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Survivor Pool Pick Strategy:
There are easy steps to cut down your potential pick for your NFL survivor pool. This week makes it a little more complicated because we’ve hit a point in the season where we’ve used 10 teams already.
Eliminate the Teams We’ve Already Picked in 2017
We’re 8-2 this season having taken the Bills (week 1), Raiders (week 2), Packers (week 3), Seahawks (week 4), Eagles (week 5) and Vikings (week 7) along with losing pick Falcons (week 6) and Texans (week 9 though we picked before the Watson injury). Six of those teams, the Eagles, Packers, Rams, Saints, Seahawks and Texans are predicted to win this week so they’re out our of group of 14 week 11 winners.
Eliminate Toss-Up Winners
First we eliminate toss-up games. That means we’re cutting the 1 point winners out of the list. For NFL week 11, we don’t have any toss-up games so we still have 8 teams to consider.
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 Bengals, Bucs, Chiefs, Jaguars and Lions are out. This cuts us down to 3 potential survivor pool picks.
Eliminate Low Ranking Winners
Next, I look for team that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings. This eliminates the Chargers. Two teams are left to consider for our week 11 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 Steelers who play the Titans on Thursday Night Football. The list is down to one.
Final Survivor Pool Pick Candidate
This week we weren’t left with options but the one we have is a great pick. The Patriots against the Raiders in Mexico City happens Sunday afternoon. The Raiders haven’t shown they should be trusted week to week. They’re coming off a bye so maybe they’ve gotten it together.
We know the Patriots are rolling. They’ll shred the Raiders defense. Take the Patriots to survive NFL Week 11.
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