HOBART, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22: Jack Steele of the Saints leads the team out during the 2021 AFL Round 23 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Fremantle Dockers at Blundstone Arena on August 22, 2021 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Grant Viney/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The top AFL prices have been released, with two stars of the game becoming the first to break through the seven-figure barrier to begin the season.

Saints co-captain Jack Steele and Suns ball-magnet Touk Miller have both been priced as million-dollar men for the 2021 AFL Fantasy season.

Miller amassed a stunning 2021 campaign to average 122.1 points per game, with Steele narrowly trailing in his average of 121.4, seeing the pair enter the new year with the two highest prices following their unmatched output.

The rise in pricing has been a product of an increased salary cap, with AFL Fantasy coaches now able to splash $14,800,000 on their teams, a figure up from $13,000,000.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: Touk Miller of the Suns celebrates victory during the round 18 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Gold Coast Suns at Sydney Cricket Ground on July 21, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The new budget will be in line with that of actual AFL clubs, with the cheapest rookies also seeing their price jacked up to $190,000.

While Miller and Steele lead the way for midfielders, Kangaroos backman Aaron Hall is the highest valued defender entering 2022, priced at $914,000, with the next best defender in Jack Crisp ($854,000) priced $60,000 cheaper.

Max Gawn ($911,000) and Brodie Grundy ($893,000) lead the way for ruckmen once again, while Jarryd Lyons ($982,000), Jack Macrae ($972,000) and Tom Mitchell ($969,000) join Miller and Steele among the top five most expensive midfielders.

To little surprise, the top seven most expensive forwards are all MID/FWD dual position players, with Tim Taranto ($904,000), Mitch Duncan ($841,000) and Jed Anderson ($794,000) leading the charge.

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Tim Taranto of the Giants kicks whilst being tackled by Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos during the round 13 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Greater Western Sydney GIants at Blundstone Arena on June 16, 2019 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

2022 AFL Fantasy positions were recently revealed ahead of the new season. Here are the most expensive players per position:

Most expensive defenders

Aaron Hall - $914,000
Jack Crisp - $854,000
Jeremy Howe - $843,000
Jack Ziebell - $839,000
Sam Docherty - $827,000
Jake Lloyd - $823,000
Daniel Rich - $823,000
Tom Stewart - $812,000
Dyson Heppell - $795,000
Lachie Whitfield - $795,000

Most expensive midfielders

Touk Miller - $1,024,000
Jack Steele - $1,018,000
Jarryd Lyons - $982,000
Jack Macrae - $972,000
Tom Mitchell - $969,000
Ollie Wines - $938,000
Rory Laird - $937,000
Christian Petracca - $930,000
Zach Merrett - $925,000
Callum Mills - $922,000

Most expensive rucks

Max Gawn - $911,000
Brodie Grundy - $893,000
Sean Darcy - $786,000
Rowan Marshall - $752,000
Reilly O'Brien - $723,000
Todd Goldstein - $720,000
Scott Lycett - $718,000
Nic Naitanui - $713,000
Toby Nankervis - $699,000
Tom Hickey - $690,000

Most expensive forwards

Tim Taranto - $904,000
Mitch Duncan - $841,000
Jed Anderson - $794,000
Josh Dunkley - $767,000
Steele Sidebottom - $741,000
Chad Wingard - $740,000
Adam Treloar - $731,000
Toby Greene - $711,000
Jaidyn Stephenson - $711,000
Jordan De Goey - $707,000

All figures via AFL.com.au