Junior Paulo ($407,300, FRF) had a real struggle for minutes in his 2018 season with the Raiders, dropping from the 50-60 MPG mark of previous seasons to a lowly 40 MPG, as he drifted in and out of the starting side regularly.
2018: Games: 19, Average: 44, MPG: 40, PPM: 1.1
2017: Games: 23, Average: 52, MPG: 55, PPM: 0.95
2019 Mega Rating – B
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However, he’s likely to find more time and consistency in a move to Parramatta, whose forward stocks are in desperate need of bolstering.
Unfortunately, the SuperCoach gurus have noted this, and his price tag has been slightly inflated to a season starting price of $407k.
This puts a dent in his potential to generate handy cash in the early rounds, but he’ll have no trouble doing this if he can find a way to stay longer on the park.
With the Eels expected to carry a three-forward bench and the ageing Tim Mannah part of the prop rotation, Paulo might just have the ability to do this at his new home.
He, along with the likes of Dale Finucane and Aiden Tolman could be a great stepping stone to a gun FRF option mid-year.
What are your thoughts?
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