There is further clarity on the Isaac Heeney role for the 2022 AFL season.
His strengths will be utilised both through the midfield and forward line this year.
Sydney assistant coach Dean Cox provided further insight on Thursday via SportsdayWA as to how his role is likely to play out this season.
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“The good thing about Isaac is his versatility,”
“I think previously he played a little bit in the midfield for probably 2019-20 and then permanently went forward last year and kicked almost 40 goals.”
“One thing we want with Isaac is we know how good he can be and he can generate so much ball through his work rate through the middle of the ground,”
GAME DAY LIVE on Twitter @aflratings_Live “He can also be a really dangerous match
up pushing forward.”
“We want to explore multiple options with that, we think he can do both.”
“How far he can go is unknown but we’ll give him every chance to impact games both as a mid and a forward.” Cox said.
Fantasy Impact: Isaac Heeney is an elite talent and can impact significantly in both areas of the ground.
If he starts inside forward 50 it is expected he will move up the ground to provide additional midfield support, his work rate and endurance will be a highly used asset across an entire game pushing back inside forward 50.
Sydney senior coach John Longmire along with other key staff at the Swans have clearly stated that Heeney will spend more time through the midfield in 2022, his flexibility provides an opportunity to take advantage of opposition match-ups in each game.
Heeney is unlikely to be a consistent high centre bounce midfielder, his midfield usage however is expected to be strong across the year.
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Heeney is a consideration for season long fantasy at Round 1, his salary arguably represents value.
He’s a target ahead of expected ADP in single season draft leagues.
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