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GameDay Squad Aussie Rules: Round 17 Trading Targets

Okay so seriously, it’s not even funny anymore… Can we please get Clayton Oliver back?! I can’t take another round of Jack Steele running opposite where the ball is or waiting for Luke Davies-Uniake to remember how to find the leather again. The mystery is just annoying now… am I getting desperate? Uhhhhh… Yes, I need that guy back in a massive way and if it doesn’t happen soon! I could be slipping down the leaderboards massively!

It's time now to get stuck into some fantasy chatter! GameDay Squad is a little bit different to your more traditional AFL Fantasy and AFL Supercoach platforms. Some features that make it a little bit of a different experience are:

  1. There are no weekly trade restrictions, this means that you can take your MRO frustrations out stress free.

  2. In GDS the cards you use to play are virtual player cards which you can collect from player card packs, with that, there is a fully functioning peer-to-peer transfer market which you can trade, auction and sell player cards that you own. Yes, this means that you can not only rage trade but rage sell all of your James Sicily cards!

  3. It’s also essential to keep in mind that GameDay Squad is a dynasty fantasy football platform and that will be heavily taken into consideration in this article.

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Sam Flanders

Gold Coast Suns - Forward (FWD)

Is it?… It couldn’t be right?… Sam… Sam Flanders is currently selected in my round 17 side?! Well, I’ll be damned! The selection news shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to those who have been (unfortunately) keeping tabs on the Gold Coast Suns because since returning to the senior side in round 15, Flanders has been on a tear! He’s been deployed in just about every position on the park by Caro Wilson’s favourite league coach Stewwy Dew since his return so it’s hard to get a read on his predominant role, things might become even more confusing with perennial jet Touk Miller returning this week, but one thing is for certain, Flanders knows how to find the footy and even if we’re strictly talking from a dynasty perspective here, he’s a player card you need to have!

Will Ashcroft

Brisbane Lions - Forward (FWD)

No Josh Dunkley, one quick uber to Woolloongabba and a date with the West Coast Eagles means only one thing… Will Ashcroft is going ballistic! Ashcroft has actually been fairly down on his already lofty standards in recent times, averaging just 83 GDS fantasy points in his five most recent games but fear not! His most recent game was a 109 GDS fantasy point outing at you guessed it… the GABBA! At this point, if Brisbane are playing at home, I think you could do a lot worse than Ashcroft in your forward lines, plus it’s just fun having the baby goat lining up in your team!


Jordan Ridley

Essendon Bombers - Defender (DEF)

Jordan Ridley’s ton run comes to an end in disappointing fashion! After five 100+ performances in a row, he’s come crashing down back to earth with a frankly putrid 67 points in an agonising loss to Port Adelaide in round 16. Ridley has been in good form this year! Averaging 95 GDS fantasy points a game (Which has been brought down by an injury-riddled score of 16 GDS fantasy points in round 8) and has nine 100+ scores to his name so far this year but he’s really struggled to score above 120+ too many times this year and while coaches will take triple digits for the most part, it’s those 120+ scores that really get you over the line. Add in a mix of scores like his round 16 67-point outing and it just rubs salt in the wound. Ridley should still be in the weekly selection discussions but maybe it’s time to aim for some more boom players for the next few rounds at least.

Clayton "The mystery man" Oliver

Melbourne Demons - Midfielder (MID)

* Please obviously don't trade or sell your Oliver cards! But what is actually going on here? Is he ever coming back? Seriously!


Jack Viney

Melbourne Demons - Midfielder (MID)

Because the mystery surrounding Clayton Oliver is still continuing as he's had an extra potential four weeks added on to his recovery timeline, Jack Viney is STILL fantasy relevant! Which at this point shouldn't be a surprise because he has actually been pretty incredible so far this year. Averaging 109 GDS fantasy points per game, Viney has become an interesting point-of-difference option for coaches while Oliver is still out especially. The only real knock on Viney is that he has been a little boom-or-bust, but that is to be expected for someone of Viney's play-style when it comes to fantasy scoring. I'm starting him this week... And I think more coaches should consider it too.

Nic Martin

Essendon Bombers - Forward (FWD)

Nic Martin… ouch! The prince of the bye-rounds would have burnt a few this week, I can’t imagine too many coaches jumped off the Martin hype train… and ouch! I was one of those coaches, I kept him in thinking he’ll go for scores of 130 consistently for the rest of the season but damn, a score of only 76 GDS fantasy points while scoring a goal in the match is not a score I thought we would be seeing! Martin played very, very deep this week but his role didn’t seem to alter too much to warrant any drastic moves. He’s a watch and monitor but in no circumstances move on from his player cards, he remains one of the best dynasty prospects in fantasy footy right now.


The information contained in the article is not intended and should not be understood or construed as financial advice. As always please do your own research, my placing history suggests you should absolutely do your own research!


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