Top NFL DFS Experts – Week 5
Another wild week of NFL action in Week 5 which saw DailyFantasyInsider take 1st place, followed by GoingFor2 and Sportsline. For the season, we have a tie at the top between RotoGrinders – Consensus, and FantasyAlarm, while DailyFantasyInsider has moved into the Top 3. Plenty of weeks left for the DFS analysts and optimizers to make their move up the leaderboard.
On to the Week 5 grades, class is in session!
Head of the Class – Week 5
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 5 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) DailyFantasyInsider (Score: 7.50) delivered an “A+” and an “A” from their two core plays
#2) GoingFor2 (Score: 5.57) recommended three “A+” players out of their seven selections
#3) Sportsline (Score: 5.00) had two of their three picks receive a grade of “A” or better
Top Value – DailyFantasyInsider (4.80 DK Pts/$1000)
Head of the Class – Week 5 (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 5.
QB – FantasyAlarm (10.00) provided a trio of “A+” picks with Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray, and Deshaun Watson
RB – GoingFor2 (10.00) recommended the top two options at the position with Mike Davis and Todd Gurley
WR – DFSArmy – DominationStation (5.00) provided three strong options including Brandin Cooks
TE – ProFootballFocus – Hartitz (10.00) picked Mark Andrews as the TE to play
DST – Rotoworld – Bargains (10.00) picked the Giants DST as the value play to produce
Extra Credit – Week 5
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 5 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Ryan Fitzpatrick (DailyRoto)
A+ – Derek Carr (DraftKings Playbook – Values)
A+ – Chase Claypool (DraftKings Playbook – Values)
A+ – Giants DST (AthlonSports, Rotoworld – Bargains)
A+ – Dolphins DST (Awesemo)
Consensus Recap – Week 5 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished in the top half again this week with a 16th place finish out of 37 experts graded.
Top Picks – Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Mike Davis, Travis Kelce
Consensus Recap – Week 5 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks finished this week with a 26th place finish out of 37 experts graded.
Top Picks – Kyler Murray, Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, Mark Andrews, Browns DST, Ravens DST
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 5 of the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1 tie) RotoGrinders – Consensus (Score: 3.96) falls into a 1st place tie for the season
#1 tie) FantasyAlarm (Score: 3.96) sneaks up into a tie for the top spot on the leaderboard
#3) DailyFantasyInsider (Score: 3.89) moves into the Top 3 with a good week
Top Value – NumberFire (3.03 DK Pts/$1000)
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus Cash Picks are in 6th place in the overall standings out of 39 experts. The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus GPP Picks are in 31st place in the overall standings out of 39 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 5 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) DailyRoto – Optimizer (8.00)
#2) Rotowire – Optimizer (7.00)
Top Value –DailyRoto – Optimizer (4.70 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DraftKings Playbook – Sleepers (4.33)
#2) Rotowire (4.20) – NEW
Top Value – DraftKings Playbook – Sleepers (3.13 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DailyFantasyInsider (4.00) – NEW LEADER
#2) RotoGrinders – Core Plays (3.90)
Top Value – DailyFantasyInsider (3.35 DK Pts/$1000) – NEW
#1) FantasyLabs (4.29) – NEW LEADER
#2) FantasyAlarm (4.13) – NEW
Top Value – FantasyLabs (3.00 DK Pts/$1000) – NEW
#1) RotoGrinders – LineupBuilder (5.20)
#2) RotoGrinders – Consensus (4.55) – NEW
Top Value – RotoGrinders – LineupBuilder (3.75 DK Pts/$1000)
Let’s see who can make the grade in Week 6!
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