Has Andrew Gaff knocked himself out? Is Lion cub Keidean Coleman ready to roar? These are some of the questions that will be answered in the round 17 preview of buy, sell and hold. It’s important 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 down below on all of our socials - twitter, facebook, instagram, discord.
I was really impressed with what Keidean Coleman was able to produce when Daniel Rich went down with an injury in round 16. Obviously, we never want to wish injury upon anyone but for Coleman’s fantasy stakes, it proved fruitful last week. He filled the void left by Rich beautifully, playing off high half-back he had high kick/mark volume, he took the reins for kick-ins and broke the lines exceptionally. While he has the opportunity to produce, he’s a great buy option.
Another young fantasy stud in the making playing off the half-back flank is Fremantle’s young gun Hayden Young. Still at the age of just 21 years old, Young has the potential to be a set-and-forget starter for your fantasy team for maybe the next decade or so. His last 3 game GDS fantasy score average of 112 points suggest that the higher rarity Hayden Young cards such as diamond, platinum and gold should be started as early as right now.
Owners of Charlie Dixon don’t have to hit the panic stations right this instant, I’m not putting him in the dirt. It might be time to start thinking about life without him though. The young guns behind him at Port in Todd Marshall and Mitch Georgiades look well poised to take the keys off him, Dixon himself has struggled with staying on the park and at the age of 31, his dynasty prospects aren’t getting any better as time goes on.
Gone are the days of the consistent floor, high ceiling Andrew Gaff that we all used to know and love. Gaff now is just a shadow of a man we used to know, unfortunately, and in round 16 we saw what we might have to get accustomed to with Gaff. His second-lowest score of the season of just 66 points against Richmond is telling of his season so far where he has missed games, failed to impact the games he has played in and has forgotten to be the fantasy stud we once had. At 30 and on a putrid West Coast team, this might be the end of Andrew Gaff for fantasy footy.
Footy is excruciatingly cruel to some, Aaron Hall is one of them. Hall owners who were itching to start him this week are not to be blamed as he reminded us of who he is in round 15 notching up a huge 155 GDS fantasy score. Cut to round 16 where Hall exited the field early with a suspected quad issue that will keep him out for what seems to be only a short amount of time, at the time of writing. It sucks! But you can’t drop him completely. We saw what he did in round 15, his ceiling is far too high to give up on. Ride the wave that is Aaron Hall, because he’ll make it all worthwhile eventually!
In round 16 Harry Himmelberg found himself in-game conditions which hindered his ability to take intercept marks and push off half-back with his kicking ability. His fantasy output suffered because of this as he only scored 83 GDS fantasy points, a score which is almost alien compared to his previous scores since his fantasy-friendly role change to half back. I don't think it would be wise to panic and sit him, or sell him off the back of that score. While there are whispers from the GWS camp of him moving back forward or playing a hybrid role, I’d consider that all smoke and mirrors until we actually see it... Harry Himmelberg is a fantasy stud until further notice.