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Fantasy Football: Rostership report and pivot plays from the highest-owned DFS targets in Week 17

Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Week 17 of the 2021 fantasy football is upon us. Most redraft leagues are hosting their fantasy championships, but there is still data to sift through for the full DFS slate on Sunday and Monday. 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%
Antonio Brown TB NYJ WR 6100 34.2
Jonathan Taylor IND LV RB 9000 25.7
Josh Allen BUF ATL QB 8000 19.8
David Montgomery CHI NYG RB 6500 16.6
Tyreek Hill KC CIN WR 8300 14.5
Cooper Kupp LAR BAL WR 9500 14.1
A.J. Brown TEN MIA WR 7200 13.7
Tom Brady TB NYJ QB 7600 13.5
Sony Michel LAR BAL RB 5800 13.3
Stefon Diggs BUF ATL WR 7900 12.8
Patrick Mahomes KC CIN QB 7800 12.6
Deebo Samuel SF HOU WR 8700 11.8
Austin Ekeler LAC DEN RB 8200 11.7
Ezekiel Elliott DAL ARI RB 7100 10.9
CeeDee Lamb DAL ARI WR 7100 10.1
Amari Cooper DAL ARI WR 6600 10.1
D'Andre Swift DET SEA RB 6000 9.9
Ronald Jones TB NYJ RB 6300 9.9
Keenan Allen LAC DEN WR 7500 9.2
Rob Gronkowski TB NYJ TE 6200 8.4

FanDuel Top 20 Players in Projected Rostership

Player Team OPP POS Salary Rostership%
Jonathan Taylor IND LV RB 10000 28.9
Antonio Brown TB NYJ WR 8500 27.3
Josh Allen BUF ATL QB 8800 20.4
David Montgomery CHI NYG RB 7200 18.2
Tyreek Hill KC CIN WR 8200 16.3
A.J. Brown TEN MIA WR 7500 14.5
Cooper Kupp LAR BAL WR 10200 14.1
Tom Brady TB NYJ QB 8300 13.9
Stefon Diggs BUF ATL WR 8000 13.8
Sony Michel LAR BAL RB 7100 13.7
Deebo Samuel SF HOU WR 9000 13.4
Austin Ekeler LAC DEN RB 9000 13
Patrick Mahomes KC CIN QB 8500 12.9
Ezekiel Elliott DAL ARI RB 7500 12.8
Ronald Jones TB NYJ RB 7000 11.3
CeeDee Lamb DAL ARI WR 7200 11
Amari Cooper DAL ARI WR 6700 11
Keenan Allen LAC DEN WR 7300 10.3
Damien Harris NE JAC RB 7400 9.3
D'Andre Swift DET SEA RB 7700 9.3

Pivot Plays for Week 17

QB: MATTHEW STAFFORD, LOS ANGELES RAMS
Platform Salary Rostership
DraftKings $7,100 4.3%
FanDuel $7,600 4.6%

Last week was the first time in over a month that Stafford didn’t throw two or more touchdowns in a game. Instead, he was picked off three times by the Minnesota Vikings defense. This was a shake up compared to the rest of his performances in the month of December when he averaged 275 passing yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game in three other contests. Stafford has been running hot lately, so it’s pretty safe to call the Vikings game a blip.

This week Stafford takes on a Baltimore Ravens defense that has been stomped recently by opposing passing offenses. Joe Burrow and the Bengals steamrolled them to the tune of 525 passing yards and four touchdowns in Week 16. Even prior to that, opposing quarterbacks posted more than 235 passing yards or at least two touchdowns in each of their last five games. Stafford is going to ball out.

QB: JOE BURROW, CINCINNATI BENGALS

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