The veteran midfielder had his 2021 campaign curtailed in July after dislocating his shoulder and requiring subsequent surgery that ruled out the remainder of his season's prospects.
Fyfe's luckless run was extended when it was revealed he had contracted a bacterial infection following the reconstructive surgery, with the 30-year-old having since required intravenous antibiotics.
Despite sparking initial fears for the early stages of his 2022 season, Fyfe's prolonged recovery hasn't kept him out of contention to face Adelaide in South Australia on March 20.
Speaking at Fremantle's Festive Long Lunch, the dual Brownlow medallist revealed his recovery has set course for a Round 1 showing.
"I've had a bit of a tumultuous off-season but now I've done five running sessions since coming back, I'm getting my strength back into it (the shoulder)," he's said.
"On Tuesday, it will be seven weeks since the operation. By about 12 to 13 weeks, I'll be back to full training and by mid-February I'll be in full contact and ready for round one.
"I've normally felt bulletproof after surgeries - with a recurrence, it's been quite humbling and a day-by-day process.
"At this stage, everything is exactly where it's supposed to be."
The Fremantle skipper's optimism is sure to buoy the beliefs of his fellow teammates for the new year, which shapes as a critical campaign for coach Justin Longmuir.
Having narrowly missed a placing in the top-eight last year, the youthful Perth club have seen their midfield stocks hampered by the departure of Adam Cerra this off-season.
With questions over Fyfe's health now fading, Longmuir and the rest of the Dockers' onballer brigade are sure to be boosted with confidence ahead of the new year.