Fantasy NRL wrap: Farah, Smith stand tall

Cameron Smith. Photo /Getty Images
Cameron Smith. Photo /Getty Images

Robbie Farah and Cameron Smith again battled it out for Fantasy honours in Round 6 of the NRL while some injury-replacements provided great value for savvy owners.

Broncos 12 Cowboys 10
The star: Corey Parker - it's been a relatively quiet fantasy season for Parker going by his usual standards but this week's 69-point effort after 59 last week tells us he's rounding into some great form.
The dud: Antonio Winterstein - after a solid first two games of the season, Winterstein has struggled to produce points for his owners. This week he only managed 13 for his $480,000 price tag.
Value pick: Joel Reithmuller - this Cowboys second rower came out of nowhere this week to score 50 points for just $120,000. Kudos to you if you picked that one. His appearance this coming weekend will depend on the fitness of Dallas Johnson.

Roosters 38 Bulldogs 0
The star: James Maloney - SBW may have been the real life star but it was the Roosters playmaker that took the fantasy crown with 63 points.
The dud: The Bulldogs - the whole side struggled to deliver fantasy points this week but Ben Barba (12pts) and Josh Morris (11pts) were the standout duds.
Value pick: Daniel Mortimer - the inconsistent Roosters halfback joined the party this week with 41 points for just $119,000.

Knights 8 Panthers 6
The star: Kurt Gidley - He's been great value all season long but this week he blew up for 58 points on the back of 48 tackles.
The dud: Cameron Ciraldo - just 13 points from the second row for $314,000? Not on my team thanks.
Value pick: Kurt Gidley - for just $208,000 he's a steal, get him fast. Also good value from Tim Grant (52pts, $201,000) and Robbie Rochow (46pts, $206,000).

Raiders 20 Warriors 16
The star: Nathan Friend - if the Warriors keep finding ways to drop the ball then Nathan Friend will keep making tackles like a machine. 54 tackles this week led to his highest fantasy score of the season - 56 points.
The dud: Bill Tupou - he's only run for over 100m in a game once this season and at $253,000 you'd expect a little more. Anyone happy with 6 points from him this week? I'm not.
Value pick: Todd Lowrie - he's been quietly performing all season long thanks to solid tackle-counts. 41 points this week for $117,000 was a nice addition to anyone's second row.

Rabbitohs 10 Storm 17
The star: Cameron Smith - if you don't have him as your team captain then you won't be near the top of the leaderboard. He is a fantasy beast and this week he had his best week of the season with 72 points.
The dud: Billy Slater - he's averaged almost 33 points so far this season but this week came away with only 18, largely thanks to a late sin-binning.
Value pick: Tohu Harris - he's been a consistent fantasy performer all season long averaging over 40 points per game for $228,000 in the second row.

Sea Eagles 25 Sharks 18
The star: Justin Horo - Horo was an offensive beast this week (47 points), his best in fantasy so far in 2013, with a try, two line breaks and almost 100m gained from the second row.
The dud: Jorge Taufua - tries and line breaks are Taufua's bread and butter in fantasy scoring and so far this season he's delivered. However, the Sharks shut him down and he only gave his owners 13 points for his $523,000 price.
Value pick: Tom Symonds - there were no huge standouts for a low price in this fixture but Symonds' 34 points at $129,000 is pretty solid.

Tigers 12 Dragons 13
The star: Robbie Farah - he's right up there with Cameron Smith as an essential part of any NRL fantasy team. This week he did it all in scoring 71 points.
The dud: Chris Lawrence - he's had one good game this season and in the rest he's failed to deliver. This week was no exception with 16 points for his $491,000.
Value pick: Chris Sironen - if you were wise enough to grab Benji Marshall's replacement, he was very solid (39pts) for his $132,000. The better long-term investment from this game was Tyson Frizell (44pts, $174,000).

Titans 28 Eels 22
The star: Ashley Harrison - 57 points from Harrison was the game's standout fantasy performance. He did it via a try, 35 tackles and almost 100m gained on the ground.
The dud: Ken Sio - he hasn't scored a try now for three straight games and that's hurting his points production big time. This week he produced just 11 points for $465,000.
Value pick: Mark Minichiello - the lesser known of the Minichiello brothers made his first appearance of the year for the injury-riddled Titans and certainly made the most of his time on the paddock (54 points, $300,000).

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