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GameDay Squad Rugby League - Round 15 Trading Targets

Nathan Cleary GONESKI! To point-of-difference or not to point-of-difference? Is a Tigers edge-forward back to his full potential and a must-start in GameDay Squad? These are some of the questions that will be answered in the round 15 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.


Buy, Sell, Hold for round 5 of the NRL

BUY!


John Bateman's legend GameDay Squad player card

John Bateman

Wests Tigers - Edge-Forward (EDG)

Bateman is a player I knew would come into his own as the season wore on. I feel it is now that time after posting GameDay Squad fantasy scores of 62 and now 83 this week. His role for the Tigers is a GDS dream for coaches that own him! Playing plenty of minutes on the edge before moving into the middle this allows Bateman high attacking stats and also plenty of decent base. His ability to offload along with his tackle count for very few negatives will continuously see him wrack up plenty of good points for you week to week.


Addin Fonua-Blake's silver GameDay Squad player card

Addin Fonua-Blake

New Zealand Warriors - Middle-Forward (MID)

Although Fonua-Blake only managed to score 48 GDS fantasy points in round 14, he has been an absolute wrecking ball for the Warriors this season averaging 56.6pts per game. Along with Warriors skipper Tohu Harris, Fonua-Blake continues to play big minutes helping his GDS scores to reach insane levels with scores in the last 5 weeks of 51, 63, 56, 80 and 48. The return of AFBs offload to bolster his attacking stats has seen him become a more valuable asset to your GDS squad as his base stats are also very consistent. He is a great player to own over this origin period.


SELL


Nathan Cleary's diamond GameDay Squad player card

Nathan Cleary

Penrith Panthers - Halves (HLF)

Well, I never thought this superstar would ever fall into this category but unfortunately for owners of Nathan Cleary he will have to be removed from your side after suffering a high grade hamstring tear on Sunday. It has been confirmed Cleary will miss 6 weeks which also sees him miss the remainder of the origin series. On Cleary’s return we must also remember hamstrings have a very high re-injury rate.



Jack De Belin's bronze GameDay Squad player card

Jack De Belin

St George Illawarra Dragons - Middle-Forward (MID)

In unfortunate news, popular middle-forward Jack De Belin was knocked out in Round 14 and had to be stretchered off the park. This sees him missing Round 15 due to HIA protocols and then the dragons have the bye in Round 16. Move him out of your sides and look to bring him back on his return. 2 weeks off will do him the world of good and should see him return ready in Round 17 against the Warriors


HOLD...


Jordan Riki's gold GameDay Squad player card

Jordan Riki

Brisbane Broncos - Edge-Forward (EDG)

Jordan Riki is one of my two point-of-difference options this week and is another strong edge who seems to be consistently putting up decent GDS scores. Riki has shown a vast variety of skills we all knew he could possess but the difference this year is it coming far more consistently. Similar to Bateman, his ability to bust tackles but also make plenty with out a high missed-tackled count has helped him post consistent GDS scores which are worth looking into.


Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad's platinum GameDay Squad player card

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

New Zealand Warriors - Winger/Fullback (WFB)

Warriors fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is my second point-of-difference option of the week and has been a huge signing for the Warriors side for 2023. He is a real smokey option to play in your WFB position during the origin period. With an average of only 41.7 GDS points this season, his registration of decent scores over a handful of games suggests he is an inconsistent scorer. As a Warriors fan I believe CNK has turned a corner the past 2 weeks and is far more involved than ever. He takes a carry at least once every set and is involved in 90% of the Warriors attacking plays. Watch for CNK to continue to wrack up decent scores the way he is currently playing.

 




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