Its time to take a look back at the full season results for the DraftKings Plays of the Week. Designed to give you our best advice for taking down the DraftKings Millionaire Maker, the Play of the Week contest pit writer against writer, using FantasyLabs great tools – Trends, Plus/Minus, Vegas Lines, and more.
Check out the introduction for the nuts and bolts of how this in-house contest worked. The basic idea is that our analysts did their best to recommend lightly-owned players that could smash their expected fantasy points in any given week. The goal? To help you take down a GPP. To make sure we are well incentivized, the analyst with the best score each week won a handsome cash prize, courtesy of FantasyLabs.
Week 16 Review
Before we review the seasonal results, let’s see how our Week 16 selections fared.
Congrats to Colm Kelly for winning the final week of our contest. His recommendations added 44 points to a GPP lineup. Very nice. Overall, our analysts finished the season on a high note, with four sets of recommendations coming in over 20 points of Plus/Minus value, and another five hitting double digits.
By week, here are the analysts that made the best GPP recommendations.
Ten different analysts won at least one week. Six different analysts won twice: Tod Burros, Colm Kelly, Drew Heinl, Heith Krueger, Jacob Rickrode, and Devin McIntyre. A hearty thanks from all to FantasyLabs.
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As a reminder, the scoring for this contest was tough. Analysts had to make the best Plus/Minus recommendations while facing a penalty for recommending highly-owned players. Our team averaged over six points per week of Plus/Minus value, and 96 percent of our analysts posted a positive score.
We also managed, in aggregate, to post positive scores in all but one week. Here’s the average analyst score by week.
If consistency (or maybe, in the case of GPPs, variability) is your thing, here’s how each analyst’s scores varied by week, as measured by standard deviation.
Our analysts fared the best with running back and defensive recommendations and struggled the most with picking tight ends.
FantasyLabs provides a great suite of tools for building DFS lineups. Our analysts used them to great effect this season, and we’re looking forward to taking down more GPPs in 2018.
Thanks also to our analysts who put in the time each week to give you some great lineup advice.