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GameDay Squad Rugby League: Positional Power Rankings

With so many talented players in the league, it can be hard to determine who truly reigns supreme in their respective positions. In this blog post, we will provide our power ranking of the top 5 players in each Rugby League position based on their fantasy production across the first 7 rounds of the 2022 season.


Positional NRL rankings heading into round 8

Hooker:

  1. Damien Cook (Rabbitohs) Average – 57 GDS fantasy PPG

  2. Harry Grant (Storm) Average – 56 GDS fantasy PPG

  3. Jeremy Marshall-King (Dolphins) Average – 52 GDS fantasy PPG

  4. Reece Robson (Cowboys) Average – 51 GDS fantasy PPG

  5. Wayde Egan (Warriors) Average – 48 GDS fantasy PPG

In the hooker position, Damien Cook continues his dominant fantasy production this season with a Round 7 positional ranking of 3 and overall of 36. His speed and agility on the field have made him a difficult player to defend against, and his passing accuracy has allowed him to set up several tries for his team. His average of 57 points a game is impressive, making him a valuable asset to the Rabbitohs' team.


Middle-Forwards:

  1. Payne Haas (Broncos) Average – 67 GDS fantasy PPG

  2. Isaah Yeo (Panthers) Average – 61 GDS fantasy PPG

  3. Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs) Average – 58 GDS fantasy PPG

  4. Ryan Matterson (Eels) Average – 57 GDS fantasy PPG

  5. Tohu Harris (Warriors) Average - 51 GDS fantasy PPG

Payne Haas has been a standout player in the mid position this season, with a Round 7 positional ranking of 2 and overall ranking of 7. His average of 67.7 points per game is a testament to his consistent performance.


Edge-Forwards:

  1. Zac Hosking (Panthers) Average – 65 GDS fantasy PPG

  2. David Fifita (Titans) Average – 59 GDS fantasy PPG

  3. Briton Nikora (Sharks) Average – 55 GDS fantasy PPG

  4. Isaiah Papali'i (Wests Tigers) Average – 52 GDS fantasy PPG

  5. Tyson Frizell (Knights) Average – 51 GDS fantasy PPG

Zac Hosking has been dominating on the edge position for the Panthers, with a Round 7 positional ranking of 9. He has proven to be a versatile player with excellent ball-handling skills, making him a valuable asset to the Panthers' team. With an average of 65 points per game, he has consistently performed at a high level. Fifita, Nikora, and Fifita have also been standouts in their respective teams scoring in the top 10 for all GDS players consistently.



Halves:

  1. Nicholas Hynes (Sharks) Average – 84 GDS fantasy PPG

  2. Nathan Cleary (Panthers) Average – 70 GDS fantasy PPG

  3. Shaun Johnson (Warriors) Average – 68 GDS fantasy PPG

  4. Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles) Average – 66 GDS fantasy PPG

  5. Mitchell Moses (Eels) Average - 59 GDS fantasy PPG

Cherry-Evans was the standout player of round 7, leading Manly to a win over the storm and racking up over 100 GDS points. Johnson is also finding great form consistently scoring the third highest average points for halves this season.

In the halfback position, Nicholas Hynes has been a standout player for the Sharks. With a Round 7 positional ranking of 2, he has been instrumental in guiding his team to several victories this season. His average points per game is 84, which is a testament to his consistency on the field.


Centres:

  1. Dane Gagai (Knights) Average – 49 GDS fantasy PPG

  2. Campbell Graham (Rabbitohs) Average – 49 GDS fantasy PPG

  3. Will Penisini (Eels) Average – 48 GDS fantasy PPG

  4. Valentine Holmes (Cowboys) Average – 46 GDS fantasy PPG

  5. Matthew Timoko (Raiders) Average - 44 GDS fantasy PPG

Gagai's impressive form has made him one of the most dangerous players in the league, as he has consistently shown a remarkable ability to break through defences and create scoring opportunities for his team. His combination of speed, power, and agility has made him a standout player this year in the centre position, earning him consistent fantasy

production.


Winger/Fullbacks:

  1. Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs) Average – 60 GDS fantasy PPG

  2. Greg Marzhew (Knights) Average – 64 GDS fantasy PPG

  3. Dylan Edwards (Panthers) Average – 64 GDS fantasy PPG

  4. Lachlan Miller (Sharks) Average – 58 GDS fantasy PPG

  5. Reece Walsh (Broncos) Average - 57 GDS fantasy PPG

Mitchell is the clear leader in the rankings for this position, providing excellent set and forget for coaches lucky enough to own one of his cards. Edwards, Miller, Walsh, and Marzhew have also been standouts for their respective teams. In the 4 games Greg Marzhew has played he has been a top performer in the winger/fullback position, stretching his average to 64 points.

 

Whether you're a casual fan or a die-hard supporter, these rankings are sure to spark discussion and debate. But why stop at just discussing and watching these players? With GameDay Squad, you can take your love for Rugby League to the next level by collecting and trading player cards, building your own fantasy team, and competing against other coaches. Who knows, you might even find some of the players from these power rankings in your free packs! So, what are you waiting for? Join GameDay Squad today and experience the future of fantasy sports.



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