Friday 5 April 2013

NRL 2013: The Postman's 6 Best Tips for #NRLDT #Supercoach Round 5

NRL Dream Team/NRL Super Coach Best 6 Picks

2013 NRL Premiership

By W D Nicolson - April 5, 2013

Which Bunny needs to be on your DreamTeam and SuperCoach pronto?


A special treat for you Fantasy nerds and nerdettes...

Every so often here on we will thaw out Fantasy Prognosticator 'The Postman' to deliver some  NRL Dream Team and NRL Super Coach tips for your consideration.

With two trades pretty much the norm for this week - here are 'The Postman's' 6 BEST TIPS for Round 5.
For our analysis of Tuesday team selections for Round 5 - click here.

The Round 5 Tipping Preview is here with PLENTY of Latest of Late Mail.

@NRLTweet Player of the Year - Round 4 Results here
Voting Allocation for Round 5 of the NRL is here.
NRL Dream Team and NRL Super Coach Picks | NRL LADDER

Sam BURGESS 2RF/FRF | DT: 375k 45ppg 40be | SC: 327k 66ppg 50be |
The Postman Says: He is playing 65-80 minutes a week, getting it DONE and the plus this week is he has been named at lock against the Warriors. So what's not to like? As sideways trades go - he's worth it and he won't play rep footy. His biggest threat is his health - like 90% of your DT/SC options. The tackle break being relevant in both games also makes Baby John Burgess haaaandy.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.

George BURGESS FRF | DT: 207k 43ppg -9be | SC: 168k 62ppg -17be |
The Postman Says: Your local Postman missed the boat on him in DT but grabbed him in SC before his price went up... that DT mistake has been rectified. Look - he will taper off... but by how much? Tackle breaks are his best friend in DT and they make him just that little bit better in SC. His willingness to run the ball 2 times a set at times when he finally gets on the field means that his 35 minutes a game are like a 50 minute prop. Grab him and trade him in the future if you really need to... and you may not need to.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.

Todd CARNEY HLF/5/8-HB | DT: 342k 32ppg 66be | SC: 275k 44ppg 79be |
The Postman Says: That foot injury didn't look good and that 66/79 BE looks even worse. The reason you move him now (or next week as his price won't change til he plays again) is because when he does play again - you'll lose money as it's just hard to see him being able to be firing straight away (foot injuries are not good news for playmakers/general play kickers). For his price you should be able to get a good swap - and if you choose to wait a week - keep a keen eye on some playmaking guns who have huge BEs this week and don't reach them.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.

David KLEMMER FRF | DT: 135k 21ppg 7be | SC: 111k 28ppg 14be |
The Postman Says: Time to sell Klemmer if you can, his minutes are going to dissipate into nothingness very soon (if not tonight) and moving him for Jack Stockwell isn't a bad swap.
He didn't quite get you the cash injection you might have hoped for - but take what you can this or next week before Stockwell goes up in price.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.

Jamie BUHRER 2RF (plus FRF in SC) | DT: 254k 35ppg 40be | SC: 210k 45ppg 56be |
The Postman Says: Having put my faith in Buhrer to secure 80 minutes of about 35 tackles and 15 hitups a week with Watmough busted, Williams gone and Glenn Stewart hurt - I'm jumping off despite a solid ppg average in the first 4 games. He made you a bit of money early, but Symonds is Toovey's flavour of the month right now and Stewart isn't that far off returning. That makes the potential for Buhrer to bleed cash just too worrying. Use his cash to upgrade if you can or store some mulah up for later.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.

Jack STOCKWELL FRF/2RF | DT: 131k 40ppg -31be | SC: 102k 47ppg -30be |
The Postman Says: If you don't get him into your team this week to free up some cash - odds are you'll be doing it next week given his great 2013 debut and his BE is going to be taaasty in Round 6. He's solid and Steve Price is a huge fan of solid - and appears to be ahead of Jack de Belin in the pecking order and probably Leeson Ah Mau and Michael Henderson as well. Biggest worry is missing out if Michael Weyman returns sooner than expected - but right now he's not a dumb trade.  
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.

If you want a rundown on how your team has travelled through the opening month of the season - check out our Best of March Feature published earlier this week.
 What are your Fantasy tips for Round 5? 
The NRL Injury List is updated regularly during each week of the season, making it an invaluable Fantasy and Tipping Tool alongside our Weekly NRL Previews once again.

Remember if you want game-specific Late Mail every week, then check out our Round Previews Every Wednesday and they are updated with all the very latest Late Mail on Friday.

If we are missing any players on this list - please comment below, reply on Twitter or email this address.
Who will take Ben Barba's mantle as champion in the 2013 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Awards?

The Prestigious Award returns for a 4th season in 2013.

@NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Voters:
Warrick Nicolson @NRLTweet | Nigel Wilbow @parramatters
Justin Davies @dragonpunk12 | Greg Delaney @gregdelaney84
Matt Spillane @devonhead | Matt Trodden @trods2906
Matt Vickers @mercurialmattyv | Ben Hoese @gunnermcdagget
Adrian McMurray @adrmcm | Matthew Duncan @mrpeninsula
Maria Tsialis @mtsialis | Ben Jones @benwah87

Review all of the voting results from 2012 right here

Remember you can track all the votes each week after each match in 2013 via the Twitter hashtag #nrltweetpoty