Week 7 NFL Survivor Pool Picks
NFL Week 7 Survivor Pool Picks
NFL Football Week Seven
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The NFL is in bye week mode in full swing at the moment which is great for players but tough for Survivor Pool players as some of the leagues best teams are unavailable to lock in. If you are still alive here is a look at this week's top plays, pool breakers, and pool makers.
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Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers
This game kind of goes against our philosophy of staying away from divisional games, especially in the NFC West where the teams seem to beat up on each other and that has burned a lot of people on two occasions this year, but this game looks different. The Seahawks are trending in the right direction while the Niners have been abysmal to look at all season. They may find themselves geared up for this one as they are at home in prime time but in the end I think this is Seattle's game to lose and with Marshawn Lynch back in full health I think he and Russell Wilson propel the Hawks to a big time victory.
Atlanta Falcons at Tennessee Titans
The Falcons look to rebound after their first loss of the season last week in New Orleans and have extra time to prepare for a Tennesee team that has looked below average at best most of the season and will be starting Zach Mettenberger in this one as Marcus Mariota will likely be out thanks to a knee sprain. Atlanta is killing it on the offensive side of the ball as Matt Ryan, Devonta Freeman, and Julio Jones are all enjoying spectacular seasons and expect that to continue against a lackluster Tennessee defense that was torched against the Dolphins last week.
Arizona Cardinals vs Baltimore Ravens
The Cardinals are in the conversation as one of the league's best teams and this year's Baltimore Ravens are not. Arizona already had a special defense and now with a healthy Carson Palmer, a rejuvenated Larry Fitzgerald, and John Brown breaking out last week this Arizona team is going to be tough to stop. The Cards did lose one game this season at home against the St. Louis Rams but this time around they will give the home fans something to cheer about as they get the win on Monday Night Football.
New England Patriots vs New York Jets
The two best teams in the AFC East go head to head in Foxboro on Sunday in what should be a very exciting contest. Normally we find the Pats on this list in our top plays section but they have dropped here this week despite playing at home where they have been ridiculous to watch this season. However, the Pats got off to a slow start against the Colts last weekend and a loss is on the horizon and what better spot than against one of their arch rivals in a pivotal match up? Darelle Revis returns to New England wearing green and white and Chris Ivory has been a freak running the football so far this season and if he can continue his breakout and keep Brady and Co off the field this could be a closer game than people think. I am staying away from this one and will just be enjoying as a fan and I suggest you do the same.
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
The Lions got their first win of the season last week but it came in overtime against the Chicago Bears in a 37-34 shootout. The Vikings meanwhile held on by the skin of their teeth against a short handed Kansas City chiefs team that did enough to stick around but not enough to get the victory. While I am not entirely sold on either of these teams at their current stock right now as the Lions are better than their record indicates whereas the Vikes don't seem like a playoff contender quite yet I think this game is better left untouched. Matt Stafford looks like he is on his way back to form and while the Vikings should have no trouble running the ball here I think it will be a close finish as most divisional games are. Stay away.
St. Louis Rams vs Cleveland Browns
Yes, those St. Louis Rams. The same team that lost at home to the Redskins earlier this season is on the list as a potential pool saver this week as they host the Browns in what should be a coming out party for the St. Louis offense. We got a preview of things to come from Todd Gurley who has been brilliant in his first two starts of the season and against a dreadful run defense of the Browns I think he goes off again easily hitting the century mark and beyond. The Browns have had their fun of late but now take to the road to face a well rested Rams group who will be looking to make a statement.
Good luck in your pool. See you next week. Follow me on Twitter: @KyleSCP