Scout Report: Round 20 teams wrap
Daly Cherry-Evans has been named to play for Manly despite a shoulder injury while several NRL Fantasy stars are ripe for the picking after dropping significantly in price this season.
Broncos v Titans
Broncos: Jordan Kahu shifts to centre to cover the suspended Jack Reed while Corey Oates starts on the wing and Dale Copley and Kodi Nikorima are on the bench. Corey Parker, Andrew McCullough and Ben Hunt are all amongst the top three Fantasy scorers in their position if you're looking for new keepers to bring in.
Titans: Aidan Sezer is back at last from his hamstring injury, joining Kane Elgey in the halves with Daniel Mortimer bumping Chad Redman off the bench. Dave Taylor has been dropped along with Anthony Don and Nathaniel Peteru with Kevin Gordon, Matt White and Lachlan Burr all returning. Any Titans player bar James Roberts should probably be traded out of your team.
Wests Tigers v Roosters
Wests Tigers: David Nofoaluma is back from injury in the centres, with Nathan Milone dropping out, while Jack Buchanan replaces Ava Seumanufagai. Robbie Farah is still out with a broken hand. James Tedesco will bounce back from last week's 23, while Aaron Woods continues to be rock solid up front and Martin Taupau is still a keeper after last week's 60.
Roosters: Boyd Cordner is back, with Isaac Liu on the bench and Jackson Hastings set to drop out of the 17. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is averaging 67 across his past three games, and Sio Siua Taukeiaho keeps pumping out solid mid-40 scores off the bench.
Warriors v Sea Eagles
Warriors: Glen Fisiiahi will make his first appearance of the season on the wing as David Fusitu'a drops out with a knee injury. Tui Lolohea will start in the centres. Last weekend's loss to the Roosters meant a low score for Shaun Johnson but busy defensive forwards Simon Mannering (51 tackles, 70 points) and Bodene Thompson (52 tackles, 55 points) still polled well. With just one score below 50 all season and no scores below 55 since Round 8, Mannering is always a good captaincy option for your Fantasy side.
Sea Eagles: No changes, with Daly Cherry-Evans named despite what looked like a painful shoulder injury on Monday night. Stay tuned to the late mail before locking DCE in for your team this week. Blake Leary – still in more than 5000 Fantasy times – is playing NSW Cup. Outside Cherry-Evans there are no genuine Fantasy keepers in the Manly team.
Storm v Dragons
Storm: Unchanged after walloping the Panthers at the weekend, with Cameron Smith doing the business as the most popular captain in Fantasy with 76 points. Despite a super performance I wouldn't be recommending you buy Cooper Cronk – his 74 included two tries and two try assists, and until last weekend he was averaging less than 40 points a game. Tohu Harris is proving to be a super consistent low-40s scorer but has been named in the centres and is ready to be upgraded to someone like Paul Gallen if you can find the cash.
Dragons: Also unchanged, although Drew Hutchinson and Mark Ioane have been added to an extended bench. Mike Cooper has been St George Illawarra's leading scorer this year and is set to be made a dual-position forward next week after his fourth game at lock. Euan Aitken remains remarkably consistent in the centres while Josh Dugan is a quality buy in the outside backs.
Rabbitohs v Knights
Rabbitohs: Issac Luke is back from suspension, replacing the injured Cameron McInnes. Adam Reynolds' price has just about bottomed out after falling $108,000 this season. Greg Inglis's price is already climbing after scoring 79 on the weekend, while Dylan Walker could be set for a big finish to the season after scoring a great solo try at the weekend.
Knights: Another like-for-like replacement at hooker with Tyler Randell out with concussion and Adam Clydsdale returning from a shoulder injury. Kade Snowden produced probably his best performance of the season in Newcastle's win over the Titans and has been one of the surprising success stories of Fantasy this year. If you've still got Carlos Tuimavave in your side, cash him out.
Panthers v Raiders
Panthers: Robert Jennings is out, David Simmons returns on the wing and Bryce Cartwright shifts to the bench after picking up a knee injury at the weekend. Sika Manu will start in the second row while Apisai Koroisau is 18th man in a sign James Segeyaro will play the full 80. Elijah Taylor had a season-low score of 32 against the Storm at the weekend, thanks largely to five missed tackles.
Raiders: Canberra has decided to play a specialist halfback at halfback this week with Josh McCrone getting a run as Jack Wighton returns to fullback in place of the injured Sisa Waqa. Shaun Fensom has dropped almost $100,000 in value this year but is still a keeper if you've got him.
Bulldogs v Sharks
Bulldogs: Moses Mbye returns to the bench in jersey 17 after dropping out of the side at the weekend, with Tim Browne also in the squad as 18th man. Those who have held onto Michael Lichaa have been rewarded with back-to-back 63s. James Graham has been disappointing in Fantasy since returning from injury, with Aiden Tolman the team's front row keeper these days. Shaun Lane is getting close to peaking in price but still has some cash to make next week.
Sharks: Ben Barba is back on an extended bench which also includes Anthony Tupou, who could return from a horrific broken jaw suffered a while back. Andrew Fifita keeps finding the tryline and is averaging about 65 over his past five games. Paul Gallen is $97,000 cheaper than he was at the start of the season and is looking like a very good buy now.
Cowboys v Eels
Cowboys: James Tamou is back from suspension, bumping Sam Hoare to 18th man. Johnathan Thurston's superb form continues with 74 at the weekend, while Ethan Lowe is still a keeper despite being the Cowboys' go-to decoy runner.
Eels: Corey Norman is out for a few weeks with a knee injury, with Reece Robinson back from a fractured cheekbone at fullback, Joseph Paulo lining up at five-eighth and Luke Kelly starting at halfback for the suspended Chris Sandow. Anthony Watmough and Danny Wicks are both out for the season. David Gower starts at lock while Daniel Alvaro and Isaac De Gois join the bench. Semi Radradra's try-scoring run goes on and is just about the only bright spot for Parramatta at the moment.