Fantasy NRL wrap: Watmough stands tall for Manly

Anthony Watmough scored 72 points for Manly. Photo / Getty Images
Anthony Watmough scored 72 points for Manly. Photo / Getty Images

For once Cameron Smith was overshadowed in Fantasy NRL - this week by a huge performance by Anthony Watmough.

Roosters 34 Dragons 10
The star: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves - another consistent, 46-point, performance from the Roosters enforcer. He was a menace on offence in this game and is well worth his $374k price tag.
The dud: Brett Morris - his second lowest score of the season (14pts) came in a game where many Dragons flopped on fantasy boards.
Value pick: Michael Jennings - if you don't have Jennings in your fantasy squad you may be struggling for spare cash. His $134k price tag gives you tremendous value in the inconsistent back position.

Storm 28 Warriors 18
The star: Cameron Smith - the usual news here. Another 56-point performance, though Will Chambers (54pts) pushed him to the line.
The dud: Feleti Mateo - offloads aren't a counting stat in our competition so Mateo seems to be overvalued ($341k) as he's not a tackling machine or big try-scorer.

This week he only knocked out 17 points.
Value pick: Todd Lowrie - he takes this out for the second week in a row in his fixture. Another 45 points for just $120k makes him a likely fantasy fixture.

Sea Eagles 12 Rabbitohs 20
The star: Anthony Watmough- this is the kind of game that wins leagues. 72 points from the Manly tough man. He always scores high but a try and a line break this week put him over the top.
The dud: Brett Stewart - he's just not scoring tries this season and it's hard to justify his place in your team for $480k when he posts just 14 points.
Value pick: Beau Champion - in just his third game of the season Champion continues to improve, this week posting 35 points for just $179k.

Cowboys 30 Raiders 12
The star: Shaun Fensom - the Raiders were on the wrong side of possession in this game and Fensom mopped things up in the tackle count. He scored 47 points this week and is a great option for you in the second row.
The dud: Jarrod Crocker - he's been a solid fantasy back so far this season but this week he suffered (16pts) with the lack of offence from his side.
Value pick: Joel Reithmuller - Reithmuller exploded into the season last week with 50 points. He wasn't quite as successful this week (38pts) but for $123k he's one of the best injury-replacements in the comp.

Tigers 10 Broncos 20
The star: Aaron Woods - he's getting better as the season progresses and this week was his best (66pts) as the Tigers were forced to make plenty of tackles.
The dud: Chris Lawrence - Lawrence only came away with 4 points after suffering a hamstring injury in the first half. He's out for six weeks so owners should look for a replacement fast.
Value pick: Sam Thaiday - I'm not sure why he's so undervalued but 55 points is not out of the blue for Thaiday and at $162k he's in a lot of successful fantasy squads right now.

Titans 6 Knights 30
The star: David Fa'alogo - Fa'alogo scored 49 points this week, a try scored pushed him above his usual score waterline of around 35 points.
The dud: Ashley Harrison - another injury flop here. 4 points from a usually consistent performer hurts plenty of fantasy teams. He's out for at least the next two rounds, so look for other options at lock.
Value pick: Ryan James - 38 points from the very cheap ($101k) Titans front rower. He's a worthy addition for fantasy squads as he's been fairly consistent this season.

Sharks 8 Bulldogs 24
The star: Michael Ennis - Ennis turned on the offence in this match, his metres gained (116m) and usual high tackle count gave him an outstanding 61 points.
The dud: Ben Barba - he continues to be a fantasy dud. He's not worth his $572k when he puts up less than 15 points every week.
Value pick: Luke Lewis - I've got him on my bench as he scores 30+ points every week. This week he scored a try which lifted him to 45 points for just $176k.

Panthers 44 Eels 12
The stars: Tim Grant and James Segeyaro both scored 52 points in this fixture - Grant did it for the second week in a row. Both are great value picks at their positions.
The dud: Ken Sio - another try-less game from the Eels winger. This week he produced just 9 points for $461k.
Value pick: Travis Robinson - the twin brother of Canberra star Reece Robinson made the most of his season-debut for the Panthers. He scored two tries and gained 166m with a line break to tally 40 points for $121k.

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