NFL Survivor Pool Picks Week 17 – 2016

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.

We’re 12-4 this season coming off a loss as the Seahawks lost at home to the Cardinals last week.

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Survivor Pool Pick Strategy:

There are four steps to easily cut down your potential pick for your NFL survivor pool.


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 Chargers, Bengals, Lions and Cowboys.  Twelve 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, the Patriots, Bills, Cardinals and Seahawks are no longer considered.  Eight teams remain.

Eliminate Low Ranking Winners

Next, I look for team that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings.  The 23rd ranked Vikings are out of consideration in week 17.  Seven teams are left.

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 Redskins, Falcons and Broncos, leaving us with four candidates.

Eliminate the Teams We’ve Already Picked in 2016

2016 Survivor Pick Results
Week 1 – Texans (Win)
Week 2 – Panthers (Win)
Week 3 – Packers (Win)
Week 4 – Chargers (Loss)
Week 5 – Steelers (Win)
Week 6 – Bills (Win)
Week 7 – Chiefs (Win)
Week 8 – Broncos (Win)
Week 9 – Vikings (Loss)
Week 10 – Cardinals (Win)
Week 11 – Lions (Win)
Week 12 – Dolphins (Win)
Week 13 – Patriots (Win)
Week 14 – Colts (Loss)
Week 15 – Falcons (Win)
Week 16 – Seahawks (Loss)

The Titans, Colts, Bucs and Steelers are our final four candidates as our NFL week 17 survivor pool pick.  We’ve used the Colts and Steelers already so they’re eliminated.

Final  Survivor Pool Pick Candidates

Both teams are playing divisional games.  The difference in these games are the Bucs have their starting QB this week, while the Titans are riding with their backup after Marcus Mariota was injured.  Take the Bucs to survive NFL week 17.

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