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.
Cam Newton: Projected Ownership 5-8%
The Panthers have had an up-and-down season, Cam’s fantasy production reflects the team’s inconsistencies. The reigning MVP didn’t reach the end zone last week for the first time in over two years. The uneven play and the disappointing fantasy game in Week 8 will lead to low ownership for Newton against the Rams. This is an excellent bounce back spot for Cam. The Pro Bowl quarterback continues to get designed runs near the goal line and should have success through the air against a Rams defense that is average vs. the pass.
Theo Riddick: Projected Ownership 5-8%
Don’t expect much out of Riddick on the ground against the Vikings. The Lions back does most of his damage in the passing game. Riddick was targeted 11 times last week, caught eight balls for 77 yards and a touchdown. He dominates the offensive snaps at running back for Detroit as he has consistently seen double-digit carries, the cherry on top of the sundae.
Jordy Nelson: Projected Ownership 5-8%
Jordy has caught at least one touchdown in five of Green Bay’s seven games and has a fantastic matchup against the Colts. Indy’s defense has allowed 288 passing yards per game (31st in the NFL). This matchup has the highest total of any game in Week 9 and could easily turn into a shootout.