by Matt Fischer
Week 14 NFL Survivor Pool Picks
Got above .500 for the first time this season! Thanks to another close win, I’m headed in the right direction to finish the season strong.
We’re at the three quarter mark of the season so we’ve used up nearly half of the league making picks more difficult but we’ll stick to the strategy and find a survivor for NFL week 14.
I want you to survive your eliminator pool this NFL season so I’m giving you my free survivor pool strategy all season. After 15-2 last season, it’s a 7-6 record for this season. My survivor pool picks are based upon our data driven NFL predictions and power rankings.
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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 14 NFL Survivor Pool picks. The Chiefs and Rams 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), Chiefs (week 10), Chargers (week 11), Colts (week 12) and Titans (week 13).
The Bears, Chargers, Chiefs, Cowboys, Lions, Packers, Panthers, Redskins and Titans are all predicted week 14 winners so they’re eliminated from contention off the bat. We cut from 16 to 7 teams to consider in NFL week 14 at the start.
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 Bears and Panthers are predicted one point winners but they’re not being considered as I’ve already chosen them this season. We’re still at 7 teams remaining for our NFL week 14 survivor pool pick.
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 Broncos, Steelers, Jets, Patriots and Saints are predicted road winners this week so they’re out of consideration for our week 14 NFL Survivor Pool Pick leaving just two teams.
Eliminate Low Ranking Winners
Next, I look for teams that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings. The #10 Seahawks and #6 Texans are both in our top 20 so they’re still in contention for our week 14 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. The Seahawks are playing #14 Minnesota Vikings while the Texans play #12 Indianapolis Colts. This would eliminate both teams but we’ll keep them alive.
Final Week 14 NFL Survivor Pool Pick Candidate
After cutting down our list of potential NFL Survivor Pool Picks for week 14, ttwo teams remain, the Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans. I’ll rank them in order of confidence.
2 – Houston Texans – 9 straight wins for the Texans. They’re playing a divisional foe and I tend to stay away from those in survivor pools.
1 – Seattle Seahawks – Seattle is playing well and the crowd will be rocking on Monday night. The Vikings are good and will come to play but look for Russell Wilson to make the plays to get Seattle the win. Take the Seattle Seahawks to survive NFL Week 14.
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