Rabbitohs Dream Team expert Mark Tickner gives us a guiding hand for this week's round of Dream Team as well as the lead up to the Origin and bye rounds.


Best of the Bunnies


As the Bunnies continue their dominance of the competition in 2013, excellent Dream Team options continue to present themselves.


Last weeks tips of Sutton, Luke and G. Burgess still apply this week as all are again set for solid price rises.


Luke looks to have regained his 2012 Dream Team form in recent weeks and, after an 80 minute performance, will no doubt be a trade favourite in round 11.


The Rabbitohs options dont stop here for this week.


Bryson Goodwins (WFB - $243,100) form and contribution to the 2013 Souths outfit continue to strengthen.


In a position where consistency can be hard to come by, Goodwin has a three round average of over 37.


Beau Champion (CTR - $204,400) and Jeff Lima (FRF - $213,000) both come off strong round ten performances and will accrue in value over the next few rounds.


They each have a break-even of 12 and if current form is anything to go by, they are near certainties to eclipse this.


Best of the Rest


Cash Cows: What a week it is to pick up a cheap half!


Panthers playmaker Isaac John (HLF - $148,600), Raiders reserve Anthony Milford (HLF - $173,000) and Cowboys campaigner Robert Lui (HLF - $132,200) are all set for hefty price rises.


John and Lui have sewn up starting spots at their respective clubs and John is set for the greatest short-term earnings.


Weighing in Luis favour is that the Cowboys dont have a bye until round 15, leaving a few weeks for him to develop some consistency.


If youre not chasing a half, there are other options.


Penriths David Simmons (WFB/CTR - $279,700) offers the attraction of being a dual positional player.


He is coming off of a hot score of 47 after the Panthers demolition of the Warriors in round ten.


Sosaia Feki (CTR - $128,200) of the Sharks also looks like a good, cheap option.


Bargain Basement: There arent many big guns who have dropped in value in recent weeks, but here are a couple of very solid options.


Jayson Bukuya (2RF - $208,600) has dropped $71,200 since the start of the season.


With the Sharks forward pack lifting their game in recent weeks, and Bukuya coming off a season best of 56 points, he looks to be great value.


Plus, his break-even is -8.


Jason Ryles (FRF - $221,200) high work rate in the first draw of the season saw him score 56, a season best score that leaves him with a break-even of 0.


A reshuffle in the Storm pack over the Origin period should see Ryles play more minutes than usual, adding to his appeal.


Extra Origin Tip of the Week


State of Origin is the highlight of many a fans season.


For Dream Team coaches, it can be nothing short of a nightmare.


This week coaches receive a week-by-week breakdown of the dreaded eight-round Origin period.


Tip #2: Use the table below to analyse how your team will be affected over this time.


The table is broken down into four categories, highlighting player availability and which rounds are head-to-head.





All clubs have two byes over the period, resulting in all players, regardless of rep status, missing at least two games between round 12 and 19.


Overall points coaches, dont go trade-crazy to field a full team in round 12.


If you do this, its unlikely you will have one for round 15, as five different clubs have byes in that round.


The Bulldogs are the only club not to have a bye in the three non-head-to-head rounds.


If you do want to trade for rounds 12, 15 and 18, the non-Origin playing Bulldogs will be available over all three rounds (but still miss two games in rounds 16 and 19).


Head to head coaches see two teams in rounds 12 and 15 having byes and four teams in round 18.


These are the rounds where it is wise to trade well to field a team of 17, or at least close to it.