My Current 21, and my plans
Damien Cook - want to hold all season, but playing origin makes it tough, Will hold him for 17+18. Potentially trade out for R19.
Jack De Belin, Corey Horsburgh, Tohu Harris - you're in it for the long haul guys. Don't get injured
J'maine Hopgood - think I'll trade him to Haas after 19. If Parra get back to full strength I don't trust his scoring. not the worst if I have to hold onto him
John Bateman - no trade out plans
Jacob Preston - will be upgraded after origin. perhaps to Fifita. Just try to hit the sweet spot of points vs cash.
Matt Burton - due for an upgrade, perhaps to Hynes this week. Otherwise he'll be gone soon
Kalyn Ponga - I'll do a deal with Kalyn, if he doesn't get injured, I won't trade him. He's hot and cold so will try to use him as loop option when possible when I'm at full strength
Will Penisini, Connelly Lemuelu - my 2 chief CTRs for the run home. If Bird can prove himself fit and able I may bring him in but I am in no rush given his recent knee issues
Billy Smith - may downgrade for cash, but he's my only CTR cover, so will probably keep him, to be played when Penisini/Lemuelu are on a bye.
James Tedesco, Dylan Edwards, Jahream Bula - probably my 3 starting WFB for the run home
Will consider plays for Latrell or Turbo after origin if it work out price wise and either of them look like hitting sustained form
Scott Drinkwater - to be traded out, probably around R19/20, unless he does enough in the next 3 weeks to suggest he's a better option than the 3 above. Every chance he can oust Bula, whoc might slow down at some point.
Shaun Johnson - keeper half is the plan
Trent Loiero - to be traded soon, perhaps this week for Hynes. About to drop cash so just trying to work out if he's worth holding for R17 numbers, Low score last week doesn't worry me by itself as it can happen to edge forwards in a 50 point flogging, but the dropped money may make other upgrades harder
Kodi Nikorima - to be upgraded/cashed out in the next month
Harrison Edwards - you're gone next week buddy. preliminary trade is for Klese Haas, as a cashout who has hopefully got himself a starting spot in a full strength team
Jake Turpin, to be cashed out once Smith returns to starting, hopefully with some more cash to go along with the $100k I have already
Trade in targets
Hynes - this week
Haas - just just try time it around origin / breakeven)
Fifita - last score being low means i can wait for a price drop or 2.
Grant - think I want a better hooker than Cook. Need one for rounds 20+26 for sure
Then keeping an eye on Cam Murray, Jack Bird. Maybe Koroisau if he comes back well
Yeo would be good but I have good MIDs, and don't think he'd be worth a trade, but if all else is goign well I may try get him in
Turbo/Latrell as WFB upgrades but with trades low, if injuries hit might just stick with what I have
Simpkin - his byes don't line up well. Don't need him this week, doesn't play next week. if he's not too expensive might get him for R18
Klese Haas - perhaps the most tempting <$300k player and after this week has finished his btes. Could be a decent 19th/20th man
Brendan Hands - if the Josh Hodgson injury turns into him being dropped
Sandon Smith - if Sam Walker ends up out of favour and Manu goes back to centre
Nick Cotric - probably not, but if I need a downgrade and a CTR option, he's cheap. Remember when people used to want to own him. Would need to at least be starting though