Week 9’s Most Accurate Experts

Nov 7, 2012

Week 9 Accuracy ResultsAny time a RB puts up better production than the combined fantasy output of the week’s 3 highest rated backs (Foster, McCoy, Rice), you know it must have been a good week for said RB. Add in that those 3 RBs didn’t exactly disappoint fantasy owners, and you’re looking at a historic performance. Such was the case for Doug Martin (aka “Muscle Hamster”), who produced the best fantasy total for a RB in STD leagues since 2003!

 

Needless to say, week 9 (and 8, for that matter) was a good time for the experts to rank Martin high in their lists. So, which expert had the best rating for the rookie running back and who gave the best overall advice for the week? Read on below to find out.

 


Want to make your own fantasy picks? Enter our $10,000 FanDuel Championship »


 

Week 9 Accuracy Results

 

Top 10 Experts – Overall Leaderboard*
 Rank  Expert  PAY™
 1.  Site Projections – Fantasy Football Starters  70.3%
 2.  Russ Bliss – Fantasy Football Starters  67.3%
 3.  Nathan Zegura – CBS Sports  64.9%
 4.  Michael Pichan – RotoInfo  64.8%
 5.  Site Rankings – FantasyOMatic  64.6%
 6.  Jody Smith – Gridiron Experts  64.6%
 7.  David Dodds – FootballGuys  64.4%
 8.  Ken Zalis – Fans Fantasy Football  64.3%
 9.  Austin Lee – Pro Football Focus  64.3%
 10.  Scott Pianowski – Yahoo! Sports  64.2%

*See how all 101 experts ranked for the week

 

It was a great week for anyone affiliated with Fantasy Football Starters (including the site’s subscribers). Their projections took home the #1 accuracy rating while the site’s featured expert, Russ Bliss, had the week’s 2nd best advice. Not a bad 1-2 combo, right? Of course, it’s always important to have a good read on the top studs and FFStarters accomplished that in week 9. Their rating (RB #6) for Doug Martin was higher than all but 6 experts (out of 101) we monitored. Meanwhile, they also had a nice sleeper hit by slotting Isaac Redman – another top 5 performer – above all but 2 pundits. Decisions like these helped propel FFStarter’s projections to a #2 RB rating for the week. Their accuracy score was also aided by ranking the week’s top QB, Carson Palmer, 2nd highest among experts (QB #10) and 5 spots above the expert consensus. That advice served as a wise recommendation to consider Palmer as a legitimate QB1 option. Lastly, FFStarters also notably had a good eye for the week’s top TE, Brandon Myers. Their rating (TE #8) was eclipsed by only 1 other expert and that ended up being a great pick as the Oakland TE hauled in 2 TDs on Sunday.

 

Peak Performers

 

We also want to give kudos to the experts that did the best job of ranking week 9′s peak performers. Below are several key players that came through beyond expectations for fantasy owners along with the experts who delivered their top ranking.

 

Carson Palmer (OAK)

Consensus: QB #15

Best Rank: QB #9

Actual Rank: QB #1

Top Experts: Staff Rankings (Bruno Boys) & Maurile Tremblay (FootballGuys)

 

Doug Martin (TB)

Consensus: RB #9

Best Rank: RB #4

Actual Rank: RB #1

Top Experts: Scott Cullen (TSN) & Greg Smith & (The Fake Football)

 

Mikel Leshoure (DET)

Mikel LeshoureConsensus: RB #19

Best Rank: RB #8

Actual Rank: RB #3

Top Expert: Site Projections (scoutPRO)

 

Randall Cobb (GB)

Consensus: WR #20

Best Rank: WR #6

Actual Rank: WR #3

Top Expert: Nathan Zegura (CBS Sports)

 

Golden Tate (SEA)

Consensus: WR #48

Best Rank: WR #38

Actual Rank: WR #4

Top Experts: Brad Evans (Yahoo! Sports) & Dave Richard (CBS Sports)

 

T.Y. Hilton (IND)

Consensus: WR #61

Best Rank: WR #38

Actual Rank: WR #6

Top Expert: Cedric Hopkins (Field & Court)

 

Brandon Myers (OAK)

Consensus: TE #14

Best Rank: TE #6

Actual Rank: TE #1

Top Expert: Maurile Tremblay (FootballGuys)

 

 

Year-to-Date Accuracy

 

