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Survivor: Surviving Week 1

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

Surviving Week 1

This is my least favorite column to write each year. Not Survivor itself, but the Week 1 version where I can possibly influence people to lose their entire entry before they get even a small amount of entertainment value out of it. But it's kind of like sitting next to the emergency exit on an airplane. Sure, it's stressful to be the person charged with remembering how to pull it open, but better me than some half-wit from two rows back.

Seriously, though, there is real risk every week in survivor, and this one especially as there are no double-digit favorites. According to Vegas, the biggest "shoo-in" is the Bills only 81 percent. Ask yourself how you'd feel about getting on an airplane with an 81-percent chance to make it to its destination safely? That's what we're dealing with this week.

Before you go any further, it's important to understand the principles of Survivor Play (and also the rules.) Behind this seemingly simple

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