Stephen Crichton is a sell, Angus Crichton is a buy and young speedster Hamiso looks set to break open the NRL.
BUY, BUY, BUY
Once again, Tohu Harris is a buy and looks to be the most likely captain choice in Round 13. He returned to his best against in Round 12 with a 59-point outing against the Knights. In games where he played at least 70 minutes in 2021, Harris averaged 65 points. A keeper that doesn’t play Origin and plays Round 13, Tohu is the way to go.
Hamiso Tabuai Fidow
Hamiso’s season has gone through many twists and turns. He started the season at fullback before an injury forced him to watch on the sidelines. Unfortunately for Hamiso, this stint on the outside allowed Scott Drinkwater to make the fullback position his own and saw the Cowboys go on an impressive run of form. He has been forced on to the bench which has seen his price tumble. Yet an injury has seen him promoted to the wing. His historical wing average is 28.1 points, yet this should be even higher in a dominant Cowboys outift. If you’re willing to ride out the inconsistent scoring, Hamiso looks to be a great pickup for players at a bargain basement price and he plays the Round 13 bye.
Crichton’s shocking omission from the State of Origin squad has been a surprise to most coaches. Yet it presents a real opportunity to buy a keeper and a consistent scorer for the Origin period. A 5-game average of 60.2 has seen him rise back to his 2020/21 heights as a mainstay in fantasy teams. At 723K, he is quite expensive, but his form will likely see him go above 800K over the next couple of weeks. Interestingly he remains one of the few sneaky captaincy options that can challenge Tohu.
Ones to Watch
The Raiders hooker has had a strong 2022 which made coaches over 200K. Yet his latest outing saw him only receive 25 minutes. A high break-even of 60 needs to be weighed against an active player for Round 13 that makes him one to keep now. However, another low minute game in Round 13 may make Starling one to boot.
Stephen Crichton has been a great cash for coaches as he has made $195k this year. Yet injuries to Tom Trbojevic and Latrell Mitchell, plus his combinations with other Origin incumbents has seen Crichton elevated to a starting Origin spot. This selection and Ivan Cleary’s willingness to rest players in the weeks after makes Crichton a sell.