SuperCoach guns, options and avoid list

The fantasy world of rugby league is massive.

Whether it's NRL Fantasy or NRL SuperCoach, players of the online game serve as general managers of their virtual teams.

The competition pits players against their mates and the experts for prizes and bragging rights.

NRL Fantasy is yet to launch for 2019 but SuperCoach has released their prices.

With the players' on-field performances reflecting their scores and prices, here's a look at what the SuperCoach experts at The Daily Telegraph are saying about our troops.

Details below:

GUNS


Kalyn Ponga (FLB, 5/8 $614,300)

Ponga was scintillating in his first season with the Club and this year he's set to start 2019 in a new role.

While he was rather affordable in 2018, he's starting off this year as one of the more expensive options.

Having played fullback in 2018, Ponga shifts to the halves, which could radically change his SuperCoach output.

You'd expect him to see more ball in attack but will the added defensive load impact his output?

Connor Watson (5/8, FLB $537,100)

Injury made 2018 a frustrating one for Watson who averaged a score of 57.4 in 2018.

Switching positions this year, Watson has the ability to inject himself in the attack which could mean the livewire is an appealing choice for SuperCoach players.


POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Jesse Ramien (CTW $492,800)

Ramien averaged just under 53 in 2018, and 29 points in base stats, which is really good for a CTW.

Lachlan Fitzgibbon (2RF, $576,100)


A breakout season in 2018 has seen the backrower's price skyrocket this season but a lethal combination with Ponga could pay dividends.

Aidan Guerra (2RF $544,300)

Guerra played big minutes last year which made him a nice point of difference.

He also averaged 51 points per game.

CHEAPIES


Kurt Mann (5/8, CTW $258,900)

The SuperCoach experts recommend waiting to see where Mann is picked to play in Round 1.

If he does get the nod to start at hooker, then he could be a must own for all SuperCoach players.

Brodie Jones (2RF, $168,100)

He impressed in the ISP NSW competition in 2018, getting close to an NRL nod.

While caught behind some impressive edges, Jones is one to keep an eye on.

Pasami Saulo (FRF/2RF, $196,900)


Like Jones, Saulo is a wait and see prospect.

He made his NRL debut last season which has increased his price but looms as an option should the team be hit by injury.

NO GO ZONE

Jamie Buhrer (2RF, HOK $226,400)

Buhrer averaged 24.2 points per game last season.

With competition on the bench at a premium, SuperCoach is suggesting you avoid drafting the utility into your side.

Mason Lino (HFB, 5/8 $488.900)

Lino averaged 52.3 over his 8 games while filling in for Shaun Johnson last year.

However, with Kalyn Ponga, Mitch Pearce and Connor Watson the starting combination for Round 1, his best chance to play is via the bench and at his price he should be avoided.