SHARKS FANTASY FORECAST | Round #17

By Megan Potts

We only have four matches in round 17, followed by Origin on Wednesday night, making it one of the toughest rounds for Fantasy league coaches to field a full team.

If you can afford the extra trades use them. It's time to start upgrading to get your final 17 in order for the run home.

There were some great results last week with Warrior Shaun Johnson again having a great week. Closer to home Andrew Fifita was also up there in the top five of the stats list.

Ins and outs for Round 17

Ins
Mitch Rein returns for the Dragons after a week out with suspension and outside back Yaw Kiti Glymin makes his NRL debut.

Cowboy Ray Thompson is returning from injury and Sauaso Sue has been promoted into the Tigers starting side.

Willie Mason has been named on an extended bench for Manly

Outs
Greg Inglis (Souths) and Michael Morgan (Cowboys) are two missing this weekend on Origin duties, Robbie Farah (Tigers) has a broken hand and his status for NSW is unknown, while Paul Gallen (Sharks) has been called in to captain NSW in the Origin despite his rib injury and won’t play for the Sharks, while his minutes and input for the Blues is an unknown.

Buy
Andrew Fifita (Sharks) if you don't have him already. With him missing out on Origin and no more byes this season now is the time.

Glymin (Dragons) making his debut comes in at bottom dollar and he could make you some quick cash for the important upgrades.

Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles) being dropped from Origin might leave him with a point to prove during the run home.

Hold
Hang onto youngster Aaron Gray (Souths) for a few more weeks and although his team has the bye this week I would also hold onto Shaun Lane (Bulldogs) for at least another two weeks or so to see how he goes.  

Sell
Its time to cash Jordan Kahu (Broncos) in for an upgraded keeper, while as far as

Lachlan Burr (Titans) is concerned, with the bye this week your money is better used on someone else.

I also think its time to let Tohu Harris (Storm) go, especially with his team having the bye this week.


Don't forget to put your Origin team together in the match day centre ahead of Wednesday's big series decider, good luck this week and remember -  trade wisely.