Welcome to Puntlab home of the Professor. The 2017 NRL season is nearly upon us and the Professor has been working just as hard as the players over the offseason.

Every player to appear in the 2016 season has been given a ranking based on their stats – some are certain to surprise – relevant to their position. The comprehensive list has been broken down by team so you can see how your team ranks.

This is just one, of a number of considerations the Professor has taken into consideration with his ladder predictions. Let him know your thoughts.