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NRL Fantasy teams analysis: Round 15

With just two rounds remaining until the finals kick off for most head-to-head Fantasy leagues, it's time to get your ideal 17 together – although you'll be without the game's No.1 scorer.

Here's all the key news and the Fantasy form guide from this round's team lists.

Round 15 team news

Eels v Storm, Thursday 7.50pm at Bankwest Stadium

Eels: Unchanged. Mitchell Moses's price started to rise last week but he's still great value at $664k after averaging 63 points from his past three games. Nathan Brown's last three scores are 58, 60 and 58, he played 70 minutes last round and he's a point-of-difference option in less than 3% of teams.

Storm: Dale Finucane (calf) will miss the rest of the regular season and Suliasi Vunivalu (broken jaw) is also out, with Tino Fa'asuamaleaui starting at lock and Sandor Earl on the wing. Albert Vete joins the bench and Cooper Johns is on standby for Jahrome Hughes who injured his groin last week.

Faasuamaleaui can be a great impact scorer but – like all players – his scores are closely tied to his game time. This year when he's played 40 minutes or less he's averaged 28.5, when he's played more than 40 minutes he's averaged 55.8 (including three tries). Last week he played 35 minutes and scored 20 points after playing at least 40 in his previous eight games.

He starts this week but could be back on the bench next round with Cameron Smith likely to return and bump Brandon Smith to lock.

Storm confidence soars after win without Camerons

Panthers v Sharks, Friday 6pm at Panthers Stadium

Panthers: Unchanged. The fact Nathan Cleary's score of 61 last week was "disappointing" by his standards shows just how good he's been, with a season average still above 73. He's a quality captaincy option this week. Api Koroisau (88) is richly rewarding those who didn't sell a few weeks back while Stephen Crichton (46) showed he doesn't necessarily need tries to score well.

James Fisher-Harris (56) had his first good score since hitting 80 in round 10, and he looks good value at $636k if you're looking for a DPP forward option this week.

Sharks: Unchanged. Shaun Johnson (51) continues his strong form with four try assists in his past two games and remains the standout Fantasy option at Cronulla.

Broncos v Dragons, Friday 7.55pm at Suncorp Stadium

Broncos: NRL Fantasy's best player Payne Haas has copped a two-match suspension, so it's time to get a third FRF option into your squad if you haven't got one already. Haas is a hold unless you're flush with spare trades.

Anthony Milford is back in the halves with Brodie Croft dropped, Tom Flegler (shoulder) and Jake Turpin (broken hand) are injured and Jesse Arthars also makes way with Jordan Kahu and Issac Luke into the starting side with Ethan Bullemor and Jamil Hopoate on the bench.

Dragons: Paul Vaughan replaces Tristain Sailor on the bench in St George Illawarra's first game of the post-Paul McGregor era. Ben Hunt (77) and Cameron McInnes (72) are both very strong captaincy candidates this week, with the pair odds on to give you at least 60 points every week.

Young takes control at Dragons

Titans v Raiders, Saturday 3pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Titans: Moeaki Fotuaika shifts to lock with Jai Arrow (shoulder) and Dale Copley (pec) sidelined and Kevin Proctor is named pending a potential suspension on Tuesday night. Anthony Don and Phillip Sami return from injury on the wings, Jarrod Wallace starts, Sam Stone joins the bench and Corey Thompson drops out.

Fotuaika (58) is coming off his first score above 50 since round 9, after playing more than 65 minutes last week for just the second time this season. Tyrone Peachey (21) meanwhile had his worst score since round 6 and should bounce back, while Jamal Fogarty (56) continues to score like a keeper.

Raiders: Hudson Young starts at lock with Ryan Sutton benched. Tom Starling (41) got 47 minutes last week after a brief stint the week before, and could potentially thrive against the Titans. Siliva Havili (26) is struggling for points and has proven a bit of a flop for those who snapped him up when he became Canberra's starting hooker.

Wests Tigers v Roosters, Saturday 5.30pm at Leichhardt Oval

Wests Tigers: Alex Twal is some chance of making his return this week after being named 18th man in an otherwise unchanged Tigers line-up. Harry Grant is pushing for a return next week.

