Best NFL Survivor Pool Picks for Week 2: Time to Take the Patriots?


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Sep 15, 2019, 12:25 PM EDT
  • The Patriots (-19) are the largest road favorites we've ever tracked against the Dolphins in Week 2.
  • Travis Reed breaks down this week's best NFL survivor pool picks, including whether it's smart to use New England.

It is only Week 2 of the NFL season and hopefully nobody reading this is already out of their survivor pools.

Last week we had a few close calls that could have shaken up the outlook of your pool. Seattle managed to hold off Cincinnati with a 21-20 win, giving Seahawks backers a sigh of relief.

Seattle ended up as the most popular pick last week at 27%. If you faded it, you were hoping for the Bengals upset, but fell just short.

The most popular pick that lost was the Browns at around 6% of entries. There were also a smattering of entrants knocked out that took the Bears, Jets, Lions and Broncos that were eliminated.

Week 2 NFL Survivor Pool Picks

There may be weeks where we are forced to take a team that is around a field-goal favorite, but Week 1 wasn’t one of them.

The game that is having major implications on this week’s selection was Baltimore at Miami. The Ravens manhandled the Dolphins and now Lamar Jackson may be the MVP and Miami is the worst team that mankind has ever seen.

Twitter has spoken. These are facts now.

Or they could just be overreactions to one week of football. Here are the projected win percentages for every remaining game of the season.

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