Thinking out loud in regards to resting/trades
Anyone in a team that can't really change ladder positions is a resting candidate this week - Cleary, Teddy, Cook, Murray, Koroisau the main contenders that are in my squad.
Cook/Murray probably least likely as Souths will want a "home" final for week 1, but outside chance there. I'm almost certain that Koroisau won't play this week with an outside chance on the other two.
Anyone that gets a rest this week it's safe to assume won't get a rest next week, making it pretty safe to not trade them out if I can field 17
Atm I'm looking at this squad with full strength with most likely to be rested in bold
McInnes, Murray, Matterson
Teddy, Papy, Ponga
Koroisau, AFB, Moses, RTS
Sironen, Fermor, Asi, Niu
Assuming just Koro and AFB are out they can be covered by Sironen and Fermor so any trade wouldn't have a huge marginal benefit. But if Fermor is out, or Cleary/Teddy gets a rest I'll be forced to make a trade rather than play Asi in the 17. Someone like Crichton that has already missed a chunk of games this year and is pretty fresh
Assuming that Koroisau and AFB will be back next week, this essentially gives me 2 "extra" players so I won't need to hold the remaining trade. I'm assuming next week will be pretty much all hands on deck with plenty of carnage, so any players "guaranteed" to play next week would be good