Week 16 NFL Survivor Pool Picks

9-6 on the season now following the Ravens win on Sunday!  After a rocky start, things are headed in the right direction to end the season.  Three straight wins right now so let’s keep it going with our week 16 NFL survivor pool pick!

We’re in NFL week 16 so it’s getting more difficult with choosing a team but hopefully we can find a winner and survive!

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 9-6 record for this season.  My survivor pool picks are based upon our data driven NFL predictions and power rankings.

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NFL 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 your week 16 NFL Survivor Pool picks.  All 32 teams are in action.

Eliminate the Teams Already Picked in 2018

I start by eliminating the teams I’ve already chosen this NFL season.  

  • 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)
  • Titans (week 13)
  • Seahawks (week 14)
  • Ravens (week 15)

9 teams we’ve used already this season are predicted winners this week so we cut the Bears, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Packers, Panthers, Titans and Vikings from our candidates for week 16 NFL Survivor Pool Picks.

Eliminate Toss-Up Winners

Next, I eliminate toss-up games.  That means we’re cutting the 1 point winners out of the list.  No team left in consideration is a predicted toss-up winners so we stay at 7 teams remaining for our week 16 NFL 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 Rams, Texans and Broncos are out of consideration for our week 16 NFL Survivor Pool Pick cutting us down to four teams.

Eliminate Low Ranking Winners

Next, I look for teams that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings.  The #21 Miami Dolphins are ruled out for this week’s NFL survivor pool pick.  Three teams remain.

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 #1 New Orleans Saints play the #11 Steelers so they’re out of consideration for my week 16 NFL Survivor Pool Pick.  Two teams remain

Final Week 16 NFL Survivor Pool Pick Candidates

Two teams made it through the selection criteria for this week’s NFL survivor pool pick, the Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots.  Both are in divisional games which I tend to stay away from but we’re at the point in the season where you’ve got to make your best pick.

2 – Cleveland Browns – They want to beat former coach Hue Jackson.  I look for Baker Mayfield and company to rudely welcome their former coach.  

1 – New England Patriots – The Patriots are coming off a bad game but they’re at home and know this is a must win game.  They’re going to put points up this Sunday.  Take the Patriots to survive NFL week 16.

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