Why should I pick him? Gary Ablett’s move to the Gold Coast Suns was always going to hurt his average in his first year. Therefore, being priced at an average of just 112, Gazza is a bargain in 2012. In the 2 years leading up to his move Gary averaged 119 in 2009/10 with Geelong and now that he has settled in, things will return back to normal. To prove this point… in his first 5 games this year, Gazza averaged just 92. After finding his feet and settling in Gazza closed the season averaging 122 in his last 5.
Of course, Ablett is DT captain material. With massive numbers on the board from last year of 156, 146, 135, 175, 142 and 147 he is an Irish Pirates dream. He loves playing the Dockers where he averages a massive 141 on them in his last 3 games and doesn’t mind the Hawks (avg. 130 in last 3), Bulldogs (125) and the Eagles (123).
Gazza also gets to play GWS twice in 2012 (Rd. 7 & 20) but but but… now add to that, he plays 7 teams in his first 9 games who didn’t make the top 8 last year. BOOM!
Another bonus here is… Ablett shares his bye with Carlton, Hawthorn, St Kilda, Richmond and Port making him free to play in Rd.12 when you’ll need to rest the other premium guns from Collingwood and Geelong.
Ablett is a pretty durable dude as well. Yeah he missed 2 games this year, but only missed one in 2010 putting him at playing 94% of all games over the last 2 years (inc. finals).
Why shouldn’t I pick him? Maybe you plan on loading up on Hawks and Carlton guys and you’re worried about that Rd. 13 bye… you really shouldn’t be. Or maybe you hate bald people. Either way, my arguments here are not going to be very good.
Deck of DT Rating. ACE – plain and simple. Let’s get it clear ladies and gentlemen… Garry Ablett is an ultimate untaggable premium who is at a cheap price with a dream run early in the 2012 season. Get on him from the word go.