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PICK ‘EM and SURVIVOR: Week 14

Top 5 Pick ‘Em

Season Record: 36-28-1

Kansas City -3.5 (vs. Oakland) – The Raiders usually show up and play for 2 1/2 quarters each game which will not be enough against the Chiefs.

Pittsburgh -2 (@ Buffalo) – The Bills have had a fairly easy schedule this year and  managed to lose to every team in the playoff hunt. This is a must-win game for the Steelers as they need to at least keep pace with the Ravens until their Week 16 showdown.

Chicago +8.5 (@ Detroit) – There has been one Lions game that has been decided by more than eight points this year and their defense is ranked 31st in DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average). This game should be close barring any unforeseen Bears’ turnovers.

Green Bay +2.5 (vs. Seattle) – The Seahawks and Packers have turned into one of the league’s best rivalries over the past few years. While the Packers have had their challenges playing in Seattle, they have not lost to the Seahawks at Lambeau Field since 1999. Aaron Rodgers will also be able to take advantage of a secondary without Earl Thomas.

Dallas -3 (@ New York) – The Cowboys slugged out an impressive win against one of the league’s top defensive units last week. The Giants, on the other hand, played right into expectations while not being able to even compete with a potentially playoff-bound team. Ezekiel Elliott will dominate this game.

 

Top Survivor Pick

Atlanta (@ Los Angeles) –  The Falcons need to take care of business against the bad teams in order to keep their division title hopes alive.

 

Survivor Avoid

Detroit (vs. Chicago) –  52% are on the Lions this week. Stay away from division games when you can.

About Jordan Gingery

Jordan dreams of a world where kickers and defenses are picked in the last two rounds of fantasy drafts and the Carolina Panthers win the Superbowl every year. As a Fantasy Football Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks, he is responsible for the weekly Survivor article during the regular season and is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). When he is not giving advice and helping people win their fantasy champions, he can be found brewing his own beer... and drinking it!