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Rostership report and pivot plays from the highest-rostered DFS targets in Week 16

Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) breaks tackles as he takes a reception 82 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter of the NFL Week 7 game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 fantasy football regular season rolls on with Week 16. Trends are becoming clear, but so is confidence in the chalk plays each week in DFS. Using PFF metrics, we can exploit the projected rostership numbers to identify value for DFS lineups.

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This report helps identify pivot players to target if you are looking to avoid highly rostered players in GPP tournaments. Optimizing cost and rostership percentage is what creates strong yet unique lineups crucial to winning large-field tournaments.

DraftKings Top 20 Players in Projected Rostership

Player Team OPP POS Salary Rostership%
Cooper Kupp LAR MIN WR 9100 24.4
Austin Ekeler LAC HOU RB 8100 19.8
Tyreek Hill KC PIT WR 8400 19.8
Justin Herbert LAC HOU QB 7200 17.6
Keenan Allen LAC HOU WR 7700 17.4
Patrick Mahomes KC PIT QB 7700 15.2
Matthew Stafford LAR MIN QB 6700 15.2
D.J. Moore CAR TB WR 5700 14.2
Justin Jefferson MIN LAR WR 8100 13.4
Dalvin Cook MIN LAR RB 8300 13.4
Ronald Jones TB CAR RB 5100 11.9
Joe Mixon CIN BAL RB 6900 11.3
James Robinson JAC NYJ RB 5900 11.3
David Montgomery CHI SEA RB 5700 11.3
Tyler Lockett SEA CHI WR 6700 11.2
Travis Kelce KC PIT TE 7300 10.7
Mike Williams LAC HOU WR 6100 10.4
Josh Jacobs LV DEN RB 6000 10.4
Miles Sanders PHI NYG RB 5600 9.9
Stefon Diggs BUF NE WR 7600 9.6

FanDuel Top 20 Players in Projected Rostership

Player Team OPP POS Salary Rostership%
Cooper Kupp LAR MIN WR 9800 24.4
Austin Ekeler LAC HOU RB 9400 21.2
Tyreek Hill KC PIT WR 8700 21.2
Keenan Allen LAC HOU WR 7700 18.9
Justin Herbert LAC HOU QB 8400 17.8
Dalvin Cook MIN LAR RB 8800 15.8
Patrick Mahomes KC PIT QB 8700 15.7
Matthew Stafford LAR MIN QB 7900 15
Ronald Jones TB CAR RB 5400 14.4
Justin Jefferson MIN LAR WR 8400 14
D.J. Moore CAR TB WR 6400 13.5
Joe Mixon CIN BAL RB 7500 13.4
David Montgomery CHI SEA RB 6600 12.3
Josh Jacobs LV DEN RB 6800 11.4
Travis Kelce KC PIT TE 7800 11.3
Tyler Lockett SEA CHI WR 7300 11.3
Miles Sanders PHI NYG RB 6400 11.1
Mike Williams LAC HOU WR 6600 10.9
Stefon Diggs BUF NE WR 7500 10.5
James Robinson JAC NYJ RB 8200 10.3

Pivot Plays for Week 16

QB LAMAR JACKSON, BALTIMORE RAVENS
Platform Salary Rostership
DraftKings $6,900 6.1%
FanDuel $7,800 6.3%

With Jackson out, Ravens backup quarterback Tyler Huntley absolutely exploded, finishing as the QB1 on the week. We'll need to pay attention to practice reports this week — Jackson did not practice on Wednesday. If Jackson does start, he’s set up for a solid outing against the Bengals. Last time these two teams squared up, Jackson passed for 257 and a touchdown with 88 rushing yards.

The Bengals have given up passing touchdowns quite a bit lately. They have allowed at least one passing touchdown each of their last six games and a total of 10 touchdowns over that period. Jackson's season has overall been a bit lackluster, but his rostership percentage is dipping into positive EV territory.

QB JOE BURROW, CINCINNATI BENGALS

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