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.
Derek Carr: Projected Ownership 2-4%
There is a lot to like about Derek Carr and the Raiders’ matchup with San Diego on Sunday. First, this game features the highest projected total in Week 5. Oakland has a team total of 27 points. The Chargers also bleed yards to opposing passers. San Diego has given up 300 or more passing yards in three of four games this season. Carr will go low-owned in a plus EV (expected value) situation.
Lamar Miller: Projected Ownership 2-4%
Miller hasn’t scored a touchdown yet this season and has a tough matchup against the Vikings in Week 5, which makes it a perfect time to roster the Texans’ workhorse back. Miller at least 22 touches in every game this season and has accumulated at least 97 yards from scrimmage. Yes, Minnesota has a legit defense but a solid day from Miller, plus a trip to the end zone would make him a steal at less than 5% ownership.
Brandon Marshall: Projected Ownership 5-8%
If you don’t want to pay up for Antonio Brown ($9,800) or Julio Jones ($9,600), consider rostering Marshall at $7,100. Just from a salary perspective the cost savings are huge. Then consider the upside Marshall offers. He has seen at least eight targets in every game this season. Eric Decker is out again this week, which means even more looks from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Marshall will be a target monster at a price that is easy to build around.