Week 6 Survivor Pool Picks
Welcome to my Week 6 Survivor Pool Picks. Each week I am going to break down my strategy, including my three favorite picks, and my top pick to stay away from. Let’s survive to check back in Week 7.
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First off let’s take a look at how Vegas sees these Week 6 matches play out. The games are ranked from the biggest favorites to the closer picks.
|Los Angeles Rams @ New York Giants||LAR -550|
|Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts||IND -420|
|Kansas City Chiefs @ Washington Football Team||KC -310|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Philadelphia Eagles||TB -295|
|Buffalo Bills @ Tennessee Titans||BUF -235|
|Dallas Cowboys @ New England Patriots||DAL -220|
|Seattle Seahawks @ Pittsburgh Steelers||PIT -220|
|Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears||GB -215|
|Cincinnati Bengals @ Detroit Lions||CIN -188|
|Las Vegas Raiders @ Denver Broncos||DEN -184|
|Miami Dolphins @ Jacksonville Jaguars||MIA -180|
|Los Angeles Chargers @ Baltimore Ravens||BAL -164|
|Arizona Cardinals @ Cleveland Browns||CLE -152|
|Minnesota Vikings @ Carolina Panthers||MIN -116|
Week 6 Survivor Pool Picks
Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts:
When choosing survival pool picks it is usually one of the best strategies to target whoever is playing one of the worst teams. So while the Colts sit at 1-4, they played the Ravens very close, and very easily could have won their Monday night matchup. In fact, the reason they lost was due to a blocked field goal late in the game that would have secured the win. I know Houston was respectable against the Patriots, but I believe Davis Mills outplayed his true potential, and I think the Colts will take this game comfortably.
Dallas Cowboys @ New England Patriots:
Dallas is a contender this season. This offense is lethal when they put everything together. Not to mention, the defense is much improved from years past. I simply do not think that Mac Jones and this Pats offense is going to be able to put forward enough firepower to stay in this game. I think that this game may not be as close as people think. This is a good week to use up Dallas in a survival pool given the bye weeks at hand, and the fact that they seem to be rolling with a full head of steam this season.
Seattle Seahawks @ Pittsburgh Steelers:
This pick simply has to do with the fact that Russell Wilson is expected to miss a chunk of time with a hand injury. That leaves the starting QB job to Geno Smith. While I don’t necessarily think the Steelers are an elite football team, I think that Pittsburgh is more than capable of keeping Geno Smith at bay. Not to mention, Seattle has been terrible against the run this season and I expect Najee Harris to put up massive numbers this week. If the Steelers can get the ground game going early, I expect them to take the lead early and that leaves a come-from-behind campaign up to Geno Smith, which is not an extremely likely scenario.
Matchup to Avoid – Arizona Cardinals @ Cleveland Browns:
Full disclosure, I have a hunch that Cleveland wins this game. However, I expect it to be a shootout and a very close game at that. Both of these teams are playoff contenders, which means this game can truly go either way. Like I have mentioned in previous weeks, it is a bad strategy to use a good team against another good team. It is a much safer play to save these guys for a less competitive matchup as opposed to trying to project this toss-up of a game.
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