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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by Liverpool_Bulldog on Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:40 pm

    Other people's teams make me weep
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:43 pm

    @White Lightning wrote:

    I think just prioritize what your team needs & use your trades accordingly. There's a lot of shiny new toys on offer like R. James, SJ, RTS, Aitken, etc but sometimes you have to pass on them to set your team up properly. For example my team needs a gun ctr so no matter how much I want James or SJ they're not a good fit for my team.

    Perfect advice. Im in the same boat, if I am going to hold Ponga will need an Aitken or Cotric, but for this week, would rather McInnes or James.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by Milchy on Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:44 pm

    @White Lightning wrote:Which do you like:
    (a) R. James & RTS or
    (b) Tapine & Cotric

    Cheers.

    I like A
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by WT2K on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:08 pm

    Forgot Su'A might be out.

    Harris and Su'A out for me.

    SJ Def coming in not sure on the other atm
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by StormTrooper96 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:23 pm

    According to NRL.com S'ua is not expected to play this week. He is a sell for me, along with TMM and possibly even DCE and Fifi. Not sure if Ponga is a hold or not but my back line is currently

    Mitchell Ramien
    Ponga Mann Turbo

    Brimson (cover)

    I could sell Sua, put Mitchell at WFB and bring in Aitken/Cotric to CTR or i could sell Ponga.

    Team is

    Cook
    Arrow Fifi
    Jurbo Chrichton Tolo
    SJ DCE
    Ramien Mitchell
    Ponga Mann Turbo

    Smith McInnes Martin TPJ
    S'ua Fainu Brimson TMM

    10(4) Trades and 147K

    Anyone got any thoughts/advice? cheers lads. Stress levels as high as Andrew Johns last Sunday
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:25 pm

    With 12 trades I might bring in someone like James just for the week with the intention of dumping him a week later. If he crushes his BE then I will reasses but if he gets like a 40 then it proves to me he might have been in a purple patch, take the couple of extra bucks and swap to whatever I need.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by my tv broke on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:31 pm

    @wolfking wrote:With 12 trades I might bring in someone like James just for the week with the intention of dumping him a week later.

    if you are already close to a final 17, then I would definitely do that, if not a couple of trades just for round 17.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by Milchy on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:37 pm

    @wolfking wrote:With 12 trades I might bring in someone like James just for the week with the intention of dumping him a week later. If he crushes his BE then I will reasses but if he gets like a 40 then it proves to me he might have been in a purple patch, take the couple of extra bucks and swap to whatever I need.

    12 trades is heaps, I'd be going nuts this round to bring in some final 17 guns and a couple of cashouts.

    Only caveat is that you want a final 17 together next week, so don't leave yourself too exposed.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:40 pm

    @my tv broke wrote:

    if you are already close to a final 17, then I would definitely do that, if not a couple of trades just for round 17.

    The concern is Ponga. I should go Aitken or Cotric instead for backup. Save a trade and the money for next week but the thought if James going big with Wallace and Arrow out is tempting. Same could be said for McInnes but him being a hooker goes against him. 

    Thing is if I get James I will have to play holland next week until Ponga comes back so not ideal.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by my tv broke on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:43 pm

    I've got 9 trades, with Harris and Sua gone missing, plus Ponga, and then TMM/Tuala to generate small amounts of cash with.

    Seems to make the most sense to make four trades as Sua is now no further use, Harris is (probably) out too long, and TMM/Tuala may as well become Lewis/Holland/another rnd 17 cheapie to give me points this week + a bit more cash ITB.

    Struggling with the idea of who to bring in. Originally I wanted SJ for Harris (noting I already have Reynolds and Milford). Now with Ponga injured I feel like I should also grab a WFB to cover him while he's out (eg RTS for Sua).

    RTS would essentially be my 18th man.

    However I also want/wanted Farah next wek, but if I get SJ + RTS this week for the above blokes, it begs the question.. for who? The most likely candidate would be Surgess, but he's put up good scores of late..

