Dream Team Tips - Round 17, 2013

Some cash cows have reached their peak and its time to upgrade.

Overall coaches should still look for as many players as possible for rounds 18 and 19, while head-to head-coaches can feel free to work towards their strongest possible line up over the coming rounds.


The bye planner below will help coaches check how many players they will have available for the final two bye rounds.


Best of the Bunnies

Bryson Goodwin (WFB - $190,100) and Nathan Merritt (WFB - $182,000) certainly showed what they are capable of in round 16.


Goodwin scored 49 and Merritt surely impressed NSW selectors with his cracking performance and 53 Dream Team points.


One of these flyers could be the x-factor in your back line.


John Sutton (HLF - $399,200) is ranked number three of all halves. He has been playing outstanding football this season and is certainly a keeper.

Sutton averages a meagre 0.3 under team mate Adam Reynolds.


Ponder this: as a Rabbitohs fan, how good would it be to have both of the Bunnies halves in the one Dream Team?


Best of the Rest

Cash Cows:


Rather than looking for players to make large sums of cash, its better to bring in a rookie who will score adequately.


This frees up the maximum amount of money, allowing even more effective.

Storm Rookie, Ben Hampton (HLF/WFB - $101,600) isnt set to receive a price rise this week, but appears to be one of rookies more likely to get some game time.


With five-eighth Gareth Widdop out for the season, Hampton looks to be next in line if one of their existing playmakers gets injured.


Charly Runciman (CTR/WFB - $106,100) is in the same boat as Hampton and will not go up in value this week.


The Dragons centre does however look likely to hold his spot for a few weeks with a number of injuries to the Dragons outside backs.


Both rookies could add good depth, if they get a run.


Keepers of the Week: Over the remaining weeks of the season, Dream Team coaches will be offered advice on the best keepers of the round.


Many Origin stars will bottom out after the third game. Weigh up the remaining trades, but you may want to save them for round 19 or beyond.


Three keepers are looking the goods this week. Luckily, some options have presented themselves in the most unpredictable positions of WFB and CTR.


Konrad Hurrells (CTR/WFB - $336,800) recent form has caught many coaches off-guard. His five-round-average is 49.


One of the gun rookies of 2012, Hurrell, is swiftly shaping up as a keeper in the ever-inconsistent three-quarter position.


His dual position ability certainly adds appeal and he could be the perfect replacement for the injured Jamal Idris.


Round 13 Cash Cow of the Week, David Nofoaluma (WFB - $244,200), has won the hearts of many coaches.


While it may be tempting to cash him in for the $140,000 he has accrued in value, remember that he has only scored under 40 on two occasions.Its unlikely he will be cheaper than his current value.


Anthony Watmough (2RF 376,400) appears to be the best option out of the front and second rowers this week.


He wont go up in value much, but value is irrelevant when talking keepers.

The main point is that he is no guarantee to be cheaper again this year and Choc is ranked third out of all back-rowers.