Top NFL DFS Experts – Week 1
It was an exciting first week of the NFL season which saw FantasyPros deliver the top DFS recommendations. They were closely followed by FantasyAlarm and RotoGrinders Consensus to round out the Top 3. There were a couple of good sleeper picks with Aaron Rodgers (EliteFantasy) and DeAndre Hopkins (DailyRoto) only recommended by one site we track apiece.
Our Cash Consensus picks did what they are supposed to do by finishing in the top half and our GPP Consensus had a few good lower owned options.
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) FantasyPros (Score: 4.88) topped the list this week with nine “A+” grades out of their 25 selections, led by picks of Josh Allen, Russell Wilson, Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams, Calvin Ridley, Dallas Goedert, and the Washington defense
#2) FantasyAlarm (Score: 4.67) comes in second with five “A+” marks out of the 15 picks graded that included Russell Wilson, Josh Allen, Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams, and Mark Andrews.
#3) RotoGrinders – Consensus (Score: 4.60) rounds out the Top 3 with seven “A+” recommendations out of their 25 plays which were led by Russell Wilson, Josh Jacobs, Christian McCaffrey, Adam Thielen, Mark Andrews, and Ravens defense
Top Value – FantasyPros and DraftKings Playbook – Targets (3.45 DK Pts/$1000) tied for the best value of the week
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 – DraftKings Playbook – Sleepers (10.00) had Josh Allen as their lone QB option
RB – DailyFantasySportsRankings (10.00) provided the high-scoring duo of Christian McCaffrey and Josh Jacobs
WR – RotoGrinders – Core Plays (5.50) were led by their selection of Adam Thielen
TE – Rotowire – Optimizer (5.50) provided a top TE play with Mark Andrews
DST – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (10.00) plugged Washington defense into their optimal build
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+ – Aaron Rodgers (EliteFantasy)
A+ – DeAndre Hopkins (DailyRoto)
A+ – Robby Anderson (DK Playbook – Values, HelloRookie)
A+ – Dallas Goedert (FantasyLabs, FantasyPros)
A+ – Saints DST (FantasyPros)
A+ – Ravens DST (RotoGrinders – Consensus)
Consensus Recap – Week 1 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished in the top half this week with a 16th place finish out of 38 experts graded.
Top Picks – Russell Wilson, Josh Jacobs, Christian McCaffrey, and Davante Adams
Consensus Recap – Week 1 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks finished near the middle of the pack this week with a 21st place finish out of 38 experts graded.
Top Picks – Josh Allen, Calvin Ridley, Adam Thielen, Mark Andrews, and Washington DST
Let’s see who can make the grade in Week 2!
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