We’ve moved past the halfway point of the season. The experts have begun to funnel into the good, bad and ugly buckets. Two experts have separated themselves from the rest of the pack. Can anyone catch them? Here’s your Week 8 recap!
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On to the Week 8 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 8
The Consensus had a really solid Week 8. A 3.27 score positioned the Consensus in 8th out of the 22 experts that submitted selections.
Overall (Score: 3.27 / Rank 8th out of 22) – Thirteen of the 45 plays scored an “A” or better for the week including nine “A+” grades. The “A+” scores came from Trace McSorley, Alex Hornibrook, Drew Lock, JaTarvious Whitlow, Larry Rountree III, Stevie Scott, Antoine Wesley, AJ Brown and Albert Okwuegbunam.
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. Overall, the scores in Week 8 were significantly better than the previous week.
#1) AthlonSports (Score: 5.38) scored an “A” or better with half of their eight plays. That included “A+” grades from McSorley, Okwuegbunam and Rountree.
#2) RG CFB Marketplace Projections (Score: 5.13) also scored “A” or better with half of their eight selections which included three “A+” grades. The “A+” grades were from McSorley, Hornibrook and Antoine Wesley.
#3) DFS Karma (Score: 5.00) scored an “A+” on two of their five plays. Those “A+” grades were from McSorley and Okwuegbunam.
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 – AthlonSports, DFS Karma (10.00) both played Trace McSorley and his “A+” score to take the top spot at QB.
RB – Sporting News, RG Consensus (5.00) tied atop the RB scores. RG Consensus picked up “A+” grades from JaTarvious Whitlow and Larry Rountree III. Sporting News scored an “A+” with Whitlow, too.
WR – RG Consensus (5.40) scored “A” or better with three of their five plays. They picked up “A+” grades from AJ Brown and Antoine Wesley.
Study Time – Week 8
If we are going to give a gold star to the top experts of the week, we also need to determine which experts might need to put in some extra study time to pull up those grades. Here are the Week 8 experts that didn’t make the grade this week.
- DailyOverlay Single Pick (Score: 1.00) had a rough week. Greg scored a “D” with his Peyton Ramsey pick.
- Sportsline (Score: 0.00) struck out with their pick of Memphis RB Darrell Henderson.
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 where they were the lone expert to recommend. Week 8 extra credit goes to the following:
A+ – There were no players that scored an “A+” who were only selected by one expert.
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 8 of the season. We still have quite a bit of maneuvering in the top-5 weekly
#1) RG CFB Marketplace Projections (Score: 4.07) held on to the top spot and bumped their score .09 for the week.
#2) RG Consensus (Score: 4.04) jumped up a spot into 2nd place with a solid .14 jump in score.
#3) Sporting News (Score: 3.69) took a big leap in the standings into 3rd place with a solid .15 jump in score. A lot of ground to make up between them and the top-2 though.
#4) DailyOverlay Single Pick (Score: 3.44) took a tumble in score but maintains the 4th spot in the standings.
#5A) DailyFantasyGrind (Score: 3.40) moves into the top-5 after Week 8.
#5B) DFS Karma (Score: 3.40) now sits in a 5th place tie as we pass the halfway point of the season.
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus stood pat in 13th place in the overall standings out of 26 experts with a DO score of 2.97.
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