NFL Week 3 Field Report – FanDuel
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.
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.
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.
|WR||Odell Beckhamd Jr.||22.00%|
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.
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.
|Def||New York Jets||16.30%|
|Def||New England Patriots||10.70%|
|Def||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2.10%|
|Def||Green Bay Packers||0.90%|
|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.
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