Welcome to another week of NRL Fantasy on a challenging weekend ahead with only four matches being played before the big Origin game on Wednesday night.

While a tough round with a number of your players likely to be missing due to Origin, on the plus side we get an extra trade this round so make sure you use it!

Hopefully you have been working towards these bye rounds and have enough players available to put together a starting side for this week.


Player ins and outs for Round 14
Konrad Hurrell makes his return from suspension for the Warriors, meaning former Shark Jono Wright drops back to be 18th man.

Roosters centre Blake Ferguson returns from injury, replacing Michael Jennings who is off on Origin duties.

Talented young hooker Cameron McInnes returns to the Souths starting side for the injured Isaac Luke, while youngster John Olive will make his NRL debut on the wing for the Rabbitohs.

The Tigers welcome both David Nofoaluma and Tim Simona back from injury, meaning Delouise Hoeter and Nathan Malone drop out of the team this week.

 

Buy
James Maloney (Roosters) is great coverage for your team during the Bye round and at $305k he's a cheap and reliable option for a player with an average of 41 Fantasy points.

Bodene Thompson (Warriors) is another to provide good Bye coverage, with the added bonus his team doesn’t have their next Bye until round 18.  He will set you back $417k but he is well worth it with a good average of 49 points.

Ken Maumalo (Warriors) has only played 2 NRL games however is cheap at $128k and bound to make you some Fantasy cash going forward.

 

Hold
James Roberts (Titans) – not sure we have not seen the best of him yet.

Andrew Fifita (Sharks) – even though his team has the Bye this week I would hold onto him now after being left out of Origin. A definite keeper for me.

Jack Bird (Sharks) – I’m not finished with Bird yet! There may come a time however when there may be a need to look to trade, but at this stage I would hold onto this one.

Aidan Guerra (Roosters) – Solid player with more to give.

 

Sell
Delouise Hoeter (Tigers) – Hasn’t been named this week no job security.

Kane Elgey (Titans) – Injury could see him out for anywhere up to 6 weeks.

Cooper Cronk (Storm) – Injury forces him out of my team. I can’t afford to bench him at this time.

 

Don't forget to put your teams together for this week! And also for a bit of fun Origin Fantasy is on again so get your team in for Wednesday night.

Good luck and remember to trade wisely!