2022 AFL Fantasy: Tom Brown

Tom Brown was taken at pick 17 in the 2021 AFL Draft by Richmond, he was recruited from Murray Bushrangers.

He plays as a defender type, he currently stands at 186cm, 77kg.


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Brown moved into defence late in his junior career, he previously played as a forward.

His ability to defend at a high level will be an asset according to Richmond national recruiting manager Matt Clarke.

“He’s really only played across half-back the last 12 months or so,”

“He’s actually played most of his junior footy as a forward.”

“He’s got good speed, he’s actually got an elite vertical as well”

“And a classy ball user as well.” Clarke said.

Brown had his injury concerns in 2021, but he begins pre-season at Richmond having recovered from an ankle concern. 

“I did my ankle in May this year, so I was sidelined for about 10 weeks.”

“The ankle is all fine now,”

“I’m back to probably 100%” Brown said.


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Brown averaged 16.8 Disposals, 5.0 Marks & 1.4 Tackles from 5 games in the NAB League in 2021.


Fantasy Impact: Tom Brown is an exciting prospect for Richmond, his ability to defend at a high level & be involved in ball movement out of D50 does provide optimism from a fantasy perspective. 

The short term fantasy prospects are unclear at this stage for Brown, he does need to develop somewhat to increase body size as to not be easily removed from contests.

His long term fantasy prospects are quite encouraging, it is expected he makes his way into the Richmond team once developed to become an integral part of the Richmond defence.

His scoring output could be decent based on his team role, if he is able to secure a role that plays off an opponent the fantasy return could be quite healthy. 

Brown would be a consideration at Round 1 in season long fantasy if he secures his position in the Richmond team, keeping an eye on his progress & specific role will be key in identifying his scoring potential in 2022.

He’s likely a pass in single season draft leagues, it’s worth being bullish on Brown just beyond the early picks 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) 

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Source: AFL Richmond
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