Fantasy Rugby wrap - Round 11

Morne Steyn was top scorer for the round. Photo / Getty Images
Morne Steyn was top scorer for the round. Photo / Getty Images

A look back on all the Fantasy studs and duds from the weekend's Super 15 action.

Hurricanes 16 Stormers 18
The star: Duane Vermeulen had a season best 26 points thanks largely to an impressive 17 tackles for the visitors.
The dud: Beauden Barrett owners would not have been impressed after paying $9,130,000 for -6 points. Four missed kicks, one charged down, were the main reason for his poor score.
Value pick: Stormers lock Rynhard Elstadt, valued at $4,640,000, had 19 points - the same as fellow lock Nizaam Carr who costs another million more for Fantasy players.

Reds 12 Blues 11
The star: Reds front rower James Slipper was outstanding with 23 tackles leading to a season high 28 points. Valued at $4,360,000 he was the steal of the week.
The dud: Not a great outing for Piri Weepu who produced 1 point from 66 minutes of playing time compared to opposite Will Genia who at least made double figures with 14 points.
Value pick: Has to be Slipper but Jake Schatz a very close second after yet another strong game - 20 points at $5,610,000.

Chiefs 37 Sharks 29
The star: What a turnaround for Tim Nanai-Williams. Last week we produced a dud-worthy -4 points against the Waratahs and eight days later he bounces back with 28 points and two tries against the Sharks.
The dud: Patrick Lambie. The competition's former top scorer had another poor week, the third in a row, with just three points after missing two kicks at goal.
Value pick: Lubabalo Mtembu. 22 points in a losing cause is a great effort. From a player priced at $4,450,000...even better.

Brumbies 41 Force 7
The star: Christian Lealiifano proved why he's the top points scorer with 24 points. Five successful kicks made him the game's leading scorer despite missing two attempts. His price has now increased nine straight weeks.
The dud: Every Force player with the exception of Matt Hodgson.
Value pick: Hodgson was the only Force player to break the 20-point mark with 22 and it wasn't even close with the next best Pekahou Cowan scoring 13 points. $4,540,000 is a decent price for a second rower if he can produce that output each week.

Bulls 30 Waratahs 19
The star: Morne Steyn was the top scorer off all players in week 11 with 34 points for the Bulls. he made seven kickes and even crossed the line for the second time this season. His last three weeks of scoring now go 27, 21, 34. Arno Botha was just as impressive with 27.
The dud: Waratahs winger Cam Crawford was brought down to earth after a strong debut game last week against the Chiefs which saw him score 24 points. This week he could only manage five.
Value pick: No great values on offer as Steyn is one of the most expensive in the game and Botha is a high price for a frontrower at $4,090,000 but the big prop gets the pick this week.

Cheetahs 26 Kings 12
The star: Philip van der Walt - The Cheetahs backrower just goes from strength to strength with a 27 point game.
The dud: None of the Kings reached double figures. Jacques Engelbrecht was top scorer with nine. A sad state of affairs.
Value pick: van der Walt is still only priced at $3,870,000. A steal.

Crusaders 30 Rebels 26
The star: Tom Taylor had the kicking duties and made the most of it kicking seven from eight to finish with 25 points. Step aside Dan Carter...probably not.
The dud: Crusaders halfback Willi Heinz failed to make the most of a start in the nine jersey, scoring three points before he was replaced by Andy Ellis.
Value pick: James O'Connor. Priced at just 7,580,000, a decent deal for a first-five, and scored 22 points.

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