Fantasy Rugby: Premiership Gameweek 3 Preview

After a colossal second round in the Premiership, The Scout looks forward to those teams and players expected to go well in round 3 this weekend.

By Edward Kerr
14th September 2018
By Edward Kerr
14th September 2018

Round 2 was certainly a feast of rugby for the neutral, and with some exciting matchups on the horizon for this weekend, not least a resurgent Leicester visiting the Ricoh, there are some tough choices to make for fantasy coaches.

One to watch

Seemingly surplus to requirements at international level, Dan Robson is one of the foremost picks for our fantasy coaches, and it's no surprise when you consider the strengths of his performances through last season and the start of this. He goes into this round with a tough fixture against Leicester, but is expected to deliver another high points haul.

Team to watch

Our projection algorithm is giving some particularly close results for this weekend, with some excellent matchups; will Bristol be able to pick up a win on the round against Gloucester? Will it be Worcester or Newcastle who pick up their first win of the season?

The Scout's pick however, goes to the Exeter-Sale game, where the Chiefs pack are expected to grind out some excellent scores.

Top captain pick

Sam Simmonds has fast moved to the top of the pile for captain choices, and he is certainly a good and consistent choice. The likes of Dan Robson and Mako Vunipola also deserve a lot more attention, and are both players who are expected to score well this weekend.

Top value pick

Exeter are at home this weekend, and host Sale in a fixture in which their forwards are projected to play a big part, and none more so than Jonny Hill, who is The Scout's top value pick for the weekend.

Food for though

By now, you will have realised that there is some dead wood in your squad; perhaps a player is injured, or one of the cheaper purchases you made has not been playing. Either way, don't be afraid to pull them from your squad and bring in a replacement. Taking the hurt now will save a lot of pain through the long term.

Equally, start looking forward - when are the Rugby Championship players returning to their teams, is there some money to make for picking them up before others jump on the bandwagon? Keep your eyes on the future.

As ever, good luck to everyone, and let us know on Twitter or Facebook how you get on!

The Rugby Magazine

Filed under: Gallagher Premiership, The Scout
Written by: Edward Kerr
Follow: @edwardrkerr · @therugbymag

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