Week 7 was a high scoring fantasy week thanks to a lot of the chalk plays coming through especially at the wide receiver position. As a result, the Consensus list had the highest DailyOverlay score all season with a 3.55. For Week 7, Rotowire led the way with a strong group of selections. The Overall Standings have very little movement at the top but there is a lot of shifting around just outside the top four sites with 13 sets of picks ranging from scores of 3.29 to 3.00.
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 7 we tracked and graded 23 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 7 grades, class is in session!
Consensus Recap – Week 7
The Industry Consensus picks had a solid week finishing 11th out of 23 experts graded.
QB (Score: 3.73 / Rank 11th out of 24) – A solid middle of the pack finish at QB for the Consensus with average performances from many of the QB’s on the list but top level scores from players such as Andy Dalton, Kirk Cousins and Tyrod Taylor.
RB (Score: 2.50 / Rank 11th out of 23) – Another position where the Consensus was solid with good fantasy scores pretty much across the board along with the top play at the position Melvin Gordon showing up in the Suggested section.
WR (Score: 4.44 / Rank 16th out of 23) – Week 7 was a very chalky week at WR with each of the top four recommended players on Consensus list all receiving “A+” grades including Mike Evans, Julio Jones, AJ Green and Tyrell Williams. There were also a few further down the list that also performed well such as TY Hilton, Michael Thomas, Mike Wallace and Jamison Crowder.
TE (Score: 4.29 / Rank 6th out of 23) – Tight end was the top position for the Consensus list including four of the top five players at the position for the week including Jack Doyle, Delanie Walker, Rob Gronkowski and Gary Barnidge.
D/ST (Score: 1.40 / Rank 10th out of 24) – Middle of the pack finish for the Consensus at DST position this week at a position that continues to baffle the experts most weeks. The top play on the list was the Ravens.
Head of the Class – Week 7
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 7 based on their cumulative grades for all players they touted this week.
#1) Rotowire (Score: 6.29) tops all experts in Week 7 with four of their seven picks receiving a grade of “A+” to finish in the top two for the second straight week. Their picks were led by selections of Kirk Cousins, Jay Ajayi, Julio Jones and Jamison Crowder.
#2) DailyFantasyCafe (Score: 4.75) had a strong week with seven picks receiving a grade of “B” or better with only one “F” out of 12 selections. Top plays included Mike Evans, Tyrell Williams, Jake Doyle and Julio Jones.
#3) DailyOverlay – Value Index (Score: 4.67) posted a top three score this week with eight out of 12 selections receiving a grade of “B” or better with players such as AJ Green, TY Hilton, Delanie Walker and Mike Evans.
Top Value – Rotowire (3.61 DK Pts/$1000) provided the top value plays of the week with value picks of Kirk Cousins, Jay Ajayi and Jamison Crowder.
Head of the Class – Week 7 (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 7.
QB –Rotowire (5.50) led the position thanks to an “A+” from Kirk Cousins.
RB – Rotowire (6.50) led the way at RB with two strong selections of Jay Ajayi and Spencer Ware.
WR – Rotowire and ProFootballFocus and DailyFantasyNerd (10.00) all received a perfect 10 this week with a combinations of selections including Julio Jones, Jamieson Crowder, AJ Green, Tyrell Williams and Mike Wallace.
TE – DailyFantasyCafe (10.00) received top marks with their lone selection of Jack Doyle this week.
DST – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (5.00) made a strong recommendation of the Ravens defense to round out their top optimized lineup this week.
Study Time – Week 7
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 7 experts that didn’t make the grade this week.
- GoingFor2 (Score: 2.43) had a down week with five “F” grades from their 14 selections. They were let down by players such as Torrey Smith, Hunter Henry, Cameron Brate and the Patriots defense.
- Moxyball (Score: 2.70) shows up near the bottom of the list this week with six of out 10 selections receiving a grade of “D” or worse. Disappointing picks included Allen Hurns, Travis Kelce, Hunter Henry and Kendall Wright.
Extra Credit – Week 7
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 7 extra credit goes to the following…
A+ – Andrew Luck (DailyRoto-Mayo)
A+ – Jeremy Hill (DailyRoto, DailyRoto-Mayo)
A+ – Jay Ajayi (SportsBlog, Rotowire)
A+ – LeGarrette Blount (DK Playbook)
A+ – Eagles defense (ESPN – Love/Hate)
Head of the Class – Season
Here are the top experts in the Overall Standings after Week 7 of the season, including which site has provided the top DrafKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 4.78) remains in first place overall with another strong week finishing in 4th place in Week 7.
#2) DailyOverlay – Value Index (Score: 4.62) also remains in their same position overall and continues to close the gap on the top spot with a great 3rd place finish in Week 7.
#3) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 3.99) holds onto third place in the overall standings despite a modest 12th place finish in Week 7.
#4) Rotowire (Score: 3.65) remains in fourth place this week but continues to come on strong and close the gap on the leaders with the top score in Week 7.
#5) ProFootballFocus (Score: 3.29) moves into the top five experts this week with a slight edge over a bunch of sites thanks to a strong 6th place showing in Week 7.
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (3.51 DK Pts/$1000)
The DailyOverlay Industry Consensus moves up one spot in the overall standings into 15th place out of 26 experts graded with solid score this 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 7 of the season including which site has provided the top DrafKings points per $1000 of salary.
#1) ProFootballFocus (5.14)
#2) DailyFantasyNerd (4.50)
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (3.62 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (4.92)
#2) Rotowire (4.64)
Top Value – DailyOverlay – Value Index (3.59 DK Pts/$1000) – New Leader
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (5.56)
#2) DailyOverlay – Value Index (4.29)
Top Value – DailyFantasyNerd (3.61 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) DailyOverlay – Value Index (5.75)
#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (4.54)
Top Value – DailyOverlay – Value Index (3.50 DK Pts/$1000)
#1) RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (4.17) – New Leader
#2) FakePigskin (3.88)
Top Value – RotoGrinders – Lineup Builder (3.56 DK Pts/$1000) – New Leader
Let’s see who can make the grade in Week 8!
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