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2020 NRL Fantasy guide: Broncos

With a host of talented young guns – including the most expensive player in the game – Brisbane will be a crucial club for the upcoming NRL Fantasy season.

As we count down to the start of the 2020 NRL Fantasy season, we reveal the starting player prices and preview the key players from all 16 NRL clubs.

Payne Haas

Front-rower, $999,000

Haas is coming off one of the greatest NRL Fantasy seasons of all time, especially considering how cheap he was at the start of 2019 having played just three games the year before. He's easily the most expensive player in Fantasy at the start of 2020 but the evidence suggests he's worth it – no other player can match Haas's combination of tackle-busting running game, excellent work rate in attack and defence and the ability to play for up to 80 minutes in the middle of the park. He's the safest bet as Fantasy captain this year, even if he doesn't come cheap.

Jamayne Isaako

Winger/fullback, $471,000

Isaako scored 29 points a game on the wing for Brisbane, but a likely switch to fullback gives him the chance to earn some big price rises in 2020. The 23-year-old didn't start a single game at the back last year but played there three times in 2018 – scoring 50, 36 and 41. He also gave a glimpse of his huge potential that year with one of the great match-winning tries against the Roosters, a play that earned him about 24 Fantasy points on its own. He's priced at 32 points a game but could be a 40+ scorer at fullback. 

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David Fifita

Second-rower, $680,000

I predicted Fifita could be a breakout Fantasy star a year ago and while the first half of his 2019 campaign was a little quiet, in the second half of the year the Junior Kangaroos captain exploded. Fifita averaged 33 points in 38 minutes per game in the first half of 2019 but a stunning 59 from 73 minutes after that, including a string of 80-minute games. His break even at the start of the new season is 47, so if he picks up where he left off and keeps scoring 50+ he looks a cut-price keeper.

Jake Turpin

Hooker, $557,000

One of many promising youngsters at Brisbane, Turpin found himself in the halves to cover for the injured Dearden for much of 2019 but could challenge stalwart hooker Andrew McCullough for the No.9 jersey in 2020. If he gets that starting hooker spot you can expect his scoring to climb – his price is based on last season's average of 38 but he scored 52.3 points per every 80 minutes he played at hooker. In his two actual 80-minute games at hooker he scored 49 and 68 (with a try). Beware he'll need big minutes – if he splits a dummy-half role with McCullough he's likely to score around 40 points a game, like last year – but the potential for big scores at a great price is there.

Broncos starting prices in 2020

Payne Haas $999,000 FRF
Anthony Milford $785,000 HLF
Matthew Lodge $716,000 FRF
David Fifita $680,000 2RF
Andrew McCullough $647,000 HOK
Tevita Pangai Junior $600,000 2RF
Joe Ofahengaue $578,000 FRF, 2RF
Jack Bird $561,000 CTR
Jake Turpin $557,000 HOK
Brodie Croft $536,000 HLF
Alex Glenn $529,000 2RF
Kotoni Staggs $477,000 CTR
Jamayne Isaako $471,000 WFB
Sean O'Sullivan $467,000 HLF
Corey Oates $456,000 WFB
Patrick Carrigan $430,000 FRF
Darius Boyd $388,000 WFB, CTR
Thomas Flegler $379,000 FRF
Tom Dearden $365,000 HLF
Jesse Arthars $353,000 WFB, CTR
Jordan Kahu $318,000 CTR, WFB
Herbie Farnworth $280,000 WFB
Rhys Kennedy $246,000 FRF
Richard Kennar $246,000 WFB
Keenan Palasia $246,000 2RF
Izaia Perese $246,000 WFB
Xavier Coates $246,000 WFB
Tyson Gamble $246,000 HLF
Ilikena Vudogo $228,000 CTR
Jamil Hopoate $228,000 2RF
Sam Scarlett $228,000 HLF
Fanitesi Niu $228,000 CTR
Cory Paix $228,000 HLF
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