If you have made it this far in your survivor pool, it's a big accomplishment. It has been a challenging season with numerous upsets. The good thing for Week 12 is there are two big favorites of at least 13 points and three teams favored by at least nine points.
NFL Week 12 Survivor Picks
1) Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins are coming off a bye and are 7-1 with Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback. The passing game with Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle has been tough to defend and the running game has become potent with the combination of Jeff Wilson and Raheem Mostert. The Dolphins defense has played better in recent games and faces an offense that was awful last week and Kyle Allen is expected to start at quarterback for the Texans. The Texans have scored 20 points or fewer in six consecutive games. Based on the rest of the schedule, this looks like the best spot to use the Dolphins.
2) Kansas City Chiefs
The Rams are in bad shape and Matthew Stafford is in concussion protocol for the second straight week and he's unlikely to play. The offense wasn't good with Cooper Kupp and the offensive line has been a problem all season. Bryce Perkins is expected to start at quarterback for the Rams. The Chiefs are rolling despite several injuries at wide receiver and it shouldn't be an issue in this game. The Chiefs have won four straight games against the 49ers, Titans, Jaguars and Chargers. The Rams have scored 20 points or fewer in seven of the last eight games.
3) Dallas Cowboys
Taking a team in a division game is always risky, but the Giants are limping into this game with a multitude of injuries, including wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson who is out for the season with a torn ACL. Saquon Barkley was limited to 22 yards on 15 carries against the Lions this week and the Giants offense can't do much if he's shut down. The Cowboys beat the Giants in Week 3, 23-16, with Cooper Rush at quarterback. The Cowboys last five wins have been by at least 12 points and are coming off a 40-3 win over the Vikings. The Cowboys have scored 117 points over the last three games. The Giants are 24th in DVOA against the pass and will be missing players, including cornerback Adoree' Jackson. The Cowboys defense leads the league in sacks and are second in pressure rate. The Giants offensive line has injuries and Daniel Jones gets pressured at the second highest rate in the NFL.
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