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GameDay Squad Rugby League - Round 17 Trading Targets

With Isaah Papali’I moving back to his favoured right side is he an option? Can we rely on Jake Turpin over this origin period? Should we play Ryan Matterson going forward? These are some of the questions that will be answered in the round 17 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


Jake Turpin

Sydney Roosters - Hooker (HOK)

‘Tackle Bot Turpin’ is a safe and reliable option to consider over the origin period and until Brandon Smith returns (be sure to see how Trent Robinson uses Smith though). With scores of 53, 59 and 50 GameDay Squad fantasy points in the past 3 rounds, Turpin will provide you with a reliable score week in and week out through pure base scoring. Making 172 tackles in 3 games is quite unreal and shows how much of a work horse Turpin is. Of note are his high minutes (80min past 2 rounds) and his negatives that are very low only missing 3 tackles out of the 175 attempted, 1 error (ER) and 1 penalty conceded (PC) in the past 3 games.

Isaiah Papali'i

Wests Tigers - Edge-Forward (EDG)

With IPap moving back to his preferred side on the right (2nd time on the right this season) he looked ‘right’ at home terrorizing the Storm left edge. Back to his barnstorming self where he made a name at the Eels, Papali’I ran for 180m, had 5 tackle busts (TB), 3 offloads (OFF) and 1 line break (LB) to go with his 40 tackles and finished with a score of a nice 73pts in his highest score this season. Although IPap did have a few negatives I think we can safely say he is a player you’ll want to play most weeks if he can stay on the right side especially considering Shawn Blore was solid on the left and Bateman was very good in the middle of the park.


Luke Keary

Sydney Roosters - Halves (HLF)

With Luke Keary cleared of a fractured jaw and better halves options playing each round for the remainder of the season, I feel Keary is a very high risk play in any team and I’d recommend playing it safer with other gun halves.

Latrell Mitchell

South Sydney Roosters - Winger/Fullback (WFB)

In unfortunate news Latrell Mitchell has been ruled out of Origin 2 as his calf injury continues to plague him. Keep an eye on updates for Mitchell as calf injuries have a history of ongoing problems. For now, keep Trellmit in your emergencies until fully fit.


Ronaldo Mulitalo

Cronulla Sharks - Winger/Fullback (WFB)

With the Sharks handing the poor Bulldogs a hammering last week I was a little disappointed with Ronaldo. He had some good runs, 1TB and scored a nice try but still didn’t score as well as we had all hoped. He is a really busy winger but this week wasn’t his week. Have a look at him again in Round 19 when the Sharks take on the Tigers who tend to leak points on the flanks.

Ryan Matterson

Parramatta Eels - Middle-Forward (MID)

With Matto playing in the halves for the Eels due to Moses being at origin it is a little complicated to gauge his output in Round 16. What we do have is his historical data that when playing edge or middle he is very good. The encouraging thing here for Matto is that he got through 80min of work. Have a look at him this week to see how coach Arthur utilizes him and make a decision of if you want him in your side going forward. A great asset over the origin period if not playing in the halves.



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