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Storm utility Ryan Papenhuyzen.

A superstar fullback leads the way; not one, not two but five hookers make the team of the week; and the worrying form of one of the game's star No.7s continues.


Selecting a fullback as your Fantasy captain is always a risky move, but the exception could be an in-form James Tedesco against this struggling Titans side – and so it proved with Tedesco racking up a round-high 92 points including two tries (his second 90+ score from his past three games).

Melbourne's Kenny Bromwich continued his best Fantasy season with a bumper 89 in the Storm's thrashing of the Broncos, Cameron McInnes made 55 tackles and eight tackle breaks on the way to 88 against Parramatta, Cameron Murray had another terrific performance with 78 against Cronulla and Cameron Smith proved the best of the regular captaincy options with 74 – equal with Fantasy favourite John Bateman.

It was no surprise to see a few Roosters outside backs score well against the Titans with Tedesco's teammates Brett Morris (72) and Latrell Mitchell (70) get amongst the points, while Daly Cherry-Evans (72), Jack Wighton (64), Luke Brooks (64) and Shaun Johnson (60) were the best-scoring halves of the round.

Get Caught Up: Round 20


Mitchell Pearce's scoring has fallen off a cliff, with 20 against Manly after last week's 24 against the Tigers. His price tag will drop below $500,000 soon so now's probably the time to trade him out if you haven't already.

Pearce's teammate Kalyn Ponga scored a trademark solo try, beating a few defenders to the line, but still only managed 33 points in the loss to the Sea Eagles.

Elsewhere there were below-par scores from Fantasy guns Anthony Milford (34), Adam Reynolds (37), Cameron Munster (37) and Nathan Cleary (39), while Sam Burgess returned from a shoulder injury only to land himself in hot water with the judiciary again over a high tackle on Matt Moylan that's may to see him miss a week.

Round 20 team of the week

  1. James Tedesco 92
  2. Brett Morris 72
  3. Latrell Mitchell 70
  4. John Bateman 74
  5. Ryan Papenhuyzan 65
  6. Luke Brooks 64
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans 72
  8. James Fisher-Harris 63
  9. Cameron McInnes 88
  10. Josh Papalii 62
  11. Kenny Bromwich 89
  12. Lachlan Burr 67
  13. Cameron Murray 78
  14. Josh Hodgson 87
  15. Cameron Smith 74
  16. Damien Cook 69
  17. Robbie Farah 66
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