NFL DFS Plays Week 1: Low ownership picks for DraftKings

We take a look at the best options under 10 percent projected ownership on DraftKings from QB to DST for Week 1 of the NFL season. With a number of chalky plays on the board expected, follow Fantasy CPR for the best pivot and leverage plays heading into Sunday!

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J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (27) makes Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

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Highest Ownership Projected: Jamaal Williams, Alexander Mattison, Austin Ekeler, Kenneth Walker, Javonte Williams, Christian McCaffrey

With a number of new weapons on offense in Baltimore, one player is being overlooked in Week 1 as the Ravens host the Texans. JK Dobbins ($6600) enters his fourth year in Baltimore, an early stage in his career that has been plagued by injury. But guess what? He is currently healthy and is one of the most explosive backs when he is on the field. At a projected 3-4 percent ownership, Dobbins is a great option for a game that should be controlled by the Ravens with 4 implied touchdowns.

As mentioned above with the Vikings stack, another play I love this week is Rachaad White. At only $5500, White will finally have the opportunity to be the premier option in the backfield for Tampa Bay and should flirt with 20+ touches on Sunday. With Baker Mayfield under the gun, White will have a heavy burden to carry with plenty of opportunity to catch short passes out of the backfield in a game that they will certainly be trailing in against Minnesota.

The last time the DFS community overlooked this guy, he went off for 3 touchdowns and 143 yards against the Texans last year before finally being a mainstay in the top 5 in ownership for the majority of the 2022-23 season. Josh Jacobs ($7700) will be comfortably under the 5 percent ownership threshold this week with a hefty price tag and is part of a Raiders team with very low expectations. In two games vs. the Broncos last year, Jacobs put up 253 yards on the ground with 2 touchdowns and added 82 receiving yards on 8 catches. If you are looking for a true leverage play in the top price bracket, Jacobs is your guy.

Another guy I love this week is Raheem Mostert ($5400). Despite his situation looking like a slam-dunk opportunity without Jeff Wilson to compete with and in a game with a huge implied total, Mostert is tracking at around 5 percent ownership leading into the week. Awesome price and awesome spot. Two additional premier backs are projecting a tick under 10 percent this week and I'm not sure why. Aaron Jones ($6300) will be an incredibly important part of the Packers offense on Sunday without Christian Watson and a banged up Romeo Doubs. With 56 catches last season, Jones provides a dual threat that AJ Dillon can't match. Nick Chubb ($8200) has been by far one of the most consistent running backs in the league for the last five seasons and I see no reason for that to slow down this year. At $8200, his price puts him as the 2nd highest-priced RB on the slate but the Browns will look to take advantage of their mismatch in the trenches against the Bengals.