Week 5 NFL Pick ‘Em & Survivor Picks

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  • Our experts reveal the best NFL pick 'em and survivor picks for Week 5.
  • Sean Koerner ranks the best straight-up and against-the-spread picks for pick 'em pools.
  • Travis Reed also uses our model to forecast the ideal week to use every team in survivor pools.

Don’t make your pick ’em or survivor pool picks without our expert advice. See the best Week 5 picks for both below.

Week 5 NFL Pick ‘Em Picks

Whether you’re playing pick ’em in our app or going old school with your co-workers, Sean Koerner is here to guide you through the best options each week with his Confidence Ratings.

He’s ranked the best straight-up and against-the-spread picks for Week 5 — you can even create custom ATS rankings if your league is using different spreads.

See his full pick ’em ratings here.

NFL Survivor Pool Picks

With the Dolphins on a bye, which team is the public fading?

Travis Reed breaks down the best Week 5 survivor pool picks according to our model, featuring every team’s projected win percentages for the rest of the season so you can plan the optimal path to victory.

Here’s a quick snippet, but you can read his full analysis and recommendations here:

The Patriots are clearly the best choice for Week 5. The issue, as always, is that their future value is also the highest of any team. The crux of this decision will come next week, though, when they’re one of two clear options for Week 6.

So the question becomes would it be better to take the Patriots now or save them for next week?

See the best Week 5 survivor pool picks here.

NFL Survivor Pool Tips

Sure, recommended picks help. But strategy matters, too. Luckily, Reed has you covered with top level tips:

  1. Take a Full-Season Approach
  2. Game Theory Matters

See the rest of his top six tips to making it to Week 17.

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