Best NFL Survivor Pool Picks for Week 7

Max Staley
Miami Dolphins v Buffalo Bills
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There were likely quite a few survivor pool eliminations last week, as the Dallas Cowboys lost to the New York Jets as 7.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you've managed to make it to Week 7 of the 2019 NFL season, here are three of the best survivor pool picks for this weekend's slate of games.

1. Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, Sunday Oct. 20, 1 p.m. EST

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills are coming off a bye in Week 6, and could dominate a hapless Miami Dolphins team come Sunday. With an elite defense, surrendering 14.0 points per game (PPG), and a strong running game, averaging 139.6 rushing yards per game (No. 6 in the NFL), Buffalo could dominate the time of possession in this one. If Allen can reign in those turnovers, the Bills could dominate a Dolphins defense that is surrendering an average of 36.0 PPG (No. 32 in the NFL).

2. San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. EST

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The 5-0 San Francisco 49ers will face a Washington Redskins squad with the second-worst point differential in football. The 49ers have the NFL's best pass defense, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings, and their defense has also forced a turnover on 19.0 percent of their opponents' drives (No. 3 in the NFL). Considering Washington has turned the ball over 11 times this season (the ninth-worst mark in the NFL), the Redskins could struggle to get their offense going here. The undefeated 49ers should have a significant edge over the Redskins, which is especially evident with the 9.5-point spread, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. EST

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have dropped two straight games, but they match up terrifically with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7. Leonard Fournette has the third-most rushing yards in the NFL (584) and could get loose against a Bengals' defense that has surrendered a league-high 184.5 rushing yards per game so far this season. Cincinnati's secondary isn't much better either, as opposing passers have a 105.1 QB rating against the Bengals (No. 27 in the NFL). This looks like a great bounce-back spot for Rookie of the Year contender Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars.

Honorable Mentions:
- Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. EST
- New England Patriots vs. New York Jets, Monday, Oct. 21, 8:15 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.

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