What to do with Nathan Cleary?
News has circulated that Cleary will be able to rehab his shoulder and delay surgery till the end of the year. Reports are putting him out for 4-6 weeks.
This week TK will be selling Cleary. Why?
1. He's out 4-6 weeks and there's only 10 weeks remaining. They have a capable backup in Matt Burton and the more they win the less reason for him to rush back. Just remember they beat Melbourne in rd 3 without Cleary, they will win a good majority of games.
2. I'm an overall player first, so I don't want to hold $1.2 million on the sidelines for this period of time. Theres good options I don't currently have like DCE, Cody Walker, Ben Hunt and Matt Burton. So even if Cleary returns for the last 4 weeks of the season I'm comfortable in my strategy to move away from him.
3. He currently averages 96.9 points in fantasy a game. On return how likely is he to be able to maintain that average given his time away from the game + carrying the injury. NRL physio say "On return can be functional limitations/increased risk of recurrent instability"
Thats my take what you guys doing with Cleary?