All of a sudden the ruckman landscape become exciting? Is the time nearing for a Essendon legend? Injuries happen in professional sports, is it worth hanging on? These are some of the questions that will be answered in the round 3 preview of buy, sell and hold. It’s 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. Let us know your thoughts on who we have included below on all of our socials - twitter, facebook, instagram, discord.
Essendon Bombers - Midfielder (MID)
The former Carlton Blue is firing on all cylinders with this new found opportunity he's been presented with. Setterfield leads all Essendon players for centre-bounce-attendances, averaging a whopping 82% CBAs per game. He's making the most of his midfield time as well, ranking as the 2nd highest ranked midfielder in GameDay Squad Aussie Rules, only falling behind Demons star Clayton Oliver. Setterfield is making it impossible to not select him with those sorts of numbers and no reason to believe his high volume role will be taken away from him any time soon.
Melbourne Demons - Ruckman (RUCK)
I was very consistent in the off-season, saying that if one of Brodie Grundy or Max Gawn goes down, the healthy one will be an automatic must start. Obviously we would never wish injury on anyone! But it's hard not to be excited by the sole ruckman role Grundy now finds himself in. Grundy broke the triple digits scoring 101 GDS fantasy points last week with Gawn leaving the round 2 matchup against Brisbane early. He comes up against Sydney and Peter Ladhams which is a scary prospect for anyone coming up against Grundy in round 3.
Essendon Bombers - Defender (DEF)
It's starting to look really ugly for Dyson Heppell now... That's not to discredit him, he has been an absolute superstar for Essendon, an incredible leader and deserves his flowers but as a fantasy player, he is well and truly cooked. Heppell was used as a non-medical sub last week which feels like the start of his downfall as a player for the club, but his downfall as a fantasy player is already in full force. In round 1 Heppell scored just 73 GDS fantasy points and in round 2 an even worse 67... He was a superstar and will retire a Bombers legend but lets get him up to the coaches box asap!
Brisbane Lions - Defender (DEF)
Fraud watch on Daniel Rich as he snuck his way into some GameDay Squad teams for round 2 after scoring a big 118 GDS fantasy points in round 1, only to fall back down to earth and score just 59 GDS fantasy points in round 2. This is what Daniel Rich is now... The epitome of boom or bust! While he will score you the odd 100+ score every now and then, these scores are becoming increasingly scarce. With his age getting on a bit, I think it's best practice to leave him out and banking on someone a little safer.
St Kilda Saints - Midfielder (MID)
Much like the Tom Stewart situation from round 1, do not drop or sell your guns after injury! Jack Steele fought on t score 135 GDS fantasy points in round two against the Western Bulldogs but picked up an injury on his way to that mammoth score. Steele underwent surgery mid-week to help mend a broken collarbone he suffered from round 2 and will be a huge out for the Saints and a ton of fantasy coaches. It's easy in these moments to forget how good someone like Steele is, so just hold and wait out the 4 weeks he is estimated to be out for.
Greater Western Sydney Giants - Forward (FWD)
2022 fantasy season golden child Harry Himmelberg has been deployed as a forward to start the season and frankly, he's been atrocious. This is just a public service announcement to remind all the GameDay Squad coaches of how good he is when he is playing off the half back line. If there are any rumblings of Himmelberg returning to defence he become an automatic must-start in my opinion, so hold onto his cards just in cast!