2022 AFL Fantasy: Sam Banks

Sam Banks was taken at pick 29 in the 2021 AFL Draft by Richmond, he was recruited from Clarence.

He plays as a defender type, he currently stands at 186cm, 71kg. 


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Richmond national recruiting manager Matt Clarke provided an update on Banks post draft.

“He’s played a lot of his footy through half-back, but he’s played some footy on the wing.”

“He’s done a bit of centre bounces as a young kid.” Clarke said. 

Banks did have an injury impacted 2021.

“He’s had a couple of injuries this year with his wrist.” Clarke added.


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Banks averaged 21.8 Disposals, 4.0 Marks & 2.3 Tackles for Tasmania Devils in 2021.


Fantasy Impact: Sam Banks will provide stability behind the ball if he settles into a half-back role for the Tigers, he’s an athletic type that reads the play well.

Banks is considerate in his decision making, has an ability to hit targets by foot at a high rate & can provide run & carry to break lines out of defence. 

The short term fantasy prospects for Banks will be directly attributed to his development in his first pre-season at Richmond, the Tigers have been patient previously with young talent. 

The long term fantasy prospects certainly could be noteworthy, a direct half-back role should be an opportunity to provide a decent scoring output. 

 If Banks can fast track his development to secure a position in the best 22 at Richmond in 2022 then he is worthy of consideration, it’s worth monitoring his progress over the pre-season. 

He’s likely a pass in single season draft leagues, he might be worth selecting ahead of expected ADP 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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