2020 Rd 10 Panthers vs Cowboys, Penrith
We could be vanilla here and just chant with the crowd that Koroisau and Yeo are Keeper Guns - but that would be boring. We can actually see cracks in that case with both players, The ultra soft draw the Panthers have from here forward does not help them. Their defensive demands are likely to diminish, and they are likely to see a lot more time resting on the bench.
Here are our projections for both players from now till Rd 20:
Koroisau: 72 Minutes; 0.76 PPM; 54.72 Points
Yeo: 68 Minutes; 0.77 PPM; 52.36
As of now - that would make Koroisau over priced by $69K with a 70ish Break Even; and Yeo over priced by $72K with a 77ish Break Even.
Easy to make a case for both as keepers - we think consideration should be given to getting out on a high and having a cheap upgrade to an Elite or even a bit of cash back on a Ben Hunt or Nathan Brown, which can be used to help gun up another player. Your team, Your call, just our read.
The only change from last week is Whare back from a toe injury at Centre, pushing Naden to the Wing. 4 Try Debut Hero, Charlie Staines, is out due to Covid-19 breaches.
The Cowboys have both McLean and Asiata named on their extended bench - so either could come in this week and both would seem likely by next week. Hola, Drinkwater and Holmes are all out with injuries with the least being 4+ weeks by the looks of things.
Fidow gets to keep rolling at Fullback - not that he is rolling much at present. O'Neill stays on the Wing to accommodate Lemuelu at Centre. Mitchell Dunn starts at 5/8. Last we heard, Morgan should be closing in on a return. Dunn's starts in the Halves in Reserve Grade have been pretty muddy fantasy points wise. An average of 27.50 Pts from 4, 80 minute games. He had 1 Try in there as well and averaged just 60m kicking.
Daejarn Asi has been named on the bench. He is meant to be a development player this year. He played in Hastings Deering Colts (U20's) for Townsville Blackhawks in 2019. He also has just 3 appearances for the Blackhawks in QLD Cup. He attended League Power House, Keebra Park State High School and then Union Power House Brisbane Grammar. He was a member of the QLD Emerging U20's Origin Squad in January. He can play Fullback, Centre and Five Eight and is also supposed to have a solid kicking game. He could actually be a threat to Hamiso-Fidow.
It seems strange Cowboys having both Hampton and Asi on the bench. Seems very likely that at least one of McLean or Asiata is expected to return this week.
No real fantasy opportunities here. Robson may have $100K value in him as a keeper, McGuire and Lolo are keeper targets. Other than that, this is really a team to avoid at present.