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The Roosters' horror injury toll opened up a few Fantasy opportunities last year while the returns of a few big guns this year will have significant Fantasy implications.

Big Guns

Angus Crichton ($757k) was the big gun at the Roosters last year, standing up in an injury-hit pack while averaging 60 in Fantasy. Given Boyd Cordner's retirement, it is hard to see Crichton's importance to the Tricolours diminishing this year.

Luke Keary ($750k) is almost as expensive despite playing just three games last year; chalk that up to a whopping seven try-assists in those three games skewing his 2021 average.

Rule changes: Kick metres scoring change

Bargain Hunter

James Tedesco ($695k) had a bit of an up-and-down year Fantasy-wise, which can probably be partly attributed to the club's injury toll denting his attacking chances. He's still the club's third-priciest player but hasn't started a season this cheap in a while.

Billy Smith ($300k) is probably in a two-way race with Paul Momirovski ($466k) for one centre spot and represents terrific value if he starts the season after a horror run with injuries.


Nobody who is likely to command decent minutes early in the season unfortunately.

Be Wary

Joseph Suaalii ($350k) was a popular buy when he came into first grade but despite boundless talent has not so far looked like being a Fantasy-type back who gets busy and busts plenty of tackles. At his current price there are better options elsewhere.

Victor Radley ($563k) is often a popular pick-up but is another who doesn't really churn through those base stats enough to be a Fantasy gun.

Rule changes: Six-again and in-goal escapes

Roosters 2022 NRL Fantasy prices

Angus Crichton: MID/EDG, $757,000
Luke Keary: HLF, $750,000
James Tedesco: WFB, $695,000
Connor Watson: HOK/MID, $647,000
Lindsay Collins: MID, $641,000
Joseph Manu: CTR/WFB, $590,000
Siosiua Taukeiaho: MID, $570,000
Victor Radley: MID, $563,000
Drew Hutchison: HLF, $544,000
Sitili Tupouniua: EDG, $535,000
Nat Butcher: MID/EDG, $535,000
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves: MID, $519,000
Sam Verrills: HOK, $492,000
Sam Walker: HLF, $476,000
Paul Momirovski: CTR, $466,000
Daniel Tupou: WFB, $465,000
Renouf Atoni: MID, $458,000
Egan Butcher: EDG, $406,000
Kevin Naiqama: WFB, $365,000
Adam Keighran: HLF/CTR, $361,000
Lachlan Lam: HLF, $354,000
Joseph Suaalii: WFB/CTR, $350,000
Freddy Lussick: HOK, $300,000
Billy Smith: CTR, $300,000
Fletcher Baker: EDG, $240,000
Daniel Suluka-Fifita: MID, $240,000
Ben Thomas: MID, $240,000
Naufahu Whyte: EDG, $240,000
Moala Graham-Taufa: WFB, $240,000

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