If you are unaware of what NFL survivor picks are, the basic concept is you make NFL picks throughout the season, but you can only pick a team once. Once you lose, you’re knocked out, so choose your Week 10 NFL Survivor Pool picks wisely.
If you are new to reading my survivor articles, what I do is outline my “lock of the week,” my “value of the week” and my “high risk, high reward pick.” The lock of the week details what team I think has the best chance of winning their matchup. This would most likely be a good team that plays a bad team. The lock is also the official pick for NFL Survivor Pools, meaning we will not reuse a “lock.” My value pick of the week details a mid-tier team that has a good matchup. And finally my high risk, high reward pick details a bad team that has a good matchup.
Last week, I went 3-0 on my NFL picks, finally bringing me back to 100% for a week. The Colts were able to handle the Jets, the Dolphins took down the Texans and the Steelers pulled out a tough one against the Bears. That now puts me at 6-3 on my locks. With that being said, we now have a little bit more of an idea of how teams will look in the future of this season.
Teams Used for “Lock of the Week”
- San Francisco 49ers
- Green Bay Packers
- Arizona Cardinals
- New Orleans Saints
- Las Vegas Raiders
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Carolina Panthers
- Los Angeles Rams
- Indianapolis Colts
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Even with a win last week, the Miami Dolphins still look like one of the worst teams in the NFL. Their quarterback situation is a mess and their defense has been very short of great this season. This opens the door for the Baltimore Ravens to have a cool-down game after their game against the Vikings.
The Ravens should be able to do what they do best — run the ball against this Miami front. This feels like a game where Lamar Jackson will see another flurry of carries where he could top the 100-yard rushing mark again. This is also a homecoming for Jackson, as he played high school football just north of Miami. The Ravens have a decent enough front seven to get pressure on the quarterback as well as stop the run.
Look for Baltimore to get after the quarterback quickly and rely on Jackson to get the offense going with Devonta Freeman and Le’Veon Bell.
NFL Survivor Pool Pick: Baltimore Ravens
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Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers are quietly on a four-game win streak. This has been due in part to their defense holding teams under 30 points. They are rolling right now and I fully expect that to continue, as they play the Lions, who have not won a game yet this year. With Detroit’s lack of offensive weapons, outside of their running backs, the Steelers’ defense should be able to feast. With Joe Haden being able to take away one side of the field, Minkah Fitzpatrick being able to patrol the secondary, TJ Watt and Cam Hayward taking away the run and rushing the passer, and Devin Bush patrolling the middle, Jared Goff will have a long afternoon.
The Steelers have also found a way to use Najee Harris in a variety of ways and to get him the ball in space. I would assume that happens this week as well. With Pittsburgh’s depleted offensive line, I don’t think that the Lions have good enough pass rushers to get after Ben Roethlisberger, which could mean a big day for Chase Claypool and Dionte Johnson.
NFL Value Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers
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Philadelphia Eagles vs. Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos are coming off of their biggest win of the season, with their win over the Cowboys. This screams immediate regression to me. The Cowboys, while they do have an upgraded defense from last year, are still not great on that side of the ball. The Broncos do have pieces on their offense, with their running backs and some solid wide receivers, but how much can you rely on Teddy Bridgewater?
The Eagles are not great by any means either, but if they can get their run game going a little bit, this could be a huge win for them. I think it is almost a good thing that Miles Sanders is hurt, because Philadelphia features a flurry of backs behind him that all have diverse skill sets. Philadelphia should run the ball early and often and get Jalen Hurts out of the pocket doing what he does best. If the Eagles can keep Denver’s offense out of the game, I do not think that the Broncos are good enough to mount a large comeback.
High-Risk, High–Reward Pick: Philadelphia Eagles