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NRL 2020 Fantasy Tips: Round 10 - Friday
The action in the NRL continues on Friday with double-header action for Round 10. The two game slate kicks off at 1800 AEST on Friday with the Storm hosting the Titans at their new home away from home on the Sunshine Coast then followed by the featured match between the 8th placed Tigers taking on the 14th placed Broncos at Leichhardt Oval.
Draftstars is the home of NRL Daily Fantasy and provides multiple contests including the feature $8,000 contest between the Tigers and the Broncos. A $3,000 contest is available for the 2-game slate and a further $5,000 contest is available for the Storm and Titans. If you are playing the double-header remember to utilise the “player-swap” feature if we receive a surprise omission when the final 17’s are released.
Melbourne (1.07) v St. George (8.50)
Spread - 18.5
Total - 44.5
Tigers (1.52) v Broncos (2.55)
Spread - 5.5
Total Over/Under - 37.5
For the Storm, Cameron Munster returns in place of Ryley Jacks. Brandon Smith starts at prop for Jesse Bromwich and Felise Kaufusi is back pushing Tino Faasuamaleaui to the bench.
For the Titans, Brian Kelly and Phillip Sami return in the centres with Beau Fermor returning to the second row and Bryce Cartwright and Sam Stone out of the side.
Down at the Tigers, Tommy Talau returns from a hamstring injury on the wing in place of Reece Hoffman, Russell Packer returns at prop. But the key change here is that Luke Brooks has been dropped to the bench with Benji Marshall back starting with Billy Waters.
For the Broncos, Herbie Farnworth has been ruled out after failing a fitness test. Richie Kennar will start. Ben Te'o will also start in the back row for injured skipper Alex Glenn with Joe Ofahengaue back from suspension.
Those are very short odds for the Storm, so let’s expect 5 man stacks in the double-header and the possibility of 7-8 man stacks in the single contest. The benching of Luke Brooks means value has opened up in the Tigers halves but I am not so convinced that this is an easy Tigers win.
WFB: My love hate relationship with Ryan Papenhuyzen $11,780 will be tested again at that salary. But you would think that the Storm being 3 try favourites are going to score a stack of points here. Josh Add-Carr $7,600 is going to be super popular so make sure you have some shares in fellow Winger Paul Momirovski $10,010 at his inflated price tag as a GPP contrarian pivot. Corey Thompson $9,590 is a tackle breaker so he must be considered regardless of the result but Titans wingers can be faded. Adam Doueihi $9,710 has leveled off from his earlier season form but should find the Broncos an easier assignment. If you have the cash then David Nofoaluma $13,150 is also a wise investment with his solid floor and amazing upside. Tesi Niu $8,500 finally had his breakout game with 50 fantasy points against the Bulldogs but will find the Tigers much tougher.
CTR: Storm centers in Justin Olam $7,600 and Brenko Lee $7,530 are not exactly exciting prospects but will need consideration in Storm stacks. They are cheap enough to plug in. Don’t let the Interchange tag fool you, Tyrone Peachey $10,260 is a fantasy point per minute beast and comes onto the field after 20-25 minutes of action. But you cannot score points on the bench and you just never know what the Titans will do with Peachey this week. Chris Lawrence’s $8,720 experiment at centre continues and is playable at that salary. Hard to trust Titans and Broncos options here.
HALF: Well, well, well… Anthony Milford under $10K ($9,970) is just so hard to trust right now. Had the peach matchup against the Dogs last week and only scores 25 fantasy points. Might have some shares just in case he pops but name recognition alone will see a higher than average ownership. Cameron Munster $15,500 returns from injury and will also be highly owned in single and multi slate contests. Slight query on his injury and his return against the Titans but Munster said he was good to go. Billy Walters' $9,570 80 minute numbers at the start of the season came from when he played at Hooker so take that at what you will. Good cheap option but most of the attack will go through Benji Marshall $11,830 and is playable if you cannot afford Munster. Brodie Croft $11,140 and Jamal Fogarty $11,130 have played pretty well recently but they are in bad matchups here.
2RF: Nice to see Corey Oates $8,270 score his 1st try of the year, just took him playing in the 2nd Row to do so. I have more interest in former Rugby Union international player Ben Te’o $8,700 who gets the start in the 2nd row. Should smash through his value. Speaking of value, Ben Fermor $9,620 should also make value after returning to the 2nd row. Brandon Smith $13,680 is playing at Prop but is available as a 2RF/HOK but has a nose for the try line. Patrick Carrigan $14,950 is the heart of the Broncos forward pack and is playable at his salary. All Tigers options are in play and are appropriately priced.
HOK: Tough to trust Isaac Luke $10,660 and Erin Clark $9,770 with bench options Paix and Boyd ready to take minutes. So you need to invest in uber premium options in Cam Smith $15,860 and Harry Grant $16,110. Smith does have the goal kicking duty so he edges out Grant in terms of floor, but Grant has gone 60+ since the resumption. Build around either of these two.
FRF: Christian Welch $8,950 is now at a playable salary after getting 50+ minutes last round. Welch’s minutes have been wild but he is cheap enough to plug and move on. Payne Haas’ $18,420 scores are still great, however he is not playing 80 minutes now and the salary is just too expensive. Tevita Pangai Junior $14,750 has been huge in the past two rounds and represents better value at his price tag. Matthew Eisenhuth $14,570 is a great pivot at the same price as TPJ with an extraordinarily high ceiling.
The Titan’s were good last week but I expect the Storm to rack up a score against them, thus becoming targets on the 2-game slate. Brisbane’s cheap halves will make us think however if they are playable against the Tigers. Good Luck!