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?