2023 AFL Season Preview
AFL7 Mar 2023

2023 Fremantle Dockers AFL Season Preview

Your 2023 Fremantle Dockers season preview is here, just in time for the start of the new AFL season! Everything you need to know about the Dockers is here, all in the one article – aren't you lucky. We’ve got information about squad changes, rankings and stats from last year, key matches to look for, as well as none other than ex-AFL star Heath Shaw’s opinion on how the Dockers will go this season.

Let’s get cracking shall we!

Recruitment Report

Let’s take a little look at the new signings for the Dockers, along with all the players they’ve parted ways with:

Ins: Josh Corbett, Hugh Davies, Josh Draper, Tom Emmett, Luke Jackson, Max Knobel, Jaeger O’Meara, Liam Reidy, Corey Wagner and Conrad Williams

Outs: Blake Acres, Connor Blakely, Mitch Crowden, Rory Lobb, Griffin Logue, Lloyd Meek, David Mundy, Darcy Tucker and Joel Western

2022 Rankings

Where did the Dockers rank for disposals in the AFL last season? Or what about clangers? All the key rankings for the Dockers are below:

Kicks: 4th

Handballs: 1st

Disposals: 2nd

Marks: 4th

Hit-outs: 1st

Frees For: 6th

Frees Against: 5th

Goals: 8th

Behinds: 9th

2022 Stats

Who had the most goals for the Dockers? Who had the most marks? All these stats and more can be found below:

Most Disposals: Andrew Brayshaw - 704

Most Tackles: Andrew Brayshaw - 149

Most Clearances: Will Brodie - 137

Most Marks: Luke Ryan - 167

Most Goals: Rory Lobb - 36

3 Key Matches To Watch

These are the key matches you can’t miss if you’re a Dockers fan (up to Round 15):

Match 1: Round 3, vs Eagles, at Optus Stadium (Sun, Apr 2, 5:20pm)

Match 2: Round 10, vs Cats, at Optus Stadium (Sat, May 20, 4:35pm)

Match 3: Round 11, vs Demons, at MCG (Sat, May 27, 2:10pm)

2023 AFL Season Expectations

Freo-eeeeee-oooooooo. That other country over there in the West was a purple haze last year as the surprise packet of the year. The 2023 Dockers have three players that are the key to the premiership tilt – all over 198cm tall, Darcy, Taberner and Jackson. Full seasons out of these three will go a long, long way to winning a lot of games of footy.

Elite midfielders, solid backline setup and a huge amount of good, underrated depth which all good sides have. Fyfe forward the major talking point/ change which will only increase the fire power up forward.

Predicted Finish: Between 8-16