Round 21 Fantasy winners & losers
It was a week of massive scores in NRL Fantasy, with a lot of popular buys going big at the business end of the Fantasy season. Here are this week's winners and losers.
His team may have lost – in golden point to Shaun Johnson and the Warriors – but Panthers winger Josh Mansour owned Round 21 in NRL Fantasy with a massive 99-point effort, the second time he has threatened to hit triple figures in the past three weeks.
With two tries, 15 tackle breaks, two line breaks and a massive 266 run metres Mansour was sensational for Penrith and continued an incredible run of form, with his past five scores reading 57, 81, 98, 30 and now 99.
Jamie Buhrer is another man in form and one who has flown under the radar in NRL Fantasy circles, owned by just over 2000 Fantasy coaches despite averaging almost 63 points a game across his past five games. He scored 74 to rank third this week, with Sharks prop Andrew Fifita starting slow but finishing with a flurry to manage 83 in Cronulla's thrilling draw with the Titans on Monday night.
While Mansour was the week's big star it was a big round across the board for backline players, with some bumper scores from Jordan Rapana (73), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (73), Mitch Moses (70), Jarrod Croker (67), Nathan Cleary (64), Cooper Cronk (63), Shaun Johnson (63), Ben Barba (63), Konrad Hurrell (63) and Joey Leilua (60).
Of course, many of the usual suspects in the forwards also tackled their way to big scores as well, led by Jack de Belin (72), Paul Gallen (71), Boyd Cordner (71), Simon Manenring (70), Greg Bird (70), Ethan Lowe (67), Trent Merrin (65) and Ryan James (63).
Konrad Hurrell was the week's top moneymaker, jumping $52,000 in value to $249,000 after a run of impressive scores since his mid-season switch to the Titans.
Latrell Mitchell remains one of the most-owned players in NRL Fantasy but he's a definite sell after scoring 26 this week – continuing a quiet run of scores – while Anthony Milford (25) and Michael Gordon (26) were both underwhelming again this week.
Meanwhile former gun Jake Trbojevic (33) continues to perform well on the field but simply isn't getting the minutes he needs to be a consistent Fantasy scorer these days.