‘Survivor: Second Chance’ cast: Will Kelley Wentworth win without her father?

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Will Kelley Wentworth win "Survivor: Second Chance"? With the show's 31st season set to premiere on CBS Sept. 23, keep coming back to Gold Derby for in-depth analyses of all 20 returning players, including pros and cons that may affect their chances this time around. Hurry – make your "Survivor" predictions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which castaway will be kicked off the island first.

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Kelley Wentworth
Previous Finish: 14th place
Season 29: San Juan del Sur

On "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" we got the second iteration of the "Blood vs. Water" format. Kelley entered the competition with her father, Dale Wentworth, and it was his abrasive personality and her inability to manage her own threat level that ultimately sent them both home early. Kelley's season, in hindsight, has become known as having been dominated by non-players — the contestants that lasted longer are generally believed to have been the loved ones that the more "superfan" of the two brought along to play with them.

In Kelley's scenario, she came to play, but her premature elimination kept viewers from seeing her strategy blossom. "Second Chance" was made for characters like Kelley — the ones we wish we could have seen more of. Gold Derby odds to win: 9/1

PROS
Kelley never had a chance to leave a lasting mark on her original season, providing her the opportunity to enter the new game without having to spend time convincing the others that she isn't the same player that she was before. She's bound to inject this season with the much-needed unknown factor.

On "San Juan del Sur," Kelley felt impaired by the presence of her dad. The chance to enter the game alone this time allows her to go her own way, without having to correct someone else's mistakes. I expect her to think hard, play tough and last long.

CONS
Kelley is one of three returnees from "San Juan del Sur." Although she may not have lasted long enough to establish strong bonds with Jeremy Collins or Keith Nale, the three may enter the game as an assumed alliance that the others will want to target quickly.

As helpful as it may be that Kelley's approach to the game is relatively unknown, this could be a cause for alarm in some of the more savvy "Second Chancers." And if she doesn't enter the game with a firm alliance already in her pocket, she may be an easy one to pick off in the first few Tribal Councils.

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