The Formulator Football Contests 2017


We’re excited to announce the start of the 2017 SportsFormulator Football Contests.  Debuting this year are Pro Football and College Football Pick ’Em contests powered by our partners at Pick Champ.

-Pick 5 College Football Games per Week Against the Spread
-Points Spreads will be posted on Tuesday Mornings (for College Football) and Wednesday Mornings (for NFL) each Week
-Picks Must be Submitted by 11 AM ET on Saturday each Week (College Football) and Sunday (NFL)
-Entry Fee is 0.025 Bitcoin (Prize will be in Bitcoin)
-Entrant with Most Correct ATS Picks At End of the Season Wins 75% of the Total Entry Pool, 2nd Place Wins 10% and 3rd Place Win 5%
-No need for a proxy or having to make picks in person, do at your leisure from anywhere in the world.

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2017 NFL Preview

Welcome to the 2017 NFL Preview from SportsFormulator.  We’ll get you ready for the coming season with our winning information.

This NFL season we’ll continue popular features from the past and be adding my ATS picks for the Westgate SuperContest as a premium feature.

Inside the 2017 NFL Preview:

NFL Predicted Records for Every Team and Playoffs including Super Bowl 52
2018 NFL Mock Draft
NFL Week 1 Predictions for Every Game
NFL Week 1 Survivor Pick
NFL Week 1 Power Rankings
Pick Winners for Every NFL Week 1 Game
Make Your ATS Pick for Each NFL Week 1 Game

Training camps are kicking off now and the NFL preseason starts with the 2017 Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, August 3.  The regular season begins with the Patriots hosting the Chiefs on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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Preseason 2017 NFL Predictions

Training camps are beginning to open up for the 2017 NFL season.  That means it’s time to crunch the numbers and predict what will happen this season.

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2017 AFC East Predictions

New England 12 4
Miami 9 7
Buffalo 6 10
Jets 3 13

2017 AFC North Predictions

Pittsburgh 11 5
Baltimore 9 7
Cincinnati 9 7
Cleveland 3 13

2017 AFC South Predictions

Tennessee 10 6
Houston 8 8
Indianapolis 8 8
Jacksonville 6 10

2017 AFC West Predictions

Kansas City 9 7
Oakland 9 7
Chargers 8 8
Denver 5 11

2017 NFC East Predictions

Dallas 10 6
Giants 10 6
Redskins 8 8
Philadelphia 7 9

2017 NFC North Predictions

Green Bay 10 6
Minnesota 9 7
Detroit 6 10
Chicago 4 12

2017 NFC South Predictions

Carolina 12 4
Atlanta 10 6
Tampa Bay 9 7
New Orleans 6 10

2017 NFC West Predictions

Arizona 12 4
Seattle 11 5
Rams 5 11
San Francisco 2 14

2017 NFL Playoffs

AFC Playoff Predictions

Wildcard Round

(6) Baltimore over (3) Tennessee

(4) Kansas City over (5) Oakland


Divisional Round

(1) New England over (6) Baltimore

(2) Pittsburgh over (4) Kansas City


AFC Championship

(1) New England over (2) Pittsburgh

NFC Playoff Predictions

Wildcard Round

(3) Dallas over (6) Atlanta

(4) Green Bay over (5) Seattle


Divisional Round

(4) Green Bay over (1) Arizona

(3) Dallas over (2) Carolina


NFC Championship

(3) Dallas over (4) Green Bay

Super Bowl 52 Predictions

New England Patriots over Dallas Cowboys

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NFL Predictions Week 1 – 2017


Using our predictive formula we’ve predicted every NFL game on the board in week 1 of the 2017 NFL season.  The regular season opens up with the defending Super Bowl Champion Patriots hosting the AFC West Champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Sunday’s week 1 games include the Jets at Bills, Falcons at Bears, Jaguars at Texans, Eagles at Redskins, Cardinals at Lions, Raiders at Titans, Bucs at Dolphins, Ravens at Bengals, Steelers at Browns, Colts at Rams, Seahawks at Packers, Panthers at 49ers and Giants at Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

NFL Week 1 wraps up with a Monday Night Football doubleheader as the Broncos host the Chargers and the Vikings host the Saints.  We have predictions for all 16 NFL week 1 games.

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NFL Predictions – Week 1

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September 7, 2017
Chiefs 29% 20 48.5
Patriots 71% 26 -7.5

September 10, 2017
Jets 19% 22 42.5
Bills 81% 29 -6.5
Falcons 70% 27 -7
Bears 30% 22 50.5
Jaguars 30% 18 42
Texans 70% 23 -4
Eagles 44% 23 48
Redskins 56% 25 -2.5
Cardinals 49% 23 49
Lions 51% 24 -2.5
Raiders 46% 22 -1
Titans 54% 23 52
Bucs 48% 24 47
Dolphins 52% 25 -1
Ravens 28% 19 43
Bengals 72% 24 -2.5
Steelers 74% 24 -9
Browns 26% 18 47.5
Colts 85% 27 -3.5
Rams 15% 18 47
Seahawks 23% 18 49.5
Packers 77% 25 -3
Panthers 53% 25 -5.5
49ers 47% 24 48
Giants 29% 19 49.5
Cowboys 71% 25 -5

September 11, 2017
Saints 44% 23 48
Vikings 56% 24 -3.5
Chargers 36% 21 44
Broncos 64% 24 -3.5

Get ready for the 2017 NFL season with our NFL Preview.  Access our data driven NFL predictions all season long.

