Fantasy Rugby: Premiership Gameweek 5 Preview

Round 5 of the Gallagher Premiership is set to provide some exciting match ups, with several teams looking to get their seasons back on track.

By Edward Kerr
28th September 2018
By Edward Kerr
28th September 2018

As ever, the Scout weighs in with a few options for your fantasy team, highlighting the key players and fixtures over the weekend.

One to watch

Despite what looks like a tough game at home for Saracens against a growing Bath team, it is Moke Vunipola who once again tops our key player algorithm; he is expected to amass 53 points in the fixture, though his England compatriot Maro Itoje follows closely behind.

Team to watch

Our projection algorithm is giving some particularly close results for this weekend, with some excellent matchups, however The Scout's pick goes to the Exeter v Worcester fixture, 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 Don Armand and Mako Vunipola also deserve a lot more attention, and are both players who are expected to score well this weekend.

Top value pick

Newcastle face a tough fixture at home to Wasps this evening, but the stand out value performer is scrum-half Sonatane Takulua, who is expected to pull close to the 50 point mark in the fixture. Our projection algorithm has this fixture down as a slender one-point home win, but either way it promises to be an excellent fixture.

Food for though

With European fixtures on the horizon, and the impending autumn internationals, now is a good time to be releasing those players from your squad who are carrying a lot of salary cap, or perhaps aren't expected to play over the next few weeks. If you have the room to release someone, The Scout's advise: do!

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

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Filed under: Gallagher Premiership, The Scout
Written by: Edward Kerr
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