NFL Week 17 Survivor Pool Picks
If you’re reading this you’ve made it to the final week of your NFL survivor pool. We’ll try to help you narrow down your selections so that you can cash big in Week 17.
How we did last Week: We went 3-0 again with our selections, hitting the Bears (who thumped the Browns), the Cardinals (who shut out the Giants), and the Panthers (who barely squeaked by the Bucs but who won nonetheless). We’ve had a good run this year and we’ll try to finish strong with our selections for Week 17.
Option 1: Tennessee Titans
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Titans are 6-point home favorites to beat the Jaguars. That’s because Tennessee has everything to play for and Jacksonville, despite losing to San Francisco last Sunday, have nothing to play for after wrapping up the AFC South. The Jaguars are locked into the No. 3 seed in the AFC and they would face the Titans in the first round of the playoffs if Tennessee wins on Sunday.
In fact, some have even speculated that the Jaguars will allow the Titans to win this weekend because they know they’re an easier matchup in the Wild Card round than the L.A. Chargers. Thus, if you haven’t used Tennessee all year, burn the Titans on Sunday.
Option 2: Washington Redskins
You may have used the Redskins already but if not, they’re a safe play versus the Giants. They’re a 3.5-point road favorite in New York against a Giants team that was shut out 23-0 by Blaine Gabbert and the Cardinals last week weekend. Washington is still playing hard for Jay Gruden and Kirk Cousins wants a contract this offseason so you know you’ll get his best effort as well.
Option 3: Indianapolis Colts
Call this our desperation heave. There’s little to no chance you’ve used the Colts but they’re a decent play on Sunday against a banged-up Texans team that has been destroyed the past two weeks (albeit versus the Jaguars and Steelers). This game opened as a pick’em but Indianapolis is now a 4-point favorite. The Colts played hard a week ago in Baltimore and should show up again on Sunday when they host a Texans team down to its third-string quarter in T.J. Yates, who was awful on Monday afternoon versus Pittsburgh.