NRL Supercoach Fantasy CowboyChristmas is here!!! This is the big day!

Well, for Super Coaches anyway. The biggest NRL SC day of the year arrived on Tuesday and Super Coaches are now finalising their teams with all required information on hand before tonight.

With the high number of injuries and suspensions incurring over the pre-season, we have an abundance of cheapies on offer… Be careful!

There are a number of cheapies/rookies named that are only filling in for five weeks or less, so choose wisely. These players won’t be making you enough cash to be considered a viable option. Let’s take a look at these players.

Players that are likely covering an injury/suspension

  • Greg Eden (Broncos) – CTW/FB $160.4k: Eden had a good showing at the World Club Challenge where he scored a try against Wigan. He’s been named on the wing in the round 1 Broncos side but is likely to lose his spot once Jack Reed returns from injury. Reed has now been named in the QLD Cup side which indicates that he’s not far from making his first grade return.
  • Adam Elliott (Bulldogs) – 2RF $113.8k: The young second-rower signed with the Bulldogs for the 2016/17 seasons. Honestly, there’s not much to say about the bloke. He’s likely covering for Klemmer who will return from suspension in round 2. It’s probably safe to avoid him.
  • Jack LittleJohn (Tigers) – HFB/FE $185.9k / Manaia Cherrington (Tigers) HOK 139.7k / Josh Aloiai (Tigers) – FRF/2RF $113.8K: LittleJohn makes his club debut in round 1 for the Tigers, but is only covering for Brooks until he returns from suspension in round 2. Cherrington will likely play 80 minutes for round 1, although Halatau will return suspension in round 2 while Ballin and Farah are aiming to return from knee injuries by round 6. Aloaia should also drop out of the side once the first choice hookers return. There’s probably no benefit in picking any of these round 1 starters.
  • Nathan Davis (Titans) – CTW $113.8K / Leivaha Pulu (Titans) – FRF #113.8K: Both of these players have been named as likely fill-ins. Davis has been named at centre but should make way once Nene McDonald returns from knee injury (expected to be round 2). Pulu has been named on the Titans bench, although Luke Douglas returns from suspension the following round which should knock Pulu out of the side.
  • Cody Walker (Souths) – FE/HFB $122.6K / Zane Musgrove (Souths) – FRF $113.8K: Walker has been named as Keary’s replacement who will return from suspension in round 2. Musgrave has been named on the bench, but will likely lose his spot once either George Burgess (suspension) or Tom Burgess (injury) returns. Neither are expected to make enough cash to warrant a selection in your starting side.
  • David Bhana (Knights) – 2RF/HOK $113.8K / Lachlan Fitzgibbon (Knights) – 2RF $133.3K / Pat Mata’utia (Knights) – CTW $113.8K: The Knights have named a handful of debutants for their round 1 clash against the Titans, although the three mentioned players probably won’t last long enough to be considered viable cheapie options. Sione Mata’utia will return in round 2 which will likely force his brother Pat out of the side (awkward). Now the situation in the forwards is a little uncertain. Tariq Sims will be back in six weeks which should drop Fitzgibbon out of the side. That means Fitzgibbon may earn three price rises although his minutes are uncertain coming off the bench. Pick at your own risk. Bhana also falls into the uncertainty bucket, possibly repeating Halatau’s SC status of 2015.
  • Siliva Havili (Dragons) – HOK $133.3K: Havili will likely drop out of the side once Frizell returns in round 2.
  • Nathaniel Roache (Warriors) – FE/FB $113.8k: Roache has been named as Luke’s replacement and will probably only play 20-25 minutes max. Best to avoid.

Choose these players at your own risk. There’s nothing worse than selecting a cheapie that won’t make any significant money. When considering which bottom dollar players to run with, take a look who they’re filling in for and when they’re expected to return from injury/suspension. It’ll be the difference between making enough money for an upgrade and having to waste a trade.

What other players do you see as potential traps?


 

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42 Comments

jockreynolds · 03/03/2016 at 08:01

Gday there you lot – we just made an NRL Supercoach League.. code is: 754534 Come and take us on!

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 03/03/2016 at 08:44

    Thanks Jock, I'm in, best of luck to all

    benny · 03/03/2016 at 08:59

    Good times – in

    Shane-o · 03/03/2016 at 11:22

    Bugger it's full Jock, any chance of creating some more?

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 03/03/2016 at 08:50

Thanks Cowboy,excellent info mate,

    Coach_Cowboy · 03/03/2016 at 10:41

    Thanks mate, I hope it help people out a little.

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 03/03/2016 at 09:30

Gallen or Parker , I can't fit both in atm

    Shane-o · 03/03/2016 at 11:33

    Parker but you will need to trade him out over origin. Not only will he miss the origin rounds but will likely be rested an extra week or 2 during this period, especially if, as expected, the broncos are sitting near the top of the ladder

Coach_Cowboy · 03/03/2016 at 10:41

50/50 for the Gallen v Parker decision. I'd go Parker

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 03/03/2016 at 10:56

    I'm leaning that way,too injury prone Gal thesedays

Rick Grimes · 03/03/2016 at 11:23

I've got a few of those blokes. Any suggestions on better options. I'm stuck on rookies to fill prop, centre, wing/fullback.

