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Warriors 2022 NRL Fantasy guide

A frequent source of both opportunity and frustration for Fantasy coaches, the Warriors again present some intriguing options in 2022 – but whether they can they be relied on to pick a consistent team is another question.

Big Guns

Tohu Harris ($763k) was the one real rock at the Warriors last year, and his late-season ACL injury was a massive blow for the club and Fantasy coaches alike. He'll miss the start of this year so steer clear for now but if he gets eased back with some reduced minutes he could be a steal around Origin time.

Josh Curran ($675k) and Reece Walsh ($655k) are the next two most expensive players at the club. Curran shone when injuries started to hit the pack but is no certainty of big minutes this year. Walsh provided some electric highlights but inconsistencies over how he was used frustrated Fantasy coaches; with Roger Tuiavasa-Sheck leaving and a debut season under his belt Walsh could be an out-and-out gun this year.

Rule changes: Kick metres scoring change

Bargain Hunter

There's some possible value in the halves, with Shaun Johnson ($544k) and Chanel Harris-Tavita ($461k) plus former Titan Ash Taylor ($379k) all on the cheap side for starting halves. Be aware all three averaged close to 80 minutes and played at least 10 games so their prices are based on performance rather than injury reductions.

Jack Murchie ($358k) has upside if he lands a starting role but there is a stack of competition in the Warriors back row.

Cheapies

There's not much that jumps out, although Broncos loan player Jesse Arthars ($291k) is a fair chance of a centre spot; he averaged 62 minutes last year with three low-minute games but the upside is fairly low.

Rule changes: Offloads and tackle breaks

Be Wary

Pretty much anyone in the Warriors pack other than Harris plus starting props Matt Lodge and Addin Fonua-Blake is a lottery when it comes to minutes. Curran, Murchie, Bayley Sironen, Euan Aitken and Eliesa Katoa could all be great pickups with big-minute starting roles but the uncertainty is just too great.

Warriors 2022 NRL Fantasy prices

Tohu Harris: MID/EDG, $763,000
Josh Curran: EDG/MID, $675,000
Reece Walsh: WFB, $655,000
Addin Fonua-Blake: MID, $651,000
Wayde Egan: HOK, $620,000
Matthew Lodge: MID, $573,000
Shaun Johnson: HLF, $544,000
Euan Aitken: CTR/EDG, $540,000
Kodi Nikorima: HLF, $523,000
Bayley Sironen: EDG, $520,000
Jazz Tevaga: MID, $516,000
Adam Pompey: CTR/WFB, $490,000
Chanel Harris-Tavita: HLF, $461,000
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak: WFB, $442,000
Eliesa Katoa: EDG, $426,000
Bunty Afoa: MID, $424,000
Ben Murdoch-Masila: MID/EDG, $408,000
Taniela Otukolo: HOK, $370,000
Marcelo Montoya: WFB, $361,000
Jack Murchie: EDG, $358,000
Rocco Berry: WFB/CTR, $358,000
Aaron Pene: MID, $348,000
Edward Kosi: WFB, $300,000
Jesse Arthars: CTR/WFB, $291,000
Viliami Vai'lea: CTR, $240,000
Pride Petterson-Robati: MID, $240,000
Junior Ratuva: WFB, $220,000

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