Best NFL Survivor Pool Picks for Week 1

Wild Card Round - Seattle Seahawks v Dallas Cowboys
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A lot of football fans participate in some sort of fantasy league every year, and others like to lay down some wagers on the games as well. Although, NFL survivor pools have become a popular alternative to people who either want something different or want to be a part of as many contests as they can.

If you're looking for full details on how survivor pools work, a full explanation can be found here. But as we head into start of the NFL season, let's take a look at three teams you should consider when picking your survivor pool for Week 1.

1. Baltimore Ravens vs Miami Dolphins, Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

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The Miami Dolphins are expected by many to be the worst team in the NFL this season, so it shouldn't be a surprise if their opponents show up in this article more frequently. The last time we saw Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, they were reeling off six wins in their last seven regular-season games before losing in the first round of the playoffs to the Los Angeles Chargers. Look for the Ravens to come out and hit the ground running (literally) in search of a Week 1 victory.

2. Washington Redskins vs Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, 1 p.m.

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Similar to the Dolphins, the Washington Redskins are in the midst of a rebuild heading into 2019. While they might be a little further along than Miami, the Redskins still lack talent at the skill positions and a few places on defense. Their defensive line is solid, but beyond that, there's not too much to look at positively. Case Keenum will be the Week 1 starting quarterback after being traded to Washington following a disappointing 2018 season with the Denver Broncos. The Philadelphia Eagles, on the other hand, are a Super Bowl contender, who should come out and play like it in Week 1.

3. Cincinnati Bengals vs Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EST

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The Cincinnati Bengals also project to be one of the NFL's lesser teams. Although, they do have Joe Mixon at running back, which is more than the Dolphins or Redskins can say. The Seattle Seahawks have had a solid week leading up to the season though. They traded for Houston Texans' star pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney, adding to an already talented defense. The Seahawks could be one of the more slept-on teams this season, and they have always played well at home in recent years.

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