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2018 State of Origin: Game 1 Fantasy Tips
The Blues and Maroon battle at the MCG on Wednesday in one of more interesting matchups in recent history. With a number of debutants on display, each team will be desperate to kick off the series with a 1-0 lead. Draftstars will be running a massive $25,000 guaranteed tournament for State of Origin Game 1!, we are here to take a look at the top daily fantasy prospects in our team of Game 1 below.
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James Tedesco ($12,000)
Tedesco’s offseason move to the Roosters has paid off as he’s arguably lifted his game to another level. He’s currently ranked #1 in the NRL for player in support and he should enjoy plenty of space when the Maroon forwards tire. In the NRL, he hasn’t fallen below 100 run metres in a game, which will earn plenty of points here.
Valentine Holmes ($8,300)
Holmes has proven to be a prolific try-scorer in his short Origin career. In just 2 games, he’s crossed the try-line 4 times, which includes a hat-trick in last year’s decider. In the NRL, he’s averaging over 100 run metres and is coming off 7 tries in his last 6 games for the Sharks.
Greg Inglis ($8,800)
Inglis takes on the captain role for the Maroons this year and he always seems to step up when it’s Origin time. He’s the cheapest Centre and he’ll be facing James Roberts in his first Origin. So Inglis should use his experience to his advantage. For Souths, he’s scored in 6 of his last 7 games so he offers a good price here. He also holds the record for the most tries in Origin history (17).
James Maloney ($10,500)
In the halves, I’m sticking with Penrith’s James Maloney. He’s the most experienced half (9 games) and has the advantage of kicking goals for the Blues. For the Panthers, he averages just under 1 try assist game and I would say he’ll be involved in most of the Blues’ attacking moves. He can also cross the try-line, which he did in last year’s game 1.
Second Row Forward
Felise Kaufusi ($11,100)
To start with in the Second Row, I’m liking the price for Felise Kaufusi. He makes his Origin debut on Wednesday and made the Australian team last year. He averages 78 minutes per game and can definitely find the try-line.
Jack de Belin ($13,700)
de Belin has been a beast for the Dragons this year and that form should continue on Wednesday. Between all the forwards in this game, he’s #1 for tackle breaks and should be up for his first Origin experience.
Damien Cook ($12,300)
Of the two starting Hookers, Cook is cheaper and offers more value in my opinion. He’s been a revelation for Souths this season and I don’t see him slowing down in his first Origin appearance.
He’s the leading player for Dummy half runs and he’s made just under 40 tackles per game.
Front Row Forward
David Klemmer ($12,900)
Klemmer is the most expensive front rower but for good reason. At the Bulldogs this season, he’s averaging a massive total of 162 run metres per game, which ranks 5th in the NRL. So he should be worth the price on offer.
Reagan Campbell-Gillard ($9,900)
This is a tough call between Napa, who is cheaper, and Campbell Gillard. But I will just side with the Panther forward. He scored in the Panthers win over the Dragons so he can cross the try-line. He also averages more run metres, hit-ups and tackles per game compared to Napa.
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