Week 12 NFL Survivor Pool: Which Double-Digit Favorite to Pick?


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Nov 25, 2018, 07:58 AM EST
  • NFL Week 12 offers a handful of double-digit favorites that make viable survivor pool picks.
  • Based on The Action Network's NFL simulations and survivor-pool pick percentages, we offer the best pick for Week 12.

We expected a large chunk of the field to get eliminated last week and that is exactly what happened.

Four of the six most popular picks lost (Cardinals, Panthers, Chargers, and Falcons) and the Steelers were lucky to slide past the Jaguars as well.

Unfortunately, I know a lot of readers went down with the Chargers last week (as did I). While I am disappointed in the result, I am not disappointed in the process.

Had I known New Orleans would win by a billion, I might have chosen otherwise, but given the information I had at the time I can live with the decision.

But enough about last week. If you are reading this, that means you are likely alive and need some advice. Let’s look at the win percentages for every game remaining in the season.

I normally look for teams with at least a 70% win percentage, but I expanded the list because I know options are running thin this late in the season.

Here are the best options for Week 12: