We are in the middle of our final week of NBA coverage right now. The race for 1st place looks to be all but settled unless there is a big charge (or collapse). Check out the final weekly recap before we do our season cap next week. Five days for your enjoyment are below. Enjoy!

In this article, I will give a brief recap of each day we gathered and graded the experts, including how the Industry Consensus picks performed, highlighting which experts were at the top for the day and which players were only called out by one expert, but produced an “A+” grade. I also list the top DraftKings Points per $1000 experts for each day. Finally, I will also review the overall standings and highlight the top experts so far this season. You can view the full NBA Overall Standings here.

As a reminder, we are currently gathering selections and publishing the NBA Industry Consensus articles on all weekdays that feature at least four games during the NBA season, so be sure to check back about an hour or so before the first game tips off to get a look at the industry expert’s consensus picks for the day.

On to the grades!

Week in Review

Monday (March 12th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 4.91 (4th of 16)
Total Plays – 22

A+ – Bam Adebayo, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, Jusuf Nurkic, Corey Brewer, Justise Winslow
F – Pau Gasol, Josh Richardson

Top Experts of the Day
#1) RG Lineup Builder (Score: 5.71) scored “A” or better with four of their seven picks including three “A+” grades.

#2) FantasyGuruElite (Score: 5.14) hit an “A+” on three of their seven selections for the day.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
RG Lineup Builder (4.94 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Evan Turner (Rotoballer)
A+ – Gerald Green (FantasyPros)
A+ – Bogdan Bogdanovic (Scout)

Tuesday (March 13th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 5.18 (8th of 19)
Total Plays – 38

A+ – Fourteen of the 38 plays scored an “A+” grade.
F – Larry Nance Jr, Tyler Dorsey, Will Barton

Top Experts of the Day
#1) FantasyLabs (Score: 7.50) hauled home seven “A+” grades with their ten total picks on Tuesday.

#2) RG Consensus (Score: 5.85) had a solid day with twelve of their 20 plays scoring “A” or better. That included eight “A+” grades.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
RG 6-Pack (6.16 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Jeremy Lamb (DailyRoto)
A+ – Jerami Grant (DailyRoto)
A+ – David Nwaba (RG Grind Down)
A+ – Jakob Poeltl (Daily Overlay – Hot Sheet)
A+ – Tony Parker (Rotoballer)
A+ – Mason Plumlee (FantasyPros)
A+ – Thaddeus Young (FantasyPros)

Wednesday (March 14th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 5.73 (7th of 16)
Total Plays – 26

A+ – Twelve of the 26 picks scored an “A+” grade.
F – Brandon Jennings, Andre Iguodala

Top Experts of the Day
#1) RG Consensus (Score: 6.79) found the top-2 again on Wednesday. They nailed ten “A+” grades out of their 19 plays.

#2) Daily Overlay – Hot Sheet (Score: 6.70) scored “B” or better with all ten of his plays. Brad garnered “A+” grades with half of the ten picks.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
RG Consensus (6.27 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Zach Randolph (Rotowire)
A+ – Buddy Hield (FantasyPros)

Thursday (March 15th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 4.54 (5th of 20)
Total Plays – 26

A+ – LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Andre Drummond, Jrue Holiday, John Collins, Clint Capela
F – Myles Turner, Dewayne Dedmon

Top Experts of the Day
#1) DailyFantasySportsRankings (Score: 5.38) had a nice Thursday. Six of their 13 plays scored “A” or better with five “A+” grades.

#2) RG Lineup Builder (Score: 5.14) scored three “A+” grades with their seven selections to find the top-2.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
Rotoballer (5.81 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Michael Beasley (DailyRoto)
A+ – Nikola Jokic (DailyRoto)
A+ – Darren Collison (FantasyPros)
A+ – Al Jefferson (FantasyPros)

Friday (March 16th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 4.09 (14th of 20)
Total Plays – 32

A+ – James Johnson, Russell Westbrook, Corey Brewer, Joel Embiid, Draymond Green, Ben Simmons, Austin Rivers
F – De’Aaron Fox, Isaiah Thomas, Omri Casspi

Top Experts of the Day
#1) Rotoballer (Score: 6.20) hauled in two “A+” grades, one “A” and two “B” grades with their five plays to top the experts on Friday.

