Super League Dream Team: Key men this week

15th February 2017, 18:45

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Super League Dream Team: Key men this week

Who could get you those all important points with just two fixtures being played this week

With the World Club Series taking place on Saturday and Sunday, there are just four teams playing in Super League this week.

Huddersfield Giants face Salford Red Devils on Thursday and Leigh Centurions host Leeds Rhinos on Friday.

It does not matter if most of your players are not in action this week as they will gain the points back when Leigh, Huddersfield, Salford and Leeds enter the Challenge Cup fifth round. The top eight will face off in Super League round 11 on the same weekend.

Each Dream Team has four transfers per month. To get the most out of the two games this week, you could use those transfers to bring in players who will be playing Thursday and Friday night.

Beware though, because you won’t be able to switch anyone out until March if you use them all up. If a player gets injured or isn’t playing, you will be stuck with them, so we would advise keeping a transfer or two stored away just in case.

Here are a few players you could draft in from the Thursday and Friday night games.

Michael Dobson – Salford Red Devils – Scrum Half

Dobson was the top scoring scrum half in round one with 54 points.

The Australian made 48 metres from eight carries and added eight attacking kicks.

Dobson put the icing on the cake by scoring a try.

At 145k, Dobson could be a direct replacement for the likes of Luke Gale and Tommy Leuluai. Or if you have any spare change left over you could upgrade slightly.

Aaron Murphy – Huddersfield Giants – Winger

The Giants appeared to be a different team in their 2017 opener against Widnes.

Their back line looked like a well-oiled machine and the ball movement was fast, this gave the Giants wingers plenty of opportunity on the ball.

Murphy made 137 metres from 15 carries with an average gain of 9.13 metres.

The former Wakefield man also made a staggering five tackle busts, one offload and scored a try earning him 50 points.

As the joint-highest scoring winger of round 1 and being priced at a reasonable 120k, Murphy is a definite option.

Salford celebrate Dobson's try

Murphy gained 137 metres for the Giants

 

Ash Golding – Leeds Rhinos – Full Back

Golding received plenty of praise after the Rhinos’ defeat on opening night.

Three try saving tackles for the new number one showed his strengths when put under pressure.

Golding also made 20 carries for 84 metres as well as two offloads.

Golding’s nine tackle busts were the joint most of any player.

With 47 points, Golding was the second highest scoring full back in round one.

Eloi Pelissier – Leigh Centurions – Hooker

Although Pelissier was used as an interchange, the highly energetic hooker rewarded owners in the round one defeat to Castleford.

The French international made 39 tackles, more than anyone in the Centurions team.

On top of his solid defensive game, Eloi made 45 metres, two tackle busts and one offload.

With 67 points, Pelissier was the fifth highest scoring hooker, which is very impressive considering the vast amount of talent at the position.

At 155k, Eloi is an option for any owners with a higher priced hooker on the books.

Golsing holds up Saints' Dom Peyroux

Pelissier made 39 tackles for Leigh against Castleford

 

Dale Ferguson – Huddersfield Giants – Second Row

The Scotland international returned to the Giants with a fine attacking display on Friday night.

The step-up back to Super League looked natural to Ferguson, who made 104 metres from 16 carries.

Dale also made eight tackle busts and two offloads.

The Second Rower’s performance was topped off with one assist and one try.

With 76 Dream Team points in round one and a bargain price of 85k, Ferguson could be a permanent member in the best of squads.

Matt Parcell – Leeds Rhinos – Hooker

The last player on our list is also the highest scoring player.

Parcell was one of the top five point scorers in round one with 83.

The Australian impressed on both sides of the ball and his energy means plenty of tackles and metres will be made.

With amazing value and a fixture against Leigh, who conceded 44 points against Castleford last week, Parcell could rack up even more points on Friday.

 

Don't forget to sort you Dream Team before the lockdown at noon on Thursday.

With just one round played, there is still plenty of time to create your Dream Team and win weekly, monthly and season prizes.

Click here to create or change your team now.