NFL DFS Usage Trends: Week 8

Player usage/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. Let’s get after it!

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 an 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 player’s past performance and make more precise projections for the future.

About the Author

  • 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.


  • BMcquirk

    Hi Chris,

    This is a really great article – I like the info that it provides because it feels like this is the stuff you use to help start the builds by understanding where the untapped potential is at.

  • X Unread Thread
  • X Thread with New Replies*
  • *Jumps to your first unread reply

New to DFS?

Be sure to click through our links and use our exclusive promo codes to receive the industry's best sign-up bonuses, including free access to our premium content. is the home of the daily fantasy sports community. Our content, rankings, member blogs, promotions and forum discussion all cater to the players that like to create a new fantasy team every day of the week.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler (NJ/WV/PA), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (CO) or 1-800-BETS OFF (IA). 21+. NJ/PA/WV/IN/IA/CO/IL only.