An important key to success in daily fantasy is understanding player ownership. If you want to cash (or win) in large GPPs (guaranteed prize pools) you need the fantasy players that not only score a lot of points but also those that are low-owned.
FanDuel and DraftKings are no longer showing ownership percentages for players. Being able to accurately project ownership in the NFL will provide a huge edge over the competition.
To help you build a winning lineup we turn to our friends at Fantasy Labs. As part of their player models and NFL Matchups tool users can see projected player ownership. Here are three players you should consider rostering that will be low-owned.
Blake Bortles: Projected Ownership 2-4%
Bortles topped 300 passing yards in the Jags Week 1 loss to Green Bay but he let fantasy owners down throwing for just one touchdown. Bortles should have an easier time finding the end zone against San Diego. Alex Smith just threw for 329 yards an two touchdowns against the Chargers – a defense that ranks 29th in DVOA.
Mark Ingram: Projected Ownership 2-4%
No touchdown, less than a 100 yards from scrimmage, it is fair to say Ingram’s fantasy day was disappointing given the fact that the Saints scored 34 points in last Sunday’s loss to Oakland. This will depress Ingram’s ownership, which makes him a great play against the Giants in Week 2. Ingram averaged 6.2 yards per touch against the Raiders. If Ingram sees an uptick in volume and finds the end zone he will be a steal at less than 5% ownership.
DeAndre Hopkins: Projected Ownership 5-8%
Barring an ACL tear, Hopkins should have a big day against the Chiefs. Not to make light of Keenan Allen’s injury but the Chargers receiver was on his way to a big game against KC before injuring his knee. The Texans star wide out just missed having two scores last week, don’t be surprised if he post a multi-touchdown game Sunday.