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Colin Sylvia: Deck of Dream Team 2011

Here is todays Deck of Dream Team post about one of my 2010 boys, Colin Sylvia. He has now played two seasons averaging in the mid-90s but hasn’t strung together a full season because of his body… and mind. Premium dual position forward? Maybe?!

Name: Colin Sylvia
Club: Melbourne
Position: Forward/Midfielder
Bye Rounds: 5 & 16
2010 Average: 96.2
2010 Games Played: 15
Predicted Average: 100

Why should I pick him? AFL Dream Team Potential. That’s what he has shown over the last two seasons. I picked up Colin Sylvia half way through the 2010 season and was very happy with his output… when playing. He clocked up a nice average of 111.1 in his time at the Warne Dawgs in 7 games. He had a season high of 149 against the Lions in Round 18 and clocked over 80 Dream Team points in 10 out of his 15 games – his consistency is improving. He should be named as a midfielder/forward again meaning the flexibility of dual positioning and at 25, is in the peak of his DT life. If you’re playing for a league win, then he also has the added bonus of playing all league matches due to playing on multi bye rounds. Big plus there.

Why shouldn’t I pick him? You will be faced with a bit of heartache with old mate Colin if you select him. I couldn’t believe my luck, just after picking him up in 2010, he succumbed to a rare blood clot thing in his toe that kept him out for 3 matches. He is also a bit loose and has faced the tribunal a few times over his career. I did say his consistency is improving, however, he can be a bit up and down… but those are the things you take with a ‘forward’ player. The downside, if you are going for overall ranking, is that Colin has his two byes on the multi bye rounds. Ouch.

Deck of DT Rating. KING – Colin will be picked to be a keeper. Priced at an average of 96, there is still upside in him and he looks set to be one of the top averaging forwards in 2011. The Demons are continually improving and with that, players like Colin Sylvia should be too. If you’re going for a league win, there won’t be many better options… for an overall win, the risk wouldn’t be worth it. We just need him to string together more than just his normal 15-16 per year and be an out and out gun in Dream Team.

* The picture of Colin is for the 3 girls who visit our website…

Co-captain of DT Talk since inception in 2007. Finally had a good season with an overall ranking of 137th for 2018... next goal is to replace the dirty old trucker hat with an AFL Fantasy one! Follow on Twitter: @WarnieDT



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    December 21, 2010 at 6:31 am

    im going for overall and i had sylvia shortlisted as one of my premiums. I personally believe the forward line is by far the hardest line to pick premiums for. Guys like franklin, brown,sylvia,rioli are all risks that could really pay off. I have pav and voldt locked but strugling for 2 more premiums to go with probably knights, petrie and another cheap guy

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      December 21, 2010 at 9:03 am

      I agree, i think the FWD line is absolutely the hardest area to pick premiums, and FWDs seem to have the greatest price volatility as well. Too many times in the past 3-4 years i’ve shelled out for premiums who then drop $100-150k in the first half of the season and leave me with a stinking case of buyer’s remorse – guys like Buddy, Stevie J, Sylvia, Harvey, J.Brown, Gia, Trav, ROK, Roughead, Tippett, and hopefully none of us last year had Neon Leon or Johnno.

      Sure, defence has its share of volatile dudes (Heath frickin Shaw and Carrots, and last year The Chad and Hargrave) but by and large the higher quality defenders hold their value. This year i think i’ll start with fewer premiums in the FWD line – Colin will be one – and then pounce on fallen premiums in th upgrade window

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    December 21, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Had him pencilled in again Warnie… but how could I possibly resist him now with pecs like that…

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    December 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

    locked in, as of last january, ended up trading him in as soon as i saw his name on the team sheet in round 3 or 4 i was that confident, and it payed off, til the blood clot thingy :( but apart from that and a broken cheekbone as a result of josh kennedys shoulder, the injuries were largely not his own fault or cant be put down to being injury prone like higgins constant soft tissue injuries. That being said, with a solid pre season, he will be locked in and im hoping he last the whole year

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    December 21, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Great player, and will have a good year. Premium forwards I’m thinking of at the moment are Chapman, Riewoldt, Pav, and Franklin. Might swap out one of them for Sylvia. He’ll be very expensive but well worth it.

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    December 21, 2010 at 11:24 am

    locked and loaded !!, will average low 100s im thinking and with the young group of guns coming through, wont have all of the attention on him, can find the footy extremely well, and is definitely in my team as a keeper,
    feb 1 should hurry up already ay !!, Trent Cotchin <3

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    December 21, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    If Melbourne push for the top 8 next season and I think they can then this guy will average 100……… of the first players short listed behind Goddard and Swan for mine……..unlike others the pecs had nothing to do with the decision!!! lol

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    December 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    my current forward line is Chapman, Voldt, Pav, Goodes, Petterd (smokey imo), Petrie and Prestia so personally see sylvia as an upgrade option rather than a lock. if he shreds preseason he may replace pav but at this stage i dont think risk is a certainty to outweight reward.

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      December 21, 2010 at 5:27 pm

      My current forward line is Chapman, Pav, Franklin, Riewoldt, Varcoe, Petrie, Prestia, and i agree that Sylvia is an upgrade option for the season.

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    December 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Sylvia is on my maybe list at the moment. Currently I want Thomas more.
    While we are talking about forwards who thinks Gary Ablett could be on the forwards list?
    He played up forward a lot last year and kicked 45 goals.
    He is only in the midfield on fanplaner but not everything is going to be right on there.
    If he is named in the forwards he is a lock for me. My only worry is he has a bye round 1.

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    December 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    At this early stage, I have pencilled in my forwards as Franklin, Sylvia, Rievoldt as my guns and my guns – my speculative picks are Fev (as much as I hate him, he is too good to be at that price), Petterd, Petrie (who will be in everyone’s team) and either B Matera or Tapscott as my 7th pick.
    Will probably change about 30-40 times between now and round 1.

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    December 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    He killed me with missing games etc

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    December 21, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Just wondering guys whether to get Brad Green or Colin Sylvia?

    They will be similary priced and will both average over 100 in 2011.

    I really rate Brad Green and with him possibly getting the captaincy next year I am leaning towards him.

    What do you think?

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      Johnny Drama

      December 21, 2010 at 10:30 pm

      i reckon… shut it

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        December 21, 2010 at 11:47 pm

        Not called for Johnny.
        Mate I can’t spilt them either so sorry i can’t help :/

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          Johnny Drama

          December 22, 2010 at 12:16 am

          haha its a joke. id go sylvia for sure. in career best form. green is passed it

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