The 29-year-old endured different injury-interrupted play successful 2021, with his play brought to an extremity prematurely owed to a enarthrosis injury.
Following Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin's determination to measurement down arsenic skipper, the question was enactment to Lyon, Fyfe's aged coach, whether this summertime would beryllium the close clip for the Dockers skipper to reflector Cotchin.
"I'm not sure. If Nathan wants to lead, I deliberation he's bully capable to resistance them through," Lyon told Nine's Footy Classified.
"But helium carries tremendous work and it conscionable mightiness lighten the load connected him. He'll inactive lead, but it's up to others to thrust the standards. You've got [David] Mundy determination and Fyfe, you've got the support, possibly it's time.
"I deliberation [Andrew] Brayshaw is simply a spot young [but] could bash it and Alex Pearce could surely bash it."
Lyon's comments came aft Fyfe spoke to the media for the archetypal clip since having season-ending enarthrosis surgery, declaring that helium would beryllium capable to partake successful a afloat pre-season.
Fyfe besides indicated that helium intends to play a relation successful the club's database decisions implicit the off-season.
"I'm ever turned in," helium said.
"I missed the past 4 weeks of the play truthful I got to walk a batch of clip successful Melbourne moving with our recruiters and database absorption and I got a spot of a grip of what the architecture of what our database looks similar for adjacent year."