NFL DFS – Expert Grading and Recap – Week 6
The NFL season rolls on with Week 6 in the books. This week we saw Rotoballer take home the top spot in our Expert Grading. They were followed by DailyFantasyInsider and ProFootballFocus – Locks. The top of the Overall Leaderboard didn’t change much with Rotowire remaining in the top spot followed by a tie between RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder and FantasyLabs.
We are only a little over a third of the way through the season, so there is still plenty of time for the other NFL DFS analysts to make a move up the leaderboard.
On to the Week 6 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 6 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished strong again with an 8th place finish out of 35 experts graded this week.
QB (Score: 7.40 / Rank 11th out of 35) – Out of five QBs on the list it included the four highest-scoring options
RB (Score: 3.38 / Rank 17th out of 35) – RB was the weakest position for the Cash picks with only two “A+” grades (Ezekiel Elliott and Chris Carson) out of eight options
WR (Score: 2.78 / Rank 10th out of 34) – Solid group of options including the slate breaker Stefon Diggs
TE (Score: 10.00 / Rank 1st out of 35) – There were only two on the list (Austin Hooper and George Kittle) and they were the top two scorers at the position
D/ST (Score: 2.5 / Rank 9th out of 27) – The Redskins did well with an “A”, but the cheap Jets did not with an “F”
Consensus Recap – Week 6 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks finished with a 30th place finish out of 35 experts graded this week.
QB (Score: 3.00 / Rank 28th out of 34) – Kirk Cousins got an “A+” but the rest fell short
RB (Score: 4.71 / Rank 6th out of 35) – The best position for the GPP list with good grades from Nick Chubb, Carlos Hyde, and David Johnson
WR (Score: 2.64 / Rank 12th out of 34) – There were a few good options at WR including Terry McLaurin, Robby Anderson, and Julio Jones
TE (Score: 1.14 / Rank 30th out of 35) – Mostly duds at TE for the GPP picks with only Mark Andrews and Jared Cook putting up decent scores
D/ST (Score: 1.83 / Rank 17th out of 27) – Some solid options this week including the 49ers, Vikings, and Seahawks
Head of the Class – Week 6
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 6 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) Rotoballer (Score: 6.00) posted six “A+” grades out of their dozen recommendations
#2) DailyFantasyInsider (Score: 5.50) hit with an “A+” from one of their two selections
#3) ProFootballFocus – Locks (Score: 5.43) produced nine grades of “B” or better out of 14 picks
Top Value – Rotoballer (4.02 DK Pts/$1000) good value plays including the Kirk Cousins to Stefon Diggs connection
Head of the Class – Week 6 (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 6.
QB – Nine Experts (10.00) a lot of chalk hit at QB this week
RB – Rotoballer (7.00) had Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde to lead them to the top spot at RB
WR – AthlonSports (6.50) locked in the Vikings duo of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen to rise to the top
TE – Nine Experts (10.00) the top chalk TEs (Austin Hooper and George Kittle) came up big this week
DST – Five Experts (5.00) top sites included DK Playbook – GPP Picks, Rotoworld, DailyFantasyCafe, Rotowire, and ProFootballFocus – Value Plays
Extra Credit – Week 6
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 6 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Devonta Freeman (FantasyAlarm, DailyFantasyNerd)
A+ – Saints D/ST (DK Playbook – GPP Picks, FullTimeFantasy)
A – Sam Darnold (ProFootballFocus – Value Plays)
A – Adrian Peterson (ProFootballFocus, ProFootballFocus – Locks)
A – Tyreek Hill (EliteFantasy, HelloRookie)