2022 AFL Fantasy: Jason Horne-Francis

Jason Horne-Francis was taken at pick 1 in the 2021 AFL Draft by Nth Melbourne, he was recruited from South Adelaide.

He plays as a midfield/forward type, he currently stands at 185cm, 81kg. 


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Horne-Francis is keen to make an early season debut in 2022.

“It’s a dream for a lot of players to make their debut in Round 1. I hope that’s the case for me and I feel pretty well prepared and pretty ready for it.” Horne-Francis said.

The Kangaroos invested the top pick in the draft on Horne-Francis, he has the flexibility to play multiple roles. 

“Jason has proven he can play all three zones effectively. He gives us plenty of flexibility with his inside/outside balance, power, speed, aerial competency, ground level work and scoreboard impact.” Kangaroos national recruiting manager Mark Finnigan.


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Horne-Francis averaged 16.5 Disposals, 4.0 Marks & 4.2 Tackles for South Adelaide in 2021.


Fantasy Impact: Jason Horne-Francis is a live chance to make an early season debut in 2022, his initial fantasy output should be solid through what is likely to be a forward/midfield role. 

The longer term fantasy output is quite appealing as he develops into a genuine inside midfielder that can hit the scoreboard. 

Horne Francis is a consideration in season long fantasy at Round 1 if he is named, ownership could be strong. 

He’s a mid-late round speculative selection in single season draft leagues, he is a high priority to draft in dynasty leagues. 


2021 AFL Draft Top 10

1. Jason Horne-Francis (Nth Melbourne)
2. Sam Darcy (Western Bulldogs)
3. Finn Callaghan (GWS Giants) 
4. Nick Daicos (Collingwood) 
5. Mac Andrew (Gold Coast) 
6. Josh Rachele (Adelaide) 
7. Josh Ward (Hawthorn) 
8. Jye Amiss (Fremantle) 
9. Josh Gibcus (Richmond) 
10. Neil Erasmus (Fremantle) 

Full Draft coverage: 2021 AFL Draft: All the Picks

Article by: @aflratingsPete

Source: AFL, Nth Melbourne
Image credit: Nth Melbourne

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