Will a new team give new life to Walsh?

Headed across from the Warriors to the top 8 hopeful Broncos, Walsh will likely get plenty of opportunities to attack. Will it be enough to spark a move from irrelevance to fantasy gun?

Is this the season we see the best of Reece Walsh? Let dive into why this is a question.

2022 Average of 37

20 Years of age

Contracted to the Broncos until 2025

Has now played 38 games of NRL footy and is entering his 3rd season.

Scored 9 tries, 12 try assists in a bottom 4 team.

Has moved to a Top 8 contending team

Healthy competition for the Fullback spot, Herbie, Cobbo and Nui all waiting in the wings if Reece slips up.

Off season training focusing on fatigue management. Aiming to push around the forwards and be more involved.

Plays both bye rounds after round 16.

There is a lot to like about Reece Walsh, but with his starting price, he is not risk free.

  • He needs to learn the new system of play Kevin Walters is trying to create.
  • Reece has always shown flashes of what he can do but never consistently enough to be a gun.
  • There are plenty of value buys in the WFB position.
  • Starting at a price average of 37 means he has very little room for error if he is going to provide value or be a gun.
  • Likely won’t have the goal kicking with Reynolds around

Final Evaluation – Reece Walsh could be a gun this season if the Broncos fire and Walsh becomes a focal part of their attack. What he will need to do is perform week in week out, and if he does there is no reason why Reece can’t be a top 5 WFB this season. If you want to take a risk on a POD WFB than you could do a lot worse. However, given that there are a host of value WFB’s to start the season, the popular move will be to simply watch Reece with interest and let him play round 1 against the Panthers and round 2 against the Cowboys and re-evaluate from that point.



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