Fantasy NRL: Smith continues fine form

Cameron Smith scored 66 Fantasy points against the Bulldogs. Photo /Getty Images
Cameron Smith scored 66 Fantasy points against the Bulldogs. Photo /Getty Images

Cameron Smith once again led the way in Round Three of NZ Herald NRL Fantasy with a dominating 66 points in the Storm's 22-18 win over the Bulldogs.

He remains the top scorer (183 points) overall after three weeks though fellow Storm player Ryan Hinchcliffe joined the party this week with 55 points. Only one Bulldogs player cracked the 40-point mark this week, the underrated Josh Jackson bettered the mark for the second week in a row.

Benji Marshall continued an upward fantasy trend by claiming 51 points for his owners while Robbie Farah solidified himself amongst the overall leaders with 60 points in the Tigers' 31-18 win over the Eels. Jarryd Hayne again failed to fire (17 points) with Matt Keating (45 points) the only bright spot for the Eels.

A low-scoring 16-14 win by the Titans over the Sea Eagles still managed to yield some fine fantasy performances - Anthony Watmough again starred with 50 points while Matt Ballin (43 points) and Nate Myles (53 points) moved up the overall leaderboard.

The Roosters' huge defensive effort against the Broncos meant they featured havily in this week's scoring - James Maloney, Sonny Bill Williams, Jake Friend and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves all passed the half-century mark.

The only Warriors player worth owning this week was Jacob Lillyman (44 points) courtesy of his tackle count while John Morris (59 points) starred in the Sharks' 28-4 thrashing of the Auckland franchise.

In other performances of note - Greg Inglis (47 points) bounced back from two early-season fantasy bombs while Issac Luke (20 points) did the opposite. Canberra's Shaun Fensom (62 points) was up there with the best - Brett Morris (16 points) the worst. North Queensland's Dallas Johnston (66 points) equalled Smith for best performance of the week while Newcastle's Tyrone Roberts came out of nowhere to post 51 points.

In form players
Out of form players

- NZ Herald

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