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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 the Teams We’ve Already Picked in 2017
We’re 7-1 this season having taken the Bills (week 1), Raiders (week 2), Packers (week 3), Seahawks (week 4), Eagles (week 5), Vikings (week 7) and Saints (week 8) along with losing pick Falcons (week 6). Six teams we’ve used are predicted winners this week so our list of 13 winners is cut to 7 at the start.
Eliminate Toss-Up Winners
Next we eliminate toss-up games. That means we’re cutting the 1 point winners out of the list. The Jaguars and Dolphins are our 1 point predictions this week so we’re down to 5 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 Cardinals are out of consideration giving us 4 teams left.
Eliminate Low Ranking Winners
Next, I look for team that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings. This eliminates the Giants. Three teams are left to consider for our week 9 NFL Survivor Pool Pick.
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 Cowboys who play the Chiefs and the Titans who tangle with the Ravens. This leaves us one team.
Final Survivor Pool Pick Candidate
1 – Texans – The Texans host the lowly Colts. The Colts have been competitive at times this season but they’re struggling to put W’s in the win column. The Texans have become one of the best teams in the league to watch as Deshaun Watson has ignited their offense. It’s hard to see the Colts offense being able to keep up. Take the Texans to survive NFL Week 9.
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