NFL Survivor Pool Picks for week 17 of the 2017 season. We survived last week with the Carolina Panthers.
Week 17 is always tricky because you never know who will play nor how long starters might stay in the game when there’s nothing to play for with most teams.
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Survivor Pool Pick Strategy:
There are easy steps to cut down your potential pick for your NFL survivor pool.
Usually at this point in the season, there isn’t much to pick from for a survivor pool. This week, only four of our 16 predicted winners are eligible including the Chiefs, Colts, Redskins and Steelers.
Eliminate the Teams We’ve Already Picked in 2017
We’re 14-2 this season having taken the Bills (week 1), Raiders (week 2), Packers (week 3), Seahawks (week 4), Eagles (week 5) and Vikings (week 7), Saints (week 8), Rams (week 10), Patriots (week 11), Ravens (week 12), Jaguars (13), Chargers (week 14), Lions (week 15), Panthers (week 16) along with losing picks Falcons (week 6) and Texans (week 9 though we picked before the Watson injury).
Eliminate Toss-Up Winners
First we eliminate toss-up games. That means we’re cutting the 1 point winners out of the list. We don’t have any toss-up winners among our four week 17 NFL Survivor candidates.
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 Redskins and Chiefs are predicted road winners so they’re out of contention for our NFL Survivor Pool Pick for week 17. Two teams remain.
Eliminate Low Ranking Winners
Next, I look for team that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings. This eliminates the Colts. Only one team is left to consider for our week 17 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 keeps the Steelers as our pick.
Final Survivor Pool Pick Candidates
The Steelers play AFC North divisional foe Cleveland. Will Pittsburgh be the one win on the Browns schedule this season or will the Steelers finish the regular season with a W? Take the Steelers to survive NFL Week 17.
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Using our predictive formula we rank all 32 teams in our weekly NFL power rankings. The Eagles and Patriots are atop of this week’s rankings as we head to week 17 of the 2017 NFL season.
NFL Power Rankings – Week 17
|2||New England Patriots|
|3||Los Angeles Rams|
|6||New Orleans Saints|
|10||Kansas City Chiefs|
|13||Los Angeles Chargers|
|19||Green Bay Packers|
|24||New York Jets|
|26||San Francisco 49ers|
|27||Tampa Bay Bucs|
|31||New York Giants|