Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season brought us another hefty dose of survivor pool eliminations. The Kansas City Chiefs, picked by 20.97 percent of Yahoo! survivor players, lost to the Indianapolis Colts, and the Chicago Bears, picked by 5.38 percent, fell to the Oakland Raiders in London.
If you've made it to Week 6, here are three of the best survivor pool picks to make this week.
1. New York Giants vs. New England Patriots, Thursday, 8:20 p.m. EST
The New England Patriots are undefeated through five weeks, and there's no reason to believe they'll slow down against the New York Giants. Tom Brady and the Patriots are 16.5-point favorites ahead of Thursday night's clash, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, and New England has won 15 straight regular-season home games dating back to 2017. Daniel Jones has impressed thus far, but rookie QBs are just 3-16 straight up against New England since 2010, according to ProFootballReference.com.
2. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
After an explosive start to the season, Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens have come back to earth a bit. Even so, Sunday's clash against the Cincinnati Bengals seems as good a bounce-back spot as any. Cincinnati is surrendering 27.2 points per game (PPG) in 2019, and could have trouble stopping a Baltimore offense averaging a league-high 32.2 PPG. The Bengals are 0-3 on the road, and those losses have come by an average margin of 9.7 PPG.
3. Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Jets, Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST
The Dallas Cowboys are coming off two straight losses, and they'll look to right the ship against the winless New York Jets. Sam Darnold's potential return would certainly help, but even if he does suit up, New York will likely have a hard time topping Dallas. The Jets' four losses have come by an average margin of 15.5 PPG. New York is also the eighth-worst scoring defense in the NFL, and Dallas has beaten up on leaky defenses this season. The Cowboys have played three opponents currently ranked in the bottom 10 in points allowed per game, and Dallas averaged 32.3 PPG in such contests, winning all three games by an average margin of 17.7 PPG.
- New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
- Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST
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