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NRL Fantasy Files: Round 2 Preview

NRL Fantasy Files: Round 2 Preview

Wests Tigers Round 1 Fantasy Recap

David Nofoaluma and James Tedesco were the star performers for Wests Tigers after Round 1 of NRL Fantasy after impressive performances on Saturday afternoon.

Both Campbelltown juniors top scored with 56 and 55 points respectively in the side’s 34-26 victory over the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday. Curtis Sironen and Tim Simona were not far behind, scoring 54 points each after first half tries.

Mitchell Moses’ strong first half performance earned a total of 47 points for his Fantasy sides to round out the top five for the round.

See how each player in Wests Tigers’ Round 1 side scored below:

1. James Tedesco — 55 points

2. David Nofoaluma — 56 points

3. Kevin Naiqama — 38 points

4. Tim Simona — 54 points

5. Jordan Rankin — 21 points

6. Mitchell Moses — 47 points

7. Jack Littlejohn — 28 points

8. Aaron Woods — 44 points

9. Manaia Cherrington — 19 points

10. Tim Grant — 29 points

11. Curtis Sironen — 54 points

12. Chris Lawrence — 36 points

13. Sauaso Sue — 34 points

14. Kyle Lovett — 35 points

15. Josh Aloiai — 30 points

16. Ava Seumanufagai — 24 points

17. Jack Buchanan — DNP


Wests Tigers Round 2 Fantasy Preview

Wests Tigers Coach Jason Taylor has made a few changes to the side that defeated the Warriors with duo Luke Brooks and Dene Halatau returning to the starting team.

Manaia Cherrington moves back to the bench with Jack Buchanan and Jack Littlejohn dropping out of the side. Michael Chee-Kam has been named 18th man.

Based on last week’s performances, prices for Wests Tigers Round 2 team are below:

1. James Tedesco — $484,000 (+2k)

2. David Nofoaluma — $361,000 (+14k)

3. Kevin Naiqama — $247,000 (+9k)

4. Tim Simona — $297,000 (+17k)

5. Jordan Rankin — $180,000 (+1k)

6. Mitchell Moses — $302,000 (+12k)

7. Luke Brooks — $298,000

8. Aaron Woods — $437,000 (-3k)

9. Dene Halatau — $238,000

10. Tim Grant — $280,000 (-2k)

11. Curtis Sironen — $301,000 (+17k)

12. Chris Lawrence — $283,000 (+4k)

13. Sauaso Sue — $324,000 (-1k)

14. Kyle Lovett — $331,000 (-1k)

15. Josh Aloiai — $142,000 (+12k)

16. Ava Seumanufagai — $266,000 (-4k)

17. Manaia Cherrington — $158,000 (+1k)

18. Michael Chee-Kam — $134,000


Buy of the Week: Aaron Woods ($437,000)

If you haven’t already purchased James Tedesco, make sure you get in the captain Aaron Woods this week — especially for those looking to replace Sharks captain Paul Gallen.

Woods scored a solid 44 on the weekend playing some big minutes and that only looks set to continue. If you take into consideration the Wests Tigers had little ball in the second half, the skipper’s score could have been a lot higher, so he’s definitely worth picking up.


NRL Fantasy Round 2 Preview

Round 1 was a shocker for injuries with an array of stars facing stints on the sidelines.

Apologies for pointing you in the direction of Paul Gallen and Ben Henry last week, who both succumbed to knee injuries and are out for an extended period of time.

Cowboys back-rower Ethan Lowe top scored for Round 1 with a massive 85 points whilst Simon Mannering was not far behind with 83 points in a losing Warriors outfit. 

Raiders lock Shaun Fensom came in third on 71 points after scoring a last minute try in Canberra’s win over Penrith. Canterbury’s James Graham earned coaches 69 points after getting through a mountain of work, while Storm winger Marika Koroibete was on the end of some Melbourne backline play, scoring two tries to finish on 67 points.

Last week’s Cash Cow options Daniel Saifiti (40), Jayden Nikorima (37), and Pat Mata’utia (34) were all solid on NRL debut whilst Souths playmaker Cody Walker (42) scored well on debut and should continue to be an option in the rounds ahead.


Cash Cows of the Week

Craig Garvey is set to make his club debut for Canterbury at hooker following injury to Michael Lichaa, although he is only set to miss a month of football, while Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has named rookie Lachlan Croker to make his NRL Debut this week, with injured halves Blake Austin and Aiden Sezer to miss six weeks respectively.

Both players start at base price of $130,000 and will certainly make some quick cash.


Buys of the Week

With injuries the topic of the first round, it really depends which position you’re looking to replace in regards to which players you need to get into your team.

Up front, Andrew Fifita, Wade Graham and Aaron Woods are all options to replace Gallen in the front row. Despite only playing 50 minutes on the weekend, Fifita scored 60 points and his scores tend to increase even more when the Sharks skipper is unavailable.

In the backs, Corey Oates had an enormous game for Brisbane on Thursday night against the Eels scoring 66 points and at just 282k is great value-for-money.


NRL Fantasy Files: Round 2 Preview

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