Contrived Contrarian GPP DFS Plays of Week 7: Carson Wentz & Brandin Cooks

by The Podfather ·

Here are four contrarian Week 7 plays for guaranteed prize pool (GPP) contests on DraftKings and FanDuel this week.

Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles

The Eagles are three point underdogs at home.  Assuming Philadelphia will be losing in the second half, Carson Wentz will have an opportunity to flip the switch into comeback gunslinger mode, for which his arm strength and courage in the pocket is well-suited.  The PlayerProfiler DFS Lineup Genius has Wentz in multiple GPP lineups in week 7.

Devontae Booker, RB, Broncos

Local Denver news reports suggest Broncos coaches are souring on C.J. Anderson, and want Devontae Booker to absorb a larger share of the team’s RB touch distribution.  This is the rational move, because Booker is both a better runner, and a better receiver, than C.J. Anderson.

Brandin Cooks, WR, Saints

In guaranteed prize pool (GPP) tournaments, week-to-week volatility reigns supreme. Brandin Cooks‘ 13.7 Volatility Score on PlayerProfiler is No. 3 among NFL wide receivers propelled by two 30-point weeks so far this season. DFS grinders often stay away from Saints players on the road, making Cooks a perfectly contrarian GPP play this week.


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Martellus Bennett, TE, Patriots

Playing a team’s No. 2 tight end is always contrarian, and Martellus Bennett‘s DFS ownership projects to crater after an underwhelming week 6 performance paired with an epic performance from Rob Gronkowski.  However, Gronkowski’s presence does not marginalize Bennett as the Patriots have played two-tight end sets on 73-percent of plays since Rob Gronkowski returned to the active lineup. Bennett has the size and athleticism to post a multi-touchdown game on any given week.


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