Welcome to the week 2 NFL survivor pool picks! Hopefully everyone followed last week’s article as the recommended play on the Buffalo Bills came through in flying colors. I always enjoy picking on the Jets, which we may find to be a similar theme in this week’s article! If you have any questions or comments about your particular survivor pool feel free to post those below. I am using the stats available from the Yahoo NFL survivor pool challenge.
Week 2 NFL Survivor Pool Picks
Top pick for week 2 survivor
Oakland Raiders (-15) at home vs New York Jets (46.58% picked)
Its hard to get away from a team that is a 15 point favorite at home, against one of the worst teams in the NFL (New York Jets). While it is the “chalk” a.k.a the favorite, I think we have to go with the consensus here. Vegas doesn’t make teams a 2 TD favorite lightly, and while I was considering sneakier picks on either the Ravens at home vs Cleveland, or the Cardinals on the road against the Colts, I feel like playing it safe this week. Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders took care of business last Sunday against a much better Titans team, and I expect them to win by at least 2 touchdowns against a poor Jets team with few offensive weapons.
Teams used in 2017: Bills – Raiders
Backup pick for week 2 survivor pools
Arizona Cardinals (-9) at Indianapolis Colts (10.13% picked)
It absolutely BAFFLES me that the Seattle Seahawks are currently the 2nd favorite behind the Oakland Raiders this week. I understand they have a -13.5 spread, but if I was in Vegas I’d be betting on the 49ers as the Seahawks O-line looked atrocious against the Packers this past week. I’m unwilling to take a team with that bad of an O-line this early in the season, as they need to shore up those holes first. For me, I’ll target another team who looked awful this past week against the Rams, the Indianapolis Colts. We have a limited window to target them as Andrew Luck should eventually return and make them much more competitive. While I’m not picking on them this week thanks to the Raiders matchup, I do think Arizona wins this game, and within the next few weeks I’d expect my survivor pool pick to go against the Colts.
Good luck with your week 2 NFL survivor pools. If you have any questions or comments you can find me in the forums