A POD (Point Of Difference) in your side, is a player that has low ownership. These players can make a big difference in the early days of owning them before everyone else jumps on the bandwagon. However, that only applies if they perform well. These players have low ownership because they’re risky, but great risk sometimes results in great rewards.
Essendon’s Andrew McGrath is showing early signs of a defensive premium option at a bargain price of $478,700. New Essendon coach Brad Scott, has already stated that McGrath is set to leave the midfield and regain his position as a damaging half-back in 2023.
This is a position the former number 1 Draft Pick averaged 94.9 points for in 2021. Although, technically, he was averaging 100 points for the season, but his 29 score against WCE in round 15 decreased his overall figures to 94.9. That is when McGrath got the injury that ended his year. If you remove that injury-affected game, he’d make for a decent D6 averaging above 100.
If McGrath is scoring 90’s or 100’s this offseason, pick him! I expect Essendon to be an improved side this year, but it’s doubtful that they’ll be a top-four contender. So, you can expect the footy to spend a lot of time in their back half.