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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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NFL Predictions Week 17 – 2016

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Using our predictive formula we’ve predicted every NFL game on the board in week 17 including Packers vs. Lions, Cowboys vs. Eagles, Steelers vs. Browns, Patriots vs. Dolphins and Broncos vs. Raiders.

The NFL season wraps up on New Year’s Day.  The AFC knows its six playoff teams but the order is still in limbo.  The NFC is still jockeying for playoff positioning as well.

Thankfully there’s no Thursday Night Football this week.  Every game is Sunday.

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NFL Predictions – Week 17

January 1, 2017
TEAM WIN% SCORE VEGAS LINE
Texans 43% 20 30
Titans 57% 23 -3
Bills 58% 25 -4
Jets 42% 21 43
Ravens 48% 20 41.5
Bengals 52% 21 -2.5
Giants 44% 21 44
Redskins 56% 23 -8
Packers 48% 23 -3.5
Lions 52% 24 48
Jaguars 39% 21 47
Colts 61% 27 -4.5
Cowboys 52% 23 43.5
Eagles 48% 22 -4.5
Bears 39% 18 41
Vikings 61% 23 -5.5
Panthers 44% 22 46.5
Bucs 56% 25 -6.5
Browns 28% 17 44
Steelers 72% 28 -6.5
Saints 38% 26 56
Falcons 62% 32 -7
Patriots 56% 24 -9.5
Dolphins 44% 21 44.5
Cardinals 55% 23 -6
Rams 45% 20 41
Chiefs 50% 23 -5.5
Chargers 50% 24 45
Seahawks 60% 25 -9.5
49ers 40% 20 43
Raiders 42% 20 40.5
Broncos 58% 24 -1


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NFL Power Rankings Week 17 – 2016

NFL Power Rankings – Week 17

Using our predictive formula we rank all 32  teams in our weekly NFL power rankings.

RANK TEAM
1 New England Patriots
2 Dallas Cowboys
3 Atlanta Falcons
4 Kansas City Chiefs
5 Pittsburgh Steelers
6 Oakland Raiders
7 Seattle Seahawks
8 New York Giants
9 Green Bay Packers
10 Miami Dolphins
11 Baltimore Ravens
12 Washington Redskins
13 Buffalo Bills
14 Denver Broncos
15 Detroit Lions
16 New Orleans Saints
17 Tennessee Titans
18 Houston Texans
19 Indianapolis Colts
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21 Philadelphia Eagles
22 Arizona Cardinals
23 Minnesota Vikings
24 San Diego Chargers
25 Carolina Panthers
26 Cincinnati Bengals
27 Los Angeles Rams
28 Jacksonville Jaguars
29 New York Jets
30 Chicago Bears
31 San Francisco 49ers
32 Cleveland Browns
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