Best NFL Survivor Pool Picks for Week 13: Can You Trust the Panthers?


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Nov 28, 2019, 09:10 PM EST
  • The Carolina Panthers are huge betting favorites in Week 13 against the Washington Redskins (spread: Carolina -10). But should you be picking them in your NFL survivor pool?
  • Travis Reed uses his model to run through all of the possible survivor pool options in Week 13 and find the team you should trust to keep you alive beyond Week 13.

If you are reading this article, congrats on still being alive in your survivor pool. Making it through 12 weeks of a highly volatile league like the NFL is no small feat.

Last week, I went with the Browns who were able to handle the Dolphins at home. They were the most popular pick, but I didn’t think they needed to be automatically faded.

The next two popular picks were the Steelers and Saints. Both teams made it a tough sweat but both came through in the end.

There are no more bye weeks, so there is a full slate of 16 games to choose from going forward.

I will repeat my advice from last week. You should be mapping out the rest of the season given your specific options. Keep in mind that Week 17 will see teams resting starters and will open up some options that don’t currently look viable.

To help map out the rest of the season, here are the projected win percentages for the next five weeks.

Week 13 NFL Survivor Pool Picks