The NFL season is rolling along and the DFS experts are starting to settle into their spots in the Overall Leaderboard with FantasyTeamAdvice leading the way. However, Week 6 was all about the optimizers as the RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder and the newly added DailyRoto – Optimizer led the way. Looks like the rest of the season will be a battle between man versus machine.
On to the Week 6 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 6
The Industry Consensus picks posted a strong 5th place showing this week out of 22 experts graded.
QB (Score: 3.75 / Rank 10th out of 22) – The Consensus hit on half of their four plays with an “A+” from top play Jameis Winston and an “A” from the second highest ranked option Matt Ryan.
RB (Score: 2.83 / Rank 12th out of 22) – Top play Todd Gurley pulled in an “A+” but only Joe Mixon (B) and Ezekiel Elliot (B) had grades better than a “D” of the remaining five options.
WR (Score: 3.00 / Rank 4th out of 22) – Three strong plays at WR for the Consensus this week with an “A+” from Adam Thielen and “A” from Julio Jones and Tyler Boyd.
TE (Score: 6.50 / Rank 6th out of 22) – Three out of four cash game plays at TE received an “A” or “A+” including Austin Hooper, Eric Ebron and David Njoku.
D/ST (Score: 5.50 / Rank 4th out of 18) – D/ST was also a strong spot for the Consensus with “A+” grades from the Ravens and Texans the top two scoring options at the position.
Consensus Recap – Week 6 – GPP options
Below are some of the top options that fell into the GPP section of the Weighted Consensus Rankings for Week 6 and received a grade of “B” or better.
QB – None
RB – Melvin Gordon, Tarik Cohen
WR – Robert Woods, Michael Crabtree, JuJu Smith-Schuster
TE – None
D/ST – Cowboys, Bills, Cardinals
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) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (Score: 4.89) received top honors with six out of nine selections receiving a grade of “B” or better including Jameis Winston, Austin Hooper and the Bills D/ST.
#2) DailyRoto – Optimizer (Score: 4.78) finished in a close second with five out of nine selections getting a “B” or better led by Jameis Winston, Austin Hooper and Texans D/ST.
#3) DFSArmy (Score: 4.50) rounds out the Top 3 with a “B” or better from five out of eight selections including Jameis Winston, Austin Hooper and Julio Jones.
Top Value – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (3.54 DK Pts/$1000) with top value options including Jameis Winston, Austin Hooper and the Bills D/ST.
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 – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder / DailyFantasyNerd / DailyRoto Optimizer (10.00) all with Jameis Winston
RB – FantasyLabs (6.00) led by recommendations of Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Tarik Cohen and Peyton Barber
WR – DailyFantasySportsRankings (4.60) included plays of Adam Thielen, Tyler Boyd, Antonio Brown and Michael Crabtree
TE – DailyFantasyNerd / DailyRoto – Optimizer (10.00) both had the top scoring TE Austin Hooper
DST – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder / DailyRoto – Optimizer (10.00) with recommendations of the Bills D/ST and the Texans D/ST respectively
Study Time – Week 6
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 6 experts that didn’t make the grade this week.
- Sportsline (Score: 2.00) had three “F” grades out of their nine picks including T.J. Yeldon and Hayden Hurst
- FantasyPros (Score: 2.08) suffered through 11 “F” grades out of 25 selections including such players as Deshaun Watson, Jared Goff, Chris Carson, John Brown and Jarvis Landry.
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+ – Cardinals D/ST (DK Playbook – Cash Picks, ProFootballFocus)
A+ – Tarik Cohen (DK Playbook – Value Picks, FantasyLabs)
A+ – Latavius Murray (DailyOverlay – Hot Sheet)
A+ – Peyton Barber (FantasyLabs)
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 6 of the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 4.32) takes over first place all by themselves with another solid week.
#2 tie) DFSArmy (Score: 4.29) moves up into a tie for the second spot with a 3rd place finish in Week 6.
#2 tie) GoingFor2 (Score: 4.29) falls into a tie for second place in the overall standings.
#4) RotoGrinders – Consensus (Score: 4.01) remains in 3rd place on the season despite a down week.
#5) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (Score: 3.98) jumps into the Top 5 for the season with a 1st place finish in Week 6.
Top Value – DFSArmy (3.41 DK Pts/$1000)
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus moves up two spots into 13th place in the overall standings out of 24 experts propelled by a 5th place showing in Week 6.
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 6 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (6.83)
#2) DailyRoto – Optimizer (5.50) – NEW
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (5.22 DK Pts/$1000)
#1 tie) DailyFantasySportsRankings (6.00) – NEW LEADER
#1 tie) FantasyTeamAdvice (6.00) – NEW LEADER
Top Value – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (3.77 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DFSArmy (3.83)
#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (3.70)
Top Value – DFSArmy (2.94 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DailyRoto – Optimizer (5.00) – NEW LEADER
#2) Rotoballer (4.80)
Top Value – DailyRoto – Optimizer (4.25 DK Pts/$1000) – NEW
#1) GoingFor2 (7.50)
#2) DK Playbook – Cash Picks (5.77)
Top Value – GoingFor2 (4.05 DK Pts/$1000)
Let’s see who can make the grade in Week 7!
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