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. And just to get you thinking about the slate and roster construction in general.
Be sure to check the ownership projections throughout the week, as breaking news can cause these to fluctuate.
Note: Ownership percentages as of Saturday morning.
To nobody’s surprise, Lamar Jackson leads the way in our ownership projections, followed by Patrick Mahomes against the Raiders. Jackson has been smashing this season, boasting three-straight games with 30 or more DraftKings points, and Mahomes owns the slate’s highest implied team total.
If people opt to pay for them in tournaments, paying down at quarterback could offer some leverage at this position. Rostering Jared Goff wouldn’t be paying down that much, but he does have a positive Leverage Plus/Minus, and the Rams have the fifth-highest implied team total.
People have been hammering the matchup against the Cardinals all season, but he may see nearly no ownership after a few down games.