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Fantasy! Bargain buys and 2020's must-haves

With the start of the NRL season just a day away, it’s Christmas in March for NRL Fantasy coaches nation-wide.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the Wayne Bennett-mould, or in your first season like our very own Adam O’Brien, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to ensure your selecting nib Newcastle Knights players of the very-best value.

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Bradman Best

Starting price $325,000

He’s the name on everybody’s lips and is expected to flourish in his first full season in the top grade.

At just $325,000, Best provides great value for a player with an uncanny ability to score a try. In his three games last year he averaged 26 points per game, including 43 in the 38-4 win over the Gold Coast.

While he’ll spend the first part of the season on the sidelines, Best could be a secret weapon when he's unleashed on the field later this year.

Lachlan Fitzgibbon

Starting price $575,000

We all know how much Lachlan Fitzgibbon loves finding the try line.

Fitzgibbon’s price has dropped slightly after the team’s disappointing finish to 2019, however his combination with Kalyn Ponga and destructive line running on the left edge should see him return to his 2018 averages (which sat around 50 points per game).

His great stats should see him develop into a mainstay in the back row of most Coaches’ teams.

Edrick Lee

Starting price $407,000

His injury that kept him out of the side for the backend of last year has Edrick Lee sitting slightly under the radar this season.

Not that it’s easy. He is nearly 200cm tall after all.

It’s that height that could see him become perhaps the best value winger for Fantasy Coaches. Lee has already publicly stated he’s looking to take advantage of the new kicking rule which states defenders aren’t allowed to touch an attacking player in the air.

Already a threat under the high ball, you can guarantee the former Shark and Raider will up his try (and subsequent points) tally in 2020.

Gehamat Shibasaki

Starting price $324,000

He’s forced his way into the NRL side and is poised to become an important cog in the Knights machine.

Shibasaki has earned himself a starting spot on the right edge, and based off his trial form, could be a great value buy for Fantasy Coaches.

His try and assist against the Roosters in Gosford were all class, and his strength in defence is the reason he was brought to the Club in the first place.

His low price, due to high competition for that right centre spot, makes for incredibly good value at the start of the season.


David Klemmer - $773,000

Kalyn Ponga - $737,000

Connor Watson - $654,000

Mitchell Pearce - $647,000

Mitchell Barnett - $608,000

Jayden Brailey - $585,000

Lachlan Fitzgibbon - $575,000

Tim Glasby - $543,000

Herman Ese'ese - $524,000

Mason Lino - $522,000

Aidan Guerra - $498,000

Daniel Saifiti - $465,000

Sione Mata'utia - $426,000

Edrick Lee - $407,000

Hymel Hunt - $388,000

Kurt Mann - $350,000

Bradman Best - $325,000

Gehamat Shibasaki - $324,000

Josh King - $312,000

Enari Tuala - $300,000

Tautau Moga - $285,000

Jacob Saifiti - $246,000

Pasami Saulo - $246,000

Phoenix Crossland - $246,000

Brodie Jones - $228,000

Chris Randall - $228,000

Starford To'a - $228,000