Moneyball is pinning the shoulders back and putting up a $10,000 NRL bank for Round 1 of the Premiership Season.
This will be the first full NRL season Moneyball has had contests running for. The database has grown considerably since the Finals series of 2015 so we are expecting it to be a fruitful season with many first time players and growing cash pools.
The first thing we need to do is wrap our minds around the scoring system that is slightly more complex than that of the NBA, AFL and even the Soccer contests.
Initial thoughts, eight tackles are much easier to get than a 40/20 so don’t get too excited about those dead-eye kicks!
How does this compare to NRL Supercoach?
NRL Supercoach scoring system differs greatly from the Moneyball scoring system (see below) so don’t use your prior Supercoach knowledge and play for anything more than a starting point for NRL DFS.
Check out our article on Moneyball’s AFL scoring system here.
Star players by point scoring category
A try on Moneyball is worth 10 points and finding the tryscorers in each round obviously goes a long way to you cashing or grabbing a chunk of that bank.
Here are the top 5 tryscorers in the NRL during season 2015
Semi Radradra (Eels) 24 tries
Curtis Rona (Bulldogs) 23
Alex Johnson (Rabbitohs) 17
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters) 17
Pat Richards (Tigers) 17
Jonathan Thurstons (Cowboys) clearly lead the NRL in try assists (8 moneyball points per) last season 33 in total (28 regular season). The nearest player to him was Benjie Marshall (Dragons) with 22.
Andrew McCullough (Broncos), Cameron Smith (Storm), Simon Mannering (Warriors) lead the league in tackles (.5 moneyball points per) last year – all with over 1000!
Bryce Cartwright from the Panthers lead the league in offloads (2 monyeball points per) last season, Corey Parker (Broncos), Sam Kasiano (Bulldogs) and Simon Mannering again feature toward the top of the list.
To play Moneyball’s $10,000 NRL bank simply click here!