NFL Week 3 Field Report

NFL Week 3 Field Report

NFL Week 3 Field Report – FanDuel

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Welcome to the RotoMinds NFL Field Report where we will take a look at ownership levels in Thursday Night GPP’s on FanDuel. This week we will be using results from the $500k NFL Rush which is a 114.942 entry tournament with a $5 entry fee.

Compare ownership levels with RotoMinds Fantasy Point Projections to identify the best tournament plays for week 3.


POS Player Own %
QB Tom Brady 30.70%
QB Eli Manning 13.20%
QB Carson Palmer 7.60%
QB Cam Newton 7.50%
QB Russell Wilson 6.00%
QB Ben Roethlisberger 5.50%
QB Aaron Rodgers 4.90%
QB Tyrod Taylor 4.20%
QB Marcus Mariota 2.70%
QB Kirk Cousins 2.70%
QB Andy Dalton 2.60%
QB Peyton Manning 2.20%
QB Nick Foles 1.80%
QB Andrew Luck 1.70%
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick 1.70%
QB Matt Ryan 1.60%
QB Philip Rivers 1.50%
QB Derek Carr 1.40%
QB Blake Bortles 1.00%
QB Teddy Bridgewater 0.90%
QB Alex Smith 0.80%
QB Brandon Weeden 0.80%
QB Jameis Winston 0.70%
QB Ryan Mallett 0.60%
QB Josh McCown 0.50%
QB Ryan Tannehill 0.40%
QB Colin Kaepernick 0.40%
QB Matthew Stafford 0.30%
QB Joe Flacco 0.30%
QB Sam Bradford 0.30%
QB Jimmy Clausen 0.20%
QB Drew Brees 0.10%

Tom Brady looks like the popular play this week at Quarterback after he has thrown for 7 touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season. The Patriots are the largest favorite in week 3. Eli Manning was the next highest owned QB which continues to prove the Thursday leagues are flooded with players using the first game of the week regardless of matchup. We expect Brady to climb closer to the 35-40% range by Sunday.

Running Backs

Pos Player Own %
RB Matt Jones 17.10%
RB Le’Veon Bell 16.60%
RB Dion Lewis 16.40%
RB Latavius Murray 12.20%
RB Jamaal Charles 11.60%
RB Adrian Peterson 11.20%
RB Marshawn Lynch 10.50%
RB Alfred Morris 8.40%
RB Danny Woodhead 7.80%
RB Devonta Freeman 6.10%
RB Joseph Randle 4.40%
RB David Johnson 3.60%
RB Darren Sproles 3.60%
RB James Starks 3.40%
RB Justin Forsett 3.00%
RB Frank Gore 2.70%
RB Mark Ingram 2.50%
RB Isaiah Crowell 2.50%
RB Carlos Hyde 2.30%
RB Jeremy Hill 2.20%
RB T.J. Yeldon 2.10%
RB C.J. Anderson 2.00%
RB Ameer Abdullah 1.60%
RB Lance Dunbar 1.20%
RB Christopher Ivory 1.10%
RB Doug Martin 1.10%
RB Bishop Sankey 1.10%
RB Matt Forte 0.70%
RB Todd Gurley 0.50%
RB Ryan Mathews 0.50%
RB Duke Johnson 0.30%
RB Eddie Lacy 0.20%
RB Damien Williams 0.20%
RB Tre Mason 0.10%

Matt Jones was the highest owned running back in Thursday games which is almost laughable…Yet another example of Thursday leagues having Thursday players who are drastically over owned. Le’Veon Bell looks to be the highest owned running back this week which makes sense since he is the highest projected running back in the RotoMinds model. Dion Lewis at 16.40% is interesting on a non PPR site like FanDuel. So far the only thing to note is the public is largely interested in essentially stacking the Patriots this week.

