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 and gain leverage on the field. You don’t need a team of 1%-owned plays to win a tournament, but it’s also unlikely you’ll win a tournament with an abundance of highly owned plays.
The goal of this article is to give a brief rundown of some of the highest-owned players 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 afternoon.
Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen all figure to be some of the highest owned quarterbacks on the main slate for DraftKings. Drew Brees and Jared Goff could also be in the mix, especially on FanDuel, where they have comparable ownership projections to the three previously mentions quarterbacks.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mahomes come in as the highest owned quarterback on the slate, which would force DFS players to pay down at some of the other positions considering how expensive he is across the industry.
Similar to Dalvin Cook in Week 1, Josh Jacobs could push for the highest owned running back in Week 2. Since the Raiders played on Monday night, Jacobs’ price hasn’t been adjusted for the massive workload he saw (23 carries, one target), and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him more involved in the passing game, especially as seven-point dogs to the Chiefs. He owns a top-three Projected Plus/Minus on both DraftKings and FanDuel.