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Ben
Keays

Height
185 cm
DOB
23-02-1997
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
2
Career
28
Goals
2018
1
Career
11
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
120
Avg
60
BenKeays

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Morningside
Debut: Round 6, 2016
Recruited from: Lions Academy
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

Ben Keays was taken at Pick No. 24 in the 2015 National AFL Draft.

A prolific ball-magnet with a terrific work rate, Keays was developed through the Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy and has demonstrated a capacity to push forward into the forward line and kick goals.

He made his debut in Round 6, 2016, and went on to play 16 Senior matches in his first season, averaging just over 11 disposals per game.  

Having bulked up considerably over the past two years, Keays will be looking to cement a regular spot in the Senior side in 2018. 

 

Season by Season

Season by Season

• Keays played 10 Senior matches and 12 NEAFL matches in 2017.

• Averaged 15 disposals per game and kicked six goals in the Seniors. 

• Was named best on ground against the Sydney Swans in the NEAFL grand final after collecting a game-high 30 disposals and kicking two goals. 

 

Season by Season

  • The hard-working forward/midfielder impressed with his debut season for the Brisbane Lions - playing 16 matches for 2016, averaging 11 disposals and 8 handballs.
  • The 19-year-old kicked his first career goal against the Sydney Swans in Round 6 and went on to score another 3 goals for the season.
  • Leading into his second pre-season at the Brisbane Lions, Keays has set the bar high for 2017.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 5.5
    • Handballs 9.0
    • Disposals 14.5
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 60.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 North Melbourne Rd 11
Handballs 10 North Melbourne Rd 11
Disposals 17 North Melbourne Rd 11
Marks 4 North Melbourne Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Essendon Rd 12
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 71 North Melbourne Rd 11

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 107 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Melbourne L 74 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide L 97 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Richmond L 110 - 17 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Gold Coast Suns L 71 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 GWS Giants L 77 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Collingwood L 114 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Hawthorn W 129 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Sydney Swans L 49 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 North Melbourne L 141 - 87 7 10 17 4 0 1 2 4 1 1 71
12 Essendon L 62 - 84 4 8 12 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 49
14 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
20 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 11 11 18 29 5 0 3 2 8 1 1 120

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 28
    • Kicks 5.0
    • Handballs 7.9
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 54.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Port Adelaide Rd 6, 2017
Handballs 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2017
Disposals 25 Port Adelaide Rd 6, 2017
Marks 5 Carlton Rd 18, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Hawthorn Rd 8, 2017
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 17, 2017
AFL Fantasy 80 Hawthorn Rd 8, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Brisbane Lions 11 18 29 5 0 3 2 8 1 1 120
2017 Brisbane Lions 70 81 151 30 0 3 11 41 6 3 635
2016 Brisbane Lions 60 122 182 22 0 10 7 62 4 8 759

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones