25th January 2017, 07:30 | dreamteam

Super League Dream Team: 2017 Bargains

Super League Dream Team: 2017 Bargains

We look at five players with lower price-tags who could score you plenty of points this season.

With a salary cap of £1.825m, assembling a winning Dream Team which comes in under budget can be a challenge.

Take a look at five potential bargains you can pick up in Dream Team 2017.

Create your Betfred Super League Dream Team 2017 now.

 

Tom Briscoe (Leeds Rhinos, £100k)

After an injury-hit 2016 campaign, Leeds winger Tom Briscoe’s Dream Team value has decreased this season.

Briscoe was sidelined for three months last campaign and was limited to just 13 appearances, scoring two tries.

The winger will be hoping to recapture his 2015 form where he scored 10 tries for the Rhinos as part of their treble winning season – as well as a historic five tries in the Challenge Cup Final.

Should Briscoe retain his fitness all season and Leeds perform more consistently he should score lots of points for your Dream Team.

 

Frank-Paul Nuuausala (Wigan Warriors, £90k)

Frank-Paul Nuuausala joined Wigan ahead of their Super 8s campaign last season and made an immediate impact with the Warriors.

The prop made 570 metres and 137 tackles from his 11 appearances and will look to improve on those stats with a full season ahead of him.

Defence was key to Wigan’s fourth Grand Final success last season and Nuuausala’s defensive contribution, as well as his efforts going forward, should make him a great addition to your Dream Team.

 

Nuuausala enjoyed a strong start at Wigan

Briscoe will be looking to regain his 2015 form

 

Scott Grix (Wakefield Trinity, £85k)

Scott Grix’s 2016 injury woes limited the full-back to just eight appearances for Huddersfield last season and has seen his value drop.

The full-back position is a crucial role for picking up Dream Team points and finding a cost-effective player for your team is challenging.

Grix has moved to Wakefield this season and the 32-year-old should pick up plenty of Dream Team points for his new club.

 

Richie Myler (Catalans Dragons, £115k)

Half-backs are the key creative forces in Rugby League and as a result are often the most expensive positions to fill.

Catalans’ Richie Myler offers good value for money this season and managed to set up 15 tries in 2016 despite missing three months of the campaign.

Try-scoring has also always been a part of Myler’s game and the scrum-half crossed ten times last season.

The 26-year-old is now settled into life in the south of France and if he remains injury-free could be a valuable asset for your Dream Team.

 

Anthony Gelling (Wigan Warriors, £130k)

Anthony Gelling’s value has dropped for 2017 but the centre’s blistering end of season form last year means he should be considered for your Dream Team.

The 26-year-old scored nine tries including a hat-trick against St Helens in the Super 8s as well as making 2383 metres going forward.

The centre also produced 47 offloads and could be a critical player for your Dream Team this season.