Top NFL DFS Experts – Week 17 – FINAL
The final grades are in the books for the NFL DFS experts for the 2019 season. The top NFL DFS expert this season was Rotowire who produced strong picks all season and was atop the leaderboard for most of the year. Rounding out the Top 5 for the season were: DFSKarma – Cash Targets, Rotowire – Optimizer, DFSArmy – DFSUpNorth Picks, and DailyFantasyNerd. Meanwhile, our Cash Consensus picks delivered a strong 9th place showing out of 37 experts graded this season.
The top expert for Week 17 was the Rotowire – Optimizer. It was a great season of NFL DFS action and a competitive race for the top DFS expert. We will continue producing a Weighted Consensus article for the first couple of weekends of the NFL playoffs, but the experts will not be graded.
On to the final grades of the 2019 season, class is in session!
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 17 of the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) Rotowire (Score: 3.85) led for most of the season to become the overall season champ
#2) DFSKarma – Cash Targets (Score: 3.72) moved up into the second spot on the leaderboard in the closing weeks of the season
#3) Rotowire – Optimizer (Score: 3.69) was the top optimizer this year, while also finishing with the best DraftKings points per dollar picks for the season
#4) DFSArmy – DFSUpNorth Picks (Score: 3.62) provided a strong set of core plays each week
#5) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 3.61) puts two optimizers in the Top 5 this year by producing solid lineups week after week
Top Value – Rotowire – Optimizer (3.09 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 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 17 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) Rotowire – Optimizer (5.06)
#2) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (5.00)
Top Value –Rotowire – Optimizer (3.95 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DFSKarma – Cash Targets (4.61)
#2) Rotowire (4.37)
Top Value – DailyRoto – Optimizer (3.26 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (3.76)
#2) RotoGrinders – Consensus (3.36)
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (3.12 DK Pts/$1000)
#1 tie) DFSKarma – Cash Targets (4.56)
#1 tie) Rotowire – Optimizer (4.56)
Top Value – RotoGrinders – Lineup Bukilder (3.45 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) NumberFire (4.78)
#2) Fansided (4.48)
Top Value – Rotowire – Optimizer (3.65 DK Pts/$1000)
Consensus Recap – Week 17 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished on a high note this week with a 5th place finish out of 30 experts graded.
QB (Score: 3.50 / Rank 7th out of 28) – Dak Prescott (A+) carried an otherwise below-average group of signal callers
RB (Score: 4.33 / Rank 12th out of 29) – All six back on the list had at least a “C” grade and were led by Damien Williams (A+) and Ezekiel Elliott (A)
WR (Score: 3.50 / Rank 6th out of 30) – The list included the top WR of the week, Michael Gallup, and had solid options with Davante Adams and Steven Sims
TE (Score: 6.00 / Rank 3rd out of 28) – Tyler Higbee was the top TE on the slate and one of two TEs on the Cash list
D/ST (Score: 5.00 / Rank 8th out of 23) – The Bears D/ST received an “A+” as a solid cheap option
Consensus Recap – Week 17 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks finished near the middle of the pack this week with a 19th place finish out of 30 experts graded.
QB (Score: 2.25 / Rank 11th out of 28) – Jared Goff was the only GPP worthy QB on the list
RB (Score: 4.17 / Rank 13th out of 29) – The GPP list had two of the top four RBs including Derrick Henry and Joe Mixon
WR (Score: 3.63 / Rank 5th out of 30) – Included three of the top options on the slate with A.J. Brown, Breshad Perriman, and Keenan Allen
TE (Score: 0.67 / Rank 27th out of 28) – Nothing to see here with Austin Hooper (C) as the top option
D/ST (Score: 4.00 / Rank 12th out of 23) – The Jets D/ST was one of the top plays at the position
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 17 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) Rotowire – Optimizer (Score: 4.78) had five of nine picks deliver a grade of “B” or higher
#2) DFSArmy – DFSUpNorth Picks (Score: 4.67) produced four picks that received a “B” or better out of six selections
#3) DailyRoto (Score: 4.64) delivered nine selections that received a grade of “C” or higher out of 11 recommendations
Top Value – SportingNews (3.55 DK Pts/$1000) led by Derrick Henry and Michael Gallup
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 – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (10.00) with Dak Prescott
RB – DFSAmry – Geek’s Picks (6.75) had the trio of Derrick Henry, Damien Williams, and Ezekiel Elliott
WR – Rotowire – Optimizer (5.00) produced picks of Michael Gallup and Davante Adams
TE – DFSArmy – DFSUpNorth / DFSKarma – GPP Breakdown (10.00) had Tyler Higbee and Kaden Smith, respectively
DST – Rotoworld (10.00) had two “A+” options with the Bears and Jets D/ST
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 17 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Mike Boone (FantasyAlarm)
A+ – Darren Waller (DailyRoto)
A+ – Ravens D/ST (FullTimeFantasy)
A+ – Buccaneers D/ST (NumberFire)
Let’s see who can make the grade in 2020!
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