Week 10 pro football survivor picks
Survive and advance is a popular sports mantra normally saved for the month of March and the madness that comes with it.
But thanks to the rapid growth of the NFL and fantasy football, games like FOX Fantasy Survivor can feed your craving for “win or go home” competition seven months early.
Thousands of football fans signed up and participated in the FOX Fantasy Survivor game last season. The hope is, with cash prizes on the line, we can eclipse that mark in 2012.
The premise is simple: pick one (1) team who you believe is going to win that week. The survivor catch remains that once you pick a team to win, you can’t pick that team again for the rest of the season. The good news is, even if you lose, you are still eligible to win cash prizes.
To assist you with your survivor selections, the FOXSports.com’s fantasy football staff will provide you their picks for the week.
Just remember the mantra: survive and advance. In three months, you could be $2,000 richer.
Week 9 Recap
Fowler and Beall - Broncos (Is it safe to say Peyton Manning has locked up the Comeback Player of the Year award yet? Manning moved to 8-0 lifetime against the Bengals. Manning also passed Dan Marino for most game-winner drives in the fourth quarter and overtime. Cincinnati has lost four straight as Andy Dalton continues to fight through a sophomore slump. It doesn't help him that the Bengals are 26th in rushing offense.)
Halpin - Seahawks (When you hold Christian Ponder to 11-22 passing for 63 yards, you can shrug off Adrian Peterson's 184-yards performance on your home turf. Russell Wilson only passed for 173 yards, but three of his completions were good for six as Minnesota's defense has been exposed the last two games. The Buccaneers torched them two Thursdays ago.)
Week 10 Picks
Kansas City's head coach Romeo Crennel stepped down as defensive coordinator this week. His ability to gain head coaching gigs in Cleveland and Kansas City was because he was labeled as a defensive guru. The Chiefs are currently 30th in scoring defense allowing 30 points per game. So, that worked out well. On offense, Jamaal Charles looks like he'll play despite injuring his neck against the Chargers in Week 9. Ben Roethlisberger will most likely be without Antonio Brown (ankle), but should have two running backs at his disposal with Jon Dwyer returning to create a two-headed beast with Isaac Redman. Rashard Mendenhall is expected to miss one more week.
Tennessee travels to Miami after being embarrassed at home by the Chicago Bears 51-20. Turnovers and special team issues plagued the Titans in Week 9 and with Miami's third-ranked rush defense ready to slow down Chris Johnson, it could be a tough task to turn things around in Week 10. The Titans defense isn't doing the offense any favors either as they are 27th against the pass and 30th against the rush. The unit allows the most points per game in the NFL at over 34 per pop. Ryan Tannehill has managed the offense nicely and could post some of his best numbers of his rookie season on Sunday.
Doug Martin owned the Raiders in Week 9. He rushed for over 250 yards with four touchdowns. Imagine what Ray Rice is thinking as Sunday approaches. With Darren McFadden (ankle) beat up for the Raiders, look for Carson Palmer to sling the ball around the field.
With New England coming off the BYE, the team is favored by 11-12 points at home against Buffalo - a team they crushed 52-28 back in Week 4. Tom Brady and the offense scored six unanswered touchdowns that game and, with those fresh legs, are in a position to torch a Buffalo defense allowing 31 points per game. This game could be over with at halftime, but I remember thinking the same thing when Arizona came to town. - Ryan Fowler