Top NFL DFS Experts – Week 14
The NFL season is starting to wind down with just three weeks left of the regular season. In Week 14, DailyFantasyNerd produced the best DFS recommendations, followed by DFSArmy – Geek’s Picks and the Rotowire – Optimizer. Our DailyOverlay – Cash Consensus picks also had a very good showing with an 8th place finish out of 34 experts graded this week.
For the season, Rotowire continues to lead the way with DailyFantasyInsider and DFSKarma – Cash Targets rounding out the Top 3 for yet another week.
On to the Week 14 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 14 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks did very well this week with an 8th place finish out of 34 experts graded.
QB (Score: 3.25 / Rank 12th out of 32) – No “A+” QBs on the list but strong options including Deshaun Watson and Ryan Tannehill
RB (Score: 2.67 / Rank 12th out of 34) – A solid group of RBs that included four players with a grade of “B” or better
WR (Score: 2.63 / Rank 17th out of 33) – Had three of the top seven scorers with Michael Thomas, Julian Edelman, and Robby Anderson
TE (Score: 4.00 / Rank 14th out of 33) – Value option Ian Thomas delivered an “A+”
D/ST (Score: 6.00 / Rank 2nd out of 23) – An outstanding group of D/ST options including the top-scoring Steelers and value Colts
Consensus Recap – Week 14 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks where horrible this week with a 34th place finish out of 34 experts graded.
QB (Score: 0.50 / Rank 30th out of 32) – Best grade was a “D” from the four options
RB (Score: 0.80 / Rank 32nd out of 34) – More average to below-average options
WR (Score: 2.10 / Rank 20th out of 33) – A couple of good plays on the list with DeAndrew Hopkins and Zach Pascal
TE (Score: 1.75 / Rank 25th out of 33) – George Kittle did well but that was all
D/ST (Score: 0.33 / Rank 21st out of 23) – All three D/ST options were duds
Head of the Class – Week 14
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 14 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 4.78) optimized six players who graded “B” or better out of nine selections
#2) DFSArmy – Geek’s Picks (Score: 4.29) produced “B” or better grades from eight of the 14 recommendations
#3) Rotowire – Optimizer (Score: 3.78) had five of nine picks result in a grade of “B” or better
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (3.26 DK Pts/$1000) had Ian Thomas as their best value option
Head of the Class – Week 14 (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 14.
QB – DFSArmy – Geek’s Picks (6.00) led by pick of Jameis Winston
RB – SportingNews (6.00) produced a powerful trio of Derrick Henry, Joe Mixon, and Devonta Freeman
WR – DailyFantasyNerd (6.67) were led by stud WRs Michael Thomas and DeAndre Hopkins
TE – DFSArmy – Geek’s Picks / DFSKarma – GPP Breakdown (10.00) both had Ian Thomas plus either Noah Fant or Jared Cook
DST – ProFootballFocus – Value Plays (10.00) the Steelers D/ST was their lone play
Extra Credit – Week 14
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 14 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Drew Brees (DailyOverlay – Hot Sheet, FullTimeFantasy)
A+ – Jameis Winston (DailyFantasySportsRankings, DFSArmy – Geek’s Picks)
A+ – Austin Ekeler (ProFootballFocus – Value Plays)
A+ – Aaron Jones (AthlonSports)
A+ – Marcus Johnson (Rotoworld)
A+ – Emmanuel Sanders (FullTimeFantasy)
A+ – Diontae Johnson (RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder)
A+ – Jared Cook (FantasyLabs, DFSArmy – Geek’s Picks)
A+ – Noah Fant (Rotoworld, DFSKarma – GPP Breakdown)
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 14 of the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) Rotowire (Score: 4.05) continues their stranglehold on the top spot
#2) DailyFantasyInsider (Score: 3.79) hanging onto second place in the overall standings for another week
#3) DFSKarma – Cash Targets (Score: 3.71) remains in the Top 3 with another solid week
Top Value – Rotowire (3.09 DK Pts/$1000)
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus Cash Picks are in 11th place in the overall standings out of 37 experts. The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus GPP Picks are in 33rd 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 14 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.