Week 2 Expert Accuracy Rankings

by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
Sep 21, 2016


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Week 2 was bizarre in that so many running backs were injured and that virtually every notion we had going into the week was destroyed, muddying the waters even further than usual. Oddly, some experts seemingly managed to see into the future and predict the madness. Below are the 10 experts who navigated the uncertainty better than the rest. As always, you can check out the entire standings in our accuracy section.

Week 2 Accuracy Results

Top 10 Experts – Overall Leaderboard*
 Rank  Expert
 1. George Banko – Fantasy Football Helpers
 2. Brad Richter – Going For 2
 3. Site Projections – numberFire
 4. Rudy Gamble – Razzball
 5. Terrance Bridgett – Fantasy Six Pack
 6. Brendan Donahue – EDSFootball
 7. Dan Clasgens – Get Sports Info
 8. Greg Smith – TwoQBs
 9. Jack Delaney – Your FF Coach
 10 Matthew Freedman – FantasyLabs

*View Full Accuracy Scores (135 experts) | Combine Top Experts into Consensus Rankings

Congrats to George Banko (Fantasy Football Helpers) who had a superb week, highlighted by his No. 2 rankings at both running back and wide receiver. At the running back position, he nudged countless players in the right direction, but the big story was Melvin Gordon, who he slotted No. 8, a whopping 19 spots higher than the consensus rankings. Likewise, he was far and away the most accurate expert on WR 1, Stefon Diggs, who he had 21 spots higher than ECR (from 35 to 14). Somehow, George also managed to slide Travis Benjamin 12 spots higher than ECR, Kelvin Benjamin into his top 10 and Mike Wallace 26 spots better than consensus. Banko didn’t stop there, he was also 10 spots closer than ECR to the actual rankings on Sterling Shepard, 26 closer on Emmanuel Sanders, 19 on Sammy Watkins, 15 on Jeremy Maclin and 14 on Jordan Matthews. To succeed in that many instances is a truly remarkable feat.

Peak Performers

As always, we recognize the experts that did the best job of ranking week 2′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.

Matt Ryan (ATL)

Consensus: QB #18
Actual Rank: QB #2
Best Rank: QB #4
Top Expert: Andy Holloway (The Fantasy Footballers)

Tyrod Taylor (BUF)

Consensus: QB #21
Actual Rank: QB #4
Best Rank: QB #12
Top Expert: Staff Rankings (Pyromaniac)

Matt Forte (NYJ)

Consensus: RB #9
Actual Rank: RB #1
Best Rank: RB #3
Top Expert: Muntradumus (Beast Dome)

Isaiah Crowell (CLE)

Consensus: RB #32
Actual Rank: RB #2
Best Rank: WR #13*
Top Expert: Rudy Gamble (Razzball)
*Next best was WR #20!

LeGarrette Blount (NE)

Consensus: RB #25
Actual Rank: RB #4
Best Rank: RB #6
Top Expert: Gene Wang (The Washington Post)

Melvin Gordon (SD)

Consensus: RB #27
Actual Rank: RB #5
Best Rank: RB #8
Top Expert: George Banko (Fantasy Football Helpers)

Stefon Diggs (MIN)

Consensus: WR #35
Actual Rank: WR #1
Best Rank: WR #14
Top Expert: George Banko (Fantasy Football Helpers)

Travis Benjamin (SD)

Consensus: WR #37
Actual Rank: WR #2
Best Rank: WR #22
Top Expert: Tony Mauriello (Project Roto)

Corey Coleman (CLE)

Consensus: WR #45
Actual Rank: WR #4
Best Rank: WR #18
Top Expert: Tony Mauriello (Project Roto)

Martellus Bennett (NE)

Consensus: TE #12
Actual Rank: TE #2
Best Rank: TE #6
Top Expert: Michael Tomlin (SoCalledFanEx), Walter Cherpinsky (WalterFootball)


Year-to-Date Accuracy

Top 10 Experts – Overall Leaderboard*
 Rank  Expert
 1.  Dan Clasgens – Get Sports Info
 2.  Site Projections – numberFire
 3.  Greg Smith – TwoQBs
 4.  Sean Koerner – STATS
 5.  Ken Zalis – Pressbox
 6.  Shawn Drotar – 5280 Sports Network
 7.  David Gonos – SoCalledFanEx
 8.  Matthew Freedman – FantasyLabs
 9.  Mike Wright – The Fantasy Footballers
 10  Brendan Donahue – EDS Football

*View Full Accuracy Scores (133 experts) | Combine Top Experts into Consensus Rankings

You may have noticed some familiar names at the top of the Week 2 leaderboard. Astonishingly, Dan Clasgens, numberFire Site Projections and Greg Smith all finished in the top 10 (out of 135!) two consecutive weeks. Unsurprisingly, they appear at the top of our season long leaderboard. While it is very early, back to back performances like that have given our top three a major leg up on the rest of the field for the remainder of the season.

We’ll be back again after the games this weekend to provide another update on the experts making the most accurate predictions. Until then, be sure to check out the experts’ weekly rankings to help with your lineup decisions.

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22T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
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17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Juan Soto (WSH)LF
19Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
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