The specific role for Nat Fyfe has been established heading into the 2022 AFL season.
Fremantle senior coach Justin Longmuir had previously considered playing Fyfe forward at times in 2021 but as it stands he is set to play at a high rate through the midfield this year.
Longmuir discussed his role with Nathan Schmook from AFL.com.au this week and provided insight into the position for Fyfe.
AFL News on Twitter @aflratings “He’s a midfielder,”
“We’ll continue to push him forward at the right times and I think he can hit the scoreboard and help us score.”
“But if you look at the majority of the games last year, he played 20 minutes midfield, four minutes forward, and spent six minutes on the bench.” Longmuir said.
Fyfe is returning from multiple shoulder surgeries in the off-season and remains a chance to play in Round 1.
He averaged 24.1 Disposals, 3.9 Marks & 4.1 Tackles from 15 games in 2021.
Fantasy Impact: Nat Fyfe averaged 84.5pts from 15 games in 2021, his season was ended with a shoulder injury.
He scored 100pts or more in 33.3% of games which included a season high 108pts in Round 17 against Hawthorn.
Fyfe is a crucial piece of the puzzle for the Fremantle midfield especially with the loss of Adam Cerra in the off-season, the Dockers also recruited Will Brodie and invested in high-end draft picks on mids.
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It is hard to run with Nat Fyfe in season long fantasy with his injury history, although there is genuine upside potential based on his Round 1 starting salary.
It is worth moving him up a few places on your draft boards in single season draft leagues.
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