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Survivor: Surviving Week 13

Backing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at home against the Texans if you've used the Patriots and Seahawks already.

Survivor: Surviving Week 12

Backing Drew Brees and the Saints at home against the Rams - assuming the Patriots aren't available to you

Survivor: Surviving Week 11

If you've used up the Patriots, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are a viable choice at home against the Eagles this week.

Survivor: Backing the Cardinals

Chris is going with the obvious this week - David Johnson and the Cardinals who are 13.5-point favorites at home against the 49ers.

Survivor: Surviving Week 9

Chris Liss is making the four percent-owned Vikings at home against the Lions his top choice, followed by the Cowboys, the Packers and Seahawks. He's fading the Chiefs who are more than 46 percent owned.

Survivor: Surviving Week 8

In a tough week, Chris Liss advises you to use Tom Brady and the Patriots in Buffalo if you have them available. If not, the Cowboys and Broncos offer viable alternatives.

Survivor: Backing the Chiefs

Chris likes Alex Smith and the four-percent-owned Chiefs at home against the road-challenged Saints.

Survivor: Surviving Week 6

Chris Liss is backing Tom Brady and the 13.6-percent owned Patriots at home against the Bengals.

Survivor: Surviving Week 5

Given their good odds and low ownership, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers facing the Giants at home are the best risk/reward combination in Survivor this week.

Survivor: Backing the Cardinals

Chris likes David Johnson and the Arizona Cardinals at home against the Los Angeles Rams this week in Survivor.

Survivor: Surviving Week 3

Chris Liss is taking Russell Wilson and the Seahawks who are only 8.8-percent owned and 80.5 percent likely to beat the 49ers at home.

Survivor: Surviving Week 2

Chris Liss once again likes the chalk - Cam Newton and the Panthers (41 percent owned) at home against a 49ers team that's coming off a short week and traveling across the country for an early game.

Survivor: Surviving Week 1

Chris Liss is taking Russell Wilson and the heavily-favored Seahawks as they're only 36 percent owned, and the other options are less than ideal.

Survivor: Don't Just Survive Win

Chris Liss shows how to use use a little basic math to improve your odds of winning a survivor pool instead of merely surviving.

Survivor: Taking the Patriots

Tom Brady and the Patriots are on the road, but facing a bad Dolphins team and playing for the No. 1 seed.

Survivor: Backing the Chiefs

Charcandrick West and the Chiefs should be able to run at will over the Browns this Sunday.

Survivor: Backing the Patriots

There are two massive favorites this week, and while Vegas likes the Seahawks slightly more, Chris Liss prefers Tom Brady and the Pats.

Survivor: Backing the Cardinals

Chris Liss likes Carson Palmer and the Cardinals at home against a depleted Vikings defense.

Survivor: Should You Fade the Bears?

While Chicago is in a good spot at home against the 49ers, it's likely a good portion of your pool is using them.

Survivor: Taking the Chalk

Carson Palmer and the Cardinals have the easiest matchup among the heavy favorites, though the game is on the road.

Survivor: Backing the Chalk

In the unlikely event you're still alive, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are the obvious pick.

Survivor: Going With the Chalk

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are tough at home, and they draw an easy matchup against the Lions

Survivor: Backing the Falcons

Assuming you've already used the Patriots, Julio Jones and the Falcons (only 2.6 percent owned) are our top choice.

Survivor: Taking the Chalk

Chris likes the Rams at home against the 49ers even though they're the most heavily used team at 34.6 percent.

Survivor: Taking the Chalk

Chris Liss doesn't like the matchup against the Jets, but given how heavily-used the Cardinals are, Tom Brady and the Patriots are still the best choice.

Survivor: Backing Green Bay

Even though Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are 31 percent owned, they're still the best value on the board.

Survivor: Backing the Packers

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are nearly unbeatable at home, and only 13.5 percent of pools are on them.

Survivor: Backing the Seahawks

The Seahawks are almost unbeatable at home, and they draw a poorly coached and mistake-prone Lions team in prime time.

