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After another brutal round of team lists, Fantasy coaches who still have trades left will probably be forced into making one or two this round.

But who's worth trading, who are the best trade targets, and in what situations can you hold fire?

This week's big questions

Is Api Koroisau worth an upgrade especially with him going through concussion and looking to be rested?

From Connor Sainsbury

The short answer is yes. The long answer is "it depends".

If you're playing for overall points you pretty much need to trade any guns who aren't playing this week, if you can. That includes Koroisau and even Payne Haas, who is no guarantee to be playing in round 20.

Who you should bring in for Payne Haas

With just two weeks remaining even a 40-points-per-week player will get you more points than a 70-point player who misses this round.

For head-to-head, it's a bit trickier. You don't need to post the largest score possible, you just need to get past your H2H opponent and into your league grand final.

If you can do that while keeping the likes of Koroisau, Haas, James Tedesco and Ryan Papenhuyzen in your team, you should have an advantage in next week's decider.

Holding those guys is a risk though. See how your match-up is looking, try to work out if your opponent has any trades left (you can look at their recent line-ups for clues, and see if they've been just putting injured guns in their reserves rather than trading them out).

If you're very confident you can beat your H2H opponent while also holding onto your missing stars, it could be worth doing. But if you're not sure, make the trade.

Four trades left. $520k in bank. Missing Teddy, Haas, Pap, Talau. Only have KP, HTF and Lomax left in back 3, have Niu and Best (in hopes he’d return this week) on bench. What to do?

From Rodney

First, see the answer above – decide whether you need to trade based on whether you've got a tough head-to-head match-up or if you're playing for overall points.

If you're trading you're in a pretty good position, with plenty of trades and cash in the bank.

I'd be looking to spend the cash upgrading someone like Talau – who has been dropped so doesn't look likely to play next week – to a gun, and if you need it trade out another gun as well (like Papenhuyzen – or Haas if you're behind in your H2H match-up and need the extra cash to spend).

Croft injured at training

Tedesco is the player I'd keep if possible, as he's far and away the best scorer in his position and is a certainty to play round 20 at this point.

Would Manly or the Cows need to risk Tommy or Lolo at all? Season's over, it seems so strange to play them.

From Andrew Macca

They're professional footy players, so if they're fit to play they'll play. Also, keep in mind they're both still in the NRL bubble, which is a sacrifice only really worth making if you plan on getting back on the field. When they're ready to play I expect them to play.

Every try from round 18

Best FRF to trade for? Have enough money for anyone. I currently have Haas, Carrigan and Taukieaho (who I'm trading).

From Matt Toby

Moeaki Fotuaika looks like the best prop you're missing. Next best are probably David Klemmer and Alex Twal.

Best centre or WFB I can get with no price issues? Joey Manu? Has he any form at FB? Crisis control.

From Full Metal Racquet

With Tedesco and Papenhuyzen out and Kalyn Ponga presumably in your team already, I'd be looking at Tyrone Peachey, David Nofoaluma, AJ Brimson and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, probably in that order.

One club Papalii

Joey Manu has a pretty good record at fullback – with a score of 58 this year and 98, 26 (in 46 minutes) and 32 last year. But keep in mind he'll be back in the centres next round when Tedesco returns.

I've got Harper, Peachey and Lomax as my centre options. Which two would you play?

From Raynard Haggie

I'd pick Peachey and Lomax.

Does voodoo magic work to curse your opposition's H2H squad?

From Jordan Zouroudis

Look, I'd be trying anything at this point.

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