Tommy Talau (16) still desperately needs tries to score well when playing on the wing, and he's no sure thing to get over the line against the Roosters. DPP centre option Sam McIntyre played just 29 minutes against the Bulldogs – his shortest stint apart from an injury-affected round 8 – in a bit of a worrying sign for his owners.

No worries for Luciano Leilua meanwhile, with the tackle-busting back-rower scoring 69 last week and averaging 69.6 across his past five games.

Roosters: Mitchell Aubusson (wrist), Luke Keary (ribs) and Lachlan Lam (syndesmosis) join a bulging Roosters casualty ward. Kyle Flanagan is back in the halves alongside Drew Hutchison, with Brett Morris and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returning from injuries and Freddy Lussick named to debut via the bench.

Siosiua Taukeiaho (51) is carrying a lot of weight in the Roosters' injury-hit forward pack. James Tedesco (52) has dropped $147k on his starting price and could be available for around $700k next week if he doesn't have a monster game here.

Ailing Roosters on the slide after Round 14

Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles, Saturday 7.35pm at ANZ Stadium

Rabbitohs: A few alarm bells are ringing for Damien Cook (49) – who has struggled to reach 50 in the past three rounds after averaging 68 before that – and for Bayley Sironen who has scored 26 and 23 after losing his 80-minute role on an edge. Fortunately for Sironen owners he is at least starting again with Liam Knight copping a suspension this week. Latrell Mitchell (20) remains an up-and-down scorer while Cameron Murray (53) and Adam Reynolds (52) are both solid second-tier scorers in their positions.

Sea Eagles: Marty Taupau is named to return along with Jorge Taufua, with Brendan Elliot (ACL) and Jack Gosiewski out. Reuben Garrick starts at fullback with Jake Trbojevic at lock and Corey Waddell on the bench.

Another week, another couple of big scores for Daly Cherry-Evans (68) and Jake Trbojevic (64) while one of last week's popular trade-ins Haumole Olakau'atu came back down to earth with 21 points in 26 minutes off the bench.

Bulldogs v Warriors, Sunday 2pm at ANZ Stadium

Bulldogs: Promising cheapie Matt Doorey is promoted to the starting side in the second row and is a tempting cashout option at $257k, with Jeremy Marshall-King and Aiden Tolman also starting and Sione Katoa and Luke Thompson shifted to the bench. Will Hopoate is back from injury bumping Marcelo Montoya out of the backline, Dylan Napa is out suspended, and Jake Averillo returns via the bench.

Thompson improved to 41 points against the Tigers after managing just 27 a week earlier, and while his demotion to the interchange isn't encouraging he still could potentially get his usual 50 minutes of game time.

Warriors: Eliesa Katoa has copped a one-game suspension, with Isaiah Papali'i starting in his place and Jack Murchie joining the bench, while Hayze Perham replaces Patrick Herbert in the backline.

If Jazz Tevaga can cut out the errors and get some more game time he's capable of scoring anything, having made 54 in just 38 minutes – including -12 in demerits – against Penrith last week. Tohu Harris (72) meanwhile remains one of the buys of the year and is a sneaky captain option this week, while Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (29) was unsurprisingly a little underwhelming against the league leaders.

Relive the final moments of Knights v Sea Eagles

Knights v Cowboys, Sunday 4.05pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Knights: Daniel Saifiti (knee) is out with brother Jacob starting at prop and Pasami Saulo coming into the 17.

Kalyn Ponga (58) scored well and could have had a monster game if a couple of would-be try assists weren't forward passes, Kurt Mann (58) got a try in a 73-minute stint at hooker and Mitch Barnett (71) played the full 80 minutes for the first time this season and is an interesting point-of-difference option at $626k.

After a couple of scores in the 30s it could be time to upgrade Mitchell Pearce, although a reasonably soft run home could result in a rise in attacking stats for the halfback.

Cowboys: Jake Granville is replaced on the bench by fellow hooker Reuben Cotter. With two tries Michael Morgan (81) had a massive game against Souths, while Josh McGuire (53) has been a solid scorer all season and could be a front-row candidate if you need cover for Payne Haas. A sensational try wasn't enough to get Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (21) a decent score last week.

Try of the week - Round 14

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