PARRAMATTA EELS

FULLBACK

CLINT GUTHERSON

WFB $638K (44 BE)

Is this your king?

PROJECTION: 37-41 PPG

WINGER

BAYLEY SIMONSSON

WFB $387K (27 BE)

Yeah, nah.

PROJECTION: 25-29 PPG

CENTRE

WAQA BLAKE

CTR/WFB $402K (28 BE)

Yeah, nah.

PROJECTION: 28-32 PPG

CENTRE

WILL PENISINI

CTR $548K (38 BE)

2022 was your year.

PROJECTION: 37-40 PPG

WINGER

MAIKA SIVO

WFB $571K (39 BE)

Yeah, nah.

PROJECTION: 36-39 PPG

FIVE-EIGHTH

DYLAN BROWN

HLF $751K (52 BE)

Reliable scorer, but no value.

PROJECTION: 50-55 PPG

HALFBACK

MITCHELL MOSES

HLF $747K (51 BE)

Reliable scorer, but no value.

PROJECTION: 47-51 PPG

PROP

JUNIOR PAULO

MID $570K (39 BE)

Never again.

PROJECTION: 42-45 PPG

PROP

REAGAN CAMPBELL-GILLARD

MID $568K (39 BE)

Yeah, nah.

PROJECTION: 40-42 PPG

LOCK

J’MAINE HOPGOOD

EDG/(MID?) $453K (31 BE)

Coming across from the Panthers, Hopgood looks set to compete for a starting job in 2023 following the departure of big minute man Isaiah Papali’i, along with Marata Niukore and Oregon Kaufusi. We will have to keep an eye on Hopgood, Matterson and Makatoa in the preseason, as all three may hold interest for 2023.

PROJECTION: 41-46 PPG

EDGE

SHAUN LANE

EDG $771K (53 BE)

Breakout 2022 season, but not one to start with this year. We will reevaluate following the unusual season from Lane as to whether he is a final team keeper.

PROJECTION: 48-50 PPG

EDGE

MATT DOOREY

MID $250K (17 BE)

We aren’t excited about it either, but a $250k edge back rower isn’t something you let go through to the keeper

PROJECTION: 27-32 PPG

HOOKER

JOSH HODGSON

HOK $532K (36 BE)

Why do you do this fanhub? Hodgson falls just out of Fantasy relevance, a price with a 4 in front of it might have been enough to tempt us but no thanks at this price.

PROJECTION: 40-45 PPG

THE BENCH

EDGE

RYAN MATTERSON

MID $771K (53 BE)

Mattersons role has been fairly inconsistent recently, moving between the middle and edge with the emergence of Shaun Lane and Isaiah Papali’i. Following the departure of the latter, along with role player Niukore, you would think the Eels would look to Matterson to step back into his 80 minute edge role where he succeeded in the past, but apparently Doorey is the man for the Eels on the edge.

Expect Makatoa to play this role while Matterson serves his suspension.

PROJECTION: 55-60 PPG

PROP

NATHAN BROWN

MID $529K (36 BE)

Will be lucky to be in the side, his fantasy relevant days are gone.

PROJECTION: 25-30 PPG

BENCH FORWARD

JACK MURCHIE

EDG $484K (33 BE)

Likely there as cover for edge minutes if needed, plus a few minutes through the middle.

PROJECTION: 18-23 PPG

UTILITY

JAKE ARTHUR

HLF $250K (17 BE)

Hooker and backline cover – not a good role for Fantasy.

PROJECTION: 10-15 PPG

FORWARD AVERAGE MINUTES PROJECTIONS

PLAYERMIDEDGHOK
PAULO45
CAMPBELL-GILLARD50
HOPGOOD50
DOOREY65
LANE80
HODGSON65
MATTERSON55
BROWN30
MURCHIE1015
ARTHUR15

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