There is further clarity on the role for Heath Chapman in 2022, Fremantle senior coach Justin Longmuir said he could play a “variety” of roles in defence.
Chapman played 6 games in his first season at AFL level in 2021, he selected at pick 14 in the 2020 AFL draft.
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Longmuir was positive about the shape Chapman returned in for the start of pre-season, he also provided insight into his specific roles for the 2022 season.
aflratings.com.au “I think Heath can play a variety of roles, at a pinch he could probably play as a 3rd back key position type player.”
“But he could also play as a high-back.”
“He’s returned in really good shape, he’s put on a lot of weight especially his lower body strength over his time out.”
“His competitiveness & his drive off half-back has really shone trough, really happy with the position he’s in.” Longmuir said.
Chapman averaged 14.2 Disposals, 4.5 Marks & 1.7 Tackles from 6 games in 2021.
Longmuir also re-confirmed Jordan Clark will start at half-back.
Fantasy Impact: Heath Chapman averaged 55.3pts from 6 games in 2021, he scored a season high 73pts in Round 3 against Carlton.
Chapman has a strong marking ability, with an extra pre-season under his belt he should be able to impact more which is likely to result in an increase in fantasy output.
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Chapman should be well settled in the Fremantle team in 2022, the prospects of him being the 3rd tall or playing in a high half-back role is noteworthy for fantasy especially with his marking ability.
Chapman is a consideration at Round 1 in season long fantasy, he should exceed his starting salary quite easily.
He’s worth a mid-late round flyer in single season draft leagues, there is plenty of potential in his scoring output for 2022.
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