Top NFL DFS Experts – Week 17 (FINAL)
It was another great season of NFL DFS and it is always interesting to see which DFS analysts and optimizer provided the top plays. This year that title goes to DailyFantasyInsider with the “must-have” options. They were followed by a pair of picks that we pull from RotoGrinders. See the final Overall Standings.
Meanwhile, our DailyOverlay – Cash Consensus plays finished with a strong 6th place showing providing reliable picks to finish in the top half Cash game lineups all season long. A big THANKS to all of the DFS sites and analysts that have worked hard all season to provide advice!
On to the final grades, class is in session!
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the final Overall Standings for the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) DailyFantasyInsider (Score: 4.09) while they only provide 2-3 plays per week they are often some of the top plays on the slate which led to them taking home the top spot this season
#2) RotoGrinders – Core Plays (Score: 3.83) usually provided between 5-10 picks each week and was consistently near the top of the leaderboard
#3) RotoGrinders – Consensus (Score: 3.79) we take a handful of the top plays at each position from the RG Consensus each week and they were in the Top 3 all season
#4) Rotoballer (Score: 3.68) provided the base for a starting lineup each week and performed well, especially down the stretch
#5) Rotowire – Optimizer (Score: 3.54) was the top-rated optimizer in our grading as they round out the Top 5 for the year
Top Value – DailyFantasyCafe (3.13 DK Pts/$1000) had the best points per dollar picks with their GPP articles this season
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus Cash Picks finished just outside the top five in 6th place in the overall standings out of 39 experts and provided a strong top half of the field plays every week.
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus GPP Picks are in 30th place in the overall standings out of 39 experts. While you couldn’t use just plays from the GPP list there was always a handful of GPP winning options available.
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 for the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1 tie) Rotowire – Optimizer (6.18)
#1 tie) DailyFantasyNerd (6.18)
Top Value –Rotowire – Optimizer (4.05 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) FantasyAlarm (4.10)
#2) Rotoballer (3.94)
Top Value – Rotowire (2.85 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DailyFantasyInsider (4.70)
#2) NumberFire (3.56)
Top Value – DailyFantasyInsider (3.61 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) RotoGrinders – Core Plays (4.15)
#2) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (3.71)
Top Value – RotoGrinders – Core Plays (3.05 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (5.06)
#2) DailyFantasySportsRankings (4.48)
Top Value – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (3.30 DK Pts/$1000)
Head of the Class – Week 17
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 X based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) DailyFantasyInsider (Score: 5.67) had an “A+” and “A” selections out of their three picks
#2) RotoGrinders – Core Plays (Score: 5.60) delivered three picks of “A” or better from their five recommendations
#3) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (Score: 5.11) had a strong optimized lineup including four “A+” selections
Top Value – DailyFantasyInsider (4.27 DK Pts/$1000)
Head of the Class – Week 17 (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 17.
QB – DailyRoto – Optimizer / FanSided / RG – Lineup Builder / Rotoworld – Pivots (10.00) all had Kirk Cousins as their optimal play
RB – RG – Core Plays / Rotowire (7.50) both had Derrick Henry paired with either David Montgomery or Alexander Mattison
WR – DFSArmy – DominationStation / RG – Lineup Builder (7.00) both were led by the Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault combo
TE – DailyOverlay – Hot Sheet (6.67) provided top plays including Darren Waller and Donald Parham
DST – DK Playbook – Targets (5.00) included the high scoring Rams DST
Extra Credit – Week 17
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 X extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Justin Herbert (DailyOverlay – HotSheet, FantasyLabs)
A+ – Cam Newton (FantasyLabs)
A+ – Isiah McKenzie (Awesemo)
A+ – Sterling Shepard (DailyFantasySportsRankings)
A+ – Gabriel Davis (DFSKarma – Breakdown, FantasyLabs)
A+ – Dalton Schultz (FantasyLabs, FantasyPros)
A+ – Rams DST (DK Playbook – Targets)
Consensus Recap – Week 17 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished in the top half again this week with a 13th place finish out of 33 experts graded.
Top Picks – Kirk Cousins, Derrick Henry, Jonathan Taylor, Jerry Jeudy, Marvin Jones, Laviska Shenault
Consensus Recap – Week 17 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks finished in 29th place finish out of 33 experts graded.
Top Picks – JK Dobbins, Brandin Cooks, AJ Brown, Darren Waller, Donald Parham
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