Chris Knights: Deck of Dream Team 2011
After playing just 5 games in 2010, Chris Knights is back in 2011 with a cheaparse DT price tag and he is looking to string more games together than he ever has before. The Crows say he’s fit and ready to roll… but what do you think?
Why should I pick him? Chris Knights can play, and in the past he has had very good DT years. He played his third season in 2007 and supported the break-out year rule where he improved his average there by a massive 37pts to 87. Since then he has averaged in the mid 80’s every year until last year where he only played 5 games for his average of just 66.8, making him prime meat in 2011. He’ll be under valued and with a discount! In 2009 he averaged 84.7 and scored 80+ a game 67% for the time. Solid! He has had injuries in the past though, but if you believe the Crows General Manager (Phil Harper) who said, “he is injury free now and we are confident of a big year from Chris in 2011” – then he’s your man.
Why shouldn’t I pick him? He’s made of lego! In the last 3 years he has only played in 57% of the matches. He missed the majority of 2010 with a bad stress fracture in the foot and who needs a DT player who has on going issues with injuries, whether it’s his foot, eye, quad…. It will be hard enough this year with the ‘bye’, and to worry about dudes like Knights and managing him, might be too tough.
Deck of DT Rating. QUEEN – Risky. Risky-ma-tisky. Look, if he is fit, this guy could easily make the predicted average I’ve set him. But that comes with the ‘if fit’ tag. I love the bloke and he may just be one of the best 7 forwards by the end of 2011, and therefore may be the risk you need to take to win the car.