Only one week left and the Overall Standings are tight with the potential for some movement up and down the standings. FantasyTeamAdvice had a down week in Week 16 which could cost them the top spot if they have another one. Meanwhile, DailyFantasyNerd, DailyFantasySportsRankings and DailyFantasyCafe are also in striking range. It should be a fun ride in Week 17 to crown the top NFL DFS expert!
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 16 we tracked and graded 19 sets of experts picks including the Industry Consensus list. You can view all expert’s overall rankings on the Expert Grading page.
On to the Week 16 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 16
The Industry Consensus picks finished near the middle of the pack this week with an 11th place finish out of 19 experts graded.
QB (Score: 3.20 / Rank 8th out of 19) – Solid week for the Consensus at QB with strong plays that included Aaron Rodgers and Blake Bortles.
RB (Score: 2.46 / Rank 13th out of 19) – At running back the Consensus had a variety of solid picks at the top with LeSean McCoy, Jordan Howard and Todd Gurley, along with some solid options down the list with David Johnson and Mark Ingram.
WR (Score: 2.07 / Rank 12th out of 19) – Solid options were hard to find for the Consensus list this week with only a few strong picks including Cameron Meredith, Allen Robinson, Mike Evans and TY Hilton.
TE (Score: 1.25 / Rank 10th out of 19) – The Consensus list struggled at tight end with only Greg Olsen receiving a grade of “B” or better.
D/ST (Score: 5.00 / Rank 7th out of 19) – Defense the best position for the Consensus which hit on the top play at the position, the Patriots along with another top five option in the Chargers.
Head of the Class – Week 16
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 16 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) ScoutFantasy (Score: 3.67) finished in the top spot this week with five out of nine selections receiving a grade of “B” or better. Key selections included Mark Ingram, Jordan Howard, Mike Evans and the Patriots defense.
#2) Rotowire (Score: 3.23) finishes in second place for the week with six out of 13 grades of “B” or better, including top plays of Aaron Rodgers, Charles Clay and Patriots defense.
#3) DailyFantasySportsRankings (Score: 3.14) rounds out the top three with six out of 14 grades of “B” or better. They were led by selections of Cameron Meredith, Jordy Nelson and Patriots defense.
Top Value – DraftKings Playbook (3.33 DK Pts/$1000) provided the top value plays of the week with key value picks of Blake Bortles, Mark Ingram and Cameron Meredith.
Head of the Class – Week 16 (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 16.
QB –DraftKings Playbook 7.33) was led by their selections of Blake Bortles and Tyrod Taylor.
RB – Scout Fantasy (6.50) takes home first at RB with picks of Mark Ingram and Jordan Howard.
WR – DailyFantasySportsRankings (5.25) led all experts at WR with picks of Cameron Meredith and Jordy Nelson.
TE – Rotowire (6.50) topped the TE position with solid picks of Charles Clay and Greg Olsen.
DST – Four Tied (10.00) for the top spot with single selections of the Patriots defense.
Study Time – Week 16
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 16 experts that didn’t make the grade this week.
- FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 1.25) had a down week with two out of four selections receiving a grade of “F”. They were let down by Bilal Powell and Cameron Brate.
- ESPN Love/Hate (Score: 1.59) had a poor week with 10 “F” grades out of 22 selections. Players such as Marcus Mariota, Jonathan Stewart, Kenny Britt, Robby Anderson and Vernon Davis didn’t perform up to their expectations.
Extra Credit – Week 16
In this section, I will look to give some extra credit to experts that received an A+ grade for a player that they recommended when very few other experts did. Week 16 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Russell Wilson (DailyRoto)
A+ – Tyrod Taylor (FantasyPros, DraftKings Playbook)
A+ – Jay Ajayi (DailyRoto, DailyOverlay – Offensive Tendencies)
A+ – Doug Baldwin (Rotoballer)
A+ – Charles Clay (Rotowire, DailyOverlay – Offensive Tendencies)
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 16 of the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 3.59) holds onto the top spot in the overall standing despite a last place finish in Week 16.
#2) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 3.56) remains in second place with a solid 5th place showing in Week 16 and will look to challenge for the top spot in Week 17.
#3) DailyFantasySportsRankings (Score: 3.49) keeps a stranglehold on the third spot on the leaderboard with their third straight top three finish in Week 16.
#4) DailyFantasyCafe (Score: 3.42) remains in fourth place and is still in striking distance to move up in the final week of the season.
#5) DailyOverlay – Value Index (Score: 3.26) holds onto fifth place but could have some competition to remain in the top five in the last week of the regular season.
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (3.02 DK Pts/$1000)
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus holds onto 11th place in the overall standings out of 25 experts with one week to go.
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 16 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) FakePigskin (4.00)
#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (3.98)
Top Value –DailyOverlay – Value Index (3.41 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (4.41) – NEW LEADER
#2) DailyFantasyCafe (4.27)
Top Value – DraftKings Playbook (3.22 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (3.28)
#2) DailyFantasyCafe (3.25)
Top Value – DraftKings Playbook (3.02 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) ProFootballFocus (3.53) – NEW LEADER
#2) DailyOverlay – Value Index (3.50)
Top Value – Rotowire (3.09 DK Pts/$1000) – NEW
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (4.08)
#2) FakePigskin (3.44)
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (3.15 DK Pts/$1000)
Let’s see who can make the grade in Week 17!
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