Week 14 DFS Ownership Percentages
I tend to go through different daily fantasy strategies or phases throughout the year. I usually start with custom projections the first half of the season but find myself strategizing more towards building lineups of players that aren’t heavily owned in the later stretch of the year. In the last few weeks, DFS Projected Ownership has become a reliable tool for me.
What is DFS Ownership Percentage?
When an NFL game starts, the players from those teams become locked and you can not swap them out. At that time the ownership percentage becomes available for each player you have in your lineup. Simply click on the player to get more information, and both Fanduel or DraftKings will tell you the percentage of ownership for that player in the contest you are in.
Collecting DFS ownership percentage data involves waiting for the Thursday game to finish. By creating lineups that involve all of the week’s games gives you data for making your lineups for Sunday GPP tournaments.
Now, obviously, this is just a helpful guide as there will be a slight change in the player ownership percentage data from the Thursday games to the Sunday games, but for the most part, the information is very close.
How Does This Help You Win?
Ideally, you’re using a contrarian strategy that goes against the grain. You are picking players that are not popular with the masses. If 45% of a tournament all own the same player and that player does not perform well, you have an advantage of dodging a popular underperformer.
If you build a team of players that have a low percentage of ownership, and those players outperform their expectations, you quickly move up the leaderboard as no one else is registering the same fantasy points.
Where Can I Get This Data?
Right now, the best bang for buck, in my opinion, is getting your DFS ownership percentage at FantasyPros. They have cheap in-season memberships you should check out.
10 Interesting Projected DFS Ownership Percentage Players for Week 14
Ownership: Draftkings: 17.1% | Fanduel: 15.5%
Jameis Winston is currently projected to be the most heavily owned QB at DraftKings and the third most heavily owned at Fanduel. If I’m building a lineup with Winston, I stacking him with TE Cameron Brate, not Mike Evans believe it or not. Winston loves targeting Brate in the redzone whereas Evans hasn’t been worth paying up for. Maybe this is Evans week, but overall he’s having an off year. Brate surprisingly isn’t a top 5 heavily owned TE this week, whereas Evans is top 8 in both Daily Fantasy sites.
Ownership: Draftkings: 37.5% | Fanduel: 21.7%
Quite of a big difference between the projected ownership of Bengals RB Giovani Bernard between DK and FD. Rookie RB Joe Mixon (concussion) is out for Week 14 against the Bears giving Bernard the start in this contest. As you know, Draftkings is full PPR and Fanduel is 0.5 PPR, so that effects things here slightly, but overall I thought these ownership percentages would be a lot closer to each other. Bernard is so cheap that he’s hard to avoid this week, I’ll have him myself in way too many lineups in week 14.
Ownership: Draftkings: 2.3% | Fanduel: 2.3%
Nobody wants anything thing to do with Jay Ajayi in week 14, despite his cheap price tag…which surprises me.
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Eagles-Rams game as the first and second overall quarterbacks from last years NFL Draft are about to do battle, but to me, this game will be about the run game. The Rams and Eagles couldn’t be more opposite in terms of rushing defense. The Eagles are best in the league whereas the Rams ranked 31st in rushing yards allowed per game, and are tied (with three other teams) for allowing twelve big runs of 20+ yards this season. That means in every game this season, the Rams opponents have busted off a big run for 20+ yards. I think Jay Ajayi has some real value and could be a game changer. I plan to add him to a few contests in week 14.[the_ad id=”72096″][the_ad id=”69556″]
Ownership: Draftkings: 56.1% | Fanduel: 45.8%
Talk about all or nothing. You’re either hoping Gordon is the best WR bargain of the week, or you’re avoiding him altogether and want him to implode. Gordon has a great matchup this week as he takes on the Packers. His price tag at Draftkings is $5,500, meaning he’ll need to hit 16.5 Fantasy points before he cracks value. Breaking that down into production, Gordon will need something like 5 catches for 60 yards and a TD to be worth owning. Seems very do-able.
Ownership: Draftkings: 2.1% | Fanduel: 3.2%
As pointed out in our week 14 Fantasy Sleepers article, Witten steps it up against the Giants. In 30 career games against New York, Witten has accumulated a 160-1,629-14 stat line. I expect him to maintain his success in Week 14. The ownership percentage on Witten is next to nothing, and he’s priced fairly cheap.
Good luck this week
Mike Rigz[the_ad id=”70194″]
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Mike is the founding member at Gridiron Experts with over 1000+ articles credited to his name. With over 25 years of fantasy experience, Mike has a very unique style when picking sleepers and gems. He has always had an outside the box look on the NFL and rarely gets sucked into the hype over players or buzzing offenses. Mike has three kids and lives on the West Coast. He’s happily married to a beautiful woman who also loves sports. Sundays are spent with friends and family watching games from opening kickoff to well into the evenings.