What you need to know as player prices start to rise & fall in pivotal week of fantasy season

Catch all the highlights from the round 2 of the 2023/24 Isuzu UTE A-League.

As both the Isuzu UTE A-League and Liberty A-League seasons head into Round 3 – an important milestone on the fantasy calendar presents: the start of player price fluctuations.

For the opening rounds of both seasons, each player’s individual price has remained the same – but not anymore. By the end of the weekend’s action, each individual player’s price will be fluid, either rising or falling based on each player’s performance and points output compared to their fantasy value.

As a result, there are players every fantasy manager should be looking to either shift out of their squads, or bring in for Round 3, to get ahead of the curve and maximise their squad’s value.

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After his four-goal masterclass in Round 2 of the Isuzu UTE A-League, Melbourne Victory sharpshooter Bruno Fornaroli (FWD – $302k) looks an absolute must for all fantasy managers this weekend.

A total of 50 points from his opening two games, with five goals scored, the Uruguayan’s price is predicted to rise $156k on current form by the end of Round 3. On the other end of the spectrum is Melbourne City’s Jamie Maclaren (FWD – $579k); a quiet start to the campaign makes the most-owned fantasy player a near-certainty to drop in value after Round 3, with his value expected to decrease by $99k after the weekend.

In the Liberty A-League, fast starts for both Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory have some of their top contributors ranked as the players to consider before Round 3. Jenna McCormick (DEF – $165k) has one of the lowest starting prices in the game – but she won’t after Round 3.

A $99k increase is projected for the star Roar signing. It’s a similar situation for Glory’s Susan Phonsongkham ($165k) who has bagged goals in back-to-back games for the league-leaders. Phonsongkham’s price is projected to rise by $96k by the end of Round 3.

Then there’s Hannah Keane (FWD $496k). One of the most expensive players in the game, the Western United striker won the golden boot in 2022-23 but hasn’t hit the back of the net yet this season. Unless Keane puts up massive numbers in Round 3, her price is expected to drop by $75k.

Before you make your squad changes for Round 3, check out the top players to target and avoid in both the A-League Men and A-League Women, plus the players most traded in and out by your rival managers.


Most traded in

  1. Bruno Fornaroli (FWD – Melbourne Victory)
  2. Nick Ansell (DEF – Adelaide United)
  3. Clayton Taylor (MID – Newcastle Jets)
  4. Henry Hore (MID – Brisbane Roar)
  5. Tate Russell (DEF – Western Sydney)
  6. Joe Gauci (GKP – Adelaide United)
  7. Alex Paulsen (GKP – Wellington Phoenix)
  8. Marcelo (DEF – Western Sydney)
  9. Zach Clough (MID – Adelaide United)
  10. Nestory Irankunda (FWD – Adelaide United)

Most traded out

  1. Jamie Maclaren (FWD – Melbourne City)
  2. Callum Talbot (DEF – Melbourne City)
  3. Jamie Young (DEF – Melbourne City)
  4. Ulises Davila (MID – Macarthur FC)
  5. Fabio Gomes (FWD – Sydney FC)
  6. Aziz Behich (DEF – Melbourne City)
  7. Max Burgess (MID – Sydney FC)
  8. Marcus Antonsson (FWD – Western Sydney)
  9. Adam Taggart (FWD – Perth Glory)
  10. Riku Danzaki (MID – Western United)
Jamie Maclaren.

Projected Round 3 price change – the risers

  1. Bruno Fornaroli ($156k increase)
  2. Bernardo Oliveira ($119k increase)
  3. Nick Ansell ($113k increase)
  4. Clayton Taylor ($106k increase)
  5. Nicolas Milanovic ($92k increase)
  6. Joe Gauci ($90k increase)
  7. Henry Hore ($90k increase)
  8. Ben Halloran ($84k increase)
  9. Tate Russell ($81k increase)
  10. Alex Paulsen ($81k increase)

Projected Round 3 price change – the fallers

  1. Jamie Maclaren ($99k decrease)
  2. Jake Brimmer ($90k decrease)
  3. Marco Tulio ($85k decrease)
  4. Jamie Young ($80k decrease)
  5. Aziz Behich ($79k decrease)
  6. Josh Risdon ($79k decrease)
  7. Daniel Penha ($72k decrease)
  8. Alou Kuol ($64k decrease)
  9. Hamza Sakhi ($64k decrease)
  10. Lachlan Rose ($59k decrease)


Most traded in

  1. Susan Phonsongkham (MID – Perth Glory)
  2. Chelsea Blissett (DEF – Brisbane Roar)
  3. Rhianna Pollicina (MID – Melbourne City)
  4. Jordan Silkowitz (GKP – Brisbane Roar)
  5. Jenna McCormick (DEF – Brisbane Roar)
  6. Morgan Aquino (GKP – Perth Glory)
  7. Vesna Milivojevic (MID – Canberra United)
  8. Michelle Heyman (FWD – Canberra United)
  9. Macey Fraser (MID – Wellington Phoenix)
  10. Alana Jancevski (FWD – Adelaide United)

Most traded out

  1. Cortnee Vine (FWD – Sydney FC)
  2. Natalie Tobin (DEF – Sydney FC)
  3. Annalee Grove (GKP – Adelaide United)
  4. Lydia Williams (GKP – Melbourne Victory)
  5. Fiona Worts (FWD – Sydney FC)
  6. Kirsty Fenton (DEF – Sydney FC)
  7. Princess Ibini (FWD – Sydney FC)
  8. Jada Whyman (GKP – Sydney FC)
  9. Tameka Yallop (MID – Brisbane Roar)
  10. Chloe Logarzo (MID – Western United)
Chelsea Blissett.

Projected Round 3 price changes – the risers

  1. Jenna McCormick ($99k increase)
  2. Susan Phonsongkham ($96k increase)
  3. Chelsea Blissett ($83k increase)
  4. Alana Jancevski ($71k increase)
  5. Vesna Milivojevic ($59k increase)
  6. Manaia Elliott ($55k increase)
  7. Hannah Blake ($52k increase)
  8. Morgan Aquino ($49k increase)
  9. Jordan Silkowitz ($48k increase)
  10. Claudia Mihocic ($47k increase)
Jenna McCormick.

Projected Round 3 price changes – the fallers

  1. Hannah Keane ($75k decrease)
  2. Isabella Foletta ($69k decrease)
  3. Kayla Morrison ($67k decrease)
  4. Lauren Allan ($61k decrease)
  5. Maria Rojas ($60k decrease)
  6. Lydia Williams ($56k decrease)
  7. Jenna Holtz ($52k decrease)
  8. Vicky Bruce ($51k decrease)
  9. Amy Harrison ($48k decrease)
  10. Tyla-Jay Vlajnic ($46k decrease)