Week 3 NFL Survivor Pool Picks: Are the Cowboys Too Popular This Week?

Sep 22, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick (72) and wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) and wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) and quarterback Dak Prescott (4) and wide receiver Randall Cobb (18)

  • The New England Patriots (-23 vs. Jets) and Dallas Cowboys (-21.5 vs. Dolphins) are two of the largest favorites in NFL history.
  • Travis Reed analyzes projected winning percentages to determine the best NFL survivor pool picks for Week 3.

“It doesn’t matter whether you win by an inch or a mile. Winning is winning.” This famous quote by Dom Toretto was pertinent as the Texans won by literal inches over the Jaguars, 13-12.

It was a fun sweat for those who tailed me on Houston last week. The two popular picks (Patriots, Ravens) both won with relative ease. The decision of when to use New England this year will be a fascinating one as it will be heavily favored in several games barring severe injuries.

The only team that knocked out a chunk of entrants was the Panthers. Some users used Carolina on a short week against Tampa Bay. Home favorites have historically been very good on Thursday Night Football, but a lackluster effort from (an injured?) Cam Newton cost around 10% of entrants last week.

We have an unprecedented situation this week with two massive favorites in the Patriots and Cowboys. Is it smart to take one of these teams, or go in a different direction than the masses?

Week 3 NFL Survivor Pool Picks

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