Week 1’s Most Accurate Experts

Sep 14, 2012

We’re back again this season to track the in-season accuracy of fantasy football experts. For those new to our accuracy competition, this is the 4th year we’ve run an assessment that evaluates the experts’ weekly rankings (past contest results available here).

 

Over the course of the next 16 weeks, we’ll analyze several million predictions from 90+ fantasy experts (see: methodology). Included in the expert lineup is our returning champ, Scott Pianowski (Yahoo! Sports), who edged out 2010’s winner, John Paulsen (4for4.com). Both experts will once again face stiff competition from the top experts the fantasy industry has to offer.

 

Of course, before we can crown a winner for the season, we need to look at week 1’s accuracy results. Below are the top experts for the first week of the season. Full standings are available in our accuracy category.

 

Week 1 Accuracy Results

 

Top 10 Experts – Overall Leaderboard*
 Rank  Expert  PAY™
 1.  Muntradamus – Beast Dome  64.6%
 2.  Mike Tagliere – Tags Fantasy Football  63.5%
 3.  David Dodds – FootballGuys  63.3%
 4.  Staff Composite – SI.com  62.3%
 5.  Mike Rodriguez – Gridiron Experts  62.2%
 6.  Sablich Brothers – The New York Times  62.2%
 7.  Joel Beall – Fox Sports  62.2%
 8.  Brent Namejko – Fantasy Smack Talk  61.8%
 9.  Staff Composite – NFL.com  61.8%
 10.  Alan Harrison – The Fantasy Fix  61.7%

*See how all 90+ experts ranked for the week

 

 

Top Experts by Position*
 Position  Expert  PAY™
 QB  Jeff Boggis – Fantasy Sports Empires  76.6%
 RB  Staff Rankings – Bruno Boys  66.8%
 WR  Muntradamus – Beast Dome  64.4%
 TE  Alan Harrison – The Fantasy Fix  83.8%
 K  Mike Krueger – FFToday  78.0%
 DST  Roger Rotter – Roger Rotter Sports  88.0%
 IDP  Muntradamus – Beast Dome  57.6%

*View complete accuracy standings at each position

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Congrats to Muntradamus (Beast Dome) for completing the sweep as the #1 Overall & #1 IDP expert from week 1. That’s an impressive feat that no other previous expert has accomplished in a single week. As part of his success, Muntradamus was the only pundit to slot Stevan Ridley inside his top 10 RBs and he correctly predicted that Jordy Nelson would have his hands full against a tough 49ers’ defense. His ranking of Nelson (WR #29) was the lowest of any expert we tracked. On the flip side, Muntradamus padded his rating by placing Robert Griffin III the highest (QB #5) of all experts. In the end, it was a week of big hits for the Beast Dome expert that earned him a well-deserved #1 accuracy score.

 

Kudos to the rest of the experts that nailed their predictions as well. We’ll be tracking each expert’s rankings all season so stay tuned as we provide weekly updates on the competition.

 

Now for the fun part where our members can get involved. Think  you can out-predict week 1’s accuracy champ? You’ll get your shot this week in our free Beat the Expert Competition. If you can select a better fantasy lineup than Beast Dome’s Muntradamus you’ll earn yourself a cool $5. And if you finish in the top 100 of all entries, you’ll win a share of a $1,000 prize pool, courtesy of our sponsor (StarStreet). Enter your picks now to see how you stack up. Best of luck!

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