Best NFL Survivor Pool Picks for Week 11

Dallas Cowboys v New York Giants
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If you've made it to Week 11 of your survivor pool, then your options are surely dwindling with 10 teams used and another four on bye.

With 14 games to choose from, starting with the "Thursday Night Football" game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns, here are three of the best survivor pool picks for this weekend's slate of games.

1. Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions, Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a tough loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but this looks like a good bounce-back spot for them. The Detroit Lions have one of the worst pass defenses in the league, surrendering 272.4 passing yards per game, which is the sixth-worst total in the NFL. Now facing a Cowboys team that ranks first in the NFL in yards per play (6.7) and yards per pass attempt (8.7), Detroit could struggle against Dallas, especially with the uncertainty surrounding Matthew Stafford's availability on Sunday.

2. Buffalo Bills vs. Dolphins, Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

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The Buffalo Bills are another road team coming off a close loss in Week 10, but they look to be in a good spot taking on the streaking Miami Dolphins in Week 11. While the Dolphins' offense has been much improved since Ryan Fitzpatrick regained the starting job, they don't match up well with the Bills. Buffalo has allowed the third-fewest points per game in the NFL (16.7) and the Bills have done a great job limiting their opponents' passing attacks, surrendering the third-fewest passing yards per game (188.7). If Fitzpatrick can't get much going through the air, it's unlikely that Kalen Ballage, who is averaging 2.1 yards per carry this season, can carry Miami's offense and pull off another upset win.

3. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Oakland Raiders, Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST

The Oakland Raiders are rolling right now, and they will look to continue their impressive play against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11. Cincinnati recently benched Andy Dalton in favor of Ryan Finley, and the early returns weren't exactly great. Finley completed 16-of-30 passes, throwing for 167 yards in a 49-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Additionally, with Cincinnati surrendering a league-high 5.1 yards per carry this season, Raiders running back Josh Jacobs could run wild. If the Bengals can't keep Jacobs under wraps, look for the Raiders to improve to 6-4.

Honorable Mentions:
- Denver Broncos vs. Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
- Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
- Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST

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