2022 AFL Fantasy: Top 10 Forwards

The 2022 AFL H&A season is set to begin and that means it is AFL Fantasy season, @aflratingsPete lists the Top 10 Forwards with projections for the season.

The order takes into account historical performance, opportunity and scoring output in their actual team role plus subjective and balanced input based on a full healthy 2022 H&A season.

This list will assist in identifying players to target ahead of Round 1. 

Good luck for the year. 

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1.Stephen Coniglio

After a couple of injury interrupted years Coniglio has had a very strong pre-season, he’ll be used through the midfield at a high rate in 2022 which should provide a quality return.

Projected Average: 105-110

2. Josh Dunkley

Dunkley could see a spike in centre bounce usage this year which should provide excellent fantasy scoring opportunities, there are likely a stack of high ceiling games available this year. 

Projected Average: 105-110

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3. Mitch Duncan

Duncan would have likely been ranked No.1 if not for an injury interrupted pre-season, he’ll be low owned early which could provide an early target option when he returns to full health.   

Projected Average: 105-110

4. Tim Taranto

The likely early season forward role potentially trims a few points off the season average for Taranto, once the Giants have a full compliment of forwards back in the team he should be a target if he’s given a clear run back into any type of midfield role. 

Projected Average: 100-105

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5. Adam Treloar

Treloar will run through the midfield at a decent rate this season, he’ll play a mix of inside and outside roles and has an ability to accumulate disposals with ease in optimal conditions. 

Projected Average: 95-100


6. Zak Butters

The midfield role for Butters appears to be on this year which should see a solid increase in scoring output, he should see a sharp rise in centre bounce usage in 2022.

Projected Average: 95-100

7. Dustin Martin

A return back into a near pure midfield role for Martin should provide a strong increase in scoring output, back in 2017 his numbers were elite from a fantasy perspective with a high midfield role.  

Projected Average: 95-100

8. Isaac Heeney

The Swans have continually promoted in the pre-season that Heeney will see more time in the midfield this year, he’ll start forward at times and drift through the midfield to provide assistance. Creating a mismatch in the forward line will also be an option for the Sydney coaching staff.  

Projected Average: 95-100


9. Tarryn Thomas

Thomas should see strong usage through the midfield this year, his scoring output should become more consistent as he starts to hit his prime. He turns 22 early in the season. 

Projected Average: 90-95

10. Steele Sidebottom

Sidebottom is an experienced ball winner getting to the right spots to accumulate disposals, even as the Magpies develop this year he’ll maintain a strong average across the season. 

Projected Average: 90-95

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