Top NFL DFS Experts – Week 15
Week 15 was yet another “rise of the machines” week with the Rotowire Optimizer taking the top spot followed by DailyFantasyNerd. DraftKings Playbook – GPP Picks rounded out the Top 3 for the week.
The Overall Standings continue to stay the same at the top with Rotowire, DailyFantasyInsider, and DFSKarma Cash Targets holding down the Top 3 spots. Only two weeks left for the DFS experts to make their move!
On to the Week 15 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 15 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished in the middle of the pack this week with a 17th place finish out of 31 experts graded.
QB (Score: 2.00 / Rank 13th out of 29) – Ryan Tannehill was solid with an “A” but the rest got a “C” or worse
RB (Score: 4.60 / Rank 5th out of 31) – Strong group of RBs including Christian McCaffrey, Chris Carson, and Saquon Barkley
WR (Score: 2.14 / Rank 23rd out of 30) – Chris Conley (A+), DeAndre Hopkins (B), and Chris Godwin (C), but the rest were “F” grades
TE (Score: 5.00 / Rank 18th out of 30) – Had three of the top five scorers at the position including Tyler Higbee, Zach Ertz, and Darren Waller
D/ST (Score: 3.00 / Rank 7th out of 25) – Patriots D/ST got an “A+” and the Eagles D/ST a “B”
Consensus Recap – Week 15 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks had a strong week with an 8th place finish out of 31 experts graded.
QB (Score: 3.75 / Rank 4th out of 29) – The GPP list had the top-scoring QB on the slate with Jameis Winston (A+) and a solid option of Russell Wilson (B)
RB (Score: 0.00 / Rank 28th out of 31) – RB position was a complete bust for the GPP list
WR (Score: 4.80 / Rank 4th out of 30) – A bunch of good WR options that included Greg Ward, Tyler Lockett, Breshad Perriman, Danny Amendola, DJ Moore, and Terry McLaurin
TE (Score: 7.33 / Rank 10th out of 30) – Good “pay up” TEs on the GPP list with George Kittle and Travis Kelce
D/ST (Score: 2.50 / Rank 9th out of 25) – Solid options with Chiefs and Packers D/ST
Head of the Class – Week 15
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 15 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) Rotowire – Optimizer (Score: 6.78) had eight out of nine selections receive a “B” or better
#2) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 5.00) produced five grades of “A” or better out of their nine picks
#3) DraftKings Playbook – GPP Picks (Score: 4.15) recommended 11 players who received a “B” or better out of 20 selections
Top Value – Rotowire – Optimizer (3.85 DK Pts/$1000) top value plays included Tyler Higbee and Gary Ward
Head of the Class – Week 15 (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 15.
QB – Rotowire – Optimizer (10.00) recommended Patrick Mahomes
RB – Rotowire – Optimizer (6.50) paired Christian McCaffrey with Todd Gurley
WR – Rotowire – Optimizer (7.67) had a trio of strong picks with DeAndre Hopkins, Chris Conley, and Greg Ward
TE – DailyFantasyNerd / DFSArmy – UpNorth Picks / AthlonSports (10.50) two had Tyler Higbee and one had George Kittle
DST – DK Playbook – GPP Picks (5.67) delivers good D/ST options with the Patriots and Chiefs
Extra Credit – Week 15
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 15 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Patrick Mahomes (Rotowire – Optimizer)
A+ – Jonnu Smith (FullTimeFantasy)
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 15 of the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) Rotowire (Score: 4.04) remains on top of the overall standings
#2) DailyFantasyInsider (Score: 3.77) holding onto second place for the season
#3) DFSKarma – Cash Targets (Score: 3.69) continues to round out the top three for another week
Top Value – Rotowire (3.08 DK Pts/$1000)
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus Cash Picks are in 12th 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 15 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.