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 Steelers quarterback wasn’t himself in last Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. Roethlisberger struggled early after rushing back from knee surgery. Still, Big Ben finished with 264 yards passing, one touchdown throwing and one on the ground. Against Dallas, Roethlisberger should be closer to 100% healthy and like most quarterbacks he plays better at home. In friendly confines this season Roethlisberger is averaging 30.6 DraftKings points, on the road his average drops to 16.6 fantasy points.
Lamar Miller: Projected Ownership 5-8%
Miller is a true three down back, which is rare in the NFL these days. The Texans’ running back is averaging 21.9 touches per game and nearly 100 yards from scrimmage. His biggest issue has been finding the end zone but the back has three scores in his last three games. Miller is two weeks removed from a shoulder injury and gets a great matchup against the Jaguars defense that is 27th in DVOA vs. the run.
Dez Bryant: Projected Ownership 2-4%
Dez has had an up and down season with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott calling the plays. I recommend rostering Bryant because of expected game-flow. Dallas will not jump out to a big lead like they did last week against Cleveland, in fact the Cowboys could spend most of the day trailing the Steelers. If that scenario plays out, Prescott will be forced to throw the ball more. Dez doesn’t need much to be productive, just look at the Week 8 results where he caught four balls for 113 yards and a touchdown.