Fade the DFS crowd with Russell Wilson in Week 4

Scott Barrett gives you eight high-upside contrarian plays for your Week 4 GPP lineups.

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(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Fade the DFS crowd with Russell Wilson in Week 4

“Audentis Fortuna iuvat.” – Virgil

For those of you who don’t speak Latin, the quote above us roughly translates to “fortune favors the bold.” I was prepared to lead into this article with a cute little anecdote about how, eight years ago in high school, I was bold enough to ask out a girl way out of my league who then became my girlfriend. However, she happens to be sitting next to me at this very moment (we’re still together), and the way she tells it, I was a total wuss and she practically had to beg me to ask her out. Whatever, girls are scary.

In any case, I like to think I’m bold in other areas of my life. I don’t lie on my resume. In college, I lived by myself in Paris for eight months despite not speaking a word of the language. I once ordered sushi from a gas station. Last week, my friend asked if I wanted to go to the Jets/Bills game next month. I said yes and then immediately ordered a customized I.K. Enempali jersey to wear to the Jets home game.

I’m never more confident than when I’m placing my order at Chipotle. I’m never more bold than when I’m playing in a DFS tournament. Last week I was bold and reaped the rewards. If you read my article and took my advice, so did you. In last week’s article, I told you to draft Devonta Freeman (last week’s RB1 on FanDuel), LeGarrette Blount (RB4), Jimmy Graham (TE3), Kendall Wright (WR11), and Allen Hurns (WR20). This was our third consecutive week where a player mentioned in the article went on to win someone (who wasn’t me) a million dollars.

This week, we’ll be fading highly owned players like Aaron Rodgers, Karlos Williams, Latavius Murray, Larry Fitzgerald, Amari Cooper, and Greg Olsen, and instead be advising you draft one or two of the following players:

Note: If you’re new to the article, we’ll only be looking at players with ownership percentages projected to be below five percent. The number next to each player’s name is their ownership percentage from FanDuel’s slate of GPPs. These games lock on Thursday night and have been proven to be an accurate way of gauging ownership heading into Sunday’s slate.

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Scott Barrett is our Senior Fantasy Analyst and one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

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