Fantasy Radar - Five to target
With the 2018 season now in full swing, it is time for NRL Fantasy managers to start making the right movements if they want to get ahead of the competition and put themselves into a good position before the tricky rounds ahead.
From our first three matches, the South Sydney Rabbitohs have some genuine superstar Fantasy players who are right on top of their game - and are well worth consideration in any team.
Here are five Rabbitohs players you should be targetting:
Rabbitohs dummy-half, Damien Cook, has shot out of the block in the first three rounds of NRL Fantasy.
The Souths hooker is the second best scorer in the number nine jersey right now, recording 59.7 points on average per game in the first three rounds.
Compared to other high scoring hookers, Cook is still relatively cheap at just 656k but his price is rising fast, climbing a monstrous 157k. Fantasy managers will need to jump on him quick before his price gets out of reach.
Cook’s lightning pace and ability to find the line has many fantasy players licking their lips at the prospect of high points for a low cost.
Cody Walker has once again surprised the fantasy world by totalling up big points in the first three rounds.
Renowned as one of the best support players in the game, Walker has scored three tries from three games this season and has seen him hit a very impressive average of 50.7 points a game.
Walker is made even more tempting due to his low price, 684k. He is one of the cheapest, top performing halves by some distance. Only Moses Mbye, from the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, is cheaper.
Try assists and tries are where Walker does his best work and if he continues to produce the goods, fantasy managers would be foolish to overlook him.
We mentioned Cameron Murray as a potential fantasy option at the start of the year and he hasn’t let us down with a quality start to the 2018 season.
Finding himself in the starting lock position, Murray stocks have lifted dramatically, scoring 60 points in the Rabbitohs 34-6 win over the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and averaging 45 points per game.
Murray is an asset to any fantasy manager. He plays near to, if not the full 80 minutes of a match, can make 40 plus tackles a game, while missing just a few and can run 100 metres per game.
Who can average 42 points a game without scoring a try? Dane Gagai that’s who!
The new Rabbitohs centre is yet to find the white stripe but that hasn’t stopped him from being a traditional fantasy gun in the centre/wing fullback slot.
Currently, the fourth best in his position in fantasy, Gagai had made his points from tackles, tackle breaks and try assists.
Gagai is still has a steep price for centre, at 631k, but when you score an average of 42 points per game and don’t need tries to get you there, you can demand a lofty fee.
It is still early in the 2018 season but the Burgess twins are looking like they are back in business. While George’s incredibly hard work off the bench hasn’t converted into fantasy points, his brother Thomas is relishing in a starting role.
Averaging 40.7 points per round and sitting at a low 541k asking price, Burgess is a great option for any fantasy manager looking to save a few coins but not wanting to throw away valuable points.