2022 AFL Fantasy: Garrett McDonagh

Garrett McDonagh was taken at pick 50 in the 2021 AFL Draft by Essendon, he was recruited from Richmond VFL.

He plays as a defender/midfield type, he currently stands at 183cm, 81kg. 


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Essendon GM of List & Recruiting Adrian Dodoro provided an update on the 25 year old McDonagh post-draft. 

“He’s an elite kick, he’s got a fantastic tank.”

“We think he’s a ready made player, and someone that could possibly play very early on in the piece.”

“We hope he gets his opportunity early.” Dodoro said.


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McDonagh averaged 20.7 Disposals, 4.9 Marks & 2.8 Tackles from 10 games in the VFL in 2021.


Fantasy Impact: Garrett McDonagh will add an experienced dynamic to the Essendon list, at 25 he is ready to adapt to AFL immediately. 

He has good speed & reads the play well, he has an ability to hit targets at a high rate & is a strong mark. 

The short term fantasy prospects for McDonagh could be noteworthy, he’s likely to see opportunities at AFL level in 2022. His scoring output could be strong playing through a half-back role. 

The longer term prospects could also be healthy, if he can fully establish a position in the best 22 at Essendon the scoring output could be strong & consistent. 

McDonagh is a consideration at Round 1 in season long fantasy if he can secure a place in the team at the Bombers, keep him high on the radar over pre-season for specific role & scoring ability. 

He’s an option in single season draft leagues likely as a mid-late round target, he’s a target just beyond the early selections in dynasty leagues. The reward could be instant.  



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 Essendon 
Image credit: Essendon

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