So it all comes down to this!
You should have your final 17, or very close to it, well and truly in place, with hopefully a couple of trades left up your sleeve to cover any injuries and suspensions.
With quite a few of the major Fantasy players sidelined it’s time to make the tough decisions on who and to hold, who to sell and when the best time might be to make those trades. Some are gone for the season, obviously they are definite sells, however it's the players we are unsure about when they will return who make these decisions tough. They could be back next week, the week after, maybe not at all, so whether it’s worth wasting a trade is a difficult call to make, however that’s the time consuming nature of the Fantasy game we play and love.
Standouts for round 21 were Garreth Widdop from the Dragons on 86pts, Tiger James Tedesco with 85pts, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Roosters on 78 and our Captain Paul Gallen who was up there with 69 from the Sharks match against the Warriors.
Aiden Tolman and Curtis Rona return for the Bulldogs, Steve Matia is back on deck for Manly after a week off due to concussion, former Sharks now Warrior Jonathan Wright makes his way back into the first grade side for his teams match this weekend, while Trent Merrin and Kiti Glymin return for the Dragons.
Konrad Hurrell has been dropped from the Warriors side this week, Jason Nightingale (foot) is out for Dragons, Robert Jennings (hamstring) for the Panthers, Sam Moa (wrist) could miss a month for Roosters, while for the Raiders Edric Lee is out for a week due to suspension and Sia Soliola for the season after suffering a cheekbone injury.
Young gun Bryce Cartwright has been playing great for the Panthers and is well worth picking up.
If he isn't in your team already you won't have too many more opportunities to add Paul Gallen to your team in an effort to beef it up for the finals after Gal has come back firing for the Sharks since getting over his previous injury concerns.
Kade Snowden (Knights) he has been named this week but I think he is unlikely to play after last week’s concussion, however I would still hold onto him and despite Hurrell being dropped this week but if you have limited trades left I would hold onto him and use the trade somewhere more important.
Soliola is gone for the season and you definitely need to trade him out for someone big (Gal if you don't already have home would fit nicely).
Unfortunately I’m considering Semi Radradra as a sell this week he hasn't been putting the fantasy points on the board since Chris Sandow left.
Good luck for the final rounds. I wish you the best in your quest to claim Fantasy NRL bragging rights!!