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.

3. Survivor Pool Picks for Week 1: Panthers over Jets

Survivor Pool Picks for Week 1: Panthers over Jets

Targetting rookie QBs on the road in their first NFL start, while a 4 point dog, isn’t a bad idea. I love Zach Wilson long-term, but there are still a ton of question marks in New York. How will the running game perform with Ty Johnson, Tevin Coleman, and Michael Carter? Will Elijah Moore and Corey Davis be reliable in Week 1?

When we look at the other side of the ball, we don’t have those same questions. Christian McCaffrey is an all-world running back. D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson are quality receivers.

While Sam Darnold doesn’t instill a ton of confidence, I personally trust his surrounding cast on offense much more than the one surrounding Wilson. Add in the experience difference and the pendulum swings the Panthers way for me.

I don’t think either team will rack up a ton of wins this season, so getting the Panthers in a spot I like helps me save the teams I love for further down the road.