#2) RG Lineup Builder (Score: 6.13) found the top-2 again to close the week. Half of their eight plays scored an “A+” grade. They were the lone expert site to play Harrison Barnes and his “A+” grade.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
FantasyTeamAdvice (6.07 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Steven Adams (DailyRoto)
A+ – Nerlens Noel (DailyRoto)
A+ – Harrison Barnes (RG Lineup Builder)
A+ – Buddy Hield (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – Joe Harris (FantasyPros)
A+ – JJ Redick (FantasyPros)
A+ – Bismack Biyombo (FantasyPros)

Overall Leaderboard

Some very, very small changes but FantasyLabs continues to lead. You can view the full NBA Overall Standings here.

#1) FantasyLabs (Score: 5.05) held on to the top spot by staying flat last week.

#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 5.01) lost a bit of ground with a slight dip of .02 in score for the week.

#3) RG Consensus (Score: 4.83) hopped into 3rd place with a minuscule uptick of .01 in score.

#4) Daily Overlay – Hot Sheet (Score: 4.82) fell out of the 3rd place tie but still sits just .01 off the top-3.

#5) Rotoballer (Score: 4.80) slid down into 5th place with a drop of .03 in score.

The Daily Overlay Industry Consensus picks (Score: 4.69) picked up .01 in score since last week. The Consensus slid down one spot to 7th place.

Ownership Percentage Tracking

A part of daily fantasy sports strategy is understanding ownership percentages and being able to predict ownership percentages prior to entering contests especially for GPP tournaments where you might want to be contrarian by selecting lower owned players or fading highly owned players depending on the payout structure and size of the contest.

Below are the tables showing the actual data collected so far this season. Results are using a DraftKings Double-Up for Cash and single entry tournament for GPP. The Count column shows the number of times a player was selected by the experts for a given day. The salary columns show the average ownership percentages for all players that were recommended by the given number of experts for the salary range provided.

Cash

Count $9k+ $7k – $9k $5k – $7k $3k – $5k
16 50.20% N/A N/A 87.30%
15 53.50% 55.73% 51.30% N/A
14 55.38% 73.04% 59.93% N/A
13 49.76% 49.13% 63.44% 86.60%
12 40.20% 36.55% 48.81% 59.84%
11 29.21% 36.75% 48.30% 54.58%
10 27.46% 28.84% 38.03% 54.60%
9 24.39% 22.23% 37.41% 51.00%
8 16.64% 17.68% 25.57% 39.23%
7 10.50% 12.90% 20.29% 33.16%
6 12.51% 10.43% 17.25% 27.65%
5 7.73% 7.52% 11.89% 23.62%
4 2.77% 5.86% 8.47% 16.17%
3 3.41% 4.00% 5.77% 8.95%
2 4.47% 2.94% 3.38% 5.36%
1 0.69% 1.64% 2.14% 2.33%

GPP

Count $9k+ $7k – $9k $5k – $7k $3k – $5k
16 39.00% N/A N/A 55.60%
15 43.50% 39.77% 33.20% N/A
14 38.71% 44.59% 38.68% N/A
13 32.01% 34.90% 36.49% 52.73%
12 28.76% 29.74% 33.32% 36.15%
11 24.71% 26.71% 32.41% 33.90%
10 22.26% 22.80% 27.35% 35.23%
9 20.15% 19.80% 26.04% 29.41%
8 16.35% 16.64% 20.89% 25.48%
7 11.95% 13.30% 16.90% 21.67%
6 12.98% 11.24% 15.27% 16.81%
5 9.36% 9.25% 12.13% 16.64%
4 5.49% 7.81% 9.80% 12.27%
3 5.45% 6.44% 8.27% 8.16%
2 5.32% 4.83% 5.78% 5.44%
1 3.30% 3.74% 4.00% 2.99%

We continue to track this over the course of the season as we provide projected ownership percentages for players on each slate in our NBA Weighted Consensus article.

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