We’re 7-1 surviving on the season. Our only loss was a 1 point loss where the Chargers blew a lead to the Saints in week 4.
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)
Survivor Pool Pick Strategy:
We start with our list of 13 predicted winners:
Falcons (at Bucs)
Chiefs (vs. Jaguars)
Vikings (vs. Lions)
Eagles (at Giants)
Cowboys (at Browns)
Dolphins (vs. Jets)
Ravens (vs. Steelers)
Saints (at 49ers)
Rams (vs. Panthers)
Packers (vs. Colts)
Chargers (vs. Titans)
Broncos (at Raiders)
Seahawks (vs. Bills)
The Redskins, Bengals, Cardinals, Bears, Texans and Patriots are off this week.
Now 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. The Ravens, Rams, Broncos and Seahawks are out. We have nine teams remaining.
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 Falcons, Eagles, Cowboys and Saints are out. We have five teams left to consider for our week 9 survivor pool pick.
Eliminate Low Ranking Winners
Next, I look for team that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings. The Dolphins (22) and Chargers (21) are out of consideration. Three teams remain.
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. None of the three teams left fit this so we still have three teams to consider.
Eliminate the Teams We’ve Already Picked in 2016
We’ve previously picked the Chiefs and Packers so that leaves us with one team remaining as our week 9 NFL Survivor Pool pick.
Final Survivor Pool Pick Candidates
The Minnesota Vikings met all of our criteria for the NFL Survivor Pool pick in week 9. Take the Vikings to survive this week!