Percent owned in fantasy football means the number of teams that have selected that particular player. Player pick percentages in Fantasy Premier League are consequently a very important metric because it indicates which the best players are.
This relates to Fantasy Premier League differentials that by definition are not highly selected. Due to budget constraints your team will consist of the most picked players and the best FPL differentials.
More often than not, the absolute best picks in FPL will be popular, as shown in the table below. After all, if a player is expected to perform well then of course they are going to be highly selected.
Fantasy Premier League teams selected by – Live Data Table
The above table, by default, is sorted by the players with the highest pick percentage. That means whoever is currently highest will be displayed top.
The data is live for the 2021/22 season, so it will be frequently changing. You can also sort by name, team name and position from a to z and vice-versa as well.
Additionally, there is also the option to filter. So, if you want to display Chelsea players only, go to the drop-down box at the bottom of the team column and select Chelsea.
Often, FPL managers will be searching for a player from a particular position, too. In that case you can do exactly the same thing at the bottom of the position column.
The table displays 10 results but this can be changed to 25, 50 or even 100 entries by clicking in the top left-hand corner. Alternatively to see more than 10 results just flick through the pages located in the bottom right-hand corner. Finally, if you're looking for a specific player, just search their name in the top-right.
FPL Pick Percentage Importance
Looking solely at high pick percentage players will give you a very good indication of the players you should own. This is commonly referred to as a template team. However, using only these assets will mean you'll miss out on potential differentials.
If you're happy with a decent rank, then using players from the top of this list should give you a respectable overall ranking. To go one further though, and push the illustrious top several thousand places, you'll need to take some risks.
This is how you differentiate yourself from the crowd. Unless you find a gem, which for one reason or another isn't already popular, then there is natural risk incurred. Finding a player which high ranking managers haven't got is a great way to give yourself an edge. Conversely, it can often do the opposite. Pick wisely!
What is effective ownership in FPL?
Effective ownership in FPL is the percentage of teams that own a player with some modifications.
These modifications vary depending on the model used but they include factors such as how many managers started that player and whether they have been captained.
Additionally, there are some effective ownership models that analyse only managers in the 100k, or even 1k. This is a great way of eliminating FPL managers that aren't actively changing their team and comparing yourself to the top ranked players.
You can also check out our Fixture Analysis Difficulty Matrix which shows what teams these highest picked players will come up against first. After all, fixtures play an important role in the points players can obtain.