Best NFL Survivor Pool Picks for Week 3

Max Staley
Here are the best survivor pool picks for Week 3.
Here are the best survivor pool picks for Week 3. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season was pretty chalky (aside from some devastating injuries). In fact, the favorites went 16-0 straight up last week. That meant it was likely smooth sailing in survivor pools, which was certainly the case for our weekly picks, as we went 3-0 for the second straight week.

Here are our picks for Week 3.

3. Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets, Sunday 1pm

The Indianapolis Colts bounced back with a really solid showing in Week 2, dominating the Minnesota Vikings, 28-11. They shouldn't face much competition from a New York Jets team that has been outscored by an average margin of 14.0 points per game (PPG). Look for the Colts to move to 2-0 with ease.

2. Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Football Team, Sunday 1pm

Aside from a Week 16 showdown with the New York Jets, this game is probably the easiest one on the Cleveland Browns' schedule. Though it's not as safe as you might like to be, Cleveland does present a tough matchup for Washington. Led by Myles Garrett, the Browns have generated pressure on 28.6 percent of their opponent's dropbacks. Look for Dwayne Haskins to be under fire all day, allowing Cleveland to pick up an easy one at home.

1. Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions, Sunday 4pm

The Detroit Lions are failing to live up to expectations so far, starting out with a whimper at 0-2. That certainly hasn't been the case for the Arizona Cardinals, who have been tremendous thus far. Arizona also presents a difficult matchup for Detroit, as the Lions' secondary has been atrocious while the Cardinals have one of the league's most dynamic passing attacks. Expect Kyler Murray to lead this team to a 3-0 start come Sunday.

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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.