4th year of fantasy and following results of 30,000th - 9,000th - 3,000th I'm antinicpating and striving for a top 1000 finish this year.
My current side which I'm liking the look of is as follows with 46k ITB:
Haas Tapine Sutton
Miller To'o CNK
Boyd Ford EKatoa Uto
Doorey Warbrick IKatoa Talau
Quick rundown as to why I'm picking each player:
Smith: Will make good money, everyone has him.
Haas: Gun who I've never owned, but always wanted.
Tapine: Best front rower in the comp, amazing to watch, PPM beast.
Sutton: Thompson injured for at least 8 weeks, TPJ for 4, should get good minutes where he historically scores quite well.
EButcher: Insanely undervalued if he can hold the spot. Very busy in defence, could score some tries. Could be a top tier edge gun by years end.
Hopgood: Great player, similar to Butcher in that he will be a gun by years end.
Cleary: The best.
Doueihi: Scores very well at 5/8 and I don't see why it'll be any different in a better Tigers side.
Alamoti: Cheap and big wraps.
HSS: Cheap and big wraps.
Miller: Wanted Turbo, but price point was an issue (plus round 2 bye). Miller has a great game for fantasy (TBs + MG) so should go alright for the price.
To'o: Love watching him play, only priced at 39, can nearly get that in base alone.
CNK: Dud year last year, but injury + being cast aside for Savage could have been major reasons for that. He's back in NZ and hoping he returns to high 30s scoring with some solid base.
Boyd: Think he's a great player, hasn't been given enough chances to shine. Will do really well and has a very handy dual.
Ford: Big wraps from coach, good fundamentals sort of player. 60 minutes on the edge should make plenty of money - handy dual.
Katoa: Bellamy will make him good.
Uto: Insane scoring when starting prop. 40+ minute starts at an average of 54 which puts him 27!!! points undervalued. Could be the buy of the year if he gets the minutes (plus he'll learn a lot playing with Klemmer).
Doorey: Should plod along to some good price rises. Seems to be the preferred long term choice over Carty (fingers crossed).
Warbrick: I know nothing about him but following the pack.
IKatoa: Could be Amone 2.0, but even then Amone averaged 28 that season, giving Katoa 11 points of value if he is that bad. Eye test has him better and more involved than Amone though.
Talau: Good dual cover, playing in a team that is much more improved. Expecting him to be average, but provide good cover and string some good scores together (a-la Edrick Lee last year) and make some coin.
Would love any feedback on the team, point out anyone I've missed, anyone I have analysed incorrectly etc. I make blunders at the the start of every year, and don't expect this one to be any different. Would love the help from you weapons (especially you TheWeapons - as you are the most weapon-y).
Cheers and good luck to all
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