 Top 10 Experts – YTD Leaderboard*
 Rank  Expert  PAY™
 1.  Jody Smith – Gridiron Experts  63.2%
 2.  John Paulsen – 4for4.com  62.8%
 3.  Sablich Brothers – The New York Times  62.7%
 4.  Mike Tagliere – Tags Fantasy Football  62.6%
 5.  Site Rankings – Fantasy Football Nerd  62.4%
 6.  David Dodds – FootballGuys  62.3%
 7.  Austin Lee – Pro Football Focus  62.2%
 8.  Site Projections – Fantasy Football Starters  62.2%
 9.  Nick Raducanu – The Fantasy Fix  62.1%
 10.  Ken Zalis – Fans Fantasy Football  62.1%

*See how all the experts rank for the season

 

With another top 10 weekly finish, Jody Smith (Gridiron Experts) extended his lead atop the season standings. This now marks the 4th consecutive week that Smith has held the #1 overall spot in the competition. That’s an impressive feat, indeed. Outside of Smith holding his ground, 4 experts broke into the top 10 this week: Austin Lee (Pro Football Focus), Fantasy Football Starters, Nick Raducanu (The Fantasy Fix), and Ken Zalis (Fans Fantasy Football). In the case of FFStarters, their site projections jumped all the way up to #8 from #34. Of course, that type of leap is always possible when a site/expert nails their predictions like FFStarters did in week 9. We’ll be anxious to see if they can maintain the momentum moving forward.

 

That wraps up our accuracy recap for this week. We’ll be back again after the games next weekend to provide another update on which experts are making the most accurate predictions. In the meantime, best of luck to everyone in your fantasy matchups!

What's your take? Leave a comment

Fantasy Games
FanDuel photo
Play for your share of $1m+
for FREE with first deposit
DRAFT photo
Play fantasy drafts for cash with a money back guarantee
CBS Sports photo
Serious Fantasy Football
Get our Mobile App!

Enter your phone number below, and we'll text you a link to download the app.

1Le'Veon Bell (PIT)RB
2Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
3Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
4Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
5LeSean McCoy (BUF)RB
6Mark Ingram (NO)RB
7Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
8Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
9Kenyan Drake (MIA)RB
10Julio Jones (ATL)WR
 View all Flex Rankings 
11Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
12Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
13Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
14Michael Thomas (NO)WR
15Alex Collins (BAL)RB
16Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
17Carlos Hyde (SF)RB
18Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
19Jamaal Williams (GB)RB
20Marshawn Lynch (OAK)RB
21Rex Burkhead (NE)RB
22Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
23Latavius Murray (MIN)RB
24Samaje Perine (WAS)RB
25DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
26Alfred Morris (DAL)RB
27Doug Baldwin (SEA)WR
28A.J. Green (CIN)WR
29Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
30Brandin Cooks (NE)WR
1Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
2Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
5Mookie Betts (BOS)RF
6Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
7Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
8Joey Votto (CIN)1B
9Kris Bryant (CHC)1B,3B
10Chris Sale (BOS)SP
 View All Rankings 
11Manny Machado (BAL)3B,SS
12Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
13Corey Seager (LAD)SS
14Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)RF
15Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
16Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
17Daniel Murphy (WSH)1B,2B
18Nelson Cruz (SEA)RF,DH
19George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
20Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
21Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
22Edwin Encarnacion (CLE)1B,DH
23Josh Donaldson (TOR)3B,DH
24Yu Darvish (FA)SP
25Robinson Cano (SEA)2B
26Bryce Harper (WSH)RF
27Miguel Cabrera (DET)1B,DH
28J.D. Martinez (FA)RF
29Madison Bumgarner (SF)SP
30Jose Abreu (CWS)1B,DH
1Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
2Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
3James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
4Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
5Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
6Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
7Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
8Kawhi Leonard (SAS)SG,SF
9LeBron James (CLE)SF,PF
10Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
 View All Rankings 
11John Wall (WAS)PG
12DeMarcus Cousins (NOR)PF,C
13Chris Paul (HOU)PG
14Damian Lillard (POR)PG
15Jimmy Butler (MIN)SG,SF
16Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
17Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
18Hassan Whiteside (MIA)C,PF
19Myles Turner (IND)PF,C
20Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
21Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
22Draymond Green (GSW)SF,PF
23Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)PF,C
24Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
25CJ McCollum (POR)PG,SG
26Mike Conley (MEM)PG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Klay Thompson (GSW)SG,SF
29Marc Gasol (MEM)C
30Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C