Week 5 Expert Accuracy Rankings

by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
Oct 12, 2016


Which expert knew Sammie Coates was in for a huge Week 5?

In Week 5, a handful of no-name wide receivers finished top ten at their position, while elite players like Aaron Rodgers, C.J. Anderson, A.J. Green and Julio Jones mystified fantasy owners with bust games. These surprises humbled many fantasy experts, but a few stood above the pack, magically predicting the nearly unpredictable. As always, you can check out the entire standings in our accuracy section.

Week 5 Accuracy Results

Top 10 Experts – Overall Leaderboard*
 Rank  Expert
 1.  Matt Camp – Bleacher Report
 2.  Alan Harrison – The Fantasy Fix
 3.  Nick Mariano – RotoBaller
 4.  Matthew Freedman – FantasyLabs 
 5.  Emil Kadlec – Football Diehards
 6.  Shawn Drotar – 5280 Sports Network
 7.  Scott Cullen – TSN
 8.  Heath Capps – Fake Teams
 9.  Jason Longfellow – Razzball
 10  Matt De Lima – ScoutFantasy

*View Full Accuracy Scores (140 experts) | Combine Top Experts into Consensus Rankings

Going into the week, Matt Camp (Bleacher Report) wasn’t ranked within the top 100 year-to-date experts, but that changed in a hurry as he finished as this week’s top overall expert. Congrats to Matt on a huge week and a major step towards turning his season around. Matt accomplished victory by finishing #2 among the experts in ranking running backs, #23 for wideouts and #24 for QBs. He secured the high RB grade by calling the huge Ezekiel Elliott game, another big Tevin Coleman performance and being bearish on popular breakout candidate, DeAndre Washington. He was wise on Aaron Rodgers, ranking him #5, while the expert consensus rankings (ECR) had him as QB #1 (Rodgers finished QB #14). His best call at wide receiver was when he ranked Amari Cooper a remarkable 11 spots better than the consensus. Cooper’s consensus rank was WR #17, but he finished WR #3.

Peak Performers

As always, we recognize the experts that did the best job of ranking week 5′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.

Marcus Mariota (TEN)
Consensus: QB #22
Actual Rank: QB #1
Best Rank: QB #7
Top Expert: Staff Rankings (Pyromaniac)

Tevin Coleman (ATL)
Consensus: RB #31
Actual Rank: RB #4
Best Rank: RB #20
Top Expert: Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire), Raju Byfield (Win My Fantasy League)

Cameron Artis-Payne (CAR)
Consensus: RB #27
Actual Rank: RB #5
Best Rank: RB #23
Top Expert: Tristan Cockcroft – ESPN

Theo Riddick (DET)
Consensus: RB #22
Actual Rank: RB #6
Best Rank: RB #12
Top Expert: Brad Richter  (Going For 2)

Sammie Coates (PIT)
Consensus: WR #33
Actual Rank: WR #1
Best Rank: WR #17
Top Expert: Mike Wright (The Fantasy Footballers)

Brandon LaFell (CIN)
Consensus: WR #64
Actual Rank: WR #5
Best Rank: WR #37
Top Experts: Site Projections (numberFire)

Adam Thielen (MIN)
Consensus: WR #67
Actual Rank: WR #6
Best Rank: WR #36
Top Expert: Raymond Summerlin (Rotoworld)

Cameron Meredith (CHI)
Consensus: WR #63
Actual Rank: WR #8
Best Rank: WR #35
Top Expert: Chet Gresham (WalterFootball)

Jeremy Kerley (SF)
Consensus: WR #55
Actual Rank: WR #10
Best Rank: WR #33
Top Expert: Walter Cherepinsky (WalterFootball)

Martellus Bennett (NE) 
Consensus: TE #9
Actual Rank: TE #1
Best Rank: TE #2
Top Experts: Heath Capps (FakeTeams)

Year-to-Date Accuracy

Top 10 Experts – Overall Leaderboard*
 Rank  Expert
 1.  Sean Koerner – STATS
 2.  Brett Talley – The Fantasy Fix
 3.  Dan Clasgens – Get Sports Info 
 4.  Dave Major – XN Sports
 5.  Jeff Ratcliffe – Pro Football Focus
 6.  Scott Whitfield – Roto Rankings
 7.  Jody Smith – Gridiron Expert
 8.  Ken Zalis – Pressbox 
 9.  Jake Ciely – RotoExperts
 10  Bill Enright – FFChamps

*View Full Accuracy Scores (141 experts) | Combine Top Experts into Consensus Rankings

We are to the point in the season, where the year-to-date leaderboard doesn’t see much movement, and that’s what we have here, as the top five’s only change was #4 and #5 flipping spots. Jake Ciely (RotoExperts), who has finished #3, #4 and #4 out of over 120 experts each of the past three seasons, made his move into this year’s top 10 where he hopes to stay. Sean Koerner (STATS) put even more distance between himself and second place, Brett Talley (The Fantasy Fix) when Koerner finished #14 in Week 5 while Talley was down at #91. Third place, Dan Clasgens (Get Sports Info) made a big move towards the #2 spot by securing the #37 Week 5 rankings.

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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