NFL DFS Usage Trends: Week 6

Player usage and opportunity is need to know information in DFS. This article is dedicated to the subject, and each week we will examine the opportunity stats that matter most to our DFS lineup decisions. We seek to do so efficiently, and not waste your precious time. I’m filling in for Alex Sonty again this week, and I’ve got GridironIQ wide open and ready to dig deep. Lets. Freaking. Go.

Note: The stats I like to reference and why they should matter to you:

1. Team market share of carries, targets, and air yards: Because understanding the way opportunity is distributed within a team actually helps us project moving forward, while counting stats and raw values fail to consider the outputs in context to the team.

2. Team pace, identity, and game scripts: Because (as example) 20% share of 30 attempts isn’t as powerful as 20% of 50 attempts. Team pace, identity, and game scripts help us better understand a players past performance and make more precise projections for the future.

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  • Chris Gimino (ChrisGimino)

  • Chris Gimino is a top mind in the DFS industry and one of the primary contributors at RotoGrinders including one of the most accurate ownership projection systems in the industry. A multiple time live-finalist, Chris delivers actionable tools and advice for RotoGrinders Premium subscribers that helps them make informed decisions for their lineup builds.


  • maaron83

    Where does one find weighted opportunity rating???

  • ChrisGimino

    • 2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2016 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    @maaron83 said...

    Where does one find weighted opportunity rating???

    On the running backs tab in lineupHQ, scroll right to the player profiler tab. I used the wrong verbiage WOPR (weighted opportunity rating) is a receiving stat I’ll be adding to GridIronIQ soon…

    What I was actually referencing was “weighted opportunities per game” – which weights targets more so than carries (since they are worth more fantasy points)….

  • chdmoney

    Thanks for the great info!!!!

  • Lafan310

    Good stuff!

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