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GameDay Squad Rugby League: Round 10 Review

Timoko the best young player in the league right now? Is Dylan Brown flying too far under the radar? He's a star, we know he is but how long can we persist with Cam Murray? There were so many questions coming out of round 9 and some of them were answered in round 10. But let's turn our attention back to fantasy footy for a second and identify some risers in form and others who should be falling out of favour with all fantasy coaches. Let us know your thoughts on who we have down below on all of our social channels: twitter, facebook, instagram, discord.


Round 10 NRL fantasy review


RISERS


Matt Timoko's diamond GameDay Squad player card


Matthew Timoko – CTR, Canberra Raiders (72 points)


Joey Manu failed to fire, Campbell Graham let his owners down and Kotoni Staggs continued with his scoring struggles but in a week where the Centre position was a bit of a graveyard, Matt Timoko stood up in a big, big way! The 23 year old, is quickly becoming one of the most talented young players in the league and genuinely isn't spoken about enough, both in the fantasy community and the wider Rugby League world. Filling the stat sheet for a try, 2 try assists, 8 tackle breaks and 200 meters-gained is what helped him get to his score of 72 GDS fantasy points on a night where Timoko really did make Magic Round magical for Raiders fans.

Cameron McInnes' silver GameDay Squad player card


Cameron McInnes – MID, Cronulla Sharks (68 points)


Cam McInnes take a bow! 59 tackles, no misses and 68 GDS fantasy points on a night where not many blokes in a Sharks jersey could hold their heads up high. McInnes was a bright light in the game though, against a stout Dolphins outfit, McInnes battled in the trenches and it took just 53 minutes for the big man to reach his highest score of the year so far! He might not be a plug and play option immediately but over the origin period and perhaps the next few weeks, keep and eye on him and add him to your list of maybes.

Dylan Brown's gold GameDay Squad player card


Dylan Brown – HLF, Parramatta Eels (76 points)


Dylan Brown hey? Just quietly going about his business to finish as the second highest scoring half in the league for Magic Round! Brown was incredible, but his side fell excruciatingly close to the Titans, losing by just 2 points. It was at no fault of Brown's however as he directed his team with poise in the closing game of Magic Round. Brown totalled 2 try assists, 2 line breaks, had season high's in meters-gained (233m) and kicking-meters (135) and also had a line break assist which was the recipe that got him 76 GDS fantasy points for round 10. This is Browns second score of 70+ GDS fantasy points in a row now, if he's going to make this a habit, he's a player card you're going to want in your side.



FALLERS

Cameron Murray's platinum GameDay Squad player card


Cameron Murray – MID, South Sydney Rabbitohs (20 points)


While the Rabbitohs put away the Storm in classy fashion, Cam Murray's inconsistencies continued for the Rabbitohs and fantasy coaches all across the country. Murray accumulated season highs in all the wrong stat lines and season lows in all the right ones in round 10. In only 53 minutes against Melbourne, Murray could only muster up 28 tackles and 81 meters gained while excelling in the penalties conceded column, notching up a season high 3 penalties conceded on a night he'll be quick to forget. Murray's scoring power is well known, but he's out of his groove. There's a world where we may have to admit he isn't as "must-start" as we thought coming into the season.


Kotoni Staggs' bronze GameDay Squad player card


Kotoni Staggs – CTR, Brisbane Broncos (14 points)


Staggs is well off the boil at the moment and it's no secret that he's struggling, but at what point does he become un-startable? I think we're there already! His Magic Round score of just 14 GDS fantasy points in front of his home crowd is the dagger though the heart for me. His 14 point "effort" is his fourth under 20 points for the season and his second on the trot now, making it increasingly hard to get on board with starting him. His boom-or-bust nature makes it hard to start him at the best of times, but as things stand today, he's fallen way down the centres pecking order and cannot be started until we see any form of consistency.

Jesse Ramien's legend GameDay Squad player card


Jesse Ramien – CTR, Cronulla Sharks (15 point)


It's time now to stick a line through Jesse Ramien. His Magic Round score of just 15 GDS fantasy points was anything but magic, and marks his third straight game of scores less than 20+ GDS fantasy points. He played a full 80 minutes but I'd be lying if I said that I think I saw him walking off the field at half time and that was it... You would have fooled me if you told me he had 125 meters gained and 2 line break assists, but the 2 errors and 2 missed tackles (he only made 8 successful tackles) sound about right to me. If you have him, forget you have him... if you don't have him, consider yourself lucky!


 





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