    IF i do all that it would then leave me with 4 trades post round 18 for the run home, but also a little back heavy with three halves and RTS as 18th (when Ponga is back)..

    Sorry, that is a bit of a pointless ramble, but if anyone has any suggestions, throw em up


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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:46 pm

    This is my team lads;

    Smith
    Fifita Taupau
    Tolo Crichton Arrow
    Coggar ARey
    Mitchell Marsters
    Ponga Teddy MBye

    Cook Martin Harris Griffin

    JFH Doueihi Mann Olive

    12 trades 200K

    trades are;

    Olive - Holland
    Coggar - Lewis
    Harris - SJ/Milf
    Griffin - McInnes/James/Aitken/Cotric

    Would love to go James I think but then would have to play Holland until Ponga returns. Going Aitken/Cotric is a good backup especially if Mitchell gets rested. Going McInnes would be nice but would be overkill especially since I want Farah next week. Aitken/Cotric is the smart play for now, but then when Ponga is fit, I have a back in my 17 which isn't ideal.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by Milchy on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:48 pm


    These are the guns I think it is worth making effort to get int your team this week (most people should have a few of these guys already)

    Cameron Smith
    Cameron McInnes
    Shaun Johnson
    Ryan James
    Euan Aitken

    If you bring in one of these players, it is almost certainly worth it. Especially if you are trading out Harris or Ponga. Double especially if you have enough trades to bring Harris/Ponga back in if you need to.

    Borderline cases are
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Nick Cotric
    Anthony Milford


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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by Fortitude on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:49 pm

    Rd17 is a real Stain of a rd.

    Cameron Smith is the only player that is he obvious pick.

    Players I can think of (at top of my head because im bored) who are relevant this week. Not many of these you'd really want in your top 17.

    Smith
    James
    SJ
    Aitken
    Cotric
    RTS
    Martin
    Tapine
    Whitehead (lol)
    Mcinnes
    Hunt??
    Dufty
    Yeo
    Kikauk
    Luke
    Hodgson
    Jackson
    Milford?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by my tv broke on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:51 pm

    Matt Gillett was aiming for round 21 return, but suffered a calf strain today which may delay that.

    Probably doesn't really affect anyone except those hoping TPJ gets more time on an edge.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:53 pm

    Milchcow wrote:
    These are the guns I think it is worth making effort to get int your team this week (most people should have a few of these guys already)

    Cameron Smith
    Cameron McInnes
    Shaun Johnson
    Ryan James
    Euan Aitken


    If you bring in one of these players, it is almost certainly worth it. Especially if you are trading out Harris or Ponga. Double especially if you have enough trades to bring Harris/Ponga back in if you need to.

    Borderline cases are
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Nick Cotric
    Anthony Milford



    Yep, needs to choose 2 out of those 4, if holding Ponga.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by Milchy on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:57 pm

    @wolfking wrote:This is my team lads;

    Smith
    Fifita Taupau
    Tolo Crichton Arrow
    Coggar ARey
    Mitchell Marsters
    Ponga Teddy MBye

    Cook Martin Harris Griffin

    JFH Doueihi Mann Olive

    12 trades 200K

    trades are;

    Olive - Holland
    Coggar - Lewis
    Harris - SJ/Milf
    Griffin - McInnes/James/Aitken/Cotric

    Would love to go James I think but then would have to play Holland until Ponga returns.  Going Aitken/Cotric is a good backup especially if Mitchell gets rested.  Going McInnes would be nice but would be overkill especially since I want Farah next week.  Aitken/Cotric is the smart play for now, but then when Ponga is fit, I have a back in my 17 which isn't ideal.

    I wouldn't be too concerned about playing Holland until Ponga returns. Looking at your final 17 even if you trade Aitken in you'll possibly still have Holland/Doueihi in your 17, short term at least.

