Here are four contrarian Week 8 plays for guaranteed prize pool (GPP) contests on DraftKings and FanDuel this week.
Brock Osweiler, QB, Texans
We know Brock Osweiler is bad at football, but that matters not when playing a Darius Slay-less Lions at home. Fire up Osweiler as a low-end fantasy QB1 in week 8 throwing to high caliber weaponry: DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, and C.J. Fiedorowicz.
Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers
Unlike Brock Osweiler, Melvon Gordon is actually #GoodAtFootball, and the Broncos have a better pass defense than run defense. With Aqib Taleb scheduled to miss week 8, the Chargers will visit the red zone more than most prognosticators expect.
Brandin Cooks, WR, Saints
Richard Sherman does not shadow opposing wide receivers, and the Saints rarely miss offensive expectations when playing at home. Brandin Cooks ceiling is high and his ownership percentage is low — the perfect contrarian WR GPP play for week 8.
Martellus Bennett, TE, Patriots
Seemingly forgotten after Rob Gronkowski‘s triumphant return, Martellus Bennett has multi-touchdown upside every week. If the Bills scheme to take away Gronk, Bennett will be the greatest beneficiary.