NFL Survivor Pool Strategy and Advice: Taking a Page out of Gruden’s Playbook

When it comes to great football coaches having an impact on the NFL, a name often overlooked is current ESPN Analyst, Monday Night Football host, and Former NFL Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden. In 1995 Gruden

NFL Survivor Pool Picks Week 1: Updated Expert Predictions

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension earlier this week. The Patriots actually opened as the largest favorite on the betting board for Week 1 (-6.5 points hosting Pittsburgh on the opening Thursday) and no

2015 NFL Survivor Pool Picks: Week 3 Early Expert Predictions

Week 1 is extremely tough this season for Survivor Pool players. The largest favorites on the betting board are both set at 5.5 points (Packers at Bears and Cowboys vs. Giants). Last season favorites of less than

2015 NFL Survivor Pool Picks: Looking Ahead to Week 2

We have already looked at Survivor Pool picks for Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season from a few different angles. Week 1 promises to be one of the toughest weeks of the season as the largest

Early-Season Schedules for Top Survivor Pool Fade Teams

As I have stated in previous articles here on, my strategy for Survivor Pool success is to fade bad teams. The last couple seasons I have targeted teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins and

NFL Survivor Pool Advice and Help: Types of Games to Avoid

NFL Survivor Pools are tough to win, no doubt, as you have to be the last man or woman standing out of a pool that is normally comprised of hundreds of competitors. However, there are certain Survivor

2015 NFL Week 1 Survivor Pool Picks: Looking to the Future as First Week is Tough

Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season looks to be a doozy for Survivor Pool players. While the point spread isn’t the ultimate determinant of a strong Survivor Pool pick, normally the higher the spread the better

NFL Survivor Pool Picks: Top Teams to Fade

Before every new NFL season I try and segregate a handful of teams that I plan to “fade,” or go against, for the upcoming season. Isolating the worst teams in the NFL can be a great strategy

NFL Preseason Can Be Good Indicator of Week 1 Struggles

We all know the rules of a Survivor Pool. Make a correct pick and survive until the next week. An incorrect pick eliminates you from the pool for the remainder of the season. One of the trickiest

Why you should Factor the Point Spread into your NFL Survivor Pool Picks

The first thing I do when making my weekly NFL Survivor Pool Picks is to look at the point spread of every game on that week’s schedule. The spread is not gospel – this is not the