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NRL Fantasy player watch: Jai Arrow

NRL Fantasy 2018

Jai Arrow, 2RF, $409,000

Jai Arrow is a hard-working lock and one of several players who comes into Fantasy contention as a result of moving clubs. In Arrow's case it is a switch from a Brisbane team where he has sat behind the likes of Josh McGuire and Corey Parker to a Titans team that – while well-stocked in terms of depth – has a vacancy for a player like Arrow to stake a claim on the No.13 jersey.

Scoring potential: 3/5

Arrow has played 12 games in each of the past two seasons, almost exclusively off the bench for very limited minutes. In that time he has averaged 23 points in 25 minutes (2016) and 28 points in 29 minutes (2017) – almost entirely in the base stats of tackles and run metres. A significant uptick in his time on field should readily lead to an increase in scoring. Whether he has the tackle-busting and offloading potential to bust out the 60-plus scores of out and out Fantasy guns is another question.

Reliability: 3/5

This is a tough one to gauge given Arrow is still a relative rookie at NRL level and yet to establish himself at his new club. Right now there are question marks over his spot but there's every chance by round four we could be looking at Arrow as a walk-up 45 points per week player. He's one of those players whose prospects should become a lot clearer when the round one teams land.

Value: 4/5

While $409,000 looks pricey for a player who spent so little time on field in 2017, it equates to a 28-point average so anything upwards of that should generate some lofty price rises. An increase of more than $200,000 over the opening two months of the competition looks well within reach if Arrow does in fact earn the starting No.13 spot.

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