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Friend of the site, Evan Silva (hahahaha), puts out some very interesting tweets every Friday. He gives us the ownership percentages of some interesting players from the "Thursday Bomb" that starts on Thursday (obviously). This gives us a really good idea of who the public is on, and that can help us when trying to chose who we are going to use in our lineups.
Some quick game theory thoughts, if you are trying to take down a big tournament, you want to have a lineup of guys that are going to be low owned but have good upside. In a head to head or a 50/50 the goal is to maximize your floor. Ownership numbers don't matter that much because you just have to beat the person you are playing or half the field.
Here are the ownership percentages for per Silva:
QBs in @FanDuel Thurs Bomb: Cam 19%, Rodgers 10%, Cutler 7%, Brady 4.6, Palmer 2.9, Tannehill 2.7, Cousins 2.6, Mariota 2.2 Eli 1.8 Ryan 1.4— Evan Silva (@evansilva) December 4, 2015
I love me some Marcus Mariota this week and the public isn't on him very much. He makes for a great tournament play this week.
RBs: DeAngelo Will 35%, David Johnson 22.7, Rawls 7.9, CJA 7, Draughn 6.6, AP 6.5, Blount 5.1, Freeman 4.6, DMC 3.3, Gurley 2.2, J Hill 1.7— Evan Silva (@evansilva) December 4, 2015
WRs: Alshon 29.5, AB 25, Julio 15, Cobb 15, OBJ 12.6, Fitz 11.4, LaFell 10.6, Landry 8.6, A-Rob 8, Nuk 4.5, DJax 4.3, Demaryius 3.7, Dez 2.4— Evan Silva (@evansilva) December 4, 2015
TE/DEF: Olsen 32.6, CIN D 18.4, Chandler 15.6, NE D 14.6, Delanie 11, JReed 8.2, WAS D 5.8, Kelce 5.6, Martellus 1.1 Tamme 1.1 Luke Will 0.3— Evan Silva (@evansilva) December 4, 2015