Things remain tight in our standings as RotoGrinders now stakes claim to the top two spots. Their Consensus holds a .01 point lead over Beer’s 6-Pack. Everyone inside the overall top-5 could jump into 1st place with a good week…that’s how close things are! Our DailyOverlay Consensus continues to sit in 6th place overall. If you’re not reading it daily, you should be! 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.

As a reminder, we are currently gathering selections and publishing the NBA Industry Consensus articles on all weekdays that feature at least four games during the NBA season, so be sure to check back about an hour or so before the first game tips off to get a look at the industry expert’s consensus picks for the day.

On to the grades!

Week in Review

Monday (November 20th)

Industry Consensus Picks
The Industry Consensus picks started the week with a solid 7th place finish out of 20 experts graded with a DailyOverlay score of 4.33.

A+ – Anthony Davis, Victor Oladipo, Ben Simmons, Marc Gasol, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mario Chalmers, Paul George, Nikola Vucevic, Russell Westbrook
F – Willie Cauley-Stein, Andre Drummond, Myles Turner, Tim Frazier

Top Experts of the Day
#1) Rotowire (Score: 5.56) scored an “A” or better on five of their nine plays including four “A+” grades.

#2) Sportsline (Score: 5.25) used their optimizer to haul in four scores of “A” or better out of their eight total plays. This included three “A+” grades. They were the lone expert site to suggest John Collins and his “A+” score.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
Daily Overlay – Hot Sheet (5.54 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – John Collins (Sportsline)
A+ – Will Barton (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – Kyrie Irving (FantasyCPR)
A+ – Wesley Johnson (Scout Fantasy)
A+ – Wesley Matthews (FantasyPros)
A+ – Bojan Bogdanovic (FantasyGuruElite)

Wednesday (November 22nd)

Industry Consensus Picks
The Industry Consensus picks had another solid day finishing in 8th place out of 20 experts with a DO score of 4.97.

A+ – Fourteen of the 38 Consensus plays finished with an “A+” grade
F – George Hill, Taurean Prince, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kenneth Faried, CJ McCollum

Top Experts of the Day
#1) DailyFantasyNerd (Score: 6.38) crushed it on Wednesday’s slate as five of their eight plays scored an “A+” grade.

#2) Daily Overlay – Hot Sheet (Score: 5.90) also had a big day mid-week. Half of Brad’s ten plays received an “A+” score.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
RotoGrinders 6-Pack (6.20 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – Taj Gibson (RotoGrinders Grind Down)
A+ – Kyle Lowry (FantasyCPR)
A+ – Dirk Nowitzki (FantasyPros)
A+ – Willie Cauley-Stein (FantasyLabs)

Friday (November 24th)

Industry Consensus Picks
The Industry Consensus finished off the week with a 11th place out of 18 experts graded and a 4.58 DailyOverlay.

A+ – DeMarcus Cousins, LeBron James, Dennis Schroder, Jeremy Lamb, Steven Adams, Marc Gasol, Stephen Curry
F – Kris Dunn, Devin Booker,

Top Experts of the Day
#1) DailyRoto (Score: 7.63) chalked one up for the volume guys to end the week. Seven of their eight plays scored “A” or better.

#2) RotoGrinders Lineup Builder (Score: 4.52) finished the week strong. Three of their seven plays scored an “A+” grade. RGLB was the lone expert to play JaMychal Green and his “A+” grade.

Top DK Pts/$1000 Expert of the Day
FantasyPros (5.29 DKPts/$1000)

Sleepers of the Day
A+ – JaMychal Green (RotoGrinders Lineup Builder)
A+ – Marvin Williams (Sportsline)
A+ – Kyle Lowry (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – Norman Powell (Fantasy Alarm)
A+ – Gary Harris (FantasyPros)
A+ – Darius Miller (FantasyPros)
A+ – Lance Stephenson (FantasyGuruElite)

Overall Leaderboard

Some more mixup this week in the top-5. FantasyTeamAdvice slid down a few spots while others shifted up one spot each. RotoGrinders now occupies the top two spots in our standings. You can view the full NBA Overall Standings here.

#1) RotoGrinders Consensus (Score: 5.01) crept into 1st place this week. Their score bumped a small .04 but with a drop from FTA, they were able to take the top slot.

#2) RotoGrinders 6-Pack (Score: 5.00) sits behind their RG counterpart by the slimmest of margins. Beer’s scored rose .05 for the week.

#3) FantasyLabs (Score: 4.95) also rose a spot this past week. Pretty flat but a small .03 gain in score helped vault them into the top-3 for the year.

#4) FantasyTeamAdvice (Score: 4.92) took a bit of a tumble, falling from 1st to 4th in the standings. FTA’s score took a dive of .18 for the week.

#5) Daily Overlay – Hot Sheet (Score: 4.87) maintains a spot in the top-5. Brad is inching closer to the others and could propel himself into the top-3 with a good week.

The Daily Overlay Industry Consensus picks (Score: 4.71) stayed flat for the week in both score and standing. The Consensus remains in 6th place.

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 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.


Count $9k+ $7k – $9k $5k – $7k $3k – $5k
15 N/A 53.30% N/A N/A
14 51.50% 65.95% 59.70% N/A
13 46.10% 22.70% N/A 87.20%
12 43.00% 28.60% 51.27% 79.45%
11 32.19% 41.81% 43.90% 58.20%
10 23.53% 25.12% 28.61% 54.03%
9 22.73% 18.78% 37.93% 59.12%
8 17.87% 20.05% 21.62% 26.14%
7 14.53% 13.91% 13.18% 30.91%
6 12.20% 12.21% 17.77% 24.83%
5 10.51% 7.71% 13.44% 17.86%
4 2.37% 5.46% 10.02% 13.01%
3 3.19% 5.08% 5.44% 8.25%
2 0.00% 1.96% 3.26% 5.40%
1 0.27% 1.85% 2.18% 2.19%


Count $9k+ $7k – $9k $5k – $7k $3k – $5k
15 N/A 39.80% N/A N/A
14 39.50% 41.05% 41.25% N/A
13 29.73% 19.60% N/A 54.50%
12 26.08% 19.60% 30.50% 41.85%
11 26.95% 28.50% 29.73% 37.57%
10 18.48% 20.34% 20.29% 29.47%
9 21.56% 18.85% 26.15% 30.40%
8 16.23% 19.44% 20.74% 18.66%
7 11.43% 13.69% 12.14% 20.00%
6 12.71% 10.10% 15.66% 15.65%
5 10.04% 8.58% 12.25% 13.84%
4 5.56% 6.94% 10.10% 10.58%
3 5.43% 6.71% 8.20% 6.97%
2 1.00% 4.07% 5.66% 5.57%
1 2.47% 4.03% 3.92% 2.75%

We continue to track this over the course of the season as we provide projected ownership percentages for players on each slate in our NBA Weighted Consensus article.

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