It is nice to have two weeks of NFL results to start to allow the DFS expert leaderboards to begin to take shape. In Week 2, DailyFantasySportsRankings led the way with a strong score, followed by Rotowire – Optimizer, and Sportsline.
On the overall leaderboard, DailyFantasySportsRankings use their Week 2 success to also catapult to the top of the heap in the early going. It might also be time to pay attention to our DailyOverlay Consensus GPP Picks at the WR position after a great Week 2, they lead all experts at that position this season.
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On to the Week 2 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 2 – Cash options
The Industry Consensus Cash picks finished in the top third with a 12th place finish overall out of 34 experts graded.
QB (Score: 6.50 / Rank 10th out of 34) – Strong week at QB with two “A+” grades from Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson to go along with an “A” from Josh Allen
RB (Score: 2.00 / Rank 21st out of 34) – Only Austin Ekeler (“A”) performed well out of the three chalk RBs
WR (Score: 1.83 / Rank 16th out of 34) – The cash picks at WR were solid as all six listed scored double-digit points on DraftKings but only Cooper Kupp was able to produce an “A” grade
TE (Score: 4.00 / Rank 10th out of 34) – Solid week at TE with an “A+” from Travis Kelce and “B” grades from Darren Waller and Evan Engram
D/ST (Score: 4.25 / Rank 9th out of 25) – The cash game consensus had two of the top four D/ST listed this week including the high-scoring Patriots
Consensus Recap – Week 2 – GPP options
The Industry Consensus GPP picks were solid with a 15th place finish overall out of 34 experts graded.
QB (Score: 4.50 / Rank 23rd out of 34) – Solid production with three of the top nine scores at QB including an “A+” from Dak Prescott and an “A” from Tom Brady
RB (Score: 3.33 / Rank 6th out of 34) – The GPP picks hit some home runs at RB with an “A+” from Dalvin Cook and Saquon Barkley
WR (Score: 3.57 / Rank 2nd out of 34) – The WR position GPP picks were very strong with an “A+” from Tyler Boyd, “A” from teammate John Ross, and solid scores from Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Thomas, and Mecole Hardman
TE (Score: 4.00 / Rank 10th out of 34) – The top TE scorer (Mark Andrews) was on the GPP list
D/ST (Score: 0.00 / Rank 21st out of 25) – Both D/ST listed on the GPP list were duds
Head of the Class – Week 2
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 2 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) DailyFantasySportsRankings (Score: 4.93) had eight of their 14 picks receive a grade of “A” or higher including Lamar Jackson, Tyler Boyd, Mark Andrews, and the Patriots D/ST
#2) Rotowire – Optimizer (Score: 4.22) posted six grades of “B” or better out of their nine picks which included Patrick Mahomes, Austin Ekeler, and Travis Kelce
#3) Sportsline (Score: 3.89) produced six grades of “B” or higher from their nine selections including players such as Patrick Mahomes, Austin Ekeler, and Travis Kelce
Top Value – AthlonSports (3.90 DK Pts/$1000) had value options such as the Patriots D/ST, Mecole Hardman, and Darren Waller
Head of the Class – Week 2 (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 2.
QB – Rotoballer (10.00) nailed both of their QB picks with Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson
RB – GoingFor2 (5.33) hit big with Raheem Mostert and Ezekiel Elliott
WR – DailyFantasySportsRankings (3.75) road the Bengals WRs Tyler Boyd and John Ross to the top
TE – Rotowire – Optimizer (10.00) used Travis Kelce in their optimized lineup at TE
DST – DailyFantasyNerd (10.00) used the Patriots D/ST in their optimized lineup
Study Time – Week 2
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 2 experts that didn’t make the grade this week.
- ProFootballFocus – Value Plays (Score: 0.67) suffered from the picks of Ben Roethlisberger, LeSean McCoy, and Josh Gordon
- DailyFantasyCafe (Score: 1.00) were let down by Alvin Kamara, Robert Woods and the Bears D/ST
Extra Credit – Week 2
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 2 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Russell Wilson (FantasyAlarm)
A+ – Raheem Mostert (GoingFor2)
A+ – Emmanuel Sanders (FantasyAlarm)