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2018 NRL Chalk, Chance or Chump: Round 23 Friday
Friday night has two NRL fixtures with the Storm taking on the Eels and the Manly Sea Eagles playing the Gold Coast Titans. The latter of these two games will see two sides desperate to win to get themselves further away from the dreaded wooden spoon.
Manly have been in quite strong form since they were belted by the Roosters four weeks ago. Since then they went down narrowly to top 8 side Penrith, who made a phenomenal fightback at the end of the match to win, then they played the Sharks, another side in the top 8 and won 33-32 in golden point. Last week they beat the lowly Bulldogs 18-6. The Titans on the other hand have scored 1 win in their last 6 games.
The team at Draftstars have a $3,000 prize pool for Friday nights Sea Eagles v Titans clash as well as a number of other smaller contests.
Check out our Chalk, Chance and Chump selections below to help you pick your NRL daily fantasy side at Draftstars.
Chalk – Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)
The Manly forward is a superbly consistent and high scoring performer, despite his side being at the wrong end of the table. This year he has averaged a mighty 60.1 points per game and his recent form is sticking very close to that season average, at 59.5 points per game. He is the most expensive player here, but given the high chance of a high score, he is well worth it.
Chance – Shaun Lane (Sea Eagles)
Manly’s horror injury toll has been a blessing for Lane, as it has presented him with a regular starting role in the Manly pack, which he has relished in. He has averaged a respectable 42.3 all year, but in recent weeks he has been scoring at a very impressive 57.1 per game. With a price tag of $12,400 he presents very good value for money.
Chump – Joel Thompson (Sea Eagles)
Manly’s other edge back rower Thompson has been averaging a reliable 41.1 all year, however his recent form has been unimpressive. Over his last 6 games he has averaged 37.2 and over his last 3 he has scored just 35.7. While he isn’t hugely expensive at $10,970, there are a number of alternate options who are producing higher scores over both the year and in recent weeks.