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.
Aaron Rodgers: Projected Ownership 5-8%
Green Bay’s running game has been crippled by injuries to Eddie Lacy and James Starks. Aaron Rodgers attempted 56 passes in the win over the Bears last week and has at least 42 attempts in each of the last three games. Atlanta is 26th in defensive DVOA and has allowed 294 passing yards per game and 15 touchdown passes (3rd most in the NFL). This game has the highest over/under in Week 8 and is shaping up to be a shootout.
Giovani Bernard: Projected Ownership 0-1%
For the third consecutive game, Bernard received more carries than Jeremy Hill. Plus, the Bengals running back continues to get work near the goal line and he is averaging more than five targets per game. There is always concern about workload given the nature of a committee but Cincy is dedicated to get Bernard heavily involved in the offense. A plus-matchup against Washington awaits in Week 8.
Larry Fitzgerald: Projected Ownership 2-4%
John Brown and Michael Floyd are questionable and Jaron Brown is out for Sunday’s rematch of the NFC Championship game. Arizona’s secondary is depleted, which means more targets for Larry Fitzgerald. The All-Pro receiver got 14 looks last week and easily could be in line for double-digit targets against a beatable Carolina secondary.