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.
Ben Roethlisberger: Projected Ownership 2-4%
The Eagles, especially the defense, are getting a lot of love early in the season. After two games, Philly hasn’t allowed an opposing quarterback to throw a touchdown. Yet, those strong defensive performances have come against two (Browns and Bears) of the league’s worst teams. Philly has an average NFL defense according to DVOA and Big Ben has thrown three touchdowns in each game this season. Roethlisberger should have no problem exploiting the Eagles secondary.
LeSean McCoy: Projected Ownership 2-4%
A big game is coming for LeSean McCoy. The Bills running back was on the field for over 90% of the offensive snaps last week and has averaged nearly 20 touches per game. Two straight weeks of average production should depress Shady’s ownership percentage.
Alshon Jeffery: Projected Ownership 5-8%
Brian Hoyer isn’t much of a downgrade from Jay Cutler. DeAndre Hopkins and Josh Gordon each had big years with Hoyer at quarterback. Jeffery has a nice matchup in Week 3 against Dallas. The Cowboys have allowed over 270 passing yards in each game this season. Jeffery is the Bears’ best offensive weapon and should see at least ten targets this game.