Injuries played a role in Week 11 with numerous players going down during games this week such as AJ Green. Some experts were able to avoid the injury bug and thus bubbled to the top of the Week 11 standings such as GoingFor2, DailyFantasyNerd and ESPN Love/Hate. The overall standings had a few minor shifts as we start to head down the final stretch of the NFL season.
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 11 we tracked and graded 24 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 11 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 11
The Industry Consensus picks had a down week overall finishing in 14th place out of 24 experts graded.
QB (Score: 5.22 / Rank 6th out of 24) – The Consensus list had a solid week at the QB position featuring five of the top six scorers including Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and Marcus Mariota.
RB (Score: 4.08 / Rank 13th out of 24) – The Consensus list also had a decent week at RB with a middle of the pack finish but did include five of the top seven scoring running backs on Sunday with David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell, Rob Kelley, James Starks and DeMarco Murray.
WR (Score: 1.07 / Rank 13th out of 24) – The wide receiver position is where things went horribly wrong for the experts with a terrible 1.07 DailyOverlay score for the Consensus list with zero “A+” grades on the entire list.
TE (Score: 1.33 / Rank 13th out of 24) – The experts struggled overall at the TE position also this week with the Consensus finishing in the middle of the pack despite a low 1.33 DailyOverlay score with Zach Miller and Jordan Reed the only bright spots.
D/ST (Score: 0.83 / Rank 10th out of 24) – Defense was also a difficult position for the expert this week with the Consensus finishing with a low 0.83 DailyOverlay score with the Dolphins, Seahawks, Giants and Rams all coming in with seven DK points.
Head of the Class – Week 11
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 11 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1 tie) GoingFor2 (Score: 4.22) ties for the top spot with five “A+” grades and only two “F” grades out of 18 selections. Top plays included Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins, Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson, Rob Kelley and Zach Miller.
#1 tie) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 4.22) put together a good week with five “B” or better grades from their nine selections. Key selections included Kirk Cousins, Le’Veon Bell, Rashad Jennings and Julian Edelman.
#3) ESPN Love/Hate (Score: 3.32) posted a top three score this week with 10 out of 31 selections receiving a grade of “A” or higher. They were led by selections of Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, Rob Kelley, Rishard Matthews, James Starks and Eric Ebron.
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (3.09 DK Pts/$1000) provided the top value plays of the week with key value picks of Kirk Cousins and Rashad Jennings.
Head of the Class – Week 11 (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 11.
QB –DailyFantasyNerd (10.00) led the position with their selection of Kirk Cousins as their only QB this week.
RB – ProFootballFocus (7.50) takes home first at RB this week with selections of Le’Veon Bell and James Starks.
WR – Rotoballer (4.50) led a tough WR position this week with their selections of Steve Smith and Jamison Crowder.
TE – FakePigskin (4.33) received top marks at TE thanks to their selections of Jared Cook and Jordan Reed.
DST – DailyRoto (3.17) navigated the difficult defensive position including strong picks of the Vikings and Lions defenses.
Study Time – Week 11
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 11 experts that didn’t make the grade this week.
- Moxyball (Score: 1.27) fell from the top spot last week to the bottom this week. They were let down by their selections of Delaine Walker, Spencer Ware, Ben Roethlisberger and the Chiefs defense.
- DraftKings Playbook (Score: 1.16) had a rough week with 10 “F” grades out of 17 selections. Key disappointments were Ryan Mathews, Cameron Meredith, Tyreek Hill, Allen Hurns and Martellus Bennett.
Extra Credit – Week 11
In this section, I will look to give some extra credit to experts that received an A+ or A grade for a player that they recommended when very few other experts did. Week 11 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Rashad Jennings (DailyOverlay – Offensive Tendencies, DailyFantasyNerd)
A+ – Chris Ivory (DailyRoto)
A+ – Pierre Garcon (DailyRoto, FantasyPros)
A+ – Rishard Matthews (SportsBlog, ESPN Love/Hate)
A+ – Steve Smith (Rotoballer, DailyOverlay – Offensive Tendencies)
A+ – Jared Cook (FakePigskin)
A+ – Vikings defense (DailyRoto, DailyOverlay – Offensive Tendencies)
A+ – Steelers defense (ESPN – Love/Hate)
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 11 of the season, including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 4.02) maintains their stranglehold on first place in the overall standings by tying for first place in Week 11.
#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 3.62) moves into second place with a strong 4th place finish in Week 11 but they have their work cut out for them to get to the top spot by season’s end.
#3) DailyOverlay – Value Index (Score: 3.59) drops one spot in the overall standings with a 17th place finish in Week 11, however, they still have a sizeable lead over fourth place.
#4) RotoGrinders Consensus (Score: 3.25) jumps into fourth place on the overall leaderboard with a solid 8th place finish in Week 11.
#5) DailyFantasySportsRankings (Score: 3.24) remains in fifth place but have a couple of sites right on their heels.
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (3.13 DK Pts/$1000) – NEW LEADER
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus remained in 13th place in the overall standings this week out of 25 experts with a solid middle of the pack finish in Week 11.
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 11 of the season including which site has provided the top DraftKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) FakePigskin (4.30) – NEW LEADER
#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (4.18)
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (3.43 DK Pts/$1000) – NEW LEADER
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (4.36) – NEW LEADER
#2) Rotowire (4.32)
Top Value – DraftKings Playbook (3.54 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (4.30)
#2) DailyFantasyCafe (3.10) – NEW
Top Value – DraftKings Playbook (3.04 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DailyOverlay – Value Index (4.56)
#2) ProFootballFocus (3.91)
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (2.99 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (3.70)
#2) FakePigskin (3.44) – NEW
Top Value – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (3.06 DK Pts/$1000) – NEW
Let’s see who can make the grade in Week 12!
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