Break Even time Dreamteamers, and The Dummy’s Half has you covered with this week’s best money spinners. It’s make or break time with the bye season and Origin upon us, and how you handle the next few weeks, may determine your DT season.
Now I assume, like me, you’ve had your DreamTeam browser open since Tuesday morning, hoping that some inspiration would come to you on what to do this week. It’s a head-to-head bye, so if that’s your focus you may be looking to conserve trades, but if your challenging for overall glory, well, you need to get close to a full team on the paddock.
Lets have a look, at the money making machines for Round 11, (keeping in mind that I’ll only mention guys who are playing this weekend).
The Round 11 Cash Cows
1. Konrad Hurrell
Break Even -42
He’s already in our Round 11 Market Watch, but I just had to include him. Ol’ Thunder Thighs, showed the DreamTeam world what he is capable of in Round 10 after some up and down form so far this season. His outstanding performance will give him the world of confidence, and whilst a score of 79 won’t happen each week, he should be selected in every DT side for his tackle breaks alone.
2. James Segeyaro
Break Even: -18
He’s a bit of a risk after coming back from suspension, but if his recent form is anything to go by, Segeyaro is a great replacement for a Smith/Farah if your’e looking to offload your Origin stars and make some money. If Segeyaro gets enough minutes off the bench he’s a DT gun, and his last two scores of 73 and 51 would be very handy through this tricky time.
3. Steve Matai
Break Even: -12
He’s not as high as some other Break Evens this week, but I love what Matai is doing at the moment. His running game is the best I’ve seen it, and he seems to be giving away fewer penalties as well. As an owner, you will have to put up with the odd poor performance, but his steady increase in scores makes me think he’s coming good at the right time of the year.
Josh Mansour ($77,100, -31) & Tatau Moga ($77,100 , -10)
The two cheap wingers were great last week, and their Break Evens represent that. Whilst I’m not totally convinced on their first grade sustainability, they are fantastic cheap options at the moment and should be watched closely. Mansour’s price rise will come this week, so if you’ve picked him up, well played, if you’ve got a few trades up your sleeve, bring him in.
Do you think Mansour should have been in the Top 3? Vent all your built up DT anger in the comments section.
The Round 11 Guns.
1. Kevin Kingston
Break Even: 44
If his recent form is anything to go by, another 50+ performance is on the cards for the Panthers hooker. He currently averages more tackles per game than any other player (47.2) and plays an increased role in the offence every week. Tackling partner Luke Lewis will be out this weekend with Origin duty, so 50 tackles is almost a certainty.
2. Issac Luke
Break Even: 63
One of the most consistent players in DT, I love what Luke brings to the table. He makes plenty of tackles (but misses a few), has a fantastic running game, and can sniff out a try better than any other hooker in the game. He’ll be fresh coming off the bye and will put in a huge performance this week.
3. Liam Fulton
Break Even: 33
Fulton has shown in the past that when players are missing from the Tigers side, he is the one to step up. Farah will be a big loss, especially in defence, look for Fulton took take on a large portion of that load to combine with his underrated running game. An above average performance awaits.
Spotted any others? Let us know in the comment section below!