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Knights 2022 NRL Fantasy guide

The 2021 Knights squad was stacked with players who were handy without quite being elite scorers and 2022 is looking like being more of the same.

The big Fantasy news here is the unfortunate pre-season injury to hard-working rake Jayden Brailey; it's a devastating blow to Brailey and the Knights but could present Fantasy coaches with some interesting options.

Big Guns

Brailey ($741k) has the biggest price tag on the roster but is a no-go following news he will miss a big chunk of the season with an Achilles injury.

Tyson Frizell ($729k) was the Knights' most consistent scorer last year, averaging almost 57, while Mitch Barnett ($699k) was next-best at 54.

Rule changes: Offloads and tackle breaks

Bargain Hunter

Kalyn Ponga ($600k) is an interesting one. Owning Ponga in Fantasy in 2021 was a frustrating experience, with the mercurial fullback running hot-and-cold and enduring a few injury setbacks. If he can return to his best though, his current price tag is a discount on what he can produce.

Adam Clune ($371k) is also underpriced if he does end up as the starting halfback, with some bench games last year meaning he averaged just under 60 minutes. He's never been a strong Fantasy scorer but he could make enough cash to be worth a spot in the reserves at the start of the season.

Cheapies

The vacant No.9 jersey is the big drawcard for Fantasy coaches. If it does go to Chris Randall ($350k) as expected, the busy defender will be almost a must-have at the price.

Rule changes: Six-again and in-goal escapes

Be Wary

Bradman Best ($470k) looks like good value on paper but he had his share of injury issues last year; he managed just three tries in 11 games after eight in 11 the year before. Even when he was fit the club struggled to use him to his potential and get him some quality ball. The departure of Mitchell Pearce is unlikely to help here so while there is room for improvement there may be better value options elsewhere.

Knights 2022 NRL Fantasy prices

Jayden Brailey: HOK, $741,000
Tyson Frizell: EDG, $729,000
Mitchell Barnett: MID/EDG, $699,000
David Klemmer: MID, $605,000
Daniel Saifiti: MID, $604,000
Kalyn Ponga: WFB, $600,000
Lachlan Fitzgibbon: EDG, $585,000
Dane Gagai: CTR/WFB, $581,000
Jake Clifford: HLF, $521,000
Jacob Saifiti: MID, $495,000
Kurt Mann: HLF, $472,000
Bradman Best: CTR, $470,000
Phoenix Crossland: HLF, $466,000
Enari Tuala: CTR/WFB, $388,000
Adam Clune: HLF, $371,000
Dominic Young: CTR/WFB, $367,000
Chris Randall: HOK, $350,000
Hymel Hunt: CTR/WFB, $331,000
Sauaso Sue: MID, $327,000
Brodie Jones: EDG, $325,000
Jirah Momoisea: MID, $300,000
Simi Sasagi: HLF, $300,000
Brayden Musgrove: CTR, $240,000
Jack Johns: EDG, $240,000
Pasami Saulo: MID, $240,000
Bailey Hodgson: WFB, $220,000
Jacob Kiraz: WFB, $220,000
Christian Ma'anaima: MID, $220,000

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