Brett Deledio- Deck Of DT 2016

Name: Brett Deledio
Club: Tigers
Position:  FWD
AFL Fantasy: $530,000
AFL Dream Team: $554,800
Bye Round: 13
2015 Average: 96
2015 Games Played: 17
Predicted Average: 100

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Why should I pick him?

Despite battling injury for a number of weeks in 2015, Lid’s showed his class by averaging 96, continuing a great run of consistency by averaging 95+ for the last four years. The fact we have lost a large number of popular DPP’s certainly increases his value, given that forwards with his scoring ability and consistency can be hard to find.

Although his average possessions did drop as a result of spending more time forward, he is still a magnet compared to most alternatives in that position, collecting 20 or more possessions in 11 of his 17 games, highlighted by a 30 possession, two goal performance where he scored 137.

In 2012 he demonstrated that he is capable of playing at an elite Fantasy level by averaging the magical 110 from his 22 games. If he is fit and can reach anywhere near this level his selection would be a master stroke. That season he dropped under 100 on only four occasions (one of those was 99) and consistently demonstrated a high ceiling with scores of 140, 141, 141 and 160.

Why shouldn’t I pick him?

One of Lid’s trademark qualities over his career has been durability. Over the first nine years of his career he only missed three games, but there have been some worrying signs the past two seasons. In 2014 he played a career low 18 games, only to top that in 2015, managing 17. Hopefully it was just a run of bad luck and not signs of an aging body.

Dustin Martin looks the pick of the bunch in the forward line, and some coaches try to avoid spending the big bucks on two players from the same team, in the same position.

Deck of DT Rating.

KING – In the last 15 weeks of the season he managed eight tons and I doubt there are going to be many forwards boasting a strike rate like that. The beauty of picking Lids is the comfort of knowing he is a set and forget player who will average you a minimum of 95, but I think he will actually reward coaches by pushing back up toward triple figures. The only real question is whether you start Lids or Dusty, or Lids and Dusty… I am leaning towards the latter.

Who do you start with, Lids or Dusty?

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2 Comments

  • I would love to have both of them in my side, the worry is with Deliedo is injuries can he bounce back this year or is his body catching up ala chris judd

  • Again – going to be one of the most popular forward premium picks this season as the high averaging forward premiums are thin…

    Carn Roy – why lids???