It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the experts this season. Week Three was rough but things took a turn for the better in Week Four as our guys continue to get a handle on the season. The further we get, the more data we obtain, the better the experts will be able to spit out quality plays. Of course with that, comes the sites balancing out pricing to be more in line with production. Always looking for reader feedback so drop me a note in the comments!
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Be sure to come back each week for a review of the Industry Consensus picks highlighting the top (and bottom) grades for the week and season from the experts we are tracking. For Week 3 we tracked and graded 21 sets of experts picks including the Industry Consensus list.
On to the Week 4 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 4
The Industry Consensus with a bounceback week climbed to a 14th place finish overall. Below is a position by position breakdown of how the Consensus fared.
QB (Score: 3.38 / Rank 9th out of 21) – DeShaun Watson and his masterful performance helped boost the Consensus grade at the QB spot.
RB (Score: 3.83 / Rank T-11th out of 21) – The exact opposite of last week. This week’s score was much higher but the position of finish much lower. Three “A+” grades from Bilal Powell, Todd Gurley and Lamar Miller.
WR (Score: 2.88 / Rank 11th out of 21) – Nine of the 17 Consensus picks at the position finished with failing grades. The bight spots were Keenan Allen, DeAndre Hopkins, Tyrell Williams and Jaron Brown, all of which finished with “A+” grades.
TE (Score: 2.78 / Rank 15th out of 21) – Three of the nine finished with failing grades. Charles Clay was the lone “A+” score in the group.
D/ST (Score: 2.17 / Rank T-13th out of 20) – Four of six plays scored a failing grade. The Jags provided the lone spark with their performance in the Meadowlands.
Head of the Class – Week 4
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 4 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) GoingFor2 (Score: 5.44) used a big week to hop back atop the season leaderboard. Five of their nine plays scored an “A” or better including four “A+” scores from DeAndre Hopkins, Tyrell Williams, Charles Clay and Keenan Allen.
#2) Daily Overlay – Value Index (Score: 4.00) brought the “value” to week 4. Stephen had “A+” grades from Hopkins and Allen.
#3) DailyRoto (Score: 3.93) makes a rare appearance for our “volume” pickers in the top-3. Nine of their 27 plays scored an “A” or better including seven “A+” scores.
Top Value – FantasyCPR (3.55 DK Pts/$1000) brings home some hardware for the “Top Value” expert of the week. Five of their 12 selections finished “A” or better.
Head of the Class – Week 4 (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 4.
QB – DK Playbook (6.00) scored an “A+” and “C” via their selections of DeShaun Watson and Jared Goff.
RB – FantasyCPR (10.00) nailed down perfect grades from Bilal Powell and Duke Johnson, Jr.
WR – GoingFor2 (7.50) played Hopkins and the Chargers’ duo of Allen and Williams for three “A+” grades. Their lone dud was a failing grade from Rishard Matthews.
TE – GoingFor2 (10.00) got an “A+” score from Charles Clay to take the top spot at the TE position.
DST – DailyFantasyNerd (10.00) utilized the Jags to score top billing in the D/ST category.
Study Time – Week 4
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 4 experts that didn’t make the grade this week.
- Rotoballer (Score: 1.57) once again finds themselves at the bottom of the heap. Four grades of “D” or worse out of seven total plays.
- Rotowire (Score: 1.38) had half of their eight selections finish with a failing grade.
Extra Credit – Week 4
In this section, I will look to give some extra credit to experts that received an A+ grade for a player where they were the lone expert to recommend. Week 4 extra credit goes to the following:
A+ – Tyler Kroft (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – Ameer Abdullah (FantasyPros)
A+ – Wendell Smallwood (DK Playbook)
A+ – Andre Ellington (DailyFantasyNerd)
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 4 of the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary. We have just one expert perched exactly on the 4.0 threshold.
#1) GoingFor2 (Score: 4.00) took a big leap to stake claim to the top spot after four weeks.
#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 3.98) sits just below the 4.0 threshold but has a comfortable spot in the top-5.
#3) Sportsline (Score: 3.64) maintains a presence in the top-3 despite a bit of a rough week.
#4) Daily Overlay – Value Index (Score: 3.62) jumps back in the top-5 with a solid week from Stephen.
#5) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 3.60) clings to a top-5 slot as they dropped after an underwhelming week four.
Top Value – Sportsline (2.89 DK Pts/$1000)
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus sits in 17th place in the overall standings out of 21 experts. That’s a bump up of two spots from last week.
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 4 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) GoingFor2 (6.25)
#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (5.55)
Top Value – GoingFor2 (3.69 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DK Playbook (6.29)
#2) RotoGrinders Lineup Builder (4.45)
Top Value – DK Playbook (4.90 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) Daily Overlay – Value Index (5.71)
#2) FantasyLabs (4.25)
Top Value – Daily Overlay – Value Index (3.08 DK Pts/$1000)
#1A) Daily Overlay – Value Index (5.75)
#1B) Rotowire (5.75)
Top Value – GoingFor2 (3.70 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (7.50)
#2) DailyFantasyCafe (4.17)
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (4.93 DK Pts/$1000)
Thanks once again for reading. Suggestions appreciated in the comments. Let’s see who can make the grade for the remainder of the season!
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