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PICK’EM and SURVIVOR: Week 5

Top 5 Pick ‘Em

Minnesota -5.5 (vs. Houston) – The Vikings continue to prove that they are legitimate. The 3rd-ranked defense wIll keep the Texans offense and Brock Osweiler under control.

Philadelphia -3 (@ Detroit) – The Eagles are coming off a bye and bringing the 4th-ranked offense and 2nd-ranked defense to Detroit. The Lions, on the other hand, have the worst defense in the league.

Denver -6 (vs. Atlanta) – Matt Ryan and the Falcons have been flying high the past two weeks. Traveling to Denver to face a top-5 defense will bring them back down to earth.

Buffalo +2.5 (@ Loas Angeles) – Case Keenum has just as many turnovers as he does touchdowns through the first four weeks. Rex Ryan and the Bills will be able to keep the leagues 31st-worst offense in check.

Carolina -6 (vs. Tampa Bay) – No one expected the Panthers to win 15 games again, but 1-3 is a surprising start. Cam Newton faced two of the toughest defenses thus far and Monday night is a must-win game to keep the season alive.

 

Top Survivor Pick

New England (@ Cleveland) – Welcome back, Tom Brady. An overwhelmingly popular pick this week at 60%, but for a reason.

Minnesota (vs. Houston) –  See above. If you need an alternate.

Survivor Avoid

Indianapolis (vs. Chicago) – The Colts have no business being the 3rd-most popular pick in any week. Their offense is ranked in the bottom half of the league and their defense is scraping the bottom at 30th.

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!