Top NFL DFS Experts – Week 18 (FINAL)
Another great season of NFL DFS analysts grading is in the books! This year Rotoballer took home the top spot for the season. They were followed up by RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder and RunPureSports to round out the Top 3 overall. Be sure to check out which analysts topped the leaderboard at each position!
Thanks to all of the NFL DFS analysts and optimizers that we track and provided picks all season!
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 18 of the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) Rotoballer (Score: 4.11) led for most of the season and takes home the top spot for the season
#2) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (Score: 3.67) was the top optimizer that we follow and held a Top 3 spot all year
#3) RunPureSports (Score: 3.62) moved into the Top 3 a few weeks ago and never looked back
#4) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 3.52) another strong optimizer that found its way into fourth place overall
#5) RotoGrinders – Core Plays (Score: 3.49) round out the Top 5 with a condensed core of plays each week
Top Value – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (2.81 DK Pts/$1000)
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus Cash Picks are in 11th place in the overall standings out of 40 experts. The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus GPP Picks are in 33rd place in the overall standings out of 40 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 18 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) Rotoballer (4.97)
#2) DailyFantasyNerd (4.59)
Top Value –Awesemo – Value Plays (3.37 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DK Playbook – Targets (4.31)
#2) Rotoballer (4.29)
Top Value – DailyRoto – Optimizer (2.91 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) RotoGrinders – Core Plays (3.77)
#2) DFSArmy – Domination Station (3.61)
Top Value – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (2.91 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) Rotoballer (4.17)
#2) DailyOverlay – Hot Sheet (4.13)
Top Value – FanSided (2.80 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (3.83)
#2) Rotowire (3.81)
Top Value – FanSided (3.26 DK Pts/$1000)
Head of the Class – Week 18
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 18 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) ProFootballFocus – GPP Picks (Score: 6.67) provided two “A+” plays out of their three selections
#2) Sportsline (Score: 6.00) had three of their four picks receive a grade of “B” or better
#3) Rotoballer (Score: 4.86) delivered five picks of “B” or better out of seven recommendations
Top Value – Awesemo – Value Plays (3.32 DK Pts/$1000)
Head of the Class – Week 18 (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 18.
QB – AthlonSports (5.00) led by their selection of Tom Brady
RB – ProFootballFocus – GPP Picks (10.00) provided James Conner as their top play
WR – ProFootballFocus – GPP Picks / Sportsline (10.00) both had Cooper Kupp as their core WR option
TE – DailyFantasyNerd / Rotoballer (10.00) they had Tyler Higbee and Rob Gronkowski, respectively
DST – NumberFire / Rotowire (10.00) one had the duo of Bills and Steelers, and the other had Bills and Washington
Extra Credit – Week 18
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+ – Russell Gage (Awesemo – Value Plays, DFSKarma – Convictions)
A+ – Lions DST (DFSArmy – Geek, FantasyPros)
A+ – Dolphins DST (NBCSportsEdge – Bargains, PFF – Cheatsheet)
Consensus Recap – Week 18 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished this week with an 11th place finish out of 35 experts graded.
Top Picks – Devin Singletary, James Conner, Cooper Kupp, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Rob Gronkowski, Bills DST, Washington DST
Consensus Recap – Week 18 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks finished this week with a 28th place finish out of 35 experts graded.
Top Picks – Tom Brady, Tyler Higbee, Steelers DST, Vikings DST
Looking forward to next season!