Adam Levitan projects ownership for every NFL DFS player each week in the FantasyLabs Player Models. Gauging ownership is important when it comes to tournaments so you can try to gain leverage on the field. You don’t need a team of 1%-owned players to win a tournament, but it’s also unlikely you’ll win a tournament with an abundance of highly-owned players.

The goal of this article is to give a brief rundown of the players we project to be the highest owned heading into the week, along with how they can affect roster construction.

Be sure to check the ownership projections throughout the week, as breaking news can cause these to fluctuate.

Note: Ownership percentages as of Friday morning.


As in most weeks, quarterback ownership looks similar with Kyler Murray, Jameis Winston and Lamar Jackson projected for 13-16% ownership. I’d expect a mix of this trio and maybe Drew Brees to be the most owned in cash games and tournaments.

Patrick Mahomes looks to be a spot where you could go contrarian as he’s projected for 5-8% ownership on DraftKings. His +3.0 Leverage Plus/Minus is the second-highest mark among quarterbacks.

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