The 26-year-old managed only 10 games last year due to a major knee injury, and his first pre-season at Punt Road was hampered by injury concerns which caused him to sit out both JLT Community Series games.
Amid conjecture about whether he would play in round one, Lynch took his place in the team against Carlton, kicking three goals, and has taken on more responsibility in the Richmond forward line since Jack Riewoldt injured his arm in round two.
Four games into a seven-year mega-contract, the former Suns co-captain has scored 16 goals, including a bag of six in his side’s hard-fought win over Port Adelaide on Saturday, bringing him to within one goal of first place on the Coleman Medal tally.
Despite his impressive work over the season’s first month, Lambert said Lynch will only get better.
“It’s scary that he’s a little bit underdone, he’s having a huge impact,” Lambert told AFL.com.au.
“The sky’s the limit for him.
“We’re not expecting him to kick mountains of goals, that will be a by-product of playing his role, but it’s a really exciting time for Tom and our footy club.”
The Tigers will host the Swans at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night.