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Parish Has Returned! AFL Fantasy Round 23 – Buy, Sell, Hold

Can you afford to sit Darcy parish right now? Yes, Shai Bolton is exciting, but can he be consistent for fantasy? Should we be talking about the other Daicos more? These are some of the questions that will be answered in the round 23 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.


Is Darcy Parish the game changer you need in fantasy AFL?

BUY!


Darcy Parish (Essendon Bombers - Midfielder)

This bloke looks like he was never injured at all this season! Flying around the field, racking up possessions, laying tackles and racking up fantasy footy points in typical Darcy Parish fashion. Since coming back from injury in round 21, Parish has scored back-to-back scores of 112 and 123 GDS fantasy points. He’s still only 25 years old and his best footy is yet to come, that's a scary prospect to consider!


Elijah Hollands (Gold Coast Suns - Midfielder)

One for the future here but it's Elijah Hallands. We only have a very small sample size of what Hollands can do but from what we have seen so far he is an unreal talent. Pick 7 in the 2020 AFL Draft, Hollands only made his debut in 2022 due to a long-term ACL injury suffered in the same year he was drafted. It’s clear to see why the Suns were so high on him, now that he’s healthy Hollands has had a big role to play with the Suns, the highlight being a 143 GDS fantasy point outing in round 21! This could very well be something we will be getting used to in the future and he’s one to stash away.


SELL...


Shai Bolton (Richmond Tigers - Midfielder)

One of the more exciting and dynamic players in the sell column here for me and it’s Shai Bolton! He’s a great footy player and exceptionally fun to watch, but he shouldn’t be starting in your fantasy sides, unfortunately. My stance on Bolton and fantasy could change if we see some consistency because at the moment he has the potential to be a boom asset who can put up big scores… he can however lose you match-ups as well, as he’s also capable of some really bust games. Boom or bust players are a nightmare in fantasy footy. I’ll be steering clear.


Andrew Gaff (West Coast Eagles - Midfielder)

I’m done with Gaff now. I was off him in the middle part of the season but we actually saw some good performances for West Coast and fantasy, but two scores in the 70’s back to back to close the season just puts a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. He’s been a champion for the Eagles and fantasy footy in the past, but 30 years old and seemingly slowing down I don’t want to look his way when it comes to selection in season 2023.


HOLD


Tom Barrass (West Coast Eagles - Defender)

Sticking with the West Coast Eagles and the player I want to keep a close eye on over the off-season and in pre-season games for 2023 is Tom Barrass. It’s a bit of an out-there shout because Barrass has never really shown any form of fantasy relevancy in the past but his last 5 scores are hard to ignore! 164, 116, 99, 90 and 103 should have all coaches in need of a player of difference defender next season on notice.


Josh Daicos (Collingwood Magpies - Midfielder)

A lot of the chat has been about his brother Nick but Josh Daicos has quietly had a very productive season! At the age of 23, Josh has enjoyed his best fantasy season yet and is closing it out in stylish fashion. What intrigues me the most about Josh Daicos is the state of Collingwood’s midfield and his future role within it. Taylor Adams can’t stay on the field, the Jack Crisp experiment isn’t really working, and club legends Scott Pendlebury and Steele Sidebottom aren’t getting any younger. So I feel like Josh Daicos has a really good chance of making the midfield his own at Collingwood and watch his score skyrocket if he does!


 

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