Agnatius Paasi : Digital Image Scott Davis NRLphotos: NRL Round 25 Gold Coast Titans V St. George Illawarra Dragons at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Sunday 30th August 2015

The Gold Coast Titans aren't a team blessed with many big Fantasy scorers based on previous seasons, but their rookie recruit could prove to be one of 2016's best bargains.

Cash cow

Ashley Taylor: The departure of Aidan Sezer and Kane Elgey's season-ending ACL injury  means there is a halves spot up for grabs alongside Tyrone Roberts – and Taylor will be the man to fill it. The talented young former Bronco was the NYC Player of the Year last season and looms as a must-have cash cow at the lowly price of $134,000. 

Wild cards

Zeb Taia: The former Newcastle Knights forward has been plying his trade in the Super League for the past few seasons – and he's been impressive, earning a spot in the Super League Dream Team last year alongside Roosters recruit Joe Burgess and fellow ex-NRL player Adam Cuthbertson. He returns to the NRL this season with the Titans, where he's likely to start in the back row. Taia was an 80-minute player in his first stint in the NRL and he can make an impact in attack – leading Catalans' try-scorers list last season with a dozen tries. But with an awkward $358,000 price and a break even of around 40 he's hardly a bargain at the start of the new season. 

Agnatius Paasi: The forward improved greatly over the course of last season, starting with a handful of cameos off the bench in the first half of the year before finishing with three straight 80-minute performances. His last two games of the season netted him impressive scores of 57 and 50 – well above his new break even of about 30. But minutes will be hard to come by in a pack that has been bolstered by several new recruits.

Nathan Friend: The Titans have recruited a veteran hooker from the Warriors, who is likely to share the dummy-half role with Daniel Mortimer this season. Friend's real chance to shine through will be if the Titans run without a bench hooker.  At the Warriors last year Friend averaged 50 minutes a game but played the full 80 five times – scoring close to 60 points a game in those matches. His $341,000 price is based on last year's season average of 38 points a game, so he'd be great value if he gets big minutes.

2016 NRL Fantasy prices 
David Shillington ($392,000) 
Luke Douglas ($378,000) 
Daniel Mortimer ($370,000) 
Zeb Taia ($358,000) 
Ryan James ($349,000) 
Greg Bird ($346,000) 
Nathan Friend ($341,000) 
Tyrone Roberts ($313,000) 
Chris McQueen ($306,000) 
Kierran Moseley ($274,000) 
Nene Macdonald ($272,000) 
Agnatius Paasi ($267,000) 
Lachlan Burr ($267,000) 
Kane Elgey ($266,000) 
Eddy Pettybourne ($252,000) 
Josh Hoffman ($245,000) 
William Zillman ($238,000) 
Ryan Simpkins ($236,000) 
David Mead ($206,000) 
Anthony Don ($205,000) 
Matt Robinson ($191,000) 
Nathaniel Peteru ($178,000) 
Ashley Taylor ($134,000) 
David Hala ($134,000) 
Leva Li ($134,000) 
Matt Srama ($134,000) 
Jeff Lynch ($130,000)

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