Herrow fellow Dream Teamers, Un is back in the chair this week with some exciting market news.
It’s coming to the money making time of year, with Origin just around the corner but never fear, DreamTeamers has you covered as we give you the best buys, the ones to hold on to, and the players to drop like a Pakistani wicket-keeper.
Injuries galore have sent DT coaches into a frenzy to find the best replacements for Luke Walsh, Kurt Gidley and Ben Roberts (he’s not really injured, but you get my drift), so here is Un’s Market Watch for Round 9.
Rd 9 Break Even: -47
As per usual, the best buys come from the latest debutants. Ryan made his debut against the Sharks a couple of weeks ago, but dominated the Tigers on the right edge last week, playing the full 80 minutes to score 55 points. He is starting again this week, and will have negative break-evens for the next few weeks, so jump on board and get a nice healthy profit for this second rower.
Rd 9 Break Even: -43
An injury to Scott Prince has shifted Sezer to halfback for this week, which will only enhance his numbers. He’ll have to take on most of the kicking responsibilities, as well as general play-making with Will Zillman outside him. He’s playing his third game this week, and is in for a big price rise. He will be there for a while in all likelihood, so could be a valuable longer term prospect, but in the short term some Arthur is coming your way.
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Rd 9 Break Even: -6
The Coal Train has been chugging along quite nicely in recent weeks, and those who stuck solid after he didn’t and jumped up to the Titans have enjoyed some big scores. He’ll be jumping back up in price again in the weeks leading up to Origin, so Un thinks it would be wise to hang on to him until then, and think about switching him out during that period.
Rd 9 Break Even: -15
Origin means nothing for Benji, and with Farah possibly sneaking into the NSW side, Marshall will be the centre of the Tigers attack (as if he wasn’t before). This will probably have the biggest impact on his kick-metres, as he will dominate the last play options rather than Farah, and will continue to set up 2-3 tries each week. Add to that a relatively soft draw for the Tigers in the next month or so (Titans away, Warriors at Leichhardt, Cowboys at Campbelltown, Raiders in Canberra then Melbourne at AAMI without Origin players), and Marshall should start to hit his straps.
Rd 9 Break Even: 56
He’s probably peaked in price for the moment, but Buhrer will be a very valuable asset during Origin. Glenn Stewart and Tony Williams are expected to feature heavily in the NSW Origin team, so Buhrer will probably be playing 80 minutes most weeks during that time, and racking up some big scores. Un thinks hold on to him until Stewart and Williams are back full time, then cash in.
Are there any other players worth holding onto?? Tell us below!
Rd 9 Break Even: 54
The return of Josh Dugan to the Raiders side means Robinson has shifted back to the wing, and his numbers in the last 2 weeks show the honeymoon is probably over. He scored 23 against the Broncos in Round 7, then 20 last week against the Sharks (which included a try), so seemingly the bubble has burst. If you got on him early, there has been a solid $74,500 profit in it but take the money and run before his 20s become teens.
Rd9 Break Even: 74
The Panthers are struggling big time, and it is having a slight impact on Lewis at the moment. He’ gone up by $25,600 so far this year, but the $16,600 fall last week certainly didn’t help. Lewis will almost certainly be a part of NSW’s Origin campaign, and if not he’ll be injured, so it’s time to drop him like Chris Sandow and move on to another back-rower quick smart.
Who are you going to punt this week?? Any one you’re sick of stuffing you around?? Tell us below!