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.
Andy Dalton: Projected Ownership 5-8%
The Red Rifle has only one multi-touchdown game this season. That means, despite a great matchup against Cleveland, the Browns have allowed the second most fantasy points to opposing passers, Dalton will be low-owned. Every quarterback that has played the Browns has thrown for at least two touchdowns this year. Dalton has even more upside with the potential return of Tyler Eifert and his rushing ability (at least 30 yards on the ground or a score in three of his last four games).
Mark Ingram: Projected Ownership 0-1%
Ingram has been a boom-or-bust back all year (two games over 20 points and two under 10 points), which helps explain his projected low ownership. The Saints starting running back is averaging nearly 18 touches per game. With that kind of volume there is potential for a big game. At 1% ownership, if this is a boom week, your lineup will rocket up the leaderboard.
T.Y. Hilton: Projected Ownership 5-8%
The Colts receiver was dealing with a hip injury last week (still is but practiced yesterday). Despite the injury he still received nine targets in Indy’s loss to the Texans. In fact, Hilton has the second most targets in the NFL behind only Antonio Brown. With his enormous volume, Andrew Luck’s favorite target is a threat to be a top ten receiver every week.