upgrade Ray Stone, Curtis Sironen, JTB, or Lowe to a decent FRF/2RF keeper.
Anyone got good/bad input on the idea of brining in JMoz? FWIW I would have $227k ITB after a Hopoate -> Morris trade. I also have zero HLF coverage with Erin Clark out of the 17 for the Titans, so I was considering a Hopoate -> Hughes upgrade. I know he's not stellar, and likely won't go amazing especially when Munster returns, however he does give me much needed WFB/HLF cover, which as you can see from my team I'm sorely lacking.
Again, thanks for all the feedback. You guys are a very welcoming forum and once I get my bearings with this game a little I'll be hoping to give more than just taking!