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Ryan Papenhuyzen entered the NRL Fantasy hall of fame with the second highest score of all time while the only man with a higher score continues to excel in 2021.


Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen's four tries in 11 minutes had statisticians and NRL Fantasy types scrambling for the record books.

His eventual 124 was just two points off the all-time record of 126 from Nathan Cleary – a record he could have equalled had he not donated his final goal kick to Josh Addo-Carr.

He's in a whopping 37.3% of teams but over 2% of coaches took the punt on him as captain this round to net an absurd 248 points from one player.

The most popular captaincy pick Nathan Cleary got the second-best score of the week with 94; he averages a ridiculous 90 after three games (remember he sat out the win over the Storm) but those three games were against the three bottom sides in the competition.

Adam Reynolds (85) and Damien Cook (80) were among the points in a big win over Canterbury, with the latter seeming to score big every second week at the moment, while Jayden Brailey (82) was the second-best of the likely captaincy options.

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Elsewhere, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui's ownership has plummeted over the past three weeks but he rewarded those who stuck solid with 80 points in 71 minutes in the front row against the Titans.

Tariq Sims (both 79), Brett Morris (78), Isaiah Papali'i and Chad Townsend (both 76), Brian To'o (74), Viliame Kikau and Blake Ferguson (both 73) and Angus Crichton and Reed Mahoney (both 70) round out the 70-plus scores from round four.

Anthony Milford (67) lifted his average to nearly 50 and has three good scores in four games, Jake Turpin's (62) price is moving after consecutive 60-plus scores and Jordan Riki (48) continues to make quick cash.

There were also encouraging scores for two of last week's best cheapies in Sean O'Sullivan (48) and Sam Walker (44) and further price rises for Jacob Liddle (53) and Stefano Utoikamanu (44 with another try).


Tyrone Peachey's move to starting lock last week paid dividends but he found the scoring tougher against the Raiders with a demerit-heavy 31 and stint in the halves for an injured Jamal Fogarty.

Keaon Koloamatangi (27) has been a popular trade-in since nailing a starting berth but after a disappointing score against the Bulldogs will now spend two weeks on the sidelines for a crusher tackle.

There were also a host of injuries, with the most fantasy-relevant befalling Sitili Tupouniua (2, head knock), Jamal Fogarty (7, quadriceps), Mitch Pearce (17, pectoral), Tex Hoy (18, hamstring) and Addin Fonua-Blake (18, knee).

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Round 4 team of the week

  1. Ryan Papenhuyzen (124)
  2. Brett Morris (78)
  3. Justin Olam (59)
  4. Paul Momirovski/Jordan Rapana/Gehamat Shibasaki (53)
  5. Brian To'o (74)
  6. Adam Reynolds (85)
  7. Nathan Cleary (94)
  8. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (80)
  9. Jayden Brailey (82)
  10. Isaiah Papali'I (76)
  11. Tariq Sims (79)
  12. Viliame Kikau (73)
  13. Angus Crichton (70)
  14. Damien Cook (80)
  15. Chad Townsend (76)
  16. Reed Mahoney (70)
  17. Ryan Sutton (69)
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