    It looks like this would be your team

    Smith
    Fifita Taupau
    Tolo Crichton Arrow
    SJ ARey
    Mitchell Marsters
    Teddy MBye Ponga/Holland

    Cook Martin Someone Lewis/JFH

    Doueihi Mann Holland/Ponga


    Bringing in Aitken/Cotric helps you with cover for CTR/WFB, but otherwise is not essential. I'd be tempted to go for which ever player you think will get you the most points within the price you are willing to pay, regardless of position.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by Pain on Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:09 pm

    Milchcow wrote:
    These are the guns I think it is worth making effort to get int your team this week (most people should have a few of these guys already)

    Cameron Smith
    Cameron McInnes
    Shaun Johnson
    Ryan James
    Euan Aitken

    If you bring in one of these players, it is almost certainly worth it. Especially if you are trading out Harris or Ponga. Double especially if you have enough trades to bring Harris/Ponga back in if you need to.

    Borderline cases are
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Nick Cotric
    Anthony Milford



    So you rate Aitken over Milf? Is that due to the position he plays?
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by filthridden on Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:13 pm

    1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)
    2 DAVID FUSITU’A
    3 PETA HIKU
    4 SOLOMONE KATA
    5 KEN MAUMALO
    6 BLAKE GREEN
    7 SHAUN JOHNSON
    8 JAMES GAVET
    9 ISSAC LUKE
    10 AGNATIUS PAASI
    11 ISAIAH PAPALI’I
    12 SIMON MANNERING
    13 ADAM BLAIR
    Interchange:
    14 JAZZ TEVAGA
    15 CHRIS SATAE
    16 LIGI SAO
    17 GERARD BEALE

    18 JOSEPH VUNA
    20 KARL LAWTON
    21 SAM LISONE
    22 MASON LINO

    Blair is back, backline back to full strength.
    Harris out with Mannering starting and Ligi Sao onto the bench.
    Beale into the utility role again.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by filthridden on Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:14 pm

    Honestly, if you told me that was our bench at the start of the year I would assume we'd be fighting for 15th spot.
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    Re: 2018 NRL.com Fantasy Thread Part 57

    Post by StormTrooper96 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:21 pm

    @StormTrooper96 wrote:According to NRL.com S'ua is not expected to play this week. He is a sell for me, along with TMM and possibly even DCE and Fifi. Not sure if Ponga is a hold or not but my back line is currently

    Mitchell Ramien
    Ponga Mann Turbo

    Brimson (cover)

    I could sell Sua, put Mitchell at WFB and bring in Aitken/Cotric to CTR or i could sell Ponga.

    Team is

    Cook
    Arrow Fifi
    Jurbo Chrichton Tolo
    SJ DCE
    Ramien Mitchell
    Ponga Mann Turbo

    Smith McInnes Martin TPJ
    S'ua Fainu Brimson TMM

    10(4) Trades and 147K

    Anyone got any thoughts/advice? cheers lads. Stress levels as high as Andrew Johns last Sunday

    I am thinking i can only really do TMM > Holland/Lewis and Sua > Aitken/Cotric. This would allow me to hold Ponga and play Ramien Aitken (CTR) and Mitchell Turbo Holland/Mann (WFB) till ponga is back

    Then RD 18 I am seriously considering
    Fifi > Gun (TPJ could even be my primary FRF if he secures an 80minute edge roll for the rest of the year)
    Brimson > (18th man) if i can afford

    RD 19 would be Mann > WFB (just in time for Ponga to go back to WFB)

    RD 19 team would than be

    Cook
    Arrow Gun/Fifi
    Chricton Jurbo Tolo
    SJ DCE(if i dont sell him)
    Ramien Mitchell
    Ponga (if good) Turbo WFB(Mbye/Teddy/RTS)

    Smith McInnes TPJ Martin
    18th Man Aitken Fainu Holland

    7 Trades remaining



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