Survivor: Surviving Week 3

After the Red Wedding in Week 2, Chris Liss advises those who remain (or who started second-chance pools) to play it safe with the chalk this week.

Survivor: Surviving Week 2

Chris Liss is fading the Saints even though they're the best bet to win this week. That's because 46 percent of survivor entries are on them, and the payoff, should they lose, is too juicy to pass up.

Survivor: Surviving Week 1

Chris Liss explains his survivor philosophy, why he's not as worried about Week 1 as in years past and picks Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Chicago.

Survivor: Week 17 Chaos

No one has the Broncos left, but they're as close to a lock as you'll ever find.

Survivor: Backing the Patriots

In the unlikely event you still have the Patriots available, take them. Otherwise, you'll have to choose between some closer calls.

Survivor: Backing the Ravens

If you still have the Ravens available, they're the easy call.

Survivor: Surviving Week 14

If you've used the Packers and Broncos, the Saints at home against the Panthers would be our next choice.

Survivor: Going with the Chalk

Andrew Luck and the Colts are 9.5-point favorites at home over Colt McCoy and the Redskins

Survivor: Backing the Eagles

Jeremy Maclin and the Eagles are likely to offer better bang for the buck than the more heavily-favored Colts.

Survivor: Taking the Broncos (Again)

In the unlikely event you still have the Broncos available, take them even over the more heavily-favored Chargers

Survivor: Backing the Broncos

If you have Denver, use them this week.

Survivor: Surviving Week 9

Going with the chalk.

Survivor: Backing the Dolphins

Taking Ryan Tannehill on the road is a gamble, but the payoff could be big should Dallas go down.

Survivor: Backing the Ravens

Joe Flacco's team draws a nice matchup at home against the Falcons.

Survivor: Surviving Week 6 - With Video

Backing the Seahawks at home.

Survivor: Backing the Saints at home

The Saints are the biggest favorites on the board, but only 31 percent used this week.

Survivor: Going with the Chalk (Mostly) - With Video

Philip Rivers and the Chargers are the safest play for this week, but it's worth dropping in a Steelers or Colts pick on an entry or two.

Survivor: Backing the Saints

The Saints are a different team at home.

Survivor: Going with the Chalk

Peyton Manning and the Broncos offer the best value in Week 2.

Survivor: Surviving Week 1 - With Video

Backing LeSean McCoy and the Eagles at home (but mixing in a small dose of the Broncos).

Survivor: Surviving Week 17

Backing Andrew Luck and the Colts at home against the Jaguars

Survivor: Surviving Week 16

Colin Kaepernick and the Niners are the easy top choice.

Survivor: Surviving Week 15

Taking the Chalk

Survivor: Backing the Ravens

Assuming only 30 percent or less of your pools are on them, the Ravens are the best bet among the teams you're likely to have available.

Survivor: Surviving Week 13

Backing the Cowboys

Survivor: Backing the Texans (Again)

It's odd to pick a team that's lost eight straight, but they're at home against one of the NFL's all-time doormats.

Survivor: Backing the Texans

Assuming you've used Seattle and Denver, Houston is the next best choice.

Survivor: Fade the Titans

Chris Johnson and the Titans are the week's biggest favorites, but 68 percent of pools are on them.

Survivor: Fade the Cowboys

Tony Romo and the Cowboys should handle Minnesota at home, but a whopping 60 percent of pools are on them. It's an opportunity you shouldn't pass up.

Survivor: Backing San Francisco

Even though 35 percent of pools are on them, the 49ers are an overwhelming favorite.

Survivor: Backing the Dolphins

The Packers are the better bet for this week, but Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins offer a far better payout.

Survivor: Week 6 Edition

According to the implied Vegas odds, Peyton Manning and the Broncos have a 98-percent chance to beat the Jaguars Sunday.

Survivor: Week 5 Edition

Fading Blaine Gabbert and the Jaguars

Survivor: Week 4 Edition

Backing the Broncos

Survivor: Week 3 - Taking the Chalk

Backing Russell Wilson and the 19.5-point favorite Seahawks.

