Unlike other DFS sites, OwnThePlay has kept steady with their pricing and also offers access to a few players that mainstream sites like DraftKings and FanDuel don’t. The main goal on OwnThePlay is to read through the ownership percentages to see who people are relying on. By piecing together the best of all worlds, we can create dynamic cash lineups. If we stack two players with 5 percent ownership or less, we can leverage high-volume situations for GPPs lineups.
Playing on OwnThePlay is a different animal than other DFS sites, but value is always important for roster construction. In order to gain access to multiple top-tier fantasy options, we have to skimp and save, often at the RB spot. This week, we are able to play B. Brown of the Seattle Seahawks. He’ll be the starter and headlines the unique-ness of the Week 15 lineups. The rest of the value plays represent values of 2x+ and could be used in cash games. There will likely be better options, so consult Jon Stulberg’s Week 15 DFS Blue Book. We always love success stories, so send us your week results @DailyStadium.
Week 15 OwnThePlay DFS Lineups: Value Plays
Player name | Player salary | Confidence meter 1 – 5 on returning 2x+ value (5 is a cash game lock)
A.J. McCarron | 3% | $6,400 | 4 – The Bengals have one of, if not the most talented roster in the NFL. Their weakest position on offense prior to Andy Dalton’s injury was still the QB position. McCarron isn’t a personal favorite of mine from his Alabama days, but we try to be objective at The DFS. The Bengals travel to San Francisco, but McCarron isn’t afraid to throw the ball and take risks. He could have 4 interceptions, but he could also have 4 TDs. He’s risky, but usable in cash this week.
Bryce Brown | 6% | $3,500 | 5 – The Seahawks lost Thomas Rawls (ankle) for the rest of the season, so they promoted Brown from the practice squad. The lead RB of any Seahawks game has a ton of fantasy value, but Seattle needs to win to continue their playoff goals and they’re at home against the Cleveland Browns this week. The Browns have been a fragile team all season and it’s unlikely they’ll be able to pull off a win in front of the 12th man, so Brown should get plenty of 4th quarter carries. This is a must-play situation.
Fozzy Whittaker | 1% | $3,500 | 2 – Not a ton to see here, except the massive volume that Carolina gives the RB position. The Panthers are a run-first team that lost their 20+ touch-per-game RB. Whittaker will get the first snap of the game, but it could be a committee backfield with Mike Tolbert and Cameron Artis-Payne. Whittaker is the announced starter, so he’s worth a look for cash games. We prefer Mike Tolbert in GPPs at the same price, especially since he’s the goal line back.
Michael Floyd | 32% | $4,200 | 3 – The Arizona Cardinals seem to be peaking at the right time. Their WR corp has been plagued by injuries all season, but Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, and Floyd are all back in action for Sunday’s game in Philadelphia. The Eagles are pedestrian at best against the deep pass, so Floyd and Brown have a ton of upside. For a cheaper option, Floyd still presents a ton of upside and is clearly a crowd favorite as he’s featured in almost one-third of all Sunday 1pm start lineups.
Tyler Lockett | 7% | $4,700 | 3 – The Seahawks continue to roll and next on the schedule are the Cleveland Browns. It’s unlikely that Russell Wilson and company will lose at home when the playoffs are on the line, especially against an inferior opponent like Cleveland. Lockett continue to be involved in the passing game, and he hauled in two TD receptions last week. If you’re looking for value with upside, Lockett is the perfect flier for Week 15.
Zach Miller | 9% | $2,500 | 4 – The price is right for Zach Miller. He’s still the minimum after several weeks of 50+ yards or TDs. With Martellus Bennett on IR for the rest of the season, Miller is the only TE in town. Jay Cutler needs a dump-off option and Chicago has been battling injuries all season. Miller will play on Sunday and should be in line for 6+ targets. At his minimal price, all he has to do is catch one in the red zone to pad our bankrolls. He’s even usable in cash games.
Eric Ebron | 2% | $4,300 | 3 – The Lions placed Brandon Pettigrew (ACL) on season-ending IR this week. Ebron is projected to see all the TE1 snaps on Monday night against the New Orleans Saints. So far, the Saints are the worst in the NFL against the TE, and Ebron is a major mismatch in the red zone. Although the production hasn’t been there, this uptick in workload makes Ebron a usable “punt play” at TE.
Sebastian Janikowski | $3,600 | 4 – The Raiders play at home against the Green Bay Packers. It’s a good matchup for Derek Carr and the offense, so there should be plenty of red zone opportunities. The Packers need to win this week, so they’ll likely bring their A-game. It could be FG city in this playoff-deciding matchup that has a Vegas over/under of 47 (GB by 3). High floor with decent upside.
Indianapolis Colts | $2,600 | 4 – Indianapolis has been on a steady slide at their QB position. There’s a good chance Charlie Whitehurst takes the first snap this week against the Houston Texans. The Texans DST has a reputation in the NFL and opposing defenses tend to play better (or so it feels). The best news for the Colts is that Brian Hoyer (concussion) is out and T.J. Yates will be the starter. The Colts need to win or the Texans will likely beat them out of the playoff run. Their defense will need to show up.
Week 15 OwnThePlay DFS Lineups: Cash Games
There’s nothing like playing with live ownership percentages. Cash games continue to be lucrative thanks to OwnThePlay’s open-source business model. This week we loaded up on players that are likely to be in 1 out of every 4 lineups. Our combination is unique, so we should be set up to win. First, Bryce Brown is the ultimate value play in Week 15, but he’s not available on other sites. He’s locked in as our RB2. David Johnson is projected for a ton of volume and is owned in almost one-third of all lineups. His QB, Carson Palmer, is also highly owned, but has a great matchup against the Eagles.
For WRs, we went with the best matchups; Julio Jones against Jacksonville and Doug Baldwin against Cleveland. Both are fairly owned and have high floors for Week 15. Antonio Gates is our top TE of the week and appears to be contrarian on OTP, which is fine with us. Brandon Bolden makes for a great flex because he’s cheap and should see 15+ touches at home in a game where the Patriots are favored by 2 TDs. The Seahawks DST is highly owned, but is clearly the safest play of the week, so we paid up there and had just enough left over for Matt Prater. He’s cheap exposure for Monday night’s indoor game.
Week 15 OwnThePlay DFS Lineups: GPPs
Yes, each lineup is unique. Yes, Philip Rivers is the GPP QB in 4 out of 5 lineups. No, that’s not a bad strategy. Rivers may be playing his last game in San Diego, so he’ll want to go out with a bang. The Chargers play a shameful Dolphins secondary that allowed Eli Manning to complete all but two passes on Monday night. Short week, East Coast team traveling west, yada-yada. We love Rivers/Antonio Gates stacks this week. The low ownership is wonderful to see.
As we mentioned, Bryce Brown is the top value play, so he made the lineup right away. We wanted to try something a bit different in this lineup, so we paid up for Adrian Peterson, Odell Beckham, and Julio Jones. All are elite talents and could go off for 30+ points any given week. Michael Floyd is owned in one-fourth of all lineups, but his price is too cheap to ignore against an Eagles secondary that can’t defend the deep ball. Matt Prater plays on Monday and kicks indoors, so he makes for a safe PK option. Finally, we paid down for the Colts who are in a must-win game at home against T.J. Yates. You never know, and at 1 percent, they could be the difference maker.
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