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 03/03/2016 at 11:56

*FRF – K. Evans @243k, J.Saifiti – 114k & DPP, *CENTRE – L.Mitchell 114k & DPP, *WFB – J.Rankin @ 146K & DPP – Rick most teams will have these 3

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 03/03/2016 at 11:58

    sorry 4

    Coach_Cowboy · 03/03/2016 at 12:29

    Spot on

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 03/03/2016 at 12:37

Is anyone going with Barba ? I'm having second thoughts ,might have to bring him in so I can upgrade a forward.

    Coach_Cowboy · 03/03/2016 at 13:18

    Yeah quite a few have decided to go with Barba, both starting or as a playing reserve

Westy · 03/03/2016 at 13:27

I've got a couple of these guys. Should I trade Paasi to enable others like H Hunt to come in?

    Coach_Cowboy · 03/03/2016 at 22:36

    Sorry I couldn't reply sooner Westy. How did you with your decision? Paasi should do well round 1 but we'll see if he gets moved to the bench come round 2

      Westy · 04/03/2016 at 21:46

      Thanks Coach,
      Swapped Paasi, Rankin & Musgrove out
      In came Barba, Pauli & H Hunt

Wazza · 03/03/2016 at 14:49

the Barflys are in… gone with a few PODs thatll either win me the cash or start planning the end of year trip early…should be fun and best of luck to all especially 1st time NRL Supercoaches 🙂

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 03/03/2016 at 15:32

    G'Day Wazza, I've been doing NRL SC for about 5 years and AFL SC for only 2 , its a different scoring system that you need to get your head around. SC Gold helps a lot if you can get it, good luck

      Wazza · 03/03/2016 at 18:08

      Cool mate.. I'm a Qlder myself and have been doing NRL SC since it started… I'm just crap at it because I had some personal rules of never picking any NSW mugs:).. but that has changed this year… I was dragged into AFL SC a couple of years ago by some Vic mates and found Jock & Co while trying to get some help to learn the game…which ended up also giving me a love for AFL.. guys like us are very lucky to be able to appreciate both games as most of my Vic mates wont even give NRL a chance

      Go Broncos / Jim Beam Barflys

    Coach_Cowboy · 03/03/2016 at 22:37

    Which PODS did you go Wazza?

      Wazza · 04/03/2016 at 22:48

      sry for late reply ..Aiden Tolman is the main one 🙂

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 03/03/2016 at 14:56

Jesus Jock, you have the big guns entered in the League – to name a few we have – Tom Sangster ( SC Guru – Sanger ) Dave Von Kotze ( Previous SC winner ), Anthony Minichiello ( Rugby League Legend ) Gordon Tallis ( Rugby League Legend – The Raging Bull ) – You certainly have some influence Jock, I just hope I don't embarrass myself maaate.

    jockreynolds · 03/03/2016 at 18:25

    Absolutely PUMPED Blusho!!!!!! Team is locked and loaded.. this will be MAJESTIC!

Rabbits16 · 03/03/2016 at 15:35

Join up 892433 jockkkkkyy boiii get your sausage snagster in too

Rabbits16 · 03/03/2016 at 15:37

559441 if u can get the stalwarts in ill give u a wristy jockie boy

Westy · 03/03/2016 at 18:42

Welcome in leagues 166552 and 874516

    Westy · 05/03/2016 at 07:17

    Thanks for joining, Jock. Any other takers?

jockreynolds · 03/03/2016 at 19:15

Im also in 892433 with Rabbits16 lads – jump in

Coach_Cowboy · 03/03/2016 at 22:38

I need to leave some league spots open next season that's for sure

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 04/03/2016 at 19:31

Go the 'Manly Sea Eagles' – you don't like us & we don't like you and that;s the way we like it , Cheers to all, hic hic

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 04/03/2016 at 19:47

Jock,Lek – which teams do you follow in the NRL ?

    Wazza · 04/03/2016 at 22:50

    would have to be the great Qld side the Melbourne Storm wouldn't it? 🙂

Wazza · 04/03/2016 at 22:55

5 / 327 (Captain played).. average start

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 06/03/2016 at 15:03

Looks like Segeyaro has a broken arm, he would have been a lot of SC teams

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 06/03/2016 at 22:18

    Gallen out for 6 weeks, could have been worse

Don't Blush Baby · 07/03/2016 at 02:00

Ben Henry gone. Mata'uta comes into my side.

Rabbits16 · 07/03/2016 at 10:21

injuries galore 1st round. knew i should have left the bloody glalen muppet out and no doubt as usual hell be back for origin. something dodgy happening there with that frequent pattern

Buford Bourns · 13/03/2016 at 00:02

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