NFL Week 2 Survivor picks
Week 2 Survivor
Welcome back!! Week 1 was interesting… Let’s start with the bad, the Bucs looked like the Bucs of last year. The ‘good’ of the week were the picks. The survivor picks went 3-0, I took the Ravens personally so they will be excluded for remainder of the survivor articles. And the ugly, well rash of injuries that prevented players from playing week one and then the injuries during week one that will end seasons and may cause others to miss time.
For all injury updates make sure to check out The Injured Reserve Podcast hosted by @RegiDPT.
On to this weeks games, as I said with the Ravens being my pick last week… they will be out of contention for this week and moving forward.
To start we have the Buffalo Bills (-5.5) @ the Miami Dolphins. The Bills looked good last week and seem to have a modified 3 horse backfield led by QB Josh Allen with Devin Singletary and rookie Zack Moss. All three contributed in a big week rush for the Bills last week. Josh Allen led the way and I feel the three of them will have to lead the way because the Dolphins strengthened the secondary this off season. The Bills should control the tempo of the game and should cruise in this division game.
John Bocciano- Buffalorumblings
Next, we have the Pittsburgh Steelers (-7.5) vs the Denver Broncos. We saw both teams on Monday night and while Denver did not look bad, the Pittsburgh D looked good, holding Saquon Barkley to 6 total rushing yards. I look for the defense to lead the way for the Steelers here and get after second year QB Drew Lock. In college, Lock was prone to the turnover and I can see the Steelers getting multiple turnovers this week. The Steelers offense looked to be back as well, however the James Connor injury is a situation to watch. We will take the Steelers and watch them go 2-0.
Steph Chambers/Post Gazette
And finally, my pick for this week’s survivor pick is the super bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. The Cheifs (-8.5) take on the Los Angeles Chargers in a division matchup this week. The Chiefs looked good as expected to open the season last Thursday night. Rookie running back, Clyde Edwards-Helaire fit right into the offense and they did not miss a beat. I look for the offense lead by Super Bowl MVP, Patrick Mahomes to take advantage of a beat up Chargers defense.
Lets look to go 3-0 again this week and move on to week 3 still alive in survivor pools. Good luck. Remember you can find me on Twitter at @lynchyfdfs.