The Bulldogs have had a couple of seasons to forget from a supporter's point of view but with a wildly overhauled roster create plenty of interesting decisions for Fantasy coaches in 2022.
There will be expectations of an improved side on the field which could have flow-on benefits to the club's attacking players.
As one of the top five averaging players in both the MID and EDG positions last year, Dogs skipper Josh Jackson ($760k) would have been an excellent point-of-difference option in 2021. However this year his impressive work rate is factored into his price; with some big-name forwards set to help him and with his team likely to spend a bit less time defending in 2022 there's every chance his Fantasy output slips a little this year.
Luke Thompson ($695k) emerged as a Fantasy force in 2021 while Tevita Pangai jr ($668k) is the club's third-most expensive player but could be useful if he earns big minutes.
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He may the team's fourth-priciest player but attacking gun Matt Burton ($593k) arrives from the Panthers after a season in which he played almost exclusively in the centres. He's priced at around 48 points per game but averages north of 60 playing in the halves. Assuming he nails down a starting halves spot and takes the main long-kicking duties, Burton could be a cut-price keeper in 2022.
Raymond Faitala-Mariner ($400k) starts at a huge discount to his potential after an injury-ruined season but would need to earn a big-minute role to be worthwhile and is likely to be eased back once fully fit. One to watch for now.
The problem with so many big-name recruits is that the cheapies will struggle to get a look in. Brent Naden ($317) has a little upside if he earns a starting centre spot while emerging hooker Josh Cook ($240k) is one to watch out for if he gets a shot in the No.9 jersey at some stage.
Jake Averillo ($559k) exceeded all Fantasy expectations last year but is set to drop value with the loss of main kicking duties while Josh Addo-Carr ($530k) isn't the game's biggest metre-eater and may not cross the stripe quite as much after shifting from attacking powerhouse Melbourne.
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Bulldogs 2022 NRL Fantasy prices
Josh Jackson: EDG/MID, $760,000
Luke Thompson: MID, $695,000
Tevita Pangai Junior: MID/EDG, $668,000
Paul Vaughan: MID, $624,000
Jeremy Marshall-King: HOK, $596,000
Matt Burton: HLF/CTR, $593,000
Jake Averillo: HLF/CTR, $559,000
Jackson Topine: EDG, $550,000
Josh Addo-Carr: WFB, $530,000
Matthew Dufty: WFB, $521,000
Kyle Flanagan: HLF, $517,000
Corey Waddell: EDG, $507,000
Braidon Burns: CTR, $431,000
Jack Hetherington: MID, $424,000
Aaron Schoupp: CTR, $411,000
Bailey Biondi-Odo: HLF, $410,000
Raymond Faitala-Mariner: EDG, $400,000
Ava Seumanufagai: MID, $392,000
Brandon Wakeham: HLF, $383,000
Sione Katoa: HOK/MID, $380,000
Jayden Okunbor: WFB, $377,000
Brent Naden: CTR, $317,000
Chris Patolo: EDG, $300,000
Corey Allan: WFB/CTR, $279,000
Matt Doorey: EDG, $276,000
Joe Stimson: EDG, $240,000
Joshua Cook: HOK, $240,000
Max King: MID, $240,000
Reece Hoffman: WFB, $240,000
Paul Alamoti: CTR, $220,000