NFL Survivor Pool Picks Week 11

by Matt Fischer

Week 11 NFL Survivor Pool Picks

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Survivor Pool Pick Strategy:

There are easy steps to cut down your potential pick for your NFL survivor pool.  Follow the strategy below to make week 11 NFL Survivor Pool picks.  The Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers are on a bye week.


Eliminate the Teams Already Picked in 2018

We eliminate the four teams I’ve already picked including the Lions (week 1), Redskins (week 2), Vikings (week 3), Jaguars (week 4), Panthers (week 5), Packers (week 6), Eagles (week 7), Bears (week 8), Cowboys (week 9) and Chiefs (week 10).  The Panthers and Bears are predicted winners so they’re out this week.  The others are on a bye or predicted losers.  We cut from 13 to 11 teams to consider in week 11…let’s hope that’s a omen to survive NFL week 11.

Eliminate Toss-Up Winners

Next, I eliminate toss-up games.  That means we’re cutting the 1 point winners out of the list.  This week the Texans and Falcons are predicted one point winners so we’re down to 9 teams remaining for NFL week 11.

Eliminate Road Winners

Then 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 Pittsburgh Steelers are predicted road winners this week so they’re out of consideration for our week 11 NFL Survivor Pool Pick.  Eight teams remain.

Eliminate Low Ranking Winners

Next, I look for teams that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings.  This eliminates the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants.  Six teams are in contention for my 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 Indianapolis Colts (against #12 Tennessee Titans), Seattle Seahawks (against the #14 Green Bay Packers) and the Los Angeles Rams (against #1 Kansas City Chiefs).  We have three teams left for my week 11 NFL Survivor Pool Picks.

Final Week 11 NFL Survivor Pool Pick Candidate

After cutting down our list of potential NFL Survivor Pool Picks for week 11, four teams remain, the Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints.  I’ll rank them in order of confidence.

3 – New Orleans Saints – The Saints would be the pick this week but I think the Eagles are a desperate team and will play like that on Sunday.  While the Saints should win, I’m going to stay away from taking them this week as a NFL survivor pool pick.

2 -Baltimore Ravens – Divisional games tend to be close.  The Bengals were blown out last week at home so I look for them to come in focused with a

1 – Los Angeles Chargers – The Chargers face a divisional foe the Broncos who are in the midst of a disappointing season.  The Chargers have been rolling and should win comfortably on Sunday.  Take the Chargers to survive NFL Week 11.

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