Top NFL DFS Experts – Week 1
Week 1 is in the books! The top NFL DFS expert of the week was DailyFantasyInsider, followed by Stokastic – Slate Breakers with Rotoballer rounding out the Top 3. Be sure to check out which analysts or optimizers provided the best picks at each position and who had some sleeper selections.
On to the Week 1 grades, class is in session!
Head of the Class – Week 1
Each week I will highlight a few of the top experts for the week. Here are the experts that deserve a “gold star” for Week 1 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) DailyFantasyInsider (Score: 7.75) provided three “A+” plays out of their four recommendations
#2) Stokastic – Slate Breakers (Score: 6.50) delivered three picks that received an “A” or better out of four selections
#3) Rotoballer (Score: 6.31) saw 12 out of their 13 picks receive a grade of “B” or better
Top Value – DailyFantasyInsider (4.47 DK Pts/$1000)
Head of the Class – Week 1 (By Position)
Sometimes there is just that one class that you excel in. In this section, I will highlight who the top experts were at each position for Week 1.
QB – Stokastic – Cheatsheet (7.50) had the combination of Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts
RB – DailyFantasyNerd (10.00) optimized the duo of Jonathan Taylor and Saquon Barkley
WR – DailyFantasyInsider (10.00) provided both Justin Jefferson and Michael Pittman
TE – Six Tied (10.00) all had Travis Kelce as their one tight end
DST – DFSArmy – Domination Station (10.00) optimized the Steelers DST
Extra Credit – Week 1
In this section, I will look to give some extra credit to experts that received an A+ grade for a player that they recommended when very few other experts did. Week 1 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Bears DST (Stokastic – Cheatsheet, FantasyPros)
A+ – Vikings DST (FantasyPros)
A – Joe Burrow (AthlonSports)
A – Cylde Edward-Helaire (Stokastic – Cheatsheet, NBCSportsEdge – Building Blocks)
A – Michael Thomas (FantasyGuru – Seige Takes)
A – Darren Waller (DFSKarma – GPP Plays, FantasyGuru – Cash Breakdown)
A – Gerald Everett (DFSKarma – GPP Plays)
Consensus Recap – Week 1 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished near the top this week with a 9th place finish out of 36 experts graded.
Top Picks – Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley, Jonathan Taylor, Michale Pittman, Justin Jefferson, Ja’Mar Chase, Davante Adams, Travis Kelce, Dolphins DST
Consensus Recap – Week 1 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks finished poorly this week with a 31st place finish out of 36 experts graded.
Top Picks – D’Andre Swift, Jahan Dotson, Steelers DST
Let’s see who can make the grade in Week 2!
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