A Maroons star, a potential Blues rookie and an international rugby league icon led all-comers in a high-scoring round for NRL Fantasy.
Two NRL superstars and one star in the making dominated Fantasy in round three, with Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga (87) scoring twice in a superb display against the Dragons, Cowboys wrecking ball Jason Taumalolo (76) playing the full 80 minutes for the first time this season, and Broncos prodigy Payne Haas (81) possibly playing himself into an Origin jersey with another impressive front-row performance.
Other standouts of round 10 included rookie Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen (71), who showed lightning speed when scoring a long-range try in his first start at the back for Melbourne; Angus Crichton (70), who had a season-high eight tackle breaks after dropping in value by $149k this season; and Andrew Fifita (68), who shook off concerns over a hamstring injury to post a big score for the second time this year.
Elsewhere Mitchell Pearce continued his excellent recent form with 68, Damien Cook proved to be a terrific captaincy option again with 62, and star fullbacks Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (59) and James Tedesco (58) both impressed, as did popular hooker options Mitch Rein (57), Robbie Farah (56) and Reed Mahoney (54).
Meanwhile after earning a starting spot at five-eighth following a string of cameos off the bench this season, Knights utility Kurt Mann suddenly looks good value at well under $300k after scoring 54.
Get Caught Up: Round 10
Sam Burgess gave away not one, not two, but five penalties in the Rabbitohs' tight win over the Raiders on the way to a season-low score of 28.
While Burgess doesn't look like a keeper in 2019, there are several cash cows whose time appears to be up.
Popular Dragons winger Mikaele Ravalawa is a sell after scoring just 9 in Sunday's loss to Newcastle – having been benched in the second half for bench centre Euan Aitken – while teammate Jacob Host is well and truly a sell after scores of 14 and 7. Ditto Broncos prop Tom Flegler, who had his second price drop in as many weeks after scoring 24.
And Sharks forward Kurt Capewell made a dozen missed tackles for the second time this season, resulting in a score of 12 against Manly despite some decent base stats.
Burgess penalties sting fantasy coaches
NRL Fantasy team of the week
- Kalyn Ponga 87
- Ryan Papenhuyzen 71
- Patrick Herbert 60
- Jayden Okunbor 52
- Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 59
- Jack Cogger 61
- Mitchell Pearce 68
- Payne Haas 81
- Damien Cook 62
- Andrew Fifita 68
- Angus Crichton 70
- Elliott Whitehead 58
- Jason Taumalolo 76
- Aiden Tolman 64
- Addin Fonua-Blake 62
- Ben Hunt 59
- Jordan McLean/Jake Granville 59