Brad Crouch – Deck of Dream Team 2014

dec17_bradcrouchName: Brad Crouch
Club: Adelaide Crows
Position: Midfielder
AFL Fantasy: $499,000
AFL Dream Team: $503,000
Bye Round: 8
2013 Average: 92
2013 Games Played: 14
Predicted Average: 99

Why should I pick him?

The kid is a ball magnet. He’s an absolute freak. Even back in 2011 when he was playing with North Ballarat in the TAC Cup, he averaged 29d a game. His brother Matt joins him at the Crows ready for next year and his bro is also a magnet averaging a massive 37d for North Ballarat in the TAC as well. But we’re here to talk about Bradley…

This year the rookie played 14 games and really stepped it up to claim himself as a future fantasy star in the making with ‘pig like’ tendencies. In his last 6 games of 2013 he had 5×100+ scores averaging 101 and should only be better in 2014. Surely…

Why shouldn’t I pick him?

Second year blues anyone? Remember a guy called Toby Green? He averaged 96 in his first season causing many to hype him up as the next big thing. I even heard people comparing him to the Great Dane Swan (nuts)…Toby averaged 76.5 this year. Second year blues at its best. Now, it’s a very tough call to say that about Crouch. Just because it’s he’s approaching his second year doesn’t mean it happens to everyone. But then we also have Zorko? He averaged 94 in his first year and backed it up with just 74. It does happen and does come at a risk.

Why would you buy Crouch when Dayne Beams is at around the same price? Or you can save cash and pick up Marc Murphy who has averaged 111 before. I’m sounding very negative here and Adelaide fans will be spitting chips but it’s all true.

Deck of DT Rating.

KING – 2014 is going to be very interesting for Crouch. The kid can play and is a fantasy freak. But so was Zorko and Greene and when you can buy Dayne Beams, a proven jet who has averaged 116 in 2012 when he was fully fit for the same price it’s a no brainer for me.

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  • Great article Calvin, watching him very closely as well as his teammate Mitch Grigg.
    Should both explode next year….

  • Brad Crouch is almost certain to be a gun in the future and will rack up the fantasy points… but not yet. Next year, maybe.

  • Great stuff Calvin. Was hoping he’d avoid the deck to remain a bit quieter! Absolute jet that I may very well start with!

  • Thanks Calvin. GK knows I agree with him on this one. Will be huge this year. Will also take some huge balls to pick him ahead of the players you mentioned for the same price. Watchlist for me at the moment.

  • Great Article got a bad bye though you already have Collingwood, Adealaide, Geelong, Gold Coast, Richmond. So the like of Cotch, Lids, Beams, Pendles, Swan, Danger, Jelwood, Gazza already missing might be a nice upgrade in R9

  • Technically his third year in the system so probably better prepared than most “second year” players, the kid is a future star. Too much value elsewhere, even tho I love this guy!

  • On different note, I’ll likely be avoiding anyone with the surname Selwood given the recent rule changes…

    About f’kn time…

  • Jolly work Calvin, he averaged 100 in his last 10 games. Difference between Crouch and Zorko/Greene? Crouch is an out and out gun…

    • Greene is an absolute gun dude… He would have won the 2012 Rising Star if he wasn’t suspended during the year!

  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Greene’s output curtailed last year by him having to play a tagging/negating role in most games? Crouch will not be used that way.