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 19.
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Andrew Fifita | FRF | $479,100
One of NSW’s best in Origin III, Fifita is back for the Sharks this week, and coming off 107 against Wests Tigers, now is the time to snap up the monstrous prop if you don’t already have him. Luke Lewis and Paul Gallen are expected to be out for the next few weeks at the very least, meaning the Sharks will look to Fifita to pick up the slack. Shane Flanagan will keep him on the field as long as possible and he won’t be any cheaper for the foreseeable future, so look to bring him in this week if your budget allows.
Anthony Milford | HLF | $220,000
Starting from the bench in the majority of games this year, Milford was promoted to fullback in the Raiders’ last-start win over the Cowboys in Round 17, and certainly made an impression, finishing on 67. Next up for the Raiders are the Eels and Dragons, two sides they’ll be keen to defeat if they are to secure a finals berth. If Milford can continue his form, he could prove to be a unique option in your halves.
Greg Inglis | WFB/CTR | $343,100
In devastating news for Rabbitohs supporters and 70,136 DT coaches, Inglis picked up a knee injury in the Origin decider, ruling him out for between 4-8 weeks. Many have been quick to move the superstar fullback on, but if you’re low on trades and have the appropriate cover, don’t be so quick to trade. There’s every chance Inglis could be back in four weeks - just in time for the DT finals, meaning there’d be little point in trading him now and bringing him back in down the line. However, if you’re struggling to make your league’s top eight, or are still in the hunt for the overall prize and are flush with trades, consider other options.
Tohu Harris | 2RF | $312,000
Harris has gone from being a handy cash cow to much, much more, following some good recent scores. Averages 49 from his last three starts, and is scoring well even when the Storm have their full complement of players. Use your trades elsewhere, particularly if you have more pressing issues to attend to. Harris could prove to be a great fourth/fifth 2RF, depending on the configuration of your final team.
Sauaso Sue | 2RF | $265,500
Another great cash cow, it’s time to let go of the Wests Tigers lock. Sue flourished in the absence of Farah, but his scoring has suffered since the skipper returned from injury and Origin duty. Look to downgrade.
Matt Moylan | WFB | $153,800
The Panthers are on a roll, but unfortunately for Moylan owners, this hasn’t translated to big points returns from the young fullback. Is averaging just over 17 in his last three starts, and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere from a DT perspective. Upgrade if you can - try and find a unique option at WFB, with their scoring being notoriously fickle.
Round 19 Captains - players to consider
Robbie Farah | HOK | $530,400
Josh Papalii | 2RF | $391,900
Andrew Fifita | FRF | $479,100
Adam Reynolds | HLF | $479,000
John Sutton | HLF | $411,300
Wildcard: Konrad Hurrell | CTR/WFB | $364,600