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Fantasy Football: Rostership report and pivot plays from the highest-owned DFS targets in Week 1

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Welcome to regular season DFS! Many DFS degenerates get their rocks off on preseason football too, but there is nothing like sweating the main slate on a Sunday afternoon.

If you are looking to avoid highly rostered players in GPP tournaments, this report helps identify pivot players to target. Optimizing cost and rostership percentage is what creates strong yet unique lineups to help rake in that sweet, sweet cash.

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DraftKings Top 20 Players in Projected Ownership

Player Team OPP POS Salary ($) Rostership%
Marquez Callaway NO GB WR 3,400 28.8
Alvin Kamara NO GB RB 8,600 24.7
Kyle Pitts ATL PHI TE 4,400 22.3
Antonio Gibson WAS LAC RB 5,900 22.2
Stefon Diggs BUF PIT WR 7,600 20.7
Christian McCaffrey CAR NYJ RB 9,500 19.9
Davante Adams GB NO WR 8,300 18.3
Dalvin Cook MIN CIN RB 9,100 17.8
Michael Pittman Jr. IND SEA WR 4,100 17.4
Tyreek Hill KC CLE WR 8,200 16.2
Travis Kelce KC CLE TE 8,300 15.4
Marvin Jones Jr. JAC HOU WR 3,600 15.2
Patrick Mahomes KC CLE QB 8,100 14.7
DeAndre Hopkins ARI TEN WR 7,800 14
Calvin Ridley ATL PHI WR 7,900 13.7
Tee Higgins CIN MIN WR 4,700 13.2
Kyler Murray ARI TEN QB 7,600 12.8
Jacksonville Jaguars JAC HOU DEF 2,700 12.4
Austin Ekeler LAC WAS RB 7,000 12.3
Josh Allen BUF PIT QB 7,400 12

DraftKings Pivots


It’s a little surprising that Hurt’s expected rostership percentage is so low considering he has legitimate upside. As recent as Week 15 last year, Hurts notched a 40.8-point game against the Cardinals in DraftKings scoring.

This week, he sees the Atlanta Falcons, who are a mixed bag right now with several young players, as no defensive back graded above 65.9 in coverage last season. Not to mention five quarterbacks rushed for at least 30 yards against them while allowing six quarterback rushing touchdowns on the year.

Hurts is a great pivot off of Josh Allen or Kyler Murray, who have rostership percentages above 12 as of this article. Swapping to Hurts shaves $1,000-1,200 off your salary cap as well.


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