Fremantle senior coach Justin Longmuir has provided an update on Nat Fyfe, he has returned to building his fitness with a view of returning to full training in February.
Fyfe has undergone multiple shoulder surgeries since his season ended in 2021, he also encountered an infection that required further treatment & rest.
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Longmuir was positive on Tuesday during an interview on NAB AFL Draft Countdown.
“He’s tracking well, he’s progressing now.”
“He’s been able to start sweating after the infection got in there, we seem to be on top of that. “
“He’s back to work, back to building his fitness.” Longmuir said.
Fyfe is also set to be available for Round 1 of the 2022 H&A season.
“We expect him to be right & back into training by mid-Feb, if not late-Feb.”
“Expect him to be right to go for the start of the season.” Longmuir added.
Fyfe averaged 24.1 Disposals, 3.9 Marks & 4.1 Tackles from 15 games in 2021.
Source: Justin Longmuir, NAB AFL Draft Countdown
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Fantasy Impact: Nat Fyfe averaged 84.5pts from 15 games in 2021, he scored 100pts or more in 33.3% of games.
He scored a season high 108pts in Round 17 against Hawthorn.
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The positive update for Fyfe does increase his chances of being available for Round 1, this will likely impact the midfield dynamic at the Dockers.
He was used at 46.5% of centre bounces across the season & 67.7% of games he played in (15).
Fyfe is still likely an avoid for season long fantasy at Round 1, he is likely to have low ownership.
His ADP will still slide in single season draft leagues.
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