Deanie’s Captains Calls – Round 6

Nicho had a day out against the Tigers on last Sunday. Owners were again loving his 100lus game. Manu went bang in the second half against the Broncos and Nathan Cleary had a quiet game in his second game of his season. A couple of juicy match ups for the NRL’s Easter weekend round of footy. Depending on who you have in your team, the decision could be a difficult one. Let’s see what captain options there are for Round 6.


Taylan May
It’s a double header for all NRL fans on Good Friday with Panthers taking on the Broncos. The Penrith factory just keeps rolling them out and the Panthers have unearthed yet another exciting young talented player in Taylan May. Penrith breed, nurture, develop and retain their players unlike any other club in the NRL. We only saw Taylan May in Round 21 last season where he scored 48 points. In Season 2022, May was given an opportunity in first grade as Brian To’o picked up a left MCL knee injury in R2 which has To’o looking at a return in Rounds 9 or 10. It’s fair to say he’s taken his opportunity with both hands and all owners are hoping he displaces Charlie Shite Stains on the wing when To’o is back. Owned by 55% of teams at present, unsure why that isn’t higher, averaging 96PPG across his three games and under the bright lights of BlueBet Stadium, expecting a 90 plus point game from him. It will be May’s second home game of the season against the Broncos, and he will put on a show for the Penrith faithful. A captain or vice-captain this round.

James Tedesco
I shouted out Tedesco last week and doubling down again this week. It baffles me as to why Teddy owners are trading him to Taffe this week. 1,313 teams have done this. Ridiculous to be honest but anyways good luck to the traders this week. Against, the Warriors we just have to trust Teddy is going to go large at some point and the match up looks juicy. I feel he needs to simplify his game a little and try not to do everything. If he gets the balance right us owners will be rewarded.

Mitchell Moses
Mitchell has been playing some of his best footy which earned him an origin spot last year. In his last three games, Moses is averaging 95PPG. Averages 68PPG against the Tigers. 18% of owners this week should captain Moses against a terrible Tigers outfit. Parramatta are scoring points and at CommBank Stadium on Easter Monday we could see the Eels put up fifty. This would be nice for owners as Moses is the goalkicker so with this he could go very big. Because Moses plays in the last game, the captaincy loop option is a play here depending on your side of course but name a player early in the weekend and then assess your options.

The MPG gang of Munster, Papy and Grant look to have a hard game coming up against Nicho Hynes and his Sharkies, hence why I’ve not mentioned all these players captain choices this round.


Daly Cherry Evans

The halfback and captain for Manly has been solid so far this season. His kicking game is on point, and this was showcased in Round 4 against the Raiders where DCE kicked a 20/40 and a 40/20 in the game. The 20/40 rule was only implemented in 2020 but it only has been done once before and that was in the preliminary final game between the Storm and the Panthers where the Cheese kicked one from dummy half. Manly have won three games straight, confidence is high even without Turbo playing. Averaging 66PPG, averages 60 against the titans, Daly can drop a big score out of nowhere. At Brookie on Saturday afternoon, playing up against the Titans, the 5% of owners of DCE should consider him as a POD captain choice.

Campbell Graham

Only owned by 3% of teams, averaging 62PPG in a Souths team that will be without Latrell for two months and a Cody Walker who is down on form and is a shell of a player than he was in Season 2020. Graham could be a smokey to earn an NSW Origin spot in the coming weeks. Graham has a solid scoring base each week and if he bags a double, could go close to a triple figure score in the early game on Good Friday.


Ryan Papenhuyzen
I’ll again name a “Gun” this week as I am on a roll naming Hynes and Cleary in consecutive weeks. This week the avoid is on Papy. Scored his lowest score in the season so far with a 39 against the Raiders. Did go off for a HIA but was cleared to return to the match but clearly didn’t do much when he was back on the field. With Papy’s past with HIAs, could be down on points again this week. I hope not, as I got him into my side last week because of Turbo’s injury.

Deanie’s Bold Selections For Round 6

My multi last week was gone in the first leg. Was only successful in one leg, so back to the drawing board again this round. This week we will go a same game multibet. Panthers at the line -21.5, Taylan May to score 2 tries, Panthers to win both halves, Panthers 13+. Comes in at $4.33 and if your SGM gets up double your winnings!

It’s not a straightforward weekend in naming a captain, with a few guns going up against each other and some of guns playing teams where the point scoring margin could be a cricket score. I haven’t decided who I’ll be naming captain yet. A decision needs to be made.  All I know is, I’ll be enjoying a glass or two of Krug on Sunday morning with one of my best mates Richie and his family. We are celebrating the recent birth of his second child William and discussing how bad my team is travelling so far this season. If you’re travelling over the long weekend, stay safe on the roads and enjoy the Easter weekend with your families and or friends.

All the best to everyone in Round 6. Happy Easter!


Another North Queenslander, LayK's roots lie in Townsville but unlike the Cows recently, is charging up the (SuperCoach) ladder.

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Much appreciated mate.
Loving that there is no set and forget C option this year.
Hating that I haven’t even come close to nailing one yet lol


I think Grants a shout every week. Safe as houses!


Thoughts on an Ipap C? See him as a safe 75-80 and could surely crash over for a pie against the tigers


Good call mate – if I had him, I’d be sorely tempted with such a match-up and at CommBank stadium I think. Could break over for a try or 2 against these jokers I believe! 😉


Going Dylbags this week good base for a half, relatively low ownership and playing against the Tigers


Vc to Taylan May