Top NFL DFS Experts – Week 8
Week 8 in the NFL was a wild one with windy weather and upsets which were navigated the best by FantasyAlarm who took the top spot in our expert grading, followed by a tie between HelloRookie and RotoBaller. FantasyAlarm also increased their lead in the Overall Standings as they continue to be chased by RotoGrinders – Consensus and a couple of lineup optimizers.
On to the Week 8 grades, class is in session!
Head of the Class – Week 8
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 8 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) FantasyAlarm (Score: 5.50) produced 10 grades of “A” or better from their 16 free recommendations
#2 tie) HelloRookie (Score: 3.88) saw half of their eight picks receive a grade of an “A” or better
#2 tie) RotoBaller (Score: 3.88) recommended three “A+” plays out of their eight selections
Top Value – HelloRookie (3.35 DK Pts/$1000)
Head of the Class – Week 8 (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 8.
QB – DailyFantasyNerd / DailyRoto – Optimizer / HelloRookie / Rotowire – Optimizer (10.00) all had either Patrick Mahomes or Russell Wilson as their sole QB
RB – FantasyAlarm (7.67) had a trio of high-priced studs with Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara, and Derrick Henry
WR – NumberFire / FantasyAlarm / Sportsline (5.00) had a collection of top WRs including Davante Adams, DK Metcalf, Tyreek Hill, and Brandon Aiyuk
TE – DailyRoto – Optimizer / HelloRookie (10.00) both had Travis Kelce as their lone play
DST – DFSArmy – DominationStation / DK Playbook – Values / RotoGrinders – LineupBuilder (10.00) the Dolphins and Colts DSTs led the way
Extra Credit – Week 8
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 8 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – DeeJay Dallas (DailyRoto, DFSArmy – CashKeg)
A+ – Robert Woods (DailyFantasyCafe)
A+ – Jared Cook (DailyFantasySportsRankings)
A – Nyheim Hines (Awesemo)
A – Demarcus Robinson (FantasyPros)
Consensus Recap – Week 8 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished right in the top third this week with a 12th place finish out of 36 experts graded.
Top Picks – Russell Wilson, Alvin Kamara, Davante Adams, Travis Kelce, Dolphins DST
Consensus Recap – Week 8 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks finished right in the top half this week with a 19th place finish out of 36 experts graded.
Top Picks – Patrick Mahomes, Giovani Bernard, Dalvin Cook, DK Metcalf, Colts DST
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 8 of the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) FantasyAlarm (Score: 4.18) strengthened their grip on the top spot for the season
#2) RotoGrinders – Consensus (Score: 3.70) continues to hold onto 2nd place on the leaderboard
#3) Rotowire – Optimizer (Score: 3.60) a new optimizer popping up into the Top 3 this week
Top Value – DailyFantasyCafe (3.12 DK Pts/$1000)
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus Cash Picks are in 9th place in the overall standings out of 39 experts. The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus GPP Picks are in 29th 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 8 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.