Well, just like that, we’re done. The NBA season is a grind and our experts grinded it out with the best of them. The season-long standings went down to the wire with some jostling going on in the last month. Congrats to FantasyLabs for taking home the crown for the 2017-18 NBA season as the top expert! Below if our final five-day recap. Enjoy!

In this article, I will give a brief recap of each day we gathered and graded the experts, including how the Industry Consensus picks performed, highlighting which experts were at the top for the day and which players were only called out by one expert, but produced an “A+” grade. I also list the top DraftKings Points per $1000 experts for each day. Finally, I will also review the overall standings and highlight the top experts so far this season. You can view the full NBA Overall Standings here.

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On to the grades!

Week in Review

Monday (March 19th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 4.30 (12th of 21)
Total Plays – 37

A+ – Ten of the 37 picks finished with an “A+” grade.
F – Draymond Green, Denzel Valentine, Lonzo Ball, Al Jefferson, Nick Young, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Top Experts of the Day
#1) RG Lineup Builder (Score: 6.75) continued their nice run over the last couple weeks. Five of their eight plays finished with an “A+” grade.

#2) DailyFantasySportsRankings (Score: 6.25) scored “A” or better with seven of the 12 plays for the day including six “A+” scores.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
RG Lineup Builder (6.38 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Christiano Felicio (DK Playbook)

Tuesday (March 20th)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 3.90 (10th of 20)
Total Plays – 30

A+ – Karl-Anthony Towns, James Harden, Blake Griffin, Dewayne Dedmon, Dennis Schroder, Jayson Tatum
F – Nemanja Bjelica, Lou Williams, Clint Capela, Jonas Jerebko

Top Experts of the Day
#1) Rotoballer (Score: 6.20) brought home three “A+” grades with their five plays on Tuesday.

#2) DK Playbook (Score: 5.33) scored “C” or better with all six of their plays with two “A+” grades.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
Rotoballer (6.56 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Jusuf Nurkic (Sportsline)
A+ – Cheick Diallo (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – Al-Farouq Aminu (Scout)

Wednesday (March 21st)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 4.32 (7th of 18)
Total Plays – 25

A+ – DeAndre Jordan, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Noah Vonleh
F – Bam Adebayo, Giannis Antetokounmpo

Top Experts of the Day
#1) FantasyGuruElite (Score: 7.50) had a solid day as four of their six plays scored an “A+” grade.

#2) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 5.88) nailed “A+” grades with half of their eight plays on Wednesday.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
FantasyGuruElite (6.11 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Devin Harris (DailyFantasySportsRankings)
A+ – Cheick Diallo (Rotowire)
A+ – George Hill (FantasyPros)

Thursday (March 22nd)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 3.28 (7th of 17)
Total Plays – 25

A+ – Anthony Davis, Guillermo Hernangomez, Kemba Walker, Damion Lee
F – Taurean Prince, DJ Augustin, Mario Hezonja, JaMychal Green, Isaiah Thomas

Top Experts of the Day
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 6.71) scored four “A+” grades and two “B’s” with their seven plays to top the expert list.

#2) Sportsline (Score: 6.57) scored four “A+” grades and three “C’s” to find the top-2.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
Sportsline (6.07 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Ish Smith (DailyFantasySportsRankings)
A+ – Rajon Rondo (Scout)
A+ – Kosta Koufos (FantasyPros)

Friday (March 23rd)

Industry Consensus Picks
DO Score – 4.05 (11th of 17)
Total Plays – 19

A+ – LeBron James, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jordan Bell, LaMarcus Aldridge
F – Jabari Parker

Top Experts of the Day
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 6.25) scored “A” or better with six of their eight plays to cap a fantastic week.

#2) DK Playbook (Score: 5.80) found the top-2 as half of their 10 plays scored an “A+” grade.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
Rotowire (6.19 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Troy Daniels (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – Kyle Lowry (FantasyCPR)
A+ – Al-Farouq Amin (Scout)
A+ – Derrick Favors (Rotowire)
A+ – Trey Burke (FantasyPros)
A+ – Brandon Jennings (FantasyPros)
A+ – Bojan Bogdanovic (FantasyPros)
A+ – Quinn Cook (DK Playbook)
A+ – D’Angelo Russell (DK Playbook)

Overall Leaderboard

As Don Meredith would say “Turn out the lights, the party’s over” as we wrap this NBA season here at DailyOverlay.  You can view the full NBA Overall Standings here.

