Yet again, the Broncos get a primetime Thursday or Friday game of footy. Brisbane is rolling right now, winners of four of their last five including big wins over Cronulla and Penrith. They are surging at the right time, and while I don’t think anyone is remotely convinced by them yet, usually the teams that peak around this time of year are the ones fighting for a spot in the grand final.
They head to Sydney this week to play a Bulldogs team with absolutely nothing to play for, but aren’t playing as pathetically as you’d expect from a club that has told its fanbase it has given up on the season.
Let’s look at the daily fantasy picks.
Gun: Josh McGuire ($18.7)
The Broncos and Bulldogs are two of the worst as far as boasting top line fantasy players, so Josh McGuire is probably the safest option here. Back in the lock role and playing close to the 80, McGuire has been regularly putting up scores over 1300 including last week’s 1546. He’s the safest gun of a bad bunch for me.
Dud: William Hopoate ($17.9m)
Plenty will be jumping on Will Hopoate after his brilliant last month of footy and actually his pretty solid year on the whole, but what comes up must come down and he simply is not the player he’s looked of late. I don’t rate the Broncos defensively, but they have showed in the past fortnight a renewed effort in that part of the game, and they are really trending up at the right time. It may be difficult for the Dogs to put up much in this one and that will eat into Hoppa’s score.
Point of Difference: Tevita Pangai Junior ($15.1m)
Tevita Pangai Junior has ridden the peaks and troughs of a breakout season and if you timed it right on the special kid you’d have really put yourself in a good position to win some money. TPJ was all the rage early on in the season before falling slightly out of favour, before he enjoyed a renaissance and then eventually becoming less popular again. I think now is the time to jump back on his stock. He threw up a 1391 last week and there should be plenty more points for him in this one that will likely be a real grind in the forwards.