Must Have NRL Fantasy Cheapies for Rd 1

A good NRL Fantasy coach knows success comes down to buying low and selling high.


The Choices you make for your lineup in round 1 will ultimately effect how your season pans out.

We look at the best under priced players who should make you profit in 2017 and look at there break-evens for Rd 1.

Jarryd Hayne ($200,000 HLF-WFB)

Round 1 Break-Even: 21


Hayne at $200k is a STEAL. There are reports that he is dealing with a knee issue, but he has confirmed that he will be good to go for Round 1. With a full pre season completed, expect Hayne to be at his brilliance best for the Titans in 2017.

In 2014, Hayne almost averaged 85pts per game, if he can reach those highs this seasons Hayne could double his starting salary and then some. A must Buy!

Felise Kaufusi ($203,000 FRF-2RF)

Round 1 Break-Even: 18


Kaufusi gets the starting second-row position vacated by Kevin Proctor and is in line for playing 80 minutes a game on the right edge. Kaufusi will be one of the sort after cheapies in 2017 and with his dual-position he is a must. 

Jayden Brailey ($138,000 HOK)

Round 1 Break-Even: 15


Brailey comes in at the bargain basement pricem but buyers beware there are fresh talks that James Segeyaro is set to be announced as a new Shark signing in the coming days. Brailey performed well in the World Club Challenge against Wigan where he played 50 minutes and if he can continue that amount of minutes for the first month, he will earn some handy ‘early’ coin to place in your kitty for future upgrages.

Frank Winterstein ($175,000 2RF)

Round 1 Break-Even: 19


Winterstein put in a impressive pre season and Trent Barrett has rewarded him with a starting second-row spot against the Eels and is expected to play some big minutes. At just $175k you really can’t afford not to have him on your bench really.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck ($286,000 FLB)

Round 1 Break-Even: 30


RTS first season at the Warriors was cruelled by a knee injury that only allowed him make 7 appearance in 2016. In his final season with the Roosters RTS was rated as a must have fullback in fantasy. Expect RTS to have a slow start to the season, as he gains valuable match fitness, but you dont want to miss the boat as he gradually increases his values pass the $400k mark.

Nick Cotric ($138,000 CTW)

Round 1 Break-Even: 30


With the departure of Edrick Lee to the Cronulla Sharks Cotric finds himself a spot on the wing where he will debut against the Cowboys. Cotric is a must have as he has the ability to cement the wing position and make it his own in 2017 and could make some big bucks for NRL Fantasy coaches.

Brian Kelly ($138,000 CTW)

Round 1 Break-Even: 15

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If Fantasy coaches are looking for a quick $100k at the start of the season then look no further as Kelly scores the left centre spot of Steve Matai (retired) and is a must-have.