Fantasy League: Easter Weekend

14 Apr 2022

Fantasy League: Easter Weekend

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It’s a double game week in Fantasy League as we look ahead to a jam-packed Easter period.

Each super league club will play two games over the next 5 days which brings an extended lock out in Fantasy. So, what does that mean? 

The team you pick before 12 noon Thursday will be your team until Round 9 finishes on Tuesday. Players you pick ahead of Rivals Round (Round 8) will be the players you have for Round 9 on Monday, too.

Because of this, your captain’s choice becomes even more important this week, with a chance to score bumper points if you put the C on the right player.

We’ve taken a look at some dead set skippers that you should consider ahead of the Easter Period.

Liam Farrell (170K)

Farrell is a set and forget captain every week. He’s as reliable as they come and scores well across the board, meaning he’s an almost guaranteed 50 plus points scorer every game. In fact, he’s averaging 65 points per game and has the highest overall total in Fantasy this season.

Despite the fact he’s up against the Champions and best defensive side in the competition this Friday, rest assured that he can make up for any slow attacking stats with a strong defensive display. If you're looking a reliable captain over Easter, Farrell is the man.

Frankie Halton (60K)

The find of 2022, Halton has been a terrific Fantasy buy this season. His defensive acumen - which has put him in the top five tacklers this year - means he has a terrific base score without worrying about any of the glamourous stuff.

And he’s only getting better. He’s crossed the try line twice this season and is quickly finding his feet on the Robins’ edge. They face a trip to Toulouse on Monday – a short turnaround after the Good Friday derby – so there’s no guarantee he will play big minutes. But if he comes away from the derby unscathed, expect big points from the exciting back row.

Mike McMeeken (170K)

McMeeken and the Dragons have a favourable draw over the Easter period. They face bottom placed Toulouse at home on Thursday Night before a trip to ninth place Salford on Monday - and McMeeken has the potential to score big. He’s no stranger to defending and has an outstanding offload in his game. On top of that, he can score tries and will be a threat against both Toulouse and Salford – the latter of which are missing a host of first choice back rowers. 

He may not be a dead-set guarantee, but could offer huge points if the Dragons are firing over Easter.