by Matt Fischer
Week 9 NFL Survivor Pool Picks
Thank you Chicago Bears! They cruised to a 24-10 win over the Jets last Sunday to get me back to .500 on the season. I’ve survived 4 of the past 5 weeks so hopefully I can get a winning streak going again with a winner this week.
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 4-4 start 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 8 NFL Survivor Pool picks. The Lions and Saints have 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) and Bears (week 8). The Redskins, Bears, Vikings and Panthers are predicted winners so they’re out for this week. The others are on a bye or predicted losers. We cut from 13 to 9 out of the gate.
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 there aren’t any are predicted one point winners so we’re still at nine teams remaining.
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 Chiefs, Jets, Texans and Rams are predicted road winners this week so they’re out of consideration for our week 9 NFL Survivor Pool Pick. Five teams remain.
Eliminate Low Ranking Winners
Next, I look for teams that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings. This eliminates the 31st ranked San Francisco 49ers. Four teams are in contention for my week 9 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 New England Patriots (against #13 Green Bay Packers), Seattle Seahawks (against #5 Los Angeles Chargers) and the Baltimore Ravens (against #11 Pittsburgh Steelers). We have only 1 teams left for my week 9 NFL Survivor Pool Picks.
Final Week 9 NFL Survivor Pool Pick Candidate
After cutting down our list of potential NFL Survivor Pool Picks for week 9, only 1 team remains and they’re on Monday Night Football. The Dallas Cowboys are the team that survived our cut down criteria so take the Dallas Cowboys to survive NFL Week 9.
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