Player of Interest – Daly-Cherry Evans

Next up, is Postman Pat (aka Adam Stiles) with a preview of the former enemy of the Sunshine State turned State of Origin and Queensland hero, Daly Cherry-Evans.



A model of consistency in a volatile SuperCoach position, Cherry-Evans posted a 62ppg season average each year from 2017-19, with a slight uptick to 64ppg in 2020. After maturing a lot since his ‘backflip’ days, the Maroons captain and Australia representative presents a solid starting option in 2021 and a viable alternative to Nathan Cleary due to the >$160k price difference. In a boon for potential owners, he appears set for kicking duties this season with Reuben Garrick seemingly on the outer. A solid striker of the ball when he has previously taken on the duty, he has averaged between 75-82% from 2017-20 which helps to solidify what is quite a modest base average of 22bppg, which for reference is 15bppg below the position leader Dylan Brown. Manly doesn’t have the kindest opening draw, however Cherry-Evans has a good record against his opening opponents including 102 against Penrith, 67 against the Rabbitohs and 60 against the Roosters in 2020.

Is he on your radar?

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Salty Former Owner
Salty Former Owner (@salty-former-owner)
2 months ago

No mention of the (alleged) Turbo factor?
I owned DCE from start to finish last year, and he became one of my best players. But he had a very lean patch, with a few under 30 scores. I only kept him because of the 2020 injury chaos elsewhere.
He’s a ‘wait and see’ for me.

LOTE (@oscar-stgeorge)
Reply to  Salty Former Owner
2 months ago

3 scores under 40 against Storm twice and Raiders

jordyseels (@jordyseels)
2 months ago

Was keen on DCE when there was talks of Garrick to the dragons but if Saab/Taufua get the starting wings he’s definitely worth a look!

Criswell (@criswell)
2 months ago

I’ve locked him in. Add Cleary, Munster and Calker…… going hard in the halves from the get go b

virtuallychampions (@virtuallychampions)
2 months ago

So he scored better when he didn’t have the kicking duties, but you like that he is getting the kicking duties back? 

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