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Rabbitohs lock Cameron Murray.

Last year's runners-up had a couple of big Fantasy guns last year but with some big changes heading into 2022, there is plenty of uncertainty over how they will perform.

In the first year of Jason Demetriou's tenure following Wayne Bennett's departure will be a fascinating watch for plenty of reasons, with at least one cheapie set to start in round one that will appeal to plenty of Fantasy coaches.

Big Guns

Damien Cook's ($767k) running game hasn't been quite as dominant over the past year or two but he's still the side's most expensive player and looks a reliable option at hooker once again.

Freshly-minted skipper Cam Murray ($749k) averaged around 61 minutes per game last year but with an increase in responsibility this year there's every chance his time on field increases.

Latrell Mitchell ($671k) is the third-most expensive player in the squad and while last year was his first as a truly dominant Fantasy force, it was brought undone by repeated suspensions – the last of which will force him out of the first two rounds this year.

Rule changes: Offloads and tackle breaks

Bargain Hunter

The departures of big-minute back-rower Jaydn Su'A and backline star Dane Gagai open up opportunities for less-established players to increase their workload. Jacob Host ($392k) hasn't been a heavy scorer even when he has played longer minutes but could have some upside if given the chance while the versatile Michael Chee Kam ($358k) can play centre or edge forward and Taane Milne ($381k) is a noted tackle-buster who has played centre.

Adam Reynolds' vacant No.7 jersey is the other big question mark for Fantasy coaches, with Blake Taaffe ($330k) one of the two main candidates.


Those same vacant positions could also be filled by genuine Fantasy cheapies. Isaiah Tass ($220) is a young centre who should get a chance at some stage, if not at the start of the season. Lachlan Ilias ($300k) is the other genuine contender for the halfback spot while Jed Cartwright ($240k) is another option for the edge forward role. Trial form and the round one team list will be crucial for Fantasy coaches' preparation.

Be Wary

As mentioned above, Mitchell ($671k) will miss the first two rounds. He is now a major suspension risk thanks to a stack of loading, meaning possible suspensions for charges that usually wouldn't carry one. A few  monster attacking games last year also means he starts much more expensive this year than last year.

Rule changes: Six-again and in-goal escapes

Rabbitohs 2022 NRL Fantasy prices

Damien Cook: HOK, $767,000
Cameron Murray: MID, $749,000
Latrell Mitchell: WFB, $671,000
Cody Walker: HLF, $631,000
Keaon Koloamatangi: MID/EDG, $621,000
Jai Arrow: MID, $554,000
Thomas Burgess: MID, $546,000
Alex Johnston: WFB, $519,000
Josh Mansour: WFB, $504,000
Campbell Graham: CTR, $503,000
Tevita Tatola: MID, $480,000
Mark Nicholls: MID, $476,000
Peter Mamouzelos: HOK, $400,000
Jacob Host: EDG, $392,000
Taane Milne: CTR/WFB, $381,000
Hame Sele: MID, $380,000
Liam Knight: MID, $368,000
Michael Chee-Kam: EDG, $358,000
Blake Taaffe: HLF/WFB, $330,000
Jaxson Paulo: WFB, $327,000
Lachlan Ilias: HLF, $300,000
Siliva Havili: HOK, $283,000
Jed Cartwright: EDG, $240,000
Davvy Moale: MID, $220,000
Zane Bijorac: CTR, $220,000
Terrell Kalo Kalo: WFB, $220,000
Isiah Tass: CTR, $220,000

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