Jack Wighton topped the NRL Fantasy scoring for the Raiders in Round 1 with a score of 72. However, if you don’t have him in your side, here are a few cheaper options that look to be astute buys.
George Williams HLF | Price $661k | Score 64
Our new halfback got the second highest Fantasy score on Friday night, which was an incredible feat considering he had no tries or try assists.
He was asked to make plenty of tackles with 29 and only missed one. While also showed promising signs in attack with five tackle breaks and two line breaks.
He also shared the kicking with Jack Wighton, so the signs are there that he will have decent scores from base statistics and once he scores and sets up tries, his scores could explode.
With a break even of only 44, he could be a cut price keeper with him being 100k cheaper and outscoring premium options from other clubs.
Emre Guler FRF | Price $309k | Score 55
In the sheds: Emre Guler
We urged everyone to bring him into their sides after the trial match against the Bulldogs and Emre Guler certainly rewarded everyone who did just that.
Still only owned by 4.92% of teams, Guler is close to a must have going forwards. A try and a try assist elevated his score to 55 but what is encouraging for his scores is the fact he played 45mins and got through a good amount of work.
With a breakeven of only 18, Guler’s price has already rise by 45k and could rise another 100k with scores of 35 going forwards.
Joe Tapine 2RF | Price $494k | Score 40
Moved to the edge before kick-off, Joe Tapine had a solid score and could continue to improve as he spends more time there until the return of John Bateman.
Although he wasn’t explosive, he got through plenty of work and outscored his breakeven. With a history of getting big scores and being a borderline keeper when playing on an edge, Tapine is certainly undervalued.
With a breakeven of 33, there is money to be made. If you are part of the 6.03% of people with him in your side, certainly keep him as long as he is on the edge. However, if you don’t have him yet, it might be smart to hold off buying until he gets a score above 50.
Corey Horsburgh FRF, 2RF | Price 499k | Score 59
Another player we spoke about after the trial but the move to lock wasn’t something we were expecting.
However, it paid off massively from a Fantasy side of things as he rose 34k in price and gained dual position status.
Horsburgh made 37 tackles, three tackle breaks and four offloads in 62 minutes. With a breakeven of 32, there is plenty of cash to be made as he continues in that role.