We have another change in the overall standing this week as RotoGrinders NBA Grind Down bounces back into first place over DailyRoto, as those two have been battling for the top spot all season long. Overall the expert’s picks were down slightly compared to other weeks, as no expert received a DailyOverlay score over 6.0 this week. Also now that the NFL regular season is done, we will be adding Monday to the list of days that we will track and grade the NBA DFS expert’s picks. Look for a NBA Industry Consensus article about an hour before the first tipoff tonight.

In this article, I will give a brief recap of each day we gathered and graded the experts, including how the Industry Consensus picks did, highlighting which experts were at the top for the day and which players were only called out by one or two experts, but produced an “A+” grade. I will also review the overall standings, highlighting 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 each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 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 consensus picks for the day.

On to the grades!

Week in Review

Tuesday (Dec 29)

Tuesday night consisted of a condensed five-game slate. The experts performed decently, but only two experts registering a Daily Overlay score over 5.0.

Industry Consensus Picks
The Industry Consensus picks finished in the middle of the pack in 5th out of 10 experts with a DailyOverlay score of 4.39 for the day.

A+ – Paul Millsap, Russell Westbrook, Kent Bazemore, Enes Kanter
F – Kristaps Porzingis

Top Experts of the Day
#1) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 5.10) had 6 grades of an “A” or better out of 10 selections. Their top selections included consensus plays of Paul Millsap and Enes Kanter as well as an off the radar selection of Dwight Howard.

#2) RotoGrinders NBA Grind Down (Score: 5.08) takes second place on Tuesday with 4 “A+” grades out of 12 selections including consensus picks Paul Millsap, Kent Bazemore and Russell Westbrook along with being the only other expert to select Dwight Howard.

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Al Horford (DailyRoto)
A+ – Dwight Howard (FantasyTeamAdvice, RotoGrinders NBA Grind Down)
A+ – Khris Middleton (FantasyAlarm, FanSided)
A+ – Derrick Williams (FantasyAlarm)

Wednesday (Dec 30)

Wednesday night featured a solid 10-game slate of NBA action. Overall the experts were solid with 4 experts receiving a DailyOverlay score greater than 5.0.

Industry Consensus Picks
The Industry Consensus picks were down on Wednesday finishing in 7th place for the day out of 11 experts graded with a DailyOverlay score of 4.41.

A+ – Ish Smith, Will Barton, Karl-Anthony Towns, DeMar DeRozan, Nerlens Noel, Chris Paul
F – Klay Thompson

Top Experts of the Day
#1) RotoGrinders Expert Tourney Picks (Score: 5.40) pulls into first place on the day with 2 “A+” grades out of their 5 selections which included consensus pick Karl-Anthony Towns and off the radar selection of Kemba Walker.

#2) RotoGrinders NBA Grind Down (Score: 5.31) finished in the top two for the second consecutive day with 6 “A+” grades out of their 16 selections. They had numerous consensus plays such as Chris Paul, DeMar DeRozan, Karl-Anthony Towns, Will Barton and Ish Smith, but also had an off the radar pick of JJ Barea.

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Paul Pierce (DailyFantasySportsRankings, FanSided)
A+ – John Wall (DailyRoto, FanSided)
A+ – Ricky Rubio (DailyRoto, FantasyAlarm)
A+ – JJ Barea (RotoGrinders NBA Grind Down, FantasyAlarm)
A+ – Kemba Walker (RotoGrinders Expert Tourney Picks)
A+ – Brook Lopez (FantasyAlarm, FanSided)
A+ – Lavoy Allen (FantasyAlarm)
A+ – Tony Parker (FanSided)
A+ – Trey Burke (FanSided)
A+ – Bobby Portis (FanSided)

Friday (Jan 1)

New Year’s Day had a small 5-game slate of NBA action. The expert’s scores were down overall with only one expert reaching a DailyOverlay score of 5.0.

Industry Consensus Picks
The Industry Consensus picks near the top on Friday with a 4th place finish out of 9 experts graded with a DailyOverlay score of 4.14 for the day.

A+ – John Wall, Nerlens Noel, Lou Williams, Otto Porter
F – Ish Smith

Top Experts of the Day
#1) DFSOnDemand (Score: 5.00) put up the top score on the day with 5 out of 9 selections receiving an “B” grade or better with some consensus plays such as Nerlens Noel and Otto Porter along with an off the radar pick of Bobby Portis.

#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 4.90) notches their second top two finish of the week with 4 “A+” grades out of 10 selections. Key selections included John Wall, Lou Williams, Otto Porter, and Nerlens Noel.

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Bobby Portis (FantasyAlarm, DailyOverlay-Double Stuffed, DFSOnDemand)
A+ – Cody Zeller (Moxyball-MoxyList)
A – Kyle Lowry (DailyFantasySportsRankings, DailyRoto)
A – Jimmy Butler (Moxyball-MoxyList, FantasyAlarm)
A – Kemba Walker (FantasyAlarm, DFSOnDemand)
A – Zaza Pachulia (FantasyAlarm)

Overall Leaderboard

We have now completed 10 weeks of the NBA season. You can view the full NBA Overall Standings here.

#1) RotoGrinders NBA Grind Down (Score: 4.93) moves back into first place to continue the back and forth between first and second place in the overall standings. The Grind Down had a strong week finishing in the top two twice this week.

#2) DailyRoto (Score: 4.92) drops back into second place in the overall standings with a down week, as they only finished in the top five one day this week.

#3) FakePigskin (Score: 4.73) holds onto third place in the overall standings, but there are a couple other sites on their heels looking to crack the top three next week.

The Daily Overlay Industry Consensus picks (Score: 4.55) had a decent week finishing near the middle of the pack every day. With another solid week, the Industry Consensus picks remained in 6th place in the overall standings out of a total of 14 experts graded this season.

Let’s see which experts can make the grade this week in the NBA!


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