Choosing the Top 3 Survivor Pool Picks Week 1

The 2021 NFL Season is finally here! If you are anything like me, you have been waiting impatiently for this time to come.

For those of you that don’t know, DraftKings is running a FREE Survivor Pool that I will be playing in. First place for the season is $1,000, so there is no reason not to jump in! Each week I will give my top 3 survivor pool picks. I won’t exclude teams that I have already used in previous weeks, but I will mark them so you know.


4. Navigating Survivor Pool Picks for Week 1

Survivor Pool Picks for Week 1

With it being Week 1, we have a full slate of games to choose from. Early in the season, I like to find teams that I believe won’t be options on very many weeks. It is probably a little risky, but I want to save my good teams for later in the season if possible. That being said, we really don’t know what many teams are actually going to look like on the field. This may mean taking more of a “sure bet” early to ensure being last, because otherwise it doesn’t even matter.

Another rule I like to implement is not picking road teams unless they are a huge favorite and there is no clear home team that we want to utilize.

These are our Week 1 options.

Thursday Night:
Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Completed)

Sunday Early Games:
Arizona Cardinals vs. Tennessee Titans
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans
Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks vs. Indianapolis Colts
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Washington Football Team
New York Jets vs. Carolina Panthers
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons

Sunday Afternoon Games:
Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints
Denver Broncos vs. New York Giants
Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots

Sunday Night Game:
Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams

Monday Night Game:
Baltimore Ravens vs. Las Vegas Raiders