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Top NFL Week 4 survivor pool picks

By Adam Burke  ( 


There was a lot of point-spread drama in Week 3, but NFL survivor players in need of straight-up wins had only one true sweat. The Baltimore Ravens needed a historic kick from Justin Tucker and an officiating crew that forgot to check the play clock to beat the Detroit Lions. Other than that, the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals and other top choices won with relative ease.

The largest favorite role of the season will commence here in Week 4, but taking that team might not be as cut and dried as you think. What makes a survivor pool so fun is that you only need to go 1-0 every week, but it might be in your best interest to play the long game to try to have as many of those 1-0 weeks as possible.

The obvious choice isn’t always obvious because saving that team for later in the season could create more equity. On the other hand, you could just take your win and worry about it later.

So far, all three picks (Rams, Browns and Broncos) have won. The teams listed under the “Games to Consider” heading have gone 8-1, with Pittsburgh in Week 2 as the lone loss. We’ve seen some upsets to this point, but none of the really big favorites have gone down. It will happen at some point, so be sure to take great care when considering your options.

With that, let’s take a look at the NFL survivor picture for Week 4.

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