Wide Receivers

POS Player Own %
WR Julian Edelman 37.20%
WR Antonio Brown 26.90%
WR Larry Fitzgerald 22.10%
WR Odell Beckhamd Jr. 22.00%
WR Brandon Marshall 17.10%
WR Donte Moncrief 15.20%
WR Pierre Garcon 11.50%
WR Emmanuel Sanders 10.50%
WR Allen Robinson 9.50%
WR Travis Benjamin 8.90%
WR James Jones 8.60%
WR Julio Jones 7.50%
WR Demaryius Thomas 7.10%
WR Randall Cobb 5.40%
WR Amari Cooper 5.30%
WR Doug Baldwin 5.00%
WR John Brown 4.70%
WR Jarvis Landry 4.40%
WR Steve Johnson 4.00%
WR Terrance Williams 3.20%
WR Michael Crabtree 3.00%
WR T.Y. Hilton 2.90%
WR Steve Smith 2.70%
WR A.J. Green 2.50%
WR Jordan Matthews 2.50%
WR Jeremy Maclin 2.40%
WR Calvin Johnson 2.10%
WR Kendall Wright 2.10%
WR Sammy Watkins 2.00%
WR Keenan Allen 1.50%
WR DeAndre Hopkins 1.40%
WR Roddy White 1.30%
WR Nate Washington 1.30%
WR Vincent Jackson 1.10%
WR Mike Evans 1.00%
WR Percy Harvin 1.00%
WR Allen Hurns 1.00%
WR Tyler Locket 0.90%
WR Anquan Boldin 0.90%
WR Rishard Matthews 0.90%
WR Torrey Smith 0.70%
WR Mike Wallace 0.50%
WR Kenny Britt 0.40%
WR Brandin Cooks 0.20%
 WR Robert Woods 0.20%

Julian Edelman, our cover boy from week 2, is the highest owned player with a ridiculous 37.2% ownership rate. Edelman is a fine play in all formats but once again he is a high target player that we prefer on PPR sites. At 37% this is a pretty obvious fade in tournaments this week given the game script. Antonio Brown continues to be heavily owned and Larry Fitzgerald shows a huge spike in ownership following a huge week 2. The three highest owned players at WR should show you how soft Thursday leagues really are… if you’re not playing you’re missing out. Odell Beckham was 22% owned so we have a decent chunk of % that will be devided among a few targets. Our favorite target for upside from this group is Keenan Allen at 1.5% owned.

Tight Ends

POS Player Own %
TE Rob Gronkowski 26.80%
TE Jordan Reed 19.10%
TE Tyler Eifert 10.10%
TE Jimmy Graham 6.90%
TE Travis Kelce 6.50%
TE Greg Olsen 5.70%
TE Heath Miller 3.20%
TE Crockett Gillmore 2.90%
TE Eric Ebron 2.70%
TE Kyle Rudolph 2.70%
TE Jared Cook 1.90%
TE Martellus Bennett 1.10%
TE Jason Witten 0.70%
TE Charles Clay 0.60%
TE Coby Fleener 0.50%
TE Gary Barnridge 0.50%
TE Owen Daniels 0.30%
TE Ladarius Green 0.20%

Gronk comes in at 26.8% which is a little lower than the 35% I was expecting prior to tonight. I wasn’t accounting 19% to Jordan Reed who ended up having a nice game but was probably a little over owned in the Thursday leagues. Gronk should be 35-40% by Sunday. Jared Cook offers nice upside at 1.9% owned.


POS Team Own %
Def Seattle Seahawks 18.30%
Def New York Jets 16.30%
Def Denver Broncos 12.00%
Def New England Patriots 10.70%
Def Carolina Panthers 6.10%
Def Arizona Cardinals 4.50%
Def Washington Redskins 3.90%
Def Houston Texans 3.60%
Def Buffalo Bills 2.70%
Def Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2.10%
Def Green Bay Packers 0.90%
Def Miami Dolphins 0.70%
Def San Diego Chargers 0.20%

The Seahawks are the obvious defensive play this week at home against the Bears who are playing witout Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffery. Tampa Bay offers a nice contrarian defense this week at a very attractive price point.


POS Player Own %
K Josh Brown 22.80%
K Stephen Gostkowski 11.20%
K Matt Bryant 6.70%
K Nick Folk 3.80%
K Steven Hauschka 2.80%
K Josh Lambo 2.70%
K Chandler Catanzaro 2.50%
K Cairo Santos 1.20%
K Greg Zuerlein 1.00%
K Travis Coons 0.80%
K Jason Myers 0.70%

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