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Warriors players celebrate during their Round 15 win over the Roosters.

The second major bye round of the 2016 Telstra Premiership season made life tough for NRL Fantasy coaches, but a few proven performers came up with the goods.


The dream NRL Fantasy campaign of Titans forward Ryan James continues, with the Gold Coast prop grabbing 84 points including one of the easiest tries you'll see from his side's win over Manly on Monday night.

The Warriors have won three straight and two of their favourite sons got the job done on the weekend, with Shaun Johnson (68) and Simon Mannering (64) among the best NRL Fantasy scorers for Round 15.

In a week in which eight clubs and all State of Origin players were out of action, a host of popular Fantasy buys did their best to come to the rescue for struggling Fantasy coaches. 

Apart from Johnson and Mannering, Eels winger Semi Radradra was the best of them with 63, followed by Jake Trbojevic (62), Jackson Hastings (57), Issac Luke (57), Bodene Thompson (56), Jake Friend (54), Sio Siua Taukeiaho (54), Cody Walker (54), and Sam Burgess (49).

Elsewhere, Dragons hooker Mitch Rein (64), Storm forward Kevin Proctor (59) and Rabbitohs duo Alex Johnston (54) and Nathan Brown (53) all exceeded expectations.


After an outstanding 99 last week, Cameron Munster was a late withdrawal for the Storm in Round 15 after rolling his ankle in a major blow for any Fantasy coaches who picked him up during the week. Jamie Lyon was also a late withdrawal for the Sea Eagles on Monday night, while Matt Parcell suffered a hamstring injury in that game.

Meanwhile a whopping seven missed tackles from Roosters lock Dylan Napa left him with just 18 from a 62-minute performance, taking his season average below 50 for the first time since early April.

Bye-friendly teams the Eels and Roosters both have the week off in Round 16, putting the likes of Latrell Mitchell and Clinton Gutherson in the firing line for Fantasy coaches looking to free up some cash or upgrade to a gun in the outside backs this week.

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