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.
Russell Wilson: Projected Ownership 5-8%
The Seahawks’ quarterback has been limited early in the season with a pair of leg injuries (knee/ankle). Expect Wilson to be more mobile after Seattle’s bye week. Wilson should have success on the ground and through the air as Atlanta is 27th in defensive DVOA. The Falcons have given up the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.
Todd Gurley: Projected Ownership 2-4%
Gurley has been far from efficient this season but he continues to get a high volume of work. The Rams running back is averaging 23.2 touches per game. Gurley is getting goal line work and has been involved in the passing game for the second straight week. The Rams have a plus matchup against Detroit as the Lions have allowed 4.9 yards per attempt (31st in the NFL). If there was ever a week for Gurley to go off it is this game.
Jeremy Maclin: Projected Ownership 5-8%
J-Mac leads the Chiefs in targets and yards but has managed to find the end zone only once this season. That could change Sunday against the Raiders. Oakland has allowed the most passing yards in the league. Maclin has a chance to put up a big score as the Raiders have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing receivers.