There were some monster scores this week, a rare suspension looms for the king of Fantasy and it's time to put the early season cash cows out to pasture.
He had been out of sorts by his usual standards recently but 2017 breakout star Angus Crichton was the best of the lot in round 10, producing 94 Fantasy points including a try, 41 tackles, 196 metres, three offloads and two line breaks in South Sydney's win over the Dragons.
His performance was enough to eclipse two-try Manly hero Jake Trbojevic (91), a marathon 80-minute effort from Andrew Fifita for the injury-hit Sharks (86) and another two-try game from Dragons forward Tyson Frizell (86).
Manly hooker Apisai Koroisau was another player to shake off a few quiet scores with an excellent 82, Sharks fullback Valentine Holmes produced easily his best score of the year with 75, and Mitchell Moses (70), Tyrone Peachey (68) and Daly Cherry-Evans (64) were among the other big scorers (see the rest in the team of the week, below).
Rookie Bulldogs forward Rhyse Martin was the week's best cash cow with a $70,000 price boost, ahead of Holmes and Wests Tigers recruit Mahea Fonua (47 points, +$59,000) who was a standout against the Cowboys after being switched to the centres by Ivan Cleary. Fonua, currently a winger/fullback only in Fantasy, could be on track for dual position status after round 12 if he locks down the centre spot for good.
The other value buy on offer this week is Knights halfback Brock Lamb, who made 55 in his return to the side this week and is good value at $346,000, having dropped $225,000 on his starting price this year.
There were more additions to the casualty ward this week with Broncos young gun Payne Haas (6) picking up a shoulder injury in the loss to Manly while Dragons stars Jack de Belin (29) and Ben Hunt (26) are battling hip and thigh injuries respectively but are expected to be right for round 11.
Cameron Smith (54) scored well but could miss a week or two after being cited by the match review committee for a leg pull that could have resulted in a groin injury for Titans forward Kevin Proctor.
Paul Gallen's return from injury was delayed another week while Knights cash cow Slade Griffin played a season-low 32 minutes this week for a season-low 18 points and after $202,000 in price rises is now a trade – along with most of the other peaked early season cash cows.
NRL Fantasy Team of the Week
1. Tom Trbojevic (57)
2. Valentine Holmes (75)
3. Tyrone Peachey (69)
4. Latrell Mitchell (61)
5. Blake Ferguson (61)
6. Mitchell Moses (70)
7. Apisai Koroisau (82)
8. Andrew Fifita (86)
9. Cameron McInnes (68)
10. Ryan James (65)
11. Angus Crichton (94)
12. Tyson Frizell (86)
13. Jake Trbojevic (91)
14. Joe Thompson (68)
15. Joseph Tapine (68)
16. Adam Reynolds (66)
17. Josh Papalii/Daly Cherry-Evans/Connor Watson (64)