NRL Fantasy winners & losers: Round 15

The late withdrawal of NRL Fantasy's most popular player threw a spanner in the works but some usual suspects made up for it with big scores this week.

Winners

It was a big week for New Zealand-born stars, with Jazz Tevaga (81) cashing in on a rare starting berth for the Warriors and teammate Bunty Afoa (79), Cowboys lock Jason Taumalolo (78), Panthers forwards James Fisher-Harris (71) and James Tamou (70) and Sharks playmaker Shaun Johnson (69) the other top scorers of the round.

Damien Cook (66) got back to his usual self after a couple of quiet NRL performances, Mitch Moses (65) scored strongly in another Eels victory, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (64) had his second big score on the trot and David Klemmer (63) returned from a wrist injury with a massive performance for Newcastle.

Losers

A calf injury to Kalyn Ponga wreaked havoc for Fantasy teams, particularly after injuries and suspensions ruled out the likes of Andrew Fifita and Nathan Cleary. It meant most teams' depth was tested with emergencies brought into the 17 for more than 55% of teams.

Popular centres Latrell Mitchell and Bronson Xerri both scored 25, with Xerri shifted to the wing for Cronulla in Sunday's loss to the Bulldogs.

Mitchell Pearce had seven missed tackles for the second straight round, scoring 34 after recent low scores of 35 and 16.

And Siliva Havili failed to reach his break even of 18 after being benched by the return of Josh Hodgson and scoring 11.

NRL Fantasy team of the week

  1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 64
  2. Jack Wighton 66
  3. Will Hopoate 63
  4. Brent Naden 62
  5. Phillip Sami 61
  6. Shaun Johnson 69
  7. Mitchell Moses 65
  8. Bunty Afoa 79
  9. Damien Cook 66
  10. James Tamou 70
  11. Jazz Tevaga 81
  12. James Fisher-Harris 71
  13. Jason Taumalolo 78
  14. Michael Lichaa 64
  15. David Klemmer 63
  16. Corey Norman 63
  17. Jacob Host 63