Is Tom Trbojevic the real deal? Who is a good replacement for Wade Egan if I don’t own the big 3? What is wrong with Reuben Cotter? These are some of the questions that will be answered in the round 4 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.
Manly Sea Eagles - Winger/Fullback (WFB)
Tommy Turbo had an outstanding performance against a solid Eels lineup and was amongst 90% of their attacking raids as he racked up 90 GDS points. This was made up of 2 tries (T), 2 try assists (TA), 1 line break (LB), 1 line break assist (LBA), 10 tackle busts (TB), 1 off load to hand (OLH) and ran for 209 meters (RM). Turbo is still spooling up and the ominous signs that Manly are displaying, I guarantee we will see him improve as the weeks go by. He is a player you will want around your GameDay Squad side come round 4 and for the dynasty aspect will be very hot property... next week I might play him instead of him sitting on my bench.
South Sydney Rabbitohs - Edge-Forward (EDG)
Rabbitohs edge back-rower Koloamatangi has had a rich start to season 2023 racking up decent scores and looks to be a great alternative and likely POD if you don’t own big hitters David Fifita or Isaah Papali’i! He continues to produce great base stat numbers but to add to that are his fantastic attacking numbers that are certainly boosting his weekly scores. I believe Koloamatangi is Souths ultimate strike weapon and has proven so over the first 3 rounds. If you can get your hands on Koloamatangi in the transfer market it would be a great play considering Difi and Ipap will be much more difficult to snare.
Dolphins - Edge-Forward (EDG)
After a solid start to the year Felise Kaufusi is looking at a 4-5 week suspension. If you have Fus in your starting 13 you’ll want to ship him back to your EMG for the next few weeks, maybe even look to pop him on the transfer market if your squad depth allow.
Sydney Roosters - Centre (CTR)
After a somewhat lacklustre performance in a game the Roosters won, Manu finds himself suspended for 1 - 2 games and also with the Roosters on the bye next week will definitely miss the next 2 weeks and possibly 3 if he is handed a 2-game suspension. Also something to consider for Manu is the laceration he received under his left eye noting this is the same cheekbone he had broken in 2022, let’s hope the scan reveals there is no fracture. So move Manu back to your emergencies and hope his suspension and injury has the best outlook.
North Queensland Cowboys - Middle-Forward (MID)
Another under performing player so far in season 2023. Cotter was an out and out gun in 2022 and there is no reason why he can’t get back to that status. If you have had him in your 13 my best suggestion would be to move him back to your bench and keep an eye on him. I can almost guarantee he will begin to hit his high scoring best but at the moment with the Cows not quite firing this has impacted the ability Cotter has on games. The heat in North Queensland is relentless and as we see it cool down coming into the winter months I think the players will become a bit more comfortable.
New Zealand Warriors - Hooker (HOK)
Wade Egan looked to have suffered a nasty category one concussion in the Warriors win against the Cowboys on Saturday night. This will unfortunately rule him out of the Warriors clash with the Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon in accordance with the NRL 11 day HIA protocol on category one head knocks. If you had Egan as your number 1 hooking option and don’t have someone like Reece Robson, Damien Cook or Harry Grant I would look at Blayke Brailey who has been great for the Sharkies so far this season especially with Brandon Smith still nursing the rib injury. Blayke's brother Jayden Brailey for Newcastle is another great, consistent option if you own him.