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Week 15 Expert Accuracy Rankings

Dec 21, 2016

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One expert actually had Ty Montgomery in his top three last week

In a week with a standard number of seemingly odd players at the top of the fantasy leaderboard, a number of experts put their reputation on the line to help readers make their championship game by recommending Tyler Lockett or Robby Anderson as must-starts, while the rest of the field wouldn’t go anywhere near that. One expert even ranked Ty Montgomery in his top three for the position. As always, you can check out the entire standings in our accuracy section.

Week 15 Accuracy Results

Top 10 Experts – Overall Leaderboard*
 Rank  Expert
 1.  Andy Holloway – The Fantasy Footballers
 2.  Heath Capps – Fake Teams
 3.  Matt De Lima – ScoutFantasy
 4.  Terrance Bridgett – Fantasy Six Pack
 5.  Brett Talley – The Fantasy Fix
 6.  Alan Harrison – The Fantasy Fix
 7.  Bill Enright – FFChamps
 8.  Adam Inman – FFLocker Room
 9.  Justin Boone – theScore
 10  Jeff Ratcliffe – Pro Football Focus

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

After finishing #2 out of over 140 experts last week, Andy Holloway (The Fantasy Footballers) jumped up a spot to #1 for Week 15. Typically, the experts who finish #1 make just a handful of somewhat bold calls and nail each one of those rankings. This week was a different story, as Andy’s rankings were very bold and there were many of them that went against the consensus opinion. His two most impressive rankings were dropping Aaron Rodgers all the way to #8, while the consensus had him at #3 among quarterbacks. As we know, Rodgers finished #17 last week. Likewise, Andy was extremely low on Amari Cooper, ranking him #26. When Cooper finished as wide receiver #67, it didn’t hurt Holloway anywhere near as much as other experts. Other players he took bold stances on include, Colin Kaepernick, Ryan Mathews, Ty Montgomery, Teddy Ginn, Golden Tate, Michael Thomas, J.J. Nelson, Dez Bryant and Julian Edelman. It is remarkable that he nailed each one of those bold rankings. Congratulations on back to back terrific weeks, Andy!

Peak Performers

As always, we recognize the experts that did the best job of ranking week 15′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 Moore (MIA)
Consensus: QB #27
Actual Rank: QB #2
Best Rank: QB #14*
Top Expert: Site Projections (scoutPRO)
*Next best was #21!

Ryan Mathews (PHI)
Consensus: RB #27
Actual Rank: RB #5
Best Rank: RB #14
Top Expert: Alex Gelhar (NFL.com)

Derrick Henry (TEN)
Consensus: RB #43
Actual Rank: RB #6
Best Rank: RB #30
Top Expert: Steve Wyremski (Dynasty League Football)

Brandin Cooks (NO)
Consensus: WR #18
Actual Rank: WR #1
Best Rank: WR #8
Top Expert: Mike Clay (ESPN) & Jake Ciely (Roto Experts)

Ty Montgomery (GB)
Consensus: WR #33
Actual Rank: WR #2
Best Rank: WR #3*
Top Experts: Rudy Gamble (Razzball)
*Only three experts had him in their top ten!

Tyler Lockett (SEA)
Consensus: WR #57
Actual Rank: WR #3
Best Rank: WR #20*
Top Expert: Tehol Beddict (Razzball)
*Next best was #31, then all the way down at #39!

Jarvis Landry (MIA)
Consensus: WR #28
Actual Rank: WR #4
Best Rank: WR #12
Top Expert: Rudy Gamble (Razzball)

Alshon Jeffery (CHI)
Consensus: WR #24
Actual Rank: WR #5
Best Rank: WR #7
Top Expert: Site Projections (scoutPRO)

Robby Anderson (NYJ)
Consensus: WR #40
Actual Rank: WR #7
Best Rank: WR #9*
Top Expert: Brad Evans (Yahoo! Sports)
*Next best was #24!

Charles Clay (BUF)
Consensus: TE #18
Actual Rank: TE #3
Best Rank: TE #12
Top Expert: Derek Lofland (Fantasy Football Maniax) & Andy Behrens (Yahoo! Sports)

Year-to-Date Accuracy

Top 10 Experts – Overall Leaderboard*
 Rank  Expert
 1.  Sean Koerner – STATS
 2.  Jeff Ratcliffe – Pro Football Focus
 3.  Brett Talley – The Fantasy Fix
 4.  Dave Major – XN Sports
 5.  John Paulsen – 4for4.com
 6.  Bill Enright – FFChamps
 7.  Justin Boone – theScore
 8.  Jake Ciely – RotoExperts
 9.  Staff Rankings – ScoutFantasy
10  Matt De Lima – ScoutFantasy

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

Every single expert who is top 10 year-to-date for accuracy finished in the top 40 among over 140 experts in Week 15. These guys are on fire and because everyone performed so well, there was little movement on the leaderboard. Dave Major (XN Sports) made the big move, jumping up from #6 to #4 with a top 25 week. Likewise, Matt De Lima (Scout Fantasy) made his first appearance in the season-long top 10 after finishing #3 overall this week. Three other experts on the leaderboard finished in the top 10 with Brett Talley (The Fantasy Fix) leading the group at #5, for his second straight week in the top 10. Sean Koerner (STATS) still holds a steady lead after placing #22 in Week 15 and has distanced himself to the point that the fat lady can start ascending to the stage.

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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