Top three NRL Fantasy players from each position for the run home

There has been plenty of controversy surrounding who is the correct player to buy or keep in your NRL Fantasy squad for 2020.

Participants have utilised their trades based on inconsistencies from their players to upgrade to a better player, or to downgrade to a cash-cow option in an attempt to make some cash for their squad.

In saying all this, I will provide my top three players from each position currently in NRL Fantasy for the run home in 2020.

Winger/fullback

1. Kalyn Ponga
Ponga has been in fine form the last few weeks with an average of around 77 points in his last three games, and not to mention an outstanding performance last week in Round 13 with 103 points. Ponga is most certainly a must-have if you haven’t got him in your squad already.

2. Ryan Papenhuyzen
Papenhuyzen has shown some signs of inconsistency earlier in the season, but he has proven to be a very handy player to have in your team, averaging around 56 points in his last three games and 53 in his last five matches.

3. James Tedesco
Yes, we all know that Tedesco hasn’t been in his best form whatsoever in terms of racking up the points in NRL Fantasy, only averaging 42 points in his last three, while only putting up a score of 20 in Round 13. But besides all that, he is still a must-have in anyone’s team.

James Tedesco

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Centre

1. Zac Lomax
While there has been heaps of speculation on who the best centre options are. Lomax has proven to be one of the most consistent centres all season. Producing a season-high performance of 75 last week, and an average of 53 points in his last three matches, Lomax is definitely an automatic recruitment in the centres.

2. Stephen Crichton
Crichton has produced consistent numbers also, but has not been in the best form, but is still a very important option for that other centre position and will most likely hit the ground running for the remainder of the season for the Panthers.

3. Tyrone Peachey
With an average of 55 points in his last three games, Peachey is finally starting to show signs of strong performances for the remainder of the 2020 season. Peachey also has that dual position option of a centre/second row forward as well. If centre positions are already full, Peachey would be a handy bench option for your team as well.

Halves

1. Nathan Cleary
There is absolutely no doubt that Cleary is the best option for that half position in anyone’s team, while also being a very popular captain as well. With an average of 80 points in his last five matches, Cleary looks to continue his outstanding form for the Panthers in the 2020 season.

2. Daly Cherry-Evans
While Manly is experiencing a mid-season slump, Cherry-Evans has easily been Manly’s best player Fantasy-wise this season, as he averages 70 points in his last five matches.

3. Ben Hunt
With Hunt temporarily switching from the halves to the centres, Hunt was a very handy cheap option for a half spot in your squad. However, he has now switched back to halfback but has continued some good form, averaging 67 in his last five.

Ben Hunt celebrates with Josh Kerr

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Second row

1. James Taumalolo
He is most certainly a popular option for that second-row spot in anyone’s team, averaging a whopping 74 points in his last three games.

2. Isaah Yeo
Yeo has been very consistent all season for Fantasy players this year. He averages 62 in his last three.

3. Tohu Harris
Harris has surprisingly been very good for the Warriors this season and for Fantasy players. He averages 66 points in his last three games.

Front row

1. Payne Haas
There is absolutely no doubt that Haas is everyone’s first choice front-row option in everyone’s team at the moment, and has been one of few consistent performers for the Broncos this year. Haas averages 71 in his last three games and is a reliable captain option as well.

2. Patrick Carrigan
Carrigain started off very cheap at the start of the season and has made plenty of cash for the coaches who pounced on him towards the start of the season. He currently has a price tag of $769,000 and averages 63 in his last five games.

3. Josh Papalii
Papalii has been yet another consistent forward for Fantasy coaches this year, averaging 62 in his last five.

Josh Papalii runs the ball.

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Hooker

1. Cameron McInnes
McInnes has been the best player for the Dragons this season and has certainly paid off in anyone’s Fantasy squad. He has an all-season average of around 74 points and is also another good captaincy option as well.

2. Apisai Koroisau
Koroisau has now come back from his short injury and looks good for the run home. He’s averaged around 62 points all season.

3. Kurt Mann
Now that Mann has switched to the hooker position due to the horrid run of injuries for the Newcastle Knights, Mann looks to be a handy option at hooker if you are a bit tight on cash. He is also a reliable bench option, averaging about 49 points all season.