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Greg Broughton: Deck of Dream Team 2011

If you’re like me, you’ll be looking to stack a few guns/premiums in your defence from the get go this year. Greg Broughton has had an amazing debut in AFL Dream Team. An average of 87 in his first year followed by 89 in his second. Broughts will be a DT gun for years to come!

Name: Greg Broughton
Club: Fremantle
Position: Defender
Bye Rounds: 6 & 16 (both multi byes)
2010 Average: 89.3
2010 Games Played: 15
Predicted Average: 95

Why should I pick him? Greg Broughton had an amazing debut Dream Team season in 2009. He finished with an awesome average of 87.6 for the year from his 15 games with 6 scores over 100 points (105, 122, 114, 120, 129, 128). Last year in his 15 games also (hopefully that isn’t a sign for 2011), he improved his average by 2 points with only 3 scores over 100 points, but a much more consistent effort – highest score of 120, lowest of 60… but with more than half of his games with scores in the 80’s and 90’s. The numbers there show us how much of a DT star Broughton is and will be be for a long time to come.

Why shouldn’t I pick him? It all depends on your structure, and if bad sh*t happens this preseason I suppose. I have no doubts that he will improve again and should be one of the top 10 defenders in DT, but it is a big outlay considering he has copped a couple of injuries in the past. Last year he missed 7 weeks for an ankle injury and took some time to come back. He did however finish the season well averaging 95 over the last 5 games of 2010.

Deck of DT Rating. KING – I’m a huge fan of Broughton and will be locking him into my team. My concerns are his body, but his preseason is going well thus far and the fact both of his byes are multi bye rounds. Sharing the Round 6 bye with Cats and Hawks and the Round 16 bye with Crows and Demons (the worry here with Otten and Grimes for me). Covering players will be very important! If you’re going for a league win, then Broughts is a no-brainer! Get on him!

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