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This article serves as a help guide for those participating in “Survivor” leagues. Below you will find my top 3 picks of the week, with a brief description of why they are worth choosing. There will be a rating between 1-5 on “safety” of each pick, as well as a rating for value of each team being chosen. For those that don’t know, a survivor pool is a pool of competitors, where each week you are given the task to chose a team who you think will win.
You may only chose the team once throughout the season. So there is a strategy to this… First you are going to want to take a look at the value of each team later on in the season. For example the Browns would have a value rating of 0, because they have a very small chance of getting a win throughout the season. A team like the Patriots will have the value of 5 because any given week you can chose them and they have a high probability of winning, so you will want to save the high value teams as long as possible. Secondly, you look at the safety of each pick, so you know they will win their matchup.
Picks up to date (Week 3):
Below you will find my week 3 picks!
- This week there are not too many picks that I like that are 100% safe. So I am going to be choosing the New England Patriots. This is the only game where I know 99% that the Patriots will win. The Patriots are favored by 13.5 points and should totally destroy this sorry team.
- Safety Rating: 5
- Value Rating: 5
2. My second team is going to be the Philadelphia Eagles. They are coming into this game 6 point favorites. The Giants are looking horrendously bad and I think the Eagles easily get this win.
- Safety Rating: 3
- Value Rating: 2
3. My third and final pick that I think is usable this week for a survivor pool is going to be the Pittsburgh Steelers. Although Bell and Brown do not look to be playing at 100% of their capability, the Bears are a horrendous team and 7.5 point underdogs. The Steelers should easily cover this game, but they have been known to lose to teams like the Bears.
- Safety Rating: 4
- Value Rating: 4