Best NFL Survivor Pool Picks for Week 3

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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 or betting intake. If you're looking for an explanation on how to play in a survivor pool, a full explanation can be found here.

With that in mind, here are our Week 3 NFL survivor pool picks.

1. Minnesota Vikings vs. Oakland Raiders, Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

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Last week was not pretty for the Minnesota Vikings. If not for an explosive 75-yard TD run by Dalvin Cook, the Vikings would've only mustered nine points in Week 2. That being said, Minnesota's defense played well, holding Aaron Rodgers to just 21 points (none in the second half). The Vikings' imposing defense could be a problem for an Oakland Raiders team that hasn't traveled well over the past two seasons. Oakland is just 3-13 in its last 16 road games, and this could be a bounce-back spot for the Vikings.

2. Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

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Unless something changes, whichever team the Miami Dolphins are playing should be in consideration for this list. The Dolphins have been outscored 102-10 through two weeks. Frankly, it's hard to imagine things getting much better against a Dallas Cowboys offense that's averaging 33.0 points per game thus far. Playing at home against a team off to one of the worst starts in NFL history, the Cowboys are 21.5-point favorites, per FanDuel Sportsbook, and this is likely the most favorable matchup Dallas will see all season.

3. New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST

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With the news that Drew Brees will be sidelined four-to-six weeks, Teddy Bridgewater will be thrust into the fire on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle is 17-7 at home over the past three seasons, and Bridgewater's performance in Week 2 didn't inspire much confidence. He completed 17-of-30 passes for 165 yards, and Bridgewater only led the New Orleans Saints to nine points. Russell Wilson is 2-0 (including the postseason) in his career at home against the Saints, and Seattle could jump all over Bridgewater, who hasn't made a start since 2015.

Honorable Mention
- New York Jets vs. New England Patriots (Sunday, 1 p.m. EST)
- Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers (Sunday, 1 p.m. EST)
- Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills (Sunday, 1 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.