#1) FantasyLabs (Score: 5.02) is the champion! Despite dropping .03 in the final week, they are the lone expert to break the 5.0 threshold. Congrats!

#2) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 4.92) put together a solid, solid season. FTA held the lead for most of the year but relinquished that in the final month. That being said, it was an overall great NBA year for FTA!

#3) Daily Overlay – Hot Sheet (Score: 4.82) jumped into the top-3 in the final week. Brad threw out a bevy of great plays in his “Droppin’ Dimes” all year long. Brad led all experts in the points per dollar category!

#4) RG Consensus (Score: 4.77) fell out of the top-3 but still capped a nice run.

#5A) Rotoballer (Score: 4.74) sat in the top-5 for pretty much the entire season.

#5B) RG Lineup Builder (Score: 4.74) used a big late-season run to crack the top-5.

The Daily Overlay Industry Consensus picks (Score: 4.66) finished the season in 7th place. A nice season for the Consensus and a testament to why you should be reading it on a daily basis.

Ownership Percentage Tracking

A part of daily fantasy sports strategy is understanding ownership percentages and being able to predict ownership percentages prior to entering contests especially for GPP tournaments where you might want to be contrarian by selecting lower owned players or fading highly owned players depending on the payout structure and size of the contest.

Below are the final tables showing the actual data collected so far this season. Results are using a DraftKings Double-Up for Cash and single entry tournament for GPP. The Count column shows the number of times a player was selected by the experts for a given day. The salary columns show the average ownership percentages for all players that were recommended by the given number of experts for the salary range provided.

Cash

Count $9k+ $7k – $9k $5k – $7k $3k – $5k
16 50.20% N/A N/A 87.30%
15 53.50% 55.73% 51.30% N/A
14 55.38% 73.04% 59.93% 74.20%
13 49.76% 49.13% 63.44% 86.60%
12 41.71% 36.55% 49.55% 59.84%
11 29.51% 36.75% 48.30% 54.58%
10 27.46% 28.52% 37.61% 54.60%
9 24.00% 21.85% 37.41% 51.00%
8 17.27% 17.68% 25.60% 39.57%
7 10.68% 12.81% 20.39% 33.16%
6 12.31% 10.36% 17.00% 27.37%
5 7.64% 7.45% 11.70% 23.51%
4 2.78% 5.79% 8.28% 16.27%
3 3.41% 3.97% 5.77% 8.88%
2 4.47% 2.94% 3.55% 5.33%
1 0.69% 1.64% 2.14% 2.31%

GPP

Count $9k+ $7k – $9k $5k – $7k $3k – $5k
16 39.00% N/A N/A 55.60%
15 43.50% 39.77% 33.20% N/A
14 38.71% 44.59% 38.68% 46.00%
13 32.01% 34.90% 36.49% 52.73%
12 29.18% 29.74% 34.02% 36.15%
11 25.05% 26.71% 32.41% 33.90%
10 22.26% 22.79% 27.35% 35.23%
9 19.88% 19.57% 26.04% 29.41%
8 16.75% 16.64% 20.91% 25.22%
7 11.94% 13.26% 16.99% 21.67%
6 12.96% 11.21% 15.18% 16.80%
5 9.37% 9.21% 12.01% 16.58%
4 5.52% 7.77% 9.64% 12.44%
3 5.45% 6.45% 8.28% 8.15%
2 5.32% 4.83% 5.84% 5.43%
1 3.30% 3.74% 4.01% 2.97%

Our ownership percentages were tracked throughout the season. Hopefully, this data along with the ownership data included in our daily Consensus articles was helpful.

Thank you for reading all year. Our MLB coverage kicks off tomorrow where we’ll have our typical Consensus on all weekdays as well as content from myself, Brad and Stephen throughout the year.

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