Surviving Week 5

Surviving Week 5

This article is part of our Survivor series.

Last week almost had a seismic event as the Giants pushed the 55-percent-owned Rams, but Danny Dimes threw a pick to end the game. Otherwise, among the big favorites only the Cowboys and 49ers lost, taking four percent of pools with them. 

Let's take a look at this week's slate: 

TeamOpponent%Taken*Vegas ML**Vegas OddsExpected Loss
COWBOYSGiants26.00%39579.805.25
RAVENSBengals17.60%82589.191.90
CHIEFSRaiders11.10%712.587.691.37
PATRIOTSBroncos10.60%33076.742.47
CardinalsJETS9.20%29074.362.36
RamsFOOTBALL TEAM4.90%33076.741.14
STEELERSEagles4.80%297.574.841.21
SEAHAWKSVikings4.40%29074.361.13
49ERSDolphins4.00%33076.740.93
SAINTSChargers3.60%33076.740.84
TEXANSJaguars2.00%24070.590.59

Home teams in CAPS
* According to "polling" data on Officefootballpools.com 
** Average of the two moneylines

The Cowboys look like a fade to me, despite less than overwhelming ownership. The Ravens and Chiefs are the best plays if you still have them. Keep an eye out later in the week for developments in the Cardinals-Jets (Sam Darnold), Chargers-Saints (Marshon Lattimore/Michael Thomas), Patriots-Broncos (Cam Newton) and 49ers-Dolphins (Jimmy Garoppolo.)

My Picks

1. Kansas City Chiefs

The Raiders have offensive line injuries, and their defense isn't good. The Chiefs should roll at home, provided they don't go too vanilla in anticipation of next week's matchup with the Bills. I give the Chiefs a 90 percent

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