You can get advice for the 2017 NFL Survivor Pool on this page. I'll be posting my top five picks each week, as well as the trap of the week, so check back if you need tips and analysis.
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2017 NFL Survivor Week 3: Top Five Options
- New England Patriots (vs. Texans)
The two primary choices this week are the Patriots and Packers. They're both the largest favorites, after all. However, Green Bay is dealing with a slew of injuries and could keep many players out with a Thursday night game coming up. Meanwhile, this is New England's easiest home game remaining except for the Jets. Unfortunately, they play the Jets in Week 17, and the Patriots could be using their backups in that game.
- Green Bay Packers (vs. Bengals)
The Bengals have had extra time to prepare for this game, plus the Packers have a number of injured players. I still think Green Bay will win, but I'd rather use the Packers next week versus the Bears.
- Philadelphia Eagles (vs. Giants)
The Eagles should be able to beat the Giants, who can't block. However, there are better options this week. Plus, I'd rather use the Eagles later in the year when they host the 49ers (Week 8) or Bears (Week 12).
- Miami Dolphins (at Jets)
I don't think you can go wrong picking against the Jets this year, but why not just select Miami when it hosts New York later in the season?
- Pittsburgh Steelers (at Bears)
I'm listing the Panthers behind the Steelers (and Dolphins) because Cam Newton is banged up. Plus, the Saints could be desperate to avoid 0-3.
2017 Survivor Top Options: 9-1. (Week 1: BUF; Week 2: OAK; Week 3: NE). 2016 Survivor Top Options: 62-23. 2015 Survivor Top Options: 58-27. 2014 Survivor Top Options: 64-21.
2017 NFL Survivor Week 3: Trap of the Week
Denver Broncos (at Bills)
The Broncos are the fifth-most-picked team in our survivor pool this week. They should win, but they're a very risky choice. They'll be missing their left tackle against a fierce defense. Denver-Buffalo should be a low-scoring game, so I chose the Bills to cover on my NFL Picks page.
2017 Survivor Trap Games: 0-2. (Week 1: CAR; Week 2: BAL; Week 3: ). 2016 Survivor Trap Games: 5-12. 2015 Survivor Trap Games: 8-9. 2014 Survivor Trap Games: 8-9.