Brett Deledio: Deck of Dream Team 2011
He was the #1 draft pick in 2004 and is a jet and went to the same school as Juddy. But this year Delids will be one of the most selected players. Why? Well… he’s now listed as a back/mid. Sweeeeet!
Why should I pick him? Because this guy is now listed as a Defender/Mid. He is the perfect guy to have in your team along side Bryce and Goodard. Swithing the buggers around as they have byes and injuries thoughout the season. He is also slightly under priced based on what he can do. In 2008 he averaged 97, and then averaged 96 in 2009, but last year he slipped slightly and averaged 89. He is as durable as they come! He hasn’t missed a game in the last 3 years and is such a goody goody he’ll never be reported. During his youth, he was both a promising cricket as well. David Hookes, then the coach of the Victorian Bushrangers, invited Deledio to join the state team, but he declined this offer to concentrate on any future AFL career. Shame he didn’t play cricket cause we certainly need him in the baggy green, and you’ll need him in your DT for sure.
Why shouldn’t I pick him? No real reasons really. Delids does have a history of not handling a tag. He looks set to play a similar role to what the Hawks did with Hodgey, and having the ball go through him out of the back half. He therefore may attract a ‘back tag’ from time to time but realistically he should be fine. His top score last year was just 114 and he only cracked the 100+ mark 27% of the time, which is well below other players of similar ability.
Deck of DT Rating. KING – He’s a keeper. You wont be trading him for any reason this year if you pay the top dollar required (unless he snaps a leg or something). He is the perfect player to mix in with the other dual position players, especially with the changes to DT in 2011.