Matt Trodden, NRL.com
Let’s take a look at those players you should be investing in, holding or letting go, as well as some of the better captaincy options for Round 14.
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Peni Terepo | 2RF | $192,700
Despite some upheaval, Terepo has been one of the finds for Parramatta this season, and that has made him a valuable Dream Team prospect. In two of the past three weeks he’s scored 46 and 57, and while they were try assisted, he’s got a happy knack of getting across the line. His break-even of 2 this week means a solid price rise is well within reach while the next three games against the Sharks, Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles mean plenty of tackles (the area which he’s improved in recent games).
Terry Campese | HLF | $308,400
After so many seasons cruelled by injuries, Terry Campese seems to have found his touch recently for the Raiders, particularly at home. With Anthony Milford being injected into the game, Campese is taking over most of the general play kicking for Canberra, significantly increasing his scoring ability, while they have a handy draw in the next month. A break-even of 12 is enticing, and Campo could be the point of difference needed in your halves.
Jacob Loko | CTR | $268,000
He may have been dropped down to NSW Cup for disciplinary reasons this week, but considering his replacement Cheyse Blair has been told he’s not wanted by coach Ricky Stuart, it doesn’t take a genius to realise Loko will be back in the top side very soon. He has a more than achievable break-even of 33 when he does return and the ability to bust tackles at will, making Loko a keeper.
Matt Moylan | WFB | $159,700
With news last weekend that his NRL season is over due to second-tier salary cap restrictions, manly coaches were rushing to use the rolling lockout and either shift Moylan back to the bench or out of the squad altogether. While his immediate future isn’t clear, the situation is likely to clear up soon and has a negative break-even (-8) when he does return. Tuck him away on your bench and be ready for a return.
Anthony Watmough | 2RF | $421,700
Choc has produced some massive performances this season, by far his best Dream Team season in history. He is fairly consistent, however has definitely hit his peak price for the season with a current break-even of 96. Almost guaranteed to play the next two Origin games, and miss one game for the Sea Eagles in the process. Overall players would be best to cash in on him this week or next and look towards a Sam Burgess or Sonny Bill Williams to continue producing big numbers throughout the next two months.
Edrick Lee | CTR/WFB | $217,100
After excelling in the past couple of months and cementing his spot on the left wing, the worst possible news came for the young Raiders flyer this week, with scans revealing a broken arm which will leave him on the sideline for between 8-12 weeks. He’s a noted try-scorer and can break a tackle, but isn’t good enough for you to hang on to for that length of time, particularly with bye weeks ahead.
Round 14 Captains - players to consider
Cameron Smith | HOK | $548,100
Greg Inglis | WFB/CTR | $435,000
Daly Cherry-Evans| HLF | $456,600
Andrew Fifita | FRF | $533,700
Corey Parker | 2RF | $508,900
Wildcard: Terry Campese | HLF | $308,400