The 2023 AFL SuperCoach season is almost upon us and coaches are making the final tweaks to their sides before Richmond and Carlton’s first bounce this Thursday night at the MCG. Until then, we can discuss all of the underpriced POD (point of difference) options who could help you take the lead over other coaches. One of those players that I am considering is Hawthorn’s Will Day.
Day was taken by the Hawks with pick 13 overall in the 2019 National Draft and has played 33 AFL games to date. Day’s listed as a defender this season and will start the year priced at $362,100 however, Day will not be spending this year in defence. Hawthorn has ravaged its own midfield over the preseason and as a result, Day will be playing majority of his TOG (time on ground) in the Hawks engine room.
Day’s BE is 66 and has shown us that he can average above that. Day averaged 71.5 from his 11 AFL games in 2020, 79.4 in from 5 AFL games in 2021 but only 65.8 from 17 games in 2022. There are good signs this preseason that Day could push that average into the 80’s this year, after attending 51.6% of Hawthorn’s centre bounces last weekend and finishing the match with an 88 point SuperCoach score.
Furthermore, with that change in role, it will mean that Day is likely to also gain DDP (duel position player) status in round 6. Now, I don’t believe that Day will be a season-long keeper but he has the potential to make you $100,000-150,000 and he is only currently in 6% of teams. I am seriously considering starting Day and savings some cash in the bank for corrections before round 3. Entering his fourth AFL season, this could be Day’s break-out year!