Survivor: Surviving Week 2

Backing the Texans

Survivor: Week 1

Backing Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers.

Survivor: Week 17 Version

Keep an eye on late-week developments and be willing to switch your pick

Survivor: Should You Fade the Panthers This Week?

It depends on how many people in your pool are on them.

Survivor: Fading the Dolphins

With more than half your pool likely on Miami, the value lies elsewhere.

Survivor: Fading the Seahawks - With Video

It's a good matchup at home against the Cardinals, but a whopping 55 percent of pools are taking them.

Survivor: Backing the Broncos - With Video

The Broncos aren't the top choice according to Vegas, but we trust them more than Dallas or Green Bay right now.

Survivor: Backing the Broncos - With Video

Despite being on the road, they're a safer bet than the Bengals

Survivor: Should You Fade the Cowboys? - With Video

If you have Atlanta or Denver available, the answer is yes.

Survivor: Fade the Steelers If You have the 49ers, Patriots or Ravens Available

With 55 percent of pools on Pittsburgh, there's a big payout in the unlikely event they lose

Survivor: Why We Faded the Chargers - With Video

If you've used the Packers and Texans already, play the pot odds and avoid San Diego.

Survivor: Backing the Packers - With Video

Even though Green Bay is the most popular choice, their status as massive favorites more than compensates for the meager payout.

Survivor: Backing the Patriots - With Video

The Patriots are the easy call if you still have them. Otherwise, the 49ers, Texans, Vikings and Bears - in that order.

Survivor: Backing the Steelers

The Falcons are the most likely team to win, but Pittsburgh's payout justifies the added risk

Survivor: Backing the 49ers - With Video

The Bills are banged up and heading to San Francisco at the wrong time

Survivor: Backing the Texans and Packers - With Video

If you haven't used the Texans, they're the easy call. If you have, then go with the Packers.

Survivor: Backing the Bears - With Video

Survivor: Backing the Pats - With Video

Tom Brady and the Patriots nearly 9:1 favorites at home against the Cardinals, and no more than half your pool is likely to be on them

Survivor: Backing the Texans

Arian Foster, Matt Schaub and a stout defense should carry the day against Miami and its rookie QB

Survivor: Survivor Pool Strategy

Chris Liss Discusses Survivor Pool Strategy

Survivor: Backing the Lions

Survivor: Backing the Panthers

Survivor: Backing the Falcons

Survivor: Backing the Seahawks

Survivor: Backing the 49ers

Survivor: Backing the Jets

Survivor: Backing the Patriots

Survivor: Backing the Eagles

Survivor: Backing the Eagles

Survivor: Backing the Titans

Survivor: Backing the Saints

Survivor: Backing the Ravens

Survivor: Backing the Packers

Survivor: Backing the Bucs

Survivor: Backing the Steelers (but really the Chargers)

Survivor: Backing the Steelers

Survivor: Backing the Texans

Survivor: ATL, IND, GB, BAL, PIT, KC, NO, SD, NYG and SF in that order

Survivor: Steelers, Eagles, Chargers, Pats, Bucs

Survivor: Pats, Chargers, Steelers, Raiders

Survivor: Top-10 Choices for Week 14

Survivor: Backing the Chargers

Survivor: Backing the Jets

Survivor: Ravens, then Chargers, then Chiefs

Survivor: Giants, then Colts, then Steelers

Survivor: Backing the Falcons

Survivor: Backing the Cowboys

Survivor: Backing the Ravens

Survivor: Backing the Chargers

Survivor: Backing the Colts

Survivor: Backing the Packers

Survivor: Backing the Ravens

Joe Flacco and the Ravens are the best bang for the risk

Survivor: Backing the Cowboys

Tony Romo and the Cowboys offer a better payout than the more highly favored Packers

Survivor: Backing the Bears

It's a brutal Week 1, but we're rolling with the veteran Bears at home against an up-and-coming Lions squad

Survivor: Surviving Week 17