A lot of NFL survivor players opted to extend the drama an extra day by taking Green Bay on “Monday Night Football.” With a win in the books for Packers backers, we shift our focus to Week 3.
Last week I talked about the equity in staying alive in Week 1 and then setting up the rest of the season in Week 2. Strategy starts to come into play a little more now as those who have made it past the initial weeks need to start looking more to the future.
But the future can change based on the present. While having a blueprint makes a ton of sense, contingency plans need to be part of the process. We saw a litany of important injuries in Week 2, including Carson Wentz, Tua Tagovailoa, Baker Mayfield, Brandon Brooks, Jarvis Landry, Derek Carr, Andy Dalton, Josey Jewell, T.J. Watt and Tyrod Taylor. Not all of these guys will miss this week’s games, but the ones who won’t are clearly less than 100 percent.
Injuries can throw a wrench into your plans but also can create opportunities to fade teams dealing with significant losses. Keep an eye on those late injury reports. Cluster injuries can really have a significant impact on a game and can be a great angle for your survivor pools.