Surviving Week 2

Surviving Week 2

This article is part of our Survivor series.

Last week was torture if, like me, you had the Bucs in two of three pools, but all's well that ends well. The 49ers (my other pick) and Rams sailed through easily, but a few of the lesser-owned teams (Bills, Packers, Jaguars, Vikings, Ravens) combined to wipe out roughly 15 percent of pools. 

Let's take a look at Week 2. 

TeamOpponent%Taken*Vegas ML**Vegas OddsExpected Loss
BROWNSTexans36.6%60085.715.23
BUCCANEERSFalcons21.1%67587.102.72
PACKERSLions17.4%487.582.982.96
BroncosJAGUARS6.4%23570.151.91
PatriotsJETS4.8%23069.701.45
SEAHAWKSTitans2.8%23069.700.85
CARDINALSVikings2.5%187.565.220.87
STEELERSRaiders1.9%23069.700.58
RamsCOLTS1.4%18064.290.50
FOOTBALL TEAMGiants1.3%16061.540.50

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

Like last week, there's a big three, the Browns, Buccaneers and Packers, and then a significant drop-off to the next tier (Broncos, Pats, Seahawks, Steelers.)  I would only consider the top three, and ownership percentages favor the Bucs and Packers over the Browns. 

Chirs Liss discusses Week 2 Survivor Strategy in this three-minute video

My Picks

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I used them last week in two of my three pools, but I like them again coming off 10-days rest and facing a soft Falcons squad that got decimated at home by the Eagles. I give the Buccaneers an 89 percent chance to

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Chris Liss
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