A few small changes in our overall leaderboard but FantasyLabs continues to lead. Brad and his Hot Sheet have climbed into a 3rd place tie. The top spot looks to be coming down to the final week or two as there is just .02 separating 1st and 2nd place. A big, five-day week is recapped 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 5th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 5.71 (8th of 19)
Total Plays – 34

A+ – Sixteen of the 34 picks finished with an “A+” grade.
F – Bobby Portis, James Ennis III, Elfrid Payton, Zach LaVine, Jarrell Martin

Top Experts of the Day
#1) Daily Overlay – Hot Sheet (Score: 10.00) had the best day to date. Brad hit an “A+” grade on all nine of his plays!

#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 7.10) also had a really nice day. Eight of their ten plays scored an “A” or better including five “A+” grades.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
Daily Overlay – Hot Sheet (6.15 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Kelly Olynyk (DailyRoto)
A+ – Nikola Vucevic (DailyRoto)
A+ – Bojan Bogdanovic (RG Grind Down)
A+ – Kyle Korver (Sportsline)
A+ – Rodney McGruder (Rotoballer)
A+ – Denzel Valentine (DailyFantasyNerd)

Tuesday (March 6th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 5.71 (9th of 19)
Total Plays – 35

A+ – Fifteen of the 35 plays scored an “A+” grade.
F – Kemba Walker, Gary Harris, Hassan Whiteside

Top Experts of the Day
#1) FantasyGuruElite (Score: 8.11) scored “B” or better with all nine of their plays including six “A+” grades.

#2) Daily Overlay – Value Index (Score: 7.35) scored thirteen “A+” grades with his twenty plays on the day.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
FantasyGuruElite (5.86 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Bradley Beal (DailyRoto)
A+ – D’Angelo Russell (RG Grind Down)
A+ – Yogi Ferrell (Rotoballer)
A+ – Marco Belinelli (Rotoballer)

Wednesday (March 7th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 3.77 (16th of 20)
Total Plays – 39

A+ – LeBron James, Larry Nance Jr, Kyle Kuzma, Nikola Vucevic, Brook Lopez, Aaron Gordon, Reggie Bullock, Khris Middleton
F – Will Barton, De’Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic

Top Experts of the Day
#1) Scout (Score: 5.70) scored an “A” or better with thirteen of their 20 plays with seven “A+” scores.

#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 5.60) found an “A” or better grade with three of their five selections which included two “A+” grades.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
RG Lineup Builder (5.90 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – James Ennis III (DailyRoto)
A+ – Nikola Mirotic (Daily Overlay – Value Index)
A+ – Kyle Lowry (Rotowire)
A+ – Nikola Jokic (FantasyPros)

Thursday (March 8th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 4.03 (6th of 19)
Total Plays – 30

A+ – Draymond Green, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Durant, Nemanja Bjelica, Kyle Anderson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Allen Crabbe
F – Elfrid Payton, D’Angelo Russell, Nicolas Batum, Steph Curry

Top Experts of the Day
#1) RG Consensus (Score: 4.79) had a solid day with nine of their 19 plays scoring “A” or better. That included six “A+” scores.

#2) RG Lineup Builder (Score: 4.43) made it a clean sweep for RG on Thursday. Three of their seven plays scored “A” or better.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
RG Lineup Builder (5.39 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – JaVale McGee (Daily Overlay – Hot Sheet)

Friday (March 9th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 5.04 (T-10th of 19)
Total Plays – 25

A+ – Ten of the 25 plays scored an “A+” grade.
F – Jrue Holiday, Buddy Hield, E’Twaun Moore

Top Experts of the Day
#1) RG Lineup Builder (Score: 6.88) scored an “A+” with five of their eight total plays. They were the lone expert site to recommend George Hill and his “A+” grade.

#2) RG 6-Pack (Score: 5.83) made it another clean sweep for RG to close the week. Half of Beer’s six plays finished with an “A+” score.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
FantasyPros (5.24 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – George Hill (RG Lineup Builder)
A+ – Marc Gasol (Sportsline)
A+ – CJ McCollum (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – DeAndre Jordan (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – Kelly Oubre, Jr. (Scout)
A+ – Brook Lopez (Scout)
A+ – Jordan Clarkson (FantasyPros)
A+ – Gary Harris (FantasyPros)
A+ – JR Smith (FantasyPros)
A+ – Kyle O’Quinn (FantasyPros)
A+ – Klay Thompson (DailyFantasyNerd)
A+ – Jae Crowder (DK Playbook)
A+ – Mike Scott (FantasyLabs)

Overall Leaderboard

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

#1) FantasyLabs (Score: 5.05) saw a slight dip of .02 in score but maintains the top spot.

#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 5.03) has a big week to crawl back to within short striking distance of 1st place.

#3A) Rotoballer (Score: 4.83) dipped .04 in score and now sits in a 3rd place tie.

#3B) Daily Overlay – Hot Sheet (Score: 4.83) used his massive perfect score to hop into a 3rd place tie.

#5) RotoGrinders Consensus (Score: 4.82) sits just off the 3rd place tie in 5th place overall.

The Daily Overlay Industry Consensus picks (Score: 4.68) picked up .01 in score since last week. They now sit in a 6th place tie.

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 52.12% 73.04% 59.93% N/A
13 49.76% 49.13% 63.44% 86.60%
12 39.21% 37.01% 51.10% 64.14%
11 27.15% 36.75% 47.52% 54.58%
10 26.40% 28.00% 37.35% 56.78%
9 24.39% 22.17% 37.41% 51.18%
8 15.93% 17.01% 24.97% 39.23%
7 10.76% 13.03% 20.52% 32.64%
6 11.73% 10.44% 17.38% 26.42%
5 7.89% 7.28% 11.96% 23.31%
4 2.78% 5.81% 8.10% 16.12%
3 3.44% 4.07% 5.72% 9.17%
2 4.47% 3.04% 3.39% 5.40%
1 0.69% 1.53% 2.13% 2.38%

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 35.45% 44.59% 38.68% N/A
13 32.01% 34.90% 36.49% 52.73%
12 28.38% 29.53% 34.37% 37.76%
11 23.86% 26.71% 31.20% 33.90%
10 21.87% 22.46% 26.63% 35.68%
9 20.15% 19.66% 26.04% 29.23%
8 16.05% 16.30% 20.76% 25.48%
7 11.88% 13.38% 16.79% 21.43%
6 11.97% 11.26% 15.39% 16.23%
5 9.49% 9.16% 12.15% 16.56%
4 5.55% 7.65% 9.61% 12.00%
3 5.50% 6.47% 8.25% 8.23%
2 5.32% 4.90% 5.79% 5.44%
1 3.30% 3.68% 3.98% 3.04%

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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