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The Most Accurate Experts from Week 1

Sep 13, 2013

2012 Accuracy ResultsWe’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 5th 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 over 100 fantasy experts (see: methodology). Included in the expert lineup is our returning champ, Jody Smith (Gridiron Experts). Jody 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 the accuracy section of our site.

 

Week 1 Accuracy Results

 

View Full Accuracy Scores (129 experts) | Combine Top Experts into Consensus Rankings

 

Top 10 Experts – Overall Leaderboard*
 Rank  Expert  PAY™
 1.  Scott Engel – RotoExperts  69.6%
 2.  Scott Pianowski – Yahoo! Sports  66.1%
 3.  John Halpin – Fox Sports  65.7%
 4.  Scott Cullen – TSN  64.6%
 5.  KJ – Fantasy Team Advice  64.6%
 6.  Mike Clay – Pro Football Focus  64.2%
 7.  The FFGhost – Dynasty League Football  63.8%
 8.  Tommy Rowan – Juan Elway  63.5%
 9.  Austin Lee – Pro Football Focus  63.4%
 10.  Russ Bliss – Fantasy Football Starters  63.2%

 

Peak Performers

 

We also want to give kudos to the experts that did the best job of ranking week 1′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.

 

Julius ThomasJulius Thomas (DEN)

Consensus TE #18

Best Rank: TE #7

Actual Rank: TE #2

Top Expert: Mike Rigz (Gridiron Experts)

 

 

Boldin SFAnquan Boldin (SF)

Consensus WR #34

Best Rank: WR #12

Actual Rank: WR #4

Top Expert: Muntradamus (Beast Dome)

 

 

Julian EdelmanJulian Edelman (NE)

Consensus WR #69

Best Rank: WR #38

Actual Rank: WR #7

Top Expert: Darren Collette (Gridiron Experts)

 

 

Brian HartlineBrian Hartline (MIA)

Consensus WR #47

Best Rank: WR #23

Actual Rank: WR #10

Top Expert: Staff Rankings (KFFL)

 

 

Joique BellJoique Bell (DET)

Consensus RB #47

Best Rank: RB #29

Actual Rank: RB #4

Top Expert: Scott Whitfield (Roto Rankings)

 

 

Shane VereenShane Vereen (NE)

Consensus RB #27

Best Rank: RB #17

Actual Rank: RB #6

Top Expert: R.C. Fischer (Fantasy Football Metrics)

 

 

Terrelle PryorTerrelle Pryor (OAK)

Consensus QB #25

Best Rank: QB #11

Actual Rank: QB #12

Top Expert: Davis Mattek (Sports Wunderkind)

 

 

Michael VickMichael Vick (PHI)

Consensus QB #13

Best Rank: QB #6

Actual Rank: QB #4

Top Expert: Dan Yanotchko (EDSFootball)

 

 

We’ll be back again after the games this weekend to provide another update on which experts are making the most accurate predictions. In the meantime, you can get in on the act by competing against the experts in our weekly FantasyPros Challenge ($5 entry). Just finish in the top half of the competition and you’ll earn a $10 payout. And if you finish above every expert that’s competing you’ll also earn a share of a $1,000 bonus prize pool.

 

Enter this week’s FantasyPros Challenge >>

 

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