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Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary.

Yet another wave of injuries has hit Fantasy teams hard but the return to form of one popular fullback and a monster score from an in-doubt halfback have provided some cheer.


Score of the week went to Manly prop Addin Fonua-Blake (96) who punched over for two tries in addition to plenty of work in a loss to Cronulla. Just 2.2% of teams enjoyed that score though.

The form of Nathan Cleary (91) was much better news though, as he overcame an infection to not only play but guide his team to a win with a try, six busts and nearly 600 kick metres.

Ryan Papenhuyzen (87) has been entirely underwhelming in a Fantasy sense so far this year but with weaker opposition ripe for the picking he produced two tries, two try assists and two try saves.

Some less likely Fantasy picks in Regan Campbell-Gillard (84), Jake Clifford (83) and Shaun Lane (82) had big games while another Eel in Ryan Matterson (77) put in his third straight score of 75+.

Get Caught Up: Round 7

Tohu Harris (76) keeps getting through work at lock, Harry Grant (77) continues to gain close to $100k per week, Cameron Smith spent time in the halves yet scored better than usual while Jason Taumalolo and Cameron McInnes (66) just edged Payne Haas (65) to be the best of the likely captaincy options.

Kyle Flanagan (63) now has four straight scores over 60 and is the second-highest scoring half overall behind Daly Cherry-Evans.

Blayke Brailey (62) gave his price a kick-along while Tommy Talau (44) scored two tries to be the best of this week's cash-down options.

Hopoate leaves field with leg injury


There was more major dramas for coaches in round seven. Mitch Moses (13) suffered a calf injury, Cameron Munster (21) a knee injury, Corey Horsburgh (26) a foot injury, Will Hopoate (1) an ankle injury and Jake Averillo (8) went off late due to an HIA (which he failed, putting him in doubt for next week).

The news couldn't have been worse for Victor Radley (9) who suffered a season-ending ACL injury.

Latrell Mitchell (18) had a seriously off night right after plenty of people brought him in with four errors and a sin-bin.

There was also a sin-bin for Scott Drinkwater (19) on top of a pile of missed tackles which will prevent his price rising any time soon despite a big score last week.

Adam Clune (19) barely beat a low break-even, there was a comedown score for Jacob Saifiti (26) after some handy price rises, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow scored a try and still only netted 26, and Toby Rudolf (25) may be a sell sooner than planned.

Round 7 team of the week

  1. Ryan Papenhuyzen (87)
  2. David Nofoaluma (77)
  3. Paul Momirovski (62)
  4. Joey Leilua (63)
  5. Brett Morris (71)
  6. Jake Clifford (83)
  7. Nathan Cleary (91)
  8. Addin Fonua-Blake (96)
  9. Harry Grant (77)
  10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard (84)
  11. Shaun Lane (82)
  12. Ryan Matterson (77)
  13. Tohu Harris (76)
  14. Cameron Smith (73)
  15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (72)
  16. Siosiua Taukeiaho (68)
  17. Jason Taumalolo (67)
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