NFL DFS – Top Experts Grading and Recap – Week 8
The top DFS expert for Week 8 was RotoGrinders Consensus picks, followed closely by Rotoballer and ProFootballFocus – Locks. We are now almost halfway through the NFL regular season and we had numerous changes at the top of the overall standings and the positional standing this week. Find out where your favorite sites and experts rank.
On to the Week 8 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 8 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished strong this week with a 13th place finish out of 35 experts graded.
QB (Score: 3.25 / Rank 21st out of 34) – The two highest-ranked QBs on the list (Watson and Stafford) both finished in the Top 4 at the position this week
RB (Score: 2.00 / Rank 20th out of 35) – It was a mixed bag at RB with Leonard Fournette (B) and Saquon Barkley (A) doing well and guys like Ty Johnson and Todd Gurley coming up short
WR (Score: 3.11 / Rank 10th out of 35) – Numerous good plays at WR on the list including DeAndre Hopkins, Michael Thomas, and Kenny Golladay
TE (Score: 3.33 / Rank 13th out of 34) – The TE list was led by Jonnu Smith, Evan Engram, and Austin Hooper who all received an “A” or “A+” this week
D/ST (Score: 4.60 / Rank 9th out of 26) – The two highest-ranked D/ST on the list both finished in the Top 3 at the position
Consensus Recap – Week 8 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks finished in 28th place finish out of 35 experts graded this week.
QB (Score: 2.00 / Rank 30th out of 34) – Derek Carr finished in the Top 10 at the position
RB (Score: 3.11 / Rank 12th out of 35) – Solid group of RBs on the GPP list including Christian McCaffrey, Latavius Murray, and David Montgomery
WR (Score: 1.22 / Rank 28th out of 35) – Julian Edelman was about the only bright spot on the list this week
TE (Score: 2.67 / Rank 16th out of 34) – Darren Fells was the top TE on the slate and was on the GPP list
D/ST (Score: 1.33 / Rank 24th out of 26) – Only the Seahawks D/ST was worth using
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) RotoGrinders Consensus (Score: 4.31) produced 18 grades of “B” or better out of 26 recommendations
#2) Rotoballer (Score: 4.25) had six grades of “A” or better out of 12 selections
#3) ProFootballFocus – Locks (Score: 4.15) locked up seven grades of “A+” or “A” out of their 13 picks
Top Value – ProFootballFocus – Locks (3.26 DK Pts/$1000) had good value plays including Jonnu Smith, Kenny Golladay, and Matthew Stafford
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 – Eight Sites (5.00) tied for the top spot with a bunch of “A” level QBs
RB – Rotoballer (6.67) paired Christian McCaffrey with Latavius Murray
WR – Rotowire (6.67) had Michael Thomas and Kenny Golladay lead them to the top
TE – Sportsline / Rotoworld (10.00) picked Darren Fells and Jonnu Smith respectively
DST – Fansided (10.00) locked in on the Patriots
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+ – Cooper Kupp (RotoGrinders Consensus, FantasyAlarm)
A+ – Tevin Coleman (ProFootballFocus – Value, FullTimeFantasy)
A+ – Drew Brees (EliteFantasy, FullTimeFantasy)
A+ – 49ers D/ST (EliteFantasy)
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) Rotowire (Score: 3.85) breaks out of the first place tie from last week to move into sole possession of the top spot in the overall standings at the halfway point
#2) Rotoballer (Score: 3.74) jumps into 2nd place for the season with their strong 2nd place showing this week
#3) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (Score: 3.73) drops out of the top spot but remains in the Top 3 for the year
Top Value – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (3.28 DK Pts/$1000)
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus Cash Picks are in 13th 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 8 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.