NFL Survivor Pool Pick – Week 1 2017

We want you to survive your eliminator pool this NFL season so we’re giving our free survivor pool strategy all season. Our picks are based upon our data driven NFL predictions and power rankings.

Survivor Pool Pick Strategy:

There are four steps to easily cut down your potential pick for your NFL survivor pool.  We have 16 NFL week 1 winners to cut down from so let’s start picking a survivor.

Eliminate Toss-Up Winners

First we eliminate toss-up games.  That means we’re cutting the 1 point winners out of the list.

Gone are the Lions (against Cardinals), Titans (against Raiders), Dolphins (against Bucs) and  Panthers (at 49ers).  12 teams remain.

Eliminate Road Winners

Next we eliminate road teams.  I don’t like taking road teams to win in the NFL at all.  Just too risky when you need a win, go with a home team.

Eliminating predicted road winners, three of our 12 remaining teams are out. The Falcons (at Bears), Steelers (at Browns) and Colts (at Rams) are no longer being considered for a survivor pick.

Eliminate Low Ranking Winners

Next, I look for team that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings.  The Texans (24th) and Bengals (23rd) cut our list down to seven teams.

Eliminate Winners Playing Good Teams

Then, I look for our predicted winners that are playing teams ranked in the top 16 and take them out of consideration.  This eliminates the Patriots (against Chiefs), Redskins (against Eagles) Packers (against Seahawks) and Cowboys (against Giants) .

We’re down to three teams for our NFL week 1 survivor pool pick.

Final  Survivor Pool Pick Candidates

3 – Denver Broncos (against Chargers) – A game with two new head coaches make this the least confident pick of the three.

2 – Minnesota Vikings (against New Orleans Saints) – The Vikings open up a new stadium while welcoming back Adrian Peterson who know joins Drew Brees in the backfield for the Saints.

1 – Buffalo Bills (against New York Jets) – While the Bills are breaking in a new head coach, the Jets are a team lacking playmakers.  The Jets should be a mess in week 1 so take the Bills at home to survive NFL week 1.

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2018 NFL Mock Draft – First Round

It’s never too early to look ahead to the NFL Draft.  We have a first round NFL Mock Draft for 2018 based upon our predicted records for the 2017 NFL season.

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2018 NFL Mock Draft

  1. San Francisco 49ers – Sam Darnold (QB – USC)
  2. New York Jets – Josh Allen (QB – Wyoming)
  3. Cleveland Browns – Josh Rosen (QB – UCLA)
  4. Chicago Bears – Calvin Ridley (WR – Alabama)
  5. Los Angeles Rams – Christian Kirk (WR – Texas A&M)
  6. Denver Broncos – Christian Wilkins (DT – Clemson)
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Minkah Fitzpatrick (CB – Alabama)
  8. New Orleans Saints – Derwin James (S – Florida State)
  9. Buffalo Bills – Tarvarus McFadden (CB – Florida State)
  10. Detroit Lions – Arden Key (DE – LSU)
  11. Philadelphia Eagles – Da’Ron Payne (DT – Alabama)
  12. Washington Redskins – Lamar Jackson (QB – Louisville)
  13. Los Angeles Chargers – Bradley Chubb (DE – NC State)
  14. Indianapolis Colts – Mike McGlinchey (OT – Notre Dame)
  15. Cleveland Browns (via Houston Texans) – Connor Williams (OT – Texas)
  16. Miami Dolphins – Harold Landry (OLB – Boston College)
  17. Cincinnati Bengals – Dorance Armstrong (DE – Kansas)
  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Kevin Toliver (CB- LSU)
  19. Minnesota Vikings – Derrius Guice (RB – LSU)
  20. New York Giants – Orlando Brown (OT – Oklahoma)
  21. Baltimore Ravens – Vita Vae (DT – Washington)
  22. Oakland Raiders – Saquan Barkley (RB – Penn State)
  23. Atlanta Falcons – Quin Blanding (FS – Virginia)
  24. Seattle Seahawks – Mitch Hyatt (OT – Clemson)
  25. Buffalo Bills (via Kansas City Chiefs) – James Washington (WR – Oklahoma State)
  26. Tennessee Titans – Courtland Sutton (WR – SMU)
  27. Dallas Cowboys – Tyquan Lewis (OLB – Ohio State)
  28. Arizona Cardinals – Jarrett Stidham (QB – Auburn)
  29. Pittsburgh Steelers – Jaire Alexander (CB – Louisville)
  30. Carolina Panthers – Martinas Rankin (OT – Mississippi State)
  31. Green Bay Packers – Quenton Nelson (OG – Notre Dame)
  32. New England Patriots – Trenton Thompson (DT – Georgia)

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