NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS

FULLBACK

CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

WFB $372K (25 BE)

Moving back across the ditch, Charnze takes the #1 jersey that Xavier Savage stole from him last year. He had a bit of a slow start in the fullback jersey last year with a 31 average, but with a career fullback average in the high 30s he should be a nice money maker and a (somewhat) reliable scorer in the early rounds for those wanting to go cheap at WFB.

PROJECTION: 33-38 PPG

WINGER

DALLIN WATENE-ZELEZNIAK

WFB $394K (27 BE)

Yeah, not in this team. Would need to something special to make us consider.

PROJECTION: 23-28 PPG

CENTRE

MARCELO MONTOYA

WFB $380K (26 BE)

Yeah, nah. I think thats it.

PROJECTION: 22-27 PPG

CENTRE

VILIAME VAILEA

CTR $340K (23 BE)

This bloke is so uninvolved in the play there are zero action photos on google, not even training photos.

PROJECTION: 23-28 PPG

WINGER

EDWARD KOSI

WFB $389K (27 BE)

Yeah, not in this team. Would need to something special to make us consider.

PROJECTION: 23-28 PPG

FIVE-EIGHTH

TE MAIRE MARTIN

HLF/WFB $313K (21 BE)

Yes, we know you have PTSD from last year, but halves ALWAYS have more base stats, and a cheap half available at WFB is golden. We won’t ram this one down your throat, but have a read and see if it makes sense.

PROJECTION: 28-33 PPG

HALFBACK

SHAUN JOHNSON

HLF $562K (39 BE)

After initially overlooking Johnson, we stumbled on the fact that he will likely add the goal kicking and a massive uptick in general play kicking with the departure of Reece Walsh and Chanel Harris-Tevita, with his #1 and #6 only adding about 30 kick metres per game COMBINED across their careers in the respective positions. Expect a massive uptick just from this!

PROJECTION: 47-52 PPG

PROP

ADDIN FONUA-BLAKE

MID $622K (43 BE)

I wish you were better.

PROJECTION: 44-49 PPG

PROP

MITCH BARNETT

MID/EDG $617K (42 BE)

Latest news has Barnett training in the middle of the park, making him a bust for Fantasy purposes.

PROJECTION: 44-48 PPG

LOCK

TOHU HARRIS

MID $687K (47 BE)

Now likely a full time lock, Harris will be asked to play big minutes ball playing in the middle. The only issue we see here is exactly how many minutes are on offer.

PROJECTION: 47-52 PPG

EDGE

MARATA NIUKORE

MID/(EDG??) $533K (36 BE)

It looks as though Niukore will be operating on the edge for the Warriors, making his potential average a bit higher, but probably not enough of a ceiling to warrant the risk.

PROJECTION: 42-47 PPG

EDGE

JOSH CURRAN

EDG $673K (46 BE)

Little bit of value, but not enough to tempt us.

PROJECTION: 45-50 PPG

HOOKER

WAYDE EGAN

HOK $582K (40 BE)

Yeah, nah.

PROJECTION: 42-46 PPG

THE BENCH

PROP

JAZZ TEVAGA

MID $628K (43 BE)

Too expensive.

PROJECTION: 30-35 PPG

PROP

BUNTY AFOA

MID $474K (33 BE)

Yeah, nah.

PROJECTION: 25-30 PPG

UTILITY

DYLAN WALKER

MID $474K (33 BE)

Yeah, nah.

PROJECTION: 25-30 PPG

BENCH FORWARD

JACKSON FORD

MID/EDG $340K (23 BE)

Yeah, nah.

PROJECTION: 15-20 PPG

AVERAGE FORWARD MINUTES PROJECTION

PLAYERMIDEDGHOK
HARRIS60
BARNETT50
FONUA-BLAKE50
CURRAN70
NIUKORE70
EGAN60
TEVAGA2020
AFOA30
WALKER30
FORD20

2 thoughts on “NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS

  1. For Mitch Barnett I’d say he has a good shot at the kicking duties as well, he’s a reliable option and it wouldn’t surprise me if SJ gets turfed eventually.

    No metcalf mentioned?

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