NRL Fantasy winners & losers: Round 22

Here are the success stories, flops and talking points to come out of this week's NRL Fantasy action.

Winners

Last week he was a halfback, on Tuesday he was named at hooker and on Saturday he was bumped to the bench, but Ben Hunt finished the weekend with his best Fantasy score of the season – a stunning 88 from just 48 minutes featuring a hat-trick and a couple of try assists.

 


Hunt pipped fellow playmakers Michael Morgan (87), Daly Cherry-Evans (82) and teammate Kodi Nikorima (77), while Mitch Barnett had a huge first half in Newcastle's win over the Warriors on the way to 86 and Damien Cook starred for Souths in their win over the Dragons for 84.

Elsewhere, speedsters Dylan Edwards and Alex Johnston both scored 72, Knights half Brock Lamb made 71, Roosters winger Daniel Tupou scored 69 before getting injured 15 minutes from full-time, and Broncos lock Josh McGuire bounced back into form with 63 in Brisbane's thrashing of the Titans.

The best of the genuine captaincy options was Dragons lock Jack de Belin who made 67, while Mitch Moses made his second straight 60 and guns Mitchell Pearce (61), James Tedesco (58), Nathan Brown (57), Martin Taupau (57), Ryan James (56), Nathan Cleary (56) and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (56) all impressed.

Losers

Another week brought another clutch of injuries, with Dragons star Josh Dugan (ankle), Eels fullback Bevan French (hamstring), Knights fullback Nathan Ross (back), Titans half Ash Taylor (knee), Sharks centre Jack Bird (shoulder) and Roosters duo Sio Siua Taukeiaho (broken finger) and Daniel Tupou (groin) among those joining the casualty ward.

 


Dugan had the double blow of not only being injured but finishing with -4 Fantasy points after 24 minutes in his side's loss to Souths, while cheapies Matt Frawley (0), Kane Elgey (3) and Sione Katoa (4) struggling for minutes and points.

Dylan Walker (9), Adam Elliot (12), Moses Leota (13), Valentine Holmes (14), Jordan Kahu (17) and Nick Cotric (18) were among the popular Fantasy players to score less than 20 this week.

Fantasy team of the week

1. Dylan Edwards (72)
2. Kurt Mann (78)
3. Latrell Mitchell (56)
4. Bryson Goodwin (55)
5. Alex Johnston (72)
6. Michael Morgan (87)
7. Ben Hunt (88)
8. Josh McGuire (63)
9. Damien Cook (84)
10. Daniel Alvaro (62)
11. Mitchell Barnett (86)
12. Ethan Lowe (62)
13. Jack de Belin (67)

Interchange
14. Daly Cherry-Evans (82)
15. Kodi Nikorima (77)
16. Brock Lamb (71)
17. Daniel Tupou (69)

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