Which half is the priority right now? Should I play Doueihi this week? Is Penrith Panther Zac Hosking the real deal? 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.
Cronulla Sharks - Half (HLF)
What an absolute gun, there are not many other words to describe this man! Hynes picked up where he left off in 2022 and absolutely dominated the Dragons in all facets of the game. Not only racking up plenty of attacking stats but accumulating a heap of base stats, something we have come to expect from Nicho Hynes. I feel he is more important than rival half Nathan Cleary as he will be unlikely to play origin therefor plays more games than the Panthers #7. In my eyes Hynes will average more in GameDay Squad Rugby League. A very good card to have from a dynasty aspect as well.
Penrith Panthers - Edge-Forward (EDG)
Speaking of dynasty, I expect Zac Hosking to be a staple on the Panthers flanks for quite some time. A big loss for the Brisbane Broncos when Hosking was swiped out from under their noses and we now know why! His game in round fice was as good as you’ll see. An edge who runs a line like a veteran amd has the engine of V8, getting through a mountain of work in his 80mins including base stats of 54 TCKLs, 0 missed, 109MG, 1LB, 5TB, 2OL, 1T and an incredible 0 negatives on his way to 97 GDS points! If you can snare Hosking from the Transfer Market or pack him you’ll be a happy coach!
Gold Coast Titans - Winger/Fullback (WFB)
Unfortunately for AJ Brimson it looks as though he has suffered a hamstring injury (yet to be determined) but was clutching higher up on the hamstring meaning a more problematic and longer hamstring injury. The NRL are currently reporting a Round 8 return. Place Brimson back to your emergencies and monitor this injury as hamstring injuries can linger and be problematic.
Dolphins - Half (HLF)
If you were running SOS as a POD option in your halves, you’ll want to be moving him to your emergencies until late rounds as indications are his torn pec requires surgery and he will return approx Round 18 in a cruel blow to the Dolphins who suffered a number of injuries to key players in Round 4.
New Zealand Warriors - Middle-Forward (MID)
Unfortunately for GDS coaches big Tohu Harris suffered what appeared to be a minor (Grade 1) MCL injury to the opposite knee he suffered the ACL on a couple of seasons back. Although he has been named this week I would not be playing him in my 13 due to the risk of him
A) Being ruled out last minute
B) Reduced output
Place him in your emergencies for Round 5.
Wests Tigers - Half (HLF)
If you are an owner of Adam Doueihi and have played him in the halves post his ‘turf toe’ injury, a strong suggestion would be to move him to your emergencies or bench for round 5. We saw a reduced output from AD in the Tigers loss to the Storm due to this injury and his move to fullback hinders certain aspects of his scoring, particularly kick meters. I would keep him on my bench until he is completely injury free and/or moves back to five-eighth as I can’t see him scoring anywhere near what he would if he was five-eighth.