Top NFL DFS Experts – Week 12
It was a challenging week in the NFL for the DFS analysts and optimizers but DailyFantasySportsRankings were able to navigate the slate as the top expert for Week 12. They were followed by DFSArmy – DFSUpNorth, and Rotoballer.
The top of the overall standings remains the same in the top two spots with Rotowire and DailyFantasyInsider, but we saw DFSKarma – Cash Targets jump into the Top 3.
On to the Week 12 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 12 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished right in the middle of the pack this week with a 16th place finish out of 33 experts graded.
QB (Score: 1.75 / Rank 18th out of 32) – Baker Mayfield was good, but the other three QBs on the list struggled
RB (Score: 3.67 / Rank 17th out of 32) – A solid list of options including Derrick Henry (A+), Nick Chubb (A), Alvin Kamara (B), and Le’Veon Bell (B)
WR (Score: 2.86 / Rank 10th out of 33) – The WR list was a little bit hit-or-miss but did have three of the top nine WRs scores on the slate including Michael Thomas, Odell Beckham, and Calvin Ridley
TE (Score: 3.60 / Rank 13th out of 31) – A strong list of TEs including the top scorer (Zach Ertz) as the most recommended play at the position
D/ST (Score: 1.00 / Rank 12th out of 23) – Not much to see here with the Steelers (B) as the best option
Consensus Recap – Week 12 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks had a good week with a 13th place finish out of 33 experts graded.
QB (Score: 3.80 / Rank 4th out of 32) – Good list of QBs on the GPP list which included Sam Darnold, Jameis Winston, and Drew Brees
RB (Score: 3.50 / Rank 18th out of 32) – The RB list had the top two scorers at the position with Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey, but nothing else
WR (Score: 2.20 / Rank 20th out of 33) – A lot of “F” grades but two breakouts with Jarvis Landry and D.J. Moore getting “A+” marks
TE (Score: 1.67 / Rank 22nd out of 31) – Mike Gesicki was solid with an “A”, but that was all
D/ST (Score: 3.50 / Rank 4th out of 23) – The Eagles D/ST was good with an “A+” grade but the rest got a “C” or worse
Head of the Class – Week 12
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 12 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) DailyFantasySportsRankings (Score: 5.33) produced 12 players with a grade of “B” or better out 15 picks
#2) DFSArmy – DFSUpNorth (Score: 5.00) had just two picks but one (Sam Darnold) came up big
#3) Rotoballer (Score: 4.09) delivered three “A+” players and four “B” picks out of their 11 recommendations
Top Value – DFSArmy – DFSUpNorth (3.40 DK Pts/$1000) x
Head of the Class – Week 12 (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 12.
QB – DFSArmy – DFSUpNorth (10.00) had Sam Darnold as their lone core play at QB
RB – DFSArmy – Geek’s Picks / Rotoballer (6.50) both had a strong list of RBs that included a combination of Alvin Kamara, Derrick Henry, Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey, and Le’Veon Bell
WR – DailyFantasySportsRankings (7.67) crushed it at WR this week with D.J. Moore, Michael Thomas, and Odell Beckham
TE – ProFootballFocus – Value / FullTimeFantasy (10.00) had Jared Cook and Zach Ertz, respectively
DST – DraftKings Playbook – Value (10.00) saw the Seahawks D/ST come through
Extra Credit – Week 12
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 12 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Chris Godwin (RotoGrinders – Consensus)
A+ – Jared Cook (ProFootballFocus – Value)
A+ – Seahawks D/ST (DraftKings Playbook – Value)
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 12 of the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) Rotowire (Score: 4.21) continues to lead the overall standings despite a middle of the pack ranking in Week 12
#2) DailyFantasyInsider (Score: 4.00) remains in 2nd place overall with another strong week
#3) DFSKarma – Cash Targets (Score: 3.75) moves into the Top 3 for the year with a 5th place showing in Week 12
Top Value – Rotowire (3.20 DK Pts/$1000)
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus Cash Picks are in 9th place in the overall standings out of 37 experts. The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus GPP Picks are in 32nd place in the overall standings out of 37 experts.
Head of the Class – Season (By Position)
Sometimes there is just that one class that you excel in. Here are the top experts at each position through Week 12 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.