Welcome DFS grinders, I will be taking a look at the Data Dashboard’s (Fanduel) (Draftkings) ownership projections and find the sub 10% owned plays that will help you take down a GPP. With today’s saturated market everyone can figure the “optimal” plays but where pros have the most success is weighing that ownership and finding the plays no one is talking about. Chalk city is a trend this year and you have to sometimes even eat that chalk in GPPs but let’s not worry about that. Let’s talk about those plays that will sneak you past those high owned plays and get you a couple of points above the field. We have a 3 game slate tonight so there will be a lot of chalk and a lot of chalk to eat even in GPPs. Ownership changes throughout the day so potential chalk plays can change throughout the day. Cash plays you were on at the beginning of the day can turn into as great low owned GPP plays as injury news that we always get throughout the day comes in and people get off their first look plays especially on these huge slates.
Since it is only a 3 game slate I won’t have a play in each category. Instead I will be listing my 2 favorite ownership leverage plays.
Joel Embiid: He is only projected for 3% ownership tonight and is going to be completely overlooked if that is the case. He is going up against the Pacers who rank as one of the worst teams defending against Centers. Embiid used to sit out on B2Bs but now we get even more Embiid nights to play him and hopefully at extremely low ownership. With Horford playing tonight and people scared of the back to back everyone will be off this play. Embiid historically has dominated the Pacers, in 5 games where Embiid saw 30+ minutes Embiid has a 20 point double double in all games.
DeAndre Bembry: He is projected for 3.7% ownership tonight and is coming off a 40 minute game yesterday. While that is worrisome coming into a back to back he is only $4k with those minutes and age there is not much to worry about at that price. Bembry basically took over for Cam Reddish yesterday and could be instore for another huge night tonight. He is seeing close to 1 fantasy point per minute over the past 5 games and just need 20+ minutes to pay off value tonight which could easily see.