Fremantle Dockers

AFL 2018 JLT Community Series - Adelaide v Fremantle

Nat Fyfe can kick 50 for Freo says King

David King believes Nat Fyfe has the capacity to reach new heights in 2018.

The Fremantle captain has been below his best over the past two seasons because of a leg injury but was in a dominant mood in Sunday’s JLT Community Series clash with Adelaide.

Fyfe picked up 27 disposals and kicked two goals, while producing 13 contested possessions, eight clearances and seven inside 50s as the Dockers lost to reigning Grand Finalists Adelaide by 10 points at Strathalbyn Oval.

King feels that the 2015 Brownlow Medallist could be absolutely anything for Freo this year if given the opportunity to add goal kicking to his repertoire.

“He could play Centre Half-Back, Half-Back Flank, Centre Half-Forward, whatever,” the two-time North Melbourne premiership star said on SEN Mornings.

“But there are very few players in that competition that can play deep forward, they can play Centre Half-Forward, and (also) be the best clearance player in the land.

“That’s virtually what he did yesterday, what he showed.

“I think the scope for this guy is enormous. Fyfe could kick 50 goals this year if he was to play 50% forward, 50% on ball.

“Can they afford for him to be that player?

“Richmond bit the bullet last year and said, ‘We trust those around Dustin Martin to get the job done, and leave Dustin forward when we need the game to be won’.

“And I’m sure Ross Lyon would be thinking we need exactly the same.

“I think Fyfe will spend a major part of his time in the forward line.”

In 138 games for the Dockers, Fyfe has kicked 121 goals at 0.9 per game which sits below contemporaries Dustin Martin and Patrick Dangerfield who average 1.1 goals, despite both having played more matches throughout their careers.