With the Round 1 lockout for NRL Fantasy coming around quickly, we take a look at players you might want to consider for your team in 2020.
While there are a number of Raiders players you should consider for your side, here are some options that look particularly enticing after the trial match against the Bulldogs.
Corey Horsburgh FRF | Price $465k
The fiery red-head was a revelation in 2019 as he burst on to the scene in emphatic fashion. He was a slow-burning cash cow as he generally played around 30 mins per match but an injury to John Bateman has put him in prime position for an 80 minute role on the right edge this year.
With Bateman expected to return in round 7 or 8, it gives Horsburgh a chance to get some decent price rises with his breakeven at 32. In only 60 minutes against the Bulldogs, Horsburgh scored 41 as he got through plenty of work.
If he gets the nod in round one, he is great value for money and is likely to be a dual position player if he’s named in the second row next Tuesday.
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Emre Guler FRF | Price $264k
Tipped to be a cash cow in 2019, Emre Guler was outstanding during the finals series as his minutes increased and subsequently his fantasy scores would have as well.
However, with finals performances not counting towards Fantasy scores, Guler remains close to basement price with a breakeven of only 18.
In the trial match, Guler played close to 40 minutes and scored 44 points. With Ryan Sutton unavailable for Round 1 and Horsburgh playing on an edge, Guler is likely to continue playing big minutes and is an excellent cash cow in a position where there traditionally aren’t a lot of cheap prospects.
With only 3.1% ownership, he’ll also be a good point of difference for your side.
George Williams HLF | Price $635k
He doesn’t come cheap but he isn’t a premium price either. The English International made his first appearance in green on the weekend and had a solid game without any attacking returns.
In just under 60 minutes of football, he scored 29 points all through base points. In what was an encouraging sign for his Fantasy prospects, Williams did the majority of kicking with 158 kick metres, which was more than double the returns of anyone else.
He’s known for his ability to play what in front of him and being lethal in attack. If he continues to get good base statistics, he could be undervalued with a breakeven of 44.