Best NFL Survivor Pool Picks for Week 2

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While plenty of NFL fans are playing fantasy football, survivor pools are a great alternative, or addition to, your normal fantasy intake. If you're looking for an explanation on how to play in a survivor pool, a full explanation can be found here.

Last week, The Duel gave our Week 1 NFL survivor pool picks, and finished 3-0. With that in mind, here are our Week 2 NFL survivor pool picks.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers, Thursday, 8:20 p.m. EST

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked out of sync in Week 1, losing to the San Francisco 49ers, 31-17. Jameis Winston threw three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. That's especially concerning considering the 49ers finished dead last in the NFL with just two interceptions in the entire 2018 season. Unless Winston and the Bucs offense can turn it around in a short week, Tampa Bay could struggle against a Carolina Panthers team that held their own against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1.

2. Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins, Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

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The Kellen Moore era has gotten off to an impressive start in Dallas. In his first game as the team's offensive coordinator, Dak Prescott threw for 405 yards and four TDs, finishing with a perfect 158.3 passer rating. The Cowboys poured 35 points on the New York Giants, all of which came in the first three quarters. Meanwhile, the Washington Redskins impressed in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles, but crumbled down the stretch, getting outscored 25-7 in the second half. With Dallas' offense arguably looking better than ever, and Washington likely playing without key contributors in Derrius Guice and Jonathan Allen, the Cowboys could put away their division rivals in Week 2.

3. New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

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This one shouldn't require much of an explanation. The New England Patriots looked like a juggernaut in Week 1, knocking off the Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-3. The Miami Dolphins, on the other hand, got their doors blown off by the Baltimore Ravens, losing 59-10. New England hasn't had much success in Miami recently, but the disparity in talent between these two could be too much for the Dolphins to overcome, especially since it will likely be Antonio Brown's first game with the Patriots.

Honorable Mention
- Baltimore Ravens vs. Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, 1 p.m. EST)
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans (Sunday, 1 p.m. EST)
- Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders (Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EST)

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.