The experts had a strong week consistently putting up good scores. The Industry Consensus picks were solid especially on Tuesday and Wednesday when they finished in the top four. Also, DailyRoto has bounced back into first place in the overall standings.

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 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 22)

Tuesday night consisted of a mini four-game slate. The experts performed well on the short slate Tuesday with four experts receiving a DailyOverlay score of 6.00 or higher, including the Industry Consensus picks.

Industry Consensus Picks
The Industry Consensus picks finished in 4th out of 10 experts with a great DailyOverlay score of 6.06 for the day.

A+ – Will Barton, Matt Barnes, Marc Gasol, Kyle Lowry, Kobe Bryant, Hassan Whiteside, Lou Williams, Bismack Biyombo
F – Chandler Parsons

Top Experts of the Day
#1) RotoGrinders NBA Grind Down (Score: 6.56) had 5 “A+” grades out of 9 selections including numerous consensus plays such as Marc Gasol, Hassan Whiteside, Matt Barnes, Kyle Lowry and Will Barton.

#2) DailyFantasySportsRankings (Score: 6.44) takes second place on Tuesday with 5 “A+” grades out of 9 selections including consensus picks Marc Gasol, Matt Barnes, Will Barton, Bismack Biyombo and an off the radar selection of Luis Scola.

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Luis Scola (DailyFantasySportsRankings)
A+ – Nikola Jokic (FantasyAlarm)
A – Dirk Nowitzki (DailyRoto, FanSided)

Wednesday (Dec 23)

Wednesday night featured a huge 13-game slate of NBA action. Overall the experts scores were down except for one expert who blew away the completion.

Industry Consensus Picks
The Industry Consensus picks finished in 4th place for the day out of 12 experts graded with a solid DailyOverlay score of 4.17.

A+ – Anthony Davis, Thaddeus Young, DeMarcus Cousins, Kelly Olynyk, James Harden, Tyreke Evans
F – Tim Frazier, Allen Crabbe, Matt Barnes, Gordon Hayward

Top Experts of the Day
#1) DailyRoto (Score: 6.80) blew away the competition on Wednesday finishing in the top spot with all 10 selection receiving a grade of a “C” or higher, including 5 “A+” grades. Key selections included Michael Carter-Williams, Anthony Davis, James Harden, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Drummond.

#2) RotoGrinders Six-pack (Score: 4.67) comes in second place on the day with 4 out of 6 selections receiving a grade of “B” or better. They were led by picks of Thaddeus Young, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George and Will Barton.

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Russell Westbrook (DailyFantasySportsRankings, FanSided)
A+ – Andre Drummond (DailyRoto, Moxyball-MoxyList)
A+ – Rajon Rondo (RotoGrinders Expert Tourney Picks)
A+ – Kristaps Porzingis (RotoGrinders Expert Tourney Picks)

Friday (Dec 25)

Christmas day had a nice 5-game slate of NBA action. The experts performed well with six experts receiving a DailyOverlay score over 5.0 for the day.

Industry Consensus Picks
The Industry Consensus picks near the bottom on Friday with a 9th place finish out of 12 experts graded with a DailyOverlay score of 4.73 for the day.

A+ – Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Russell Westbrook, Taj Gibson
F – Jrue Holiday

Top Experts of the Day
#1) DailyOverlay-Double Stuffed (Score: 6.78) put up the top score on the day with 5 out of 9 selections receiving an “A+” grade with some consensus plays such as Kawhi Leonard and Russell Westbrook along with a few off the radar picks of Chris Bosh, Tim Duncan and Enes Kanter.

#2) RotoGrinders Expert Tourney picks (Score: 6.40) comes in second place with all 10 selections receiving a grade of “B” or higher. Key selections included Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard, Taj Gibson, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Paul.

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Chris Bosh (DailyFantasySportsRankings, DailyOverlay-DoubleStuffed)
A+ – Kevin Durant (DailyRoto)
A+ – Bobby Portis (DailyRoto, FanSided)
A+ – Norris Cole (FanSided)
A+ – Justice Winslow (FanSided)
A+ – Draymond Green (FanSided)
A+ – Pau Gasol (FanSided)
A+ – Tim Duncan (DailyOverlay-Double Stuffed)
A+ – Enes Kanter (DailyOverlay-Double Stuffed)

Overall Leaderboard

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

#1) DailyRoto (Score: 5.06) jumps back into first place in the overall standings after falling to second place last week. They had a strong week including finishing in first place on Wednesday and third place on Friday.

#2) RotoGrinders NBA Grind Down (Score: 4.95) drops back into second place in the overall standings. They had a solid week, finishing in first place on Tuesday, but finished in only ninth place on Wednesday to knock them out of first place overall.

#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: 4.57) had a solid week with a fourth place finish on both Tuesday and Wednesday. 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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