It takes more skill than simply remembering to submit your picks on time in order to win NFL survivor leagues. Luck is the most important factor. The 35% who entered the competition took part in the Minnesota Vikings They probably cursed themselves last week at halftime because Jeff Saturday was fading on a Saturday. Their survival seasons ended. The next thing you know, Minnesota is victorious the biggest comeback in the history of the NFL All entries are still active. Survivor pools are so popular because of this. This, and the money.
Before we get into this week’s picks let’s take a look at Week 15, where only 8.5% were accepted.
Week 15 Picks
Best Bets: 2 (YTD: 19-11)
Leans: 0-1 (YTD: 14-5)
Traps to Avoid: 0 Eliminations (YTD: 16)
Here are the Week 16 Picks!
Murphy’s law has kept the Cardinals in an underwater lock for the entire season. They don’t seem interested in being released. Arizona lost their second starter quarterback in just two weeks. Colt McCoy was concussed in a 24-15 loss to the Broncos. Kliff Kingsbury could be seen leading a Kliff Kingbury offense in Week 18 at this rate. It will be the third-string quarterback for Week 16. Trace McSorley For the third worst offense in the league, McSorley is under center McSorley has never played for an NFL sideline since being drafted in 2019. His performance against Denver was a reminder of that, with McCoy completing only 46.7% and McSorley throwing two interceptions, McSorley is the third-worst offense in the league.
The defense of Arizona ranks 31st in dropback success rates, which is the strength Tampa Bay’s offense. Tom Brady Take advantage of a Cardinals unit which has been giving up one major play after the other. Mike Evans stacks chunk yardage like a Jenga tower, and Arizona’s disastrous season plumbs new depths.
The Bucs are fifth most popular survivor pick at just under 9%
Desmond Ridder, a rookie quarterback from Atlanta, hopes that his second NFL debut doesn’t go the same way as his first. In a loss of 21-18 to the Saints, Ridder completed 13 out of 26 passes for 97 yards. The Falcons’ offensive identity revolves around running the ball. They do this at a 56.1% clip, the second-highest in the NFL. This offense can’t get any ground ball going, which is depressing as a Radiohead song. Ravens’ run defense is the worst in the league, with the third-lowest success rates, the third lowest rushing yards per match (85.6), and the third most yards per carry (3.8). Baltimore is going to be a very Thom Yorke-esque place.
Ravens’ offense ranks third in rush success rate. Atlanta’s defense is far behind. Santa Claus travels the globe stuffing stockings on SaturdayBaltimore, running back J.K. Dobbins He will be filling out the stat sheet. Dobbins ran for 245 yards in the first two games after returning from a knee injury. He averaged 8.8 yards per carry.
Baltimore is eighth most popular this week at 2.22%.
The Niners have a streak of seven games where they have won at least one contest by a touchdown. They average 27.6 points per match to their opponent’s 11 points. Although San Francisco’s offense can be deadly, it is their fearsome defense that’s keeping the rest of the opposition alive. DeMeco Ryan’s unit gives up the least points per drive and is most visible. more balance than Red PandaRanking second in rushing success rates and third in dropback success rates.
Scoring was as easy as Kermit the Frog scoring. Washington has the lowest number of points scored by three teams. Three extra days’ rest for San Francisco would have prevented the Commanders from being able to shut down the defense. Brock Purdy keeps his name floating in the Offensive Rookie of the Year conversation.
The Niners are second in popularity among survivors, with 25.52%.
Joe Burrow The Bengals are rolling like a Katamari ball and have won six consecutive games. New England boasts one of league’s most formidable defenses and Joe Brrr will have to give it a try. However, when the Patriots have control, things can get very lopsided. Matt Patricia wasn’t meant to be an offensive playcaller. Yet, here we are watching QB Mac Jones yell at him every week They are still trying to determine what’s more efficient than “playing both the Vikings and the Cardinals” while they do so. New England ranks 25th on offensive DVOA. They will face a Bengals defense, which is fifth in EPA/play. These two teams are both serious Super Bowl contenders. The other team just lost to Raiders in the dumbest play of NFL history.
Cincinnati is the seventh most-popular play this week at 2.488%
TROPS TO AVOID
Ryan Tannehill It is said to be “very likely“Due to an ankle injury, I was out for the season. Malik Willis, a rookie quarterback, completed 11 of 26 passes for 135 yards and an interception. He also scored zero points in his two starts. The Titans are extremely beaten up and have lost four consecutive games. They will now face a Texans team, who nearly defeated the Chiefs and Cowboys in their previous two outings.
Tennessee is the most favored team at 28.09% this week.
Patrick Mahomes Chiefs defense is not a top half, but a magician. They’re actually in, according to Jim Irsay. the bottom quartile Protections and allowing the eighth-most points per drive. Geno Smith Has been lighting up the scoreboard for most of this season and could have another great day.
Kansas City is the ninth most popular option with 2.1% of entries locking them into.
This game is carried the lowest point total in 14 yearsMother Nature is the reason. Take the Browns and you will soon be howling like the Cleveland wind after the first one.
Cleveland is the 10th-most favored pick this week at 1.64%.
Stats provided Pro Football Reference, Football Outsiders and teamrankings.com. (garbage removed).