Fri. Jan 28th, 2022
Essendon: Ben Hobbs Update

We could see plenty of Ben Hobbs in 2022, this was according to Essendon captain Dyson Heppell on Monday. 

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Hobbs was taken at pick 13 by the Bombers in the 2021 AFL Draft, Heppell provided glowing remarks on the midfielder at a press conference today. 

“He’s really impressed actually, he’s come in he’s ready-made strong body,”

“I reckon we’ll see plenty of footy from him this year.”

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“He’ll bring a good bit of grunt on the inside, but I think he’s got that footy smarts as well, knows how to find the ball & just picking up the knack of our play pretty quickly.” Heppell said.

Hobbs averaged 24.8 Disposals, 2.4 Marks & 5.8 Tackles from 5 games in the NAB League in 2021.

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2022 Fantasy: 2021 AFL Draft Analysis

FANTASY IMPACT: Ben Hobbs will be right in the mix to debut early in 2022, he’s an inside contested type midfielder that can win a stack of ball. 

Essendon GM of Football referred to Hobbs as a “ready-made player” post-draft. 

His scoring output could be decent if he can work his way into the core midfield group at the Bombers in 2022.

Hobbs is a consideration for season long fantasy, keep a close track on his progress throughout pre-season. 

He’s potentially a mid-late round option in single season draft leagues, he’s a priority in dynasty leagues.