WFB $298K (20 BE)
The Bulldogs look to be shaking things up, with former Warrior and Eel Hayze Perham lining up at fullback. His reserve grade stats look pretty solid out the back. The danger here is the presence of veteran Averillo and young gun Alamoti who will be looking for a jersey soon.
PROJECTION: 33-38 PPG
WFB $514K (35 BE)
Great player, not great fantasy value.
CTR $533K (37 BE)
No doubt some value here, particularly in a Bulldogs side looking to improve. Better options at the position for cheaper though.
CTR/WFB $370K (25 BE)
As it stands, we believe that Hayze Perham is going to take the fullback spot, with Averillo at right centre. Based on this, Averillo is not fantasy relevant.
NOTE: This position is under threat by Paul Alamoti, to keep an eye on in the trials and balance of preseason.
PROJECTION: 25-30 PPG
WFB $563K (39 BE)
2022 was a great year for Kiraz fantasy managers, but suspect 2023 not so much as he is already extremely expensive for a winger.
HLF $718K (49 BE)
When I started his article, I fully intended to talk myself out of it, but by god Burton has a lot of upside, and a really strong floor this year. No early bye, probably no Origin, and a 60+ point per game upside, yes please.
PROJECTION: 53-58 PPG
HLF $456K (31 BE)
Not much to say here – irrelevant.
MID $612K (42 BE)
Thompson had a fairly disappointing 2022 campaign after establishing himself as a borderline elite fantasy option in 2021. With Jackson retiring and Vaughan off to super league, there should be some minutes available. The issue will be wrestling them off fellow Englishman Ryan Sutton and the unpredictable TPJ.
PROJECTION: 45-50 PPG
MID $491K (34 BE)
Sutton has showed us glimpses of what he can do in big minutes, but what sort of minutes can we expect in what can only be considered a LOADED forward pack for the Doggies. Feels like a player who could benefit from that, and one to consider heading into 2023.
PROJECTION: 40-45 PPG
MID $657K (45 BE)
One of the greats, but that is the past. Now is the future.
TEVITA PANGAI JR
MID/EDG $593K (41 PPG)
We have heard it all before – new found dedication, turned the corner, weight loss/increased fitness, etc. We aren’t going to push you on this one. You know the upside and the risks.
PROJECTION: 48-52 PPG
EDG $651K (45 BE)
Good player, terrible haircut, worse fantasy option.
HOK $659K (45 BE)
Originally listed as irrelevant this year, Fanhub has surpressed the price of Mahoney to the point of potential relevancy. Off the back of what should be a strong Bulldogs pack, Mahoney should be able to attack as he sees fit, to go with the mountain of defense and occasional input with the boot. Update: nevermind.
PROJECTION: 47-52 PPG
EDG $250K (17 BE)
If Patolo is the first change prop, particularly with a guy like Pele on the bench, he will absolutely be worth a look. Stay tuned for preseason.
MID $250K (17 BE)
Nice forward cheapie bench cover if he wins the spot and a PPM beast. Stay tuned.
EDG $560K (39 BE)
HLF $250K (17 BE)
FORWARD AVERAGE MINUTES PROJECTIONS