Magic Round has come and gone and geez didn’t we see some upsets. Reynolds on Friday sprinkled some magic dust over Suncorp and terrorised a pathetic Sea Eagles outfit. The Dogs’ performance in the first game on Friday night got Trent Barrett sacked. No, sorry, I meant ‘resigned on his terms’. A grub act by Gus. Penrith are now the Premiership favourites after ripping apart an undermanned Storm side and the Raiders got the W over the Sharkies. I did call this in the article last week. Would be fair to say not that many stand out captain choices this week but let’s see who we have to choose from this week.
Isaiah ‘the messiah’ Papali’i
Isaiah the messiah is on a tear right now. A five-round average of 94PPG, he’s the best FRF/2RF in the competition and should be higher owned than the 63k teams that have him right now. Could have easily had two more tries on Sunday. His form and his game have gone to another level this season in 2022. Confidence is low right now for Manly with the side failing to score a point in last week’s game. Absolutely disgraceful they were. It’s clear as day Des that Tommy is playing like a busted. The Eels will bust through the Manly pack and rip them a new one on Friday night. Isaiah has a teammate that also is in red hot form, and he is a shout out for a left field captain POD choice. Read on to find out!
Harry ‘safe as houses’ Grant
What a super Saturday footy fans have in store on Fox. This is one of the best games of round eleven. We will see where the Cows are really at as a footy team. Doubling down again on Harry this week. Grant was down on points last week, maybe his knock to the head in the first minute of the game had something to do with this. Expect a bounce back from Harry this week as Uncle Hugh has been on the blower. Harry Boi is a captain shout out this week again.
Nicho ‘two hands’ Hynes
Fitzgibbon got it completely wrong last week shifting Hynes to fullback. This shift in position was an abnormality and back to halfback on Sunday, it will be all systems go to name Nicho captain this week. Has a three-round average of 101PPG, up against an ordinary side in the Titans, Hynes will wreak havoc so look out Titans. We must wait till the last game of the week for the captain to play but it will be worth the wait for owners. As they say form is temporary, class is permanent!
ONE FROM LEFT FIELD
Ryan ‘the big unit’ Matterson
Matterson has been coming off the bench in recent weeks and is unleashing huge power, aggression, tenacity, and a willingness to just rip in. With him running great lines and scoring tries for fun, right now with the form he is and now starting this week, he is a serious POD captaincy option at only 2% owned. Has a three-round average of 90. He’s worth throwing the C on than putting the C on a busted like Turbo.
Izack “the fandango” Tago
Surprised a lot of SuperCoaches with the number he posted in the Storm game. We will not see a 105-point game from him this week up against the Roosters. The Roosters v Panthers game I would say is the game of the round. Points will not be easy to come by. Total points under 40.5 here and will come back to earth with a standard 40-point game.
Again, this week no multi bets but Zaaki looks a safe as houses bet at a $1.45 in race seven at Doomben. Put your house on it. It’s a safer bet than the peanut who blew all his lifesavings on LUNA last week, lols. Some cracking games of footy over the round to watch especially on Saturday. Enjoy your footy.