2022 AFL Fantasy: Josh Goater

Josh Goater was taken at pick 22 in the 2021 AFL Draft by North Melbourne, he was recruited from Calder Cannons.

He plays as a defender/midfielder type, he currently stands at 190cm, 80kg. 


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Goater will add speed & line-breaking ability to the North Melbourne half-back/wing area of the ground, senior coach David Noble was excited with the new dynamic added to the playing list. 

“Josh Goater is a really flexible rebounder.. that can play off half-back & wing,”

“Reads the ball really well.. carries the ball, makes good decisions”

“It’s probably that run & carry wing/half-back.. area, that we needed to focus on” Noble said.


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Goater averaged 24.0 Disposals, 5.0 Marks & 1.9 Tackles from 7 games in the NAB League in 2021.


Fantasy Impact: Josh Goater will provide a different look for Nth Melbourne coming out of defence, his speed & ability to make clear decisions in traffic will be a feature of his game. 

His short term fantasy prospects could be decent, the Kangaroos are still progressing through a rebuild which should allow the coaching staff the flexibility to get a look at him in 2022.

If Goater can secure a role across half-back/wing then his scoring output should be solid, his long term fantasy prospects are directly linked to his role in the Nth Melbourne team. 

Goater is a consideration in season long fantasy at Round 1 if he can secure a place in the best 22, he may be given a licence to develop for period of time at AFL level that provides an opportunity in fantasy.

Goater is likely a late round speculative selection in single season draft leagues, he likely will be available after the early selections in dynasty leagues & could be worth a flyer. 


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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Article by: @aflratingsPete

Source: AFL Nth Melbourne SENSA
Image credit: Nth Melbourne

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