NRL Fantasy 2021: Lone Scout Q&A
Finally, we have a round that wasn’t wiped out by injuries and suspensions, but Fantasy coaches are still planning trades as they get closer to their final squad for the comeback home.
Which players are worth ditching now and which new cash cows are worth taking the plunge?
The big questions of the week
Time to sell Doueihi? Can get Jahrome Hughes as a replacement.
By John Bezgovek
Yes, Adam Doueihi is definitely a sell-off as his move to center hampered his scoring potential even before last week’s -4, affected by injury.
He averaged 57 points per game in five eighths, then scored two tries in his first game at center, but has since only scored over 40 in four games. He is no longer a half or WFB goalkeeper option, and with a break even close to 100, he will lose more value over the next few weeks.
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Bailey Simonsson’s outlook? Is Daine Laurie a Sale?
By Matil Jammal
At this point, I’m assuming Bailey Simonsson retains the Raiders back spot all year round and scores around 40 points per game. Whether that makes him a good buy or not probably depends on whether your team needs another cash cow and / or a good winger / fullback scorer.
In terms of job security, Simonsson does well. He is the favorite to retain the full-back spot at Canberra for the remainder of the season, having impressed in his debut game against Brisbane this weekend.
His only real rival for the job is Caleb Aekins, who has struggled in seven games this year, with Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad out for the year with a neck injury. A mid-season move for Matt Dufty could be another option, but that seems unlikely.
So, assuming Simonsson occupies the place year round, is it a buy? He has scored 66 in his first full-back game this season and 37 in his only other start from full-back at the end of 2019.
That 66 came against Brisbane, the league’s worst defensive team this year, so his average over the season may be closer to 40 – he’s unlikely to be a keeper, but maybe a cow to milk at $ 358,000.
If he can match the 43 point average of someone like Laurie, he could hit Laurie’s current price of $ 522,000, which would be a price increase of $ 164,000. That kind of money would make Simonsson worth it as a cash cow.
The question then is: do you need another cash cow, especially one that is not at base price? Unless you expected him to be a Guardian, you have to factor in using another profession to sell Simonsson later, and most Fantasy Trainers are short on trades. Or are you happy to spend $ 348,000 on someone who could become a backup WFB for your team?
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The upside of bringing in a cheaper player (like Brodie Jones a few weeks ago, or potentially Sam Verrills if he gets the starting hooker role with the Roosters) is that you free up an extra $ 100,000 or more with the initial trade, and always have the option of selling them for a profit later.
If they never earn enough price hikes to be worth selling, you are just saving yourself a deal because you got the maximum value for the original trade.
Laurie, another WFB who isn’t quite a keeper and whose price seems to have peaked, breaking even in the mid-1940s, is someone you can afford to sell this week or in the near future. next rounds.
Would you hold Watson back if he was back in the middle this week?
By Daniel Chapman
Connor Watson returns to his bench position this week where he tends to get around 50 minutes as a center forward, and has averaged 52 points over 52 minutes this season.
There is a risk that his playing time will drop a bit if the Knights stay at full strength, but at this point I would recommend holding a player who is likely to average 50 points or more for the homecoming.
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Could you rank the trading options Lussick, Timoko, and Simonsson, and who would you keep versus Moses or Brooks?
By Erik Wells
None of Lussick, Timoko, and Simonsson are a must buy, and Moses and Brooks probably are right now.
If I had to place the top three, I would go Simonsson, Timoko, and then Lussick, who should only get two more games on the Eels’ starting squad before Reed Mahoneey returns.
I rank Mitchell Moses ahead of Luke Brooks, but with the two scoring over 50 points per game, you don’t have to sell either.
What would you do with Haas and Watson? Is Peachey in Averillo on the side or smart with Peachey on the bench?
By Angus Weaver
I would hold Haas, Watson and Peachey. Haas is an established fantasy gun, while Watson and Peachey can both produce goalie scores of around 50 with their bench midfield roles. Peachey actually scored a little better off the bench than he does as a starting lockout, so I wouldn’t be scared of him being a trade player.
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Is Averillo worth buying at its price?
By Lexus Prince
If you need a new starting center then yes. Otherwise, it is not essential.
Who are the best bitches to have now? Brailey again? API? Cook? Hunt? JMK even?
By Jono Subritzky
For the first time in recent memory, we don’t have a ton of high scoring options in hookers this year, but the good news is that you really only need two on your team, unless you won’t be hit hard by injuries.
With Reed Mahoney absent due to a shoulder injury, Jayden Brailey still has the best average of the season among prostitutes at 62, ahead of Damien Cook (59).
Andrew McCullough is expected to remain a solid 55-point player coming home, while Harry Grant could still be a valuable weapon if he gets an 80-minute hooker role in Melbourne after State of Origin ends. Connor Watson is available at Hooker and a handy save option.
There are risks around Brandon Smith (could lose minutes to Grant), Karl Lawton (job security when Josh Schuster returns), Ben Hunt (losing kick counters to Corey Norman), Jake Turpin (losing minutes to Cory Paix) and Api Koroisau (the number of tackles is low when the Panthers win big).
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