NFL survivor pool picks allow you to compete with friends and family and the premise is simple. You pick one team to win every week, and if the team you select is victorious, you survive and advance. The twist is that you can only pick the same team once per year, so you need to have a well-established strategy as you prepare to make your Week 1 NFL knockout pool picks with the 2022 season off and running. No team is favored by more than seven points in the latest Week 1 NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook, making for plenty of tough NFL picks. Before finalizing any Week 1 NFL survivor picks, see which team the red-hot SportsLine Projection Model just went all-in on.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 138-97 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. Amazingly, it hasn’t missed a top-rated pick since Week 15 last season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 1 NFL odds from Caesars and locked in its Week 1 survivor pool pick. You can only see who the model is backing this week at SportsLine.
Top Week 1 NFL survivor pool predictions
For Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season, the model is shying away from the Cincinnati Bengals, even though they are the reigning AFC champions and favored at home over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cincinnati is coming off a Super Bowl run and is one of the biggest favorites of the week, with the current spread listed at 6.5 points.
While new Steelers quarterback Mitchell Trubisky might not inspire confidence to lead a prolific offense, he’s had experience operating as a game-manager with a disruptive defense backing him. In fact, he went 29-21 as a starter in Chicago. Even with the Bengals sweeping the season series a year ago, a Week 1 divisional game against a Steelers squad that has historically dominated the rivalry is one to avoid. See which team to pick here.
How to make Week 1 NFL survivor pool picks
Instead, the model is backing a team that made a quarterback change in the offseason and has had plenty of success against its Week 1 opponent. The time to pick this team is now, and you can only see the play over at SportsLine.
Which surprising team is a must-back in your Week 1 survivor pool? Visit SportsLine now to see which team carries you to victory in Week 1, all from the advanced computer model that consistently crushes the NFL, and find out.