Dream Team Tips - Round Ten, 2013

Best of the Bunnies


Its a great round to pick up a couple of the Bunnies, with 11 players likely to increase in value this week.


George Burgess (FRF - $343,900) Does the big man ever stop improving?


With Souths in red hot form, its difficult to imagine the young Englishman slowing down any time soon.


Burgess posted 68 Dream Team points against the Cowboys last Friday night, further cementing him as a keeper.


Round ten looks to see him achieve yet another lofty price jump.


John Sutton (HLF - $406,100) is having a stellar year, averaging 52 points.


He is now ranked number two out of all of the Dream Team halves, proving he is one to keep.


With a significant increase in value projected this week, its a great time to grab him.


It is doubtful that Issac Luke (HOK - $309,900) will get any cheaper this season.


He bounced back in the Dream Team stakes with a round nine score of 43. He wont see any reasonable price jumps over the next few weeks, but could be a great long term addition to your team as the Rabbitohs push for the clubs first premiership in 42 years.


Best of the Rest


Cash Cows: Blake Fergusons (WFB/CTR - $308,200) hat trick of tries earned him a huge value jump with a whopping score of 83 points in round nine.


He is certainly hitting form with State of Origin selection just around the corner and looks set for another sizable price rise this week.


Broncos young gun, Jordan Kahu (WFB - $132,600), replaced Lachlan Maranta on the wing in round nine.


He attacked the line with courage to score a double in the Broncos narrow loss to the Eels last Saturday night, resulting in an inflated score of 43.


He wont score that every week, however looks to have secured his spot in the starting line-up.


Kahu could add a nice little buffer to your bank balance before upgrading to a consistent high scorer.


Bargain Basement:


Josh Morris (CTR - $242,400) had very poor rounds six and seven, resulting in a $50,000 plus price-plummet.


He has bounced back with scores above 35 in the last two rounds and if the Bulldogs recent hot streak continues, he could see some improvements.


Morris, however, is likely to miss games over the Origin period.


Chris Heighington (2RF - $320,800) hasnt lost much value since the start of the season, yet is as cheap as he will get.


With only three scores below 40, he could be a solid addition to your team, especially if you are looking to trade in a cash cow.


Most Warriors players are currently high risk, due to their extremely inconsistent form this season.


Feleti Mateo (2RF/HLF - $253,600) is one of the only few with high-scoring potential.


With a current average of 27, he is easy to overlook.


However, coaches should be reminded that Mateo averaged over 40 the past two seasons and is more than capable of posting a score well above these previous averages.


Extra Origin Tip of the Week


Over the next few weeks, coaches will be offered extra tips to cope with the upcoming State of Origin series.


Let us do some work for you, by researching effective ways to handle the toughest period of the Dream Team year.


Tip #1: There will be no head-to-head games in rounds 12, 15, 18 and 19.


If your focus is on the head-to-head format, during these rounds, save your trades.


If your focus is on overall points, dont feel the pressure to waste trades to get a full line up on the field.


The reality is that most coaches wont be able to fill a team and those who do will most likely make unnecessary trades, leaving themselves short-handed at the end of the season.


Next week, coaches will see how many games each club will play over the Origin period.