Avoiding the land mines has been key in advancing in NFL survivor pools this season. Two big ones last week were the Jacksonville Jaguars and Green Bay Packers, though fortunately they weren't among my weekly three picks. It's another tough week with only one team favored by double-digits in NFL Week 6. Plus, only three teams are favored by at least seven points. Be sure to check out Fantasy Alarm's weekly matchup previews and the NFL Week 6 betting odds before making your survivor picks this week. Here are my top survivor picks for the week.


NFL Week 6 Survivor Picks

1) Los Angeles Rams

The Rams haven't looked good and are coming off a 22-10 loss to the Cowboys. The Rams offensive line has been a problem and the Cowboys are a team that can exploit that weakness. The Panthers are tied for 25th in sacks. Los Angeles has lost to Buffalo, San Francisco and Dallas. The Rams wins were against Atlanta and Arizona. The Panthers are 1-4 with a new coach and P.J. Walker starting at quarterback for the injured Baker Mayfield. Matthew Stafford has been sacked 12 times the last two weeks, but he should get some more time to throw in this game. The Rams are the biggest favorites of the week at 10.5 points.

2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

After two consecutive losses, the Buccaneers got back on track last week with a 21-15 win over Atlanta. The Buccaneers led 21-0 after three quarters. The Steelers were trounced in Buffalo by the Bills, 38-3. The Buccaneers have a lot of weapons on offense and a multitude of ways to beat teams. The Steelers have a rookie quarterback in Kenny Pickett behind a shaky offensive line and are struggling to run the ball. The lone win for the Steelers came in Week 1 in overtime against the Bengals and the Steelers were outgained, 432-267. The Steelers are averaging 13.5 points over the last four games. The Steelers have allowed the third-most yards in the NFL and the defense isn't the same without T.J. Watt.

3) Baltimore Ravens

The Giants have been the biggest surprise in the NFL with a 4-1 record. They are winning despite one of the worst receiving corps you'll ever see. While the win in London against Green Bay last week was impressive, this isn't the same Packers offense of recent seasons. The Giants other wins came against Carolina, Tennessee and Chicago. Those three teams rank in the bottom three in yard per game. The Ravens will be the biggest test. The Ravens issue has been blowing leads. They allowed Miami to score 28 points in the fourth quarter in a loss and the Bills rallied from a 17-point deficit in a 23-20 loss. The Giants don't have the offense to do this. The Giants have been blitzing a lot and Lamar Jackson has handled the blitz well. 

Last week: 3-0

Season: 11-3-1


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