19th January 2017, 16:30 | dreamteam

Super League Dream Team: Best bargains of 2016

Super League Dream Team: Best bargains of 2016

Ahead of the 2017 Betfred Super League Dream Team launch, we look at players who proved to be huge bargains to owners in 2016

Jamie Shaul

2016 Price: £105k

Shaul was a revelation for FC in 2016. The back’s explosive runs racked up 3057 metres and 103 tackle busts.

Jamie was the joint highest try scoring full back in 2016 with 14. With an average of over 44 points a game and a solid injury record, the Hull man was a reliable keeper at the position.

Joe Mellor

2016 Price: £125k

Joe Mellor was one of the top Dream Team players in 2016. Danny Brough normally leads the pack at scrum half, but Mellor emerged as the stand-out talent.

With strong all round stats and a great kicking game, Mellor can get points from anywhere. At £125k, whilst averaging over 60 points a game, Mellor was the biggest bargain last year.

Kyle Amor

2016 Price: £140k

Amor’s price was relatively high for a bargain, but his production means he must be considered a cheap option last year.

The forward was on a similar level to some of the highest priced players in Super League.

The Saints player of the year paid back his owners by playing every regular season game and making nearly 500 carries. When a player is involved as much as Amor there is limited downfall.

Mahe Fonua

2016 Price: £110k

Fonua shone in the Hull setup and earned himself a spot in the 2016 Super League Dream Team.

Mahe flew as a centre and recorded seven assists through the season. Fonua made 68 tackle busts and the centre’s 45 offloads were the most of any FC player in 2016, showing just how pivotal the outside back was in Hull’s build-up play.

Fonua didn’t just set up tries, he was also the black and white army’s joint second highest try scorer.

Ryan Sutton

2016 Price: £105k

The young prop played 29 games in Super League and the Super 8s last year showing his durability. Sutton made 788 tackles in 2016 with 133 of those tackles being from the marker position.

Big tacklers are a reliable option in Dream Team and rack up a high base of points, Sutton proved this to his owners with his high work rate and consistency.