NRL 2018 Robert Jennings

We’ve reached the pointy end of the NRL season and on Friday night the NRL Finals will begin, with the first Qualifying Final to take place between second placed Melbourne Storm and the third placed South Sydney Rabbitohs.

All of your favourite DFS sites will be running contests for this match. PlayON will host several one-on-one contests on top of their usual guaranteed prize money competitions. DraftStars have their major contest offering a prize pool of $4,000. However for this game it is MoneyBall with the biggest pool, with $14,902 on the line, with a $1 buy-in. All you have to do is pick a squad that can score a minimum of 450 points!

Chalk – Damien Cook (Rabbitohs)

Cook has had a stellar season and looks primed for a great finals series. Given his rival for the hooker role in your team at MoneyBall is an out-of-form and possibly injured Cameron Smith, picking Cook seems obvious. Cook costs $10,100 compared to Smith at $8,000, however Cook has an average of 44.4 this year, which is 8.5 per game better than Smith. When these sides met earlier this year Cook produced his highest score of the year, a stunning 75.1. Smith has failed to have any of his last 8 scores higher than Cook’s average.

Chance – Cody Walker (Rabbitohs)

With a price tag of $7,700 he won’t break the bank, while having a tidy season average of 35.5. However he has been in magnificent form in his last two games, scoring 54.9 against one of the best attacking teams in the competition in Canberra, then scoring 64.4 against the Tigers, one of the best defensive sides in the NRL in 2018. He’s running more often and with confidence. He’ll be looking to pick apart the tiring Storm defenders out wide.

Chump – Will Chambers (Storm)

While Chambers costs just $5,900 and his recent form suggests he is performing above his season average of 24 points per game, however that is due entirely to a score of 43.4 against the. His two scores prior to that game were 11.8 and 18.6 while his only score after that match was a 26.5. He returns after his suspension so will be fresh, however his last game against Souths saw him score 18.6. 9 of his 17 games this year has seen him produce scores under 20.