Week 14 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 a month, you could be $2,000 richer.
Week 13 Recap
Halpin - Jets (A rabid fan of the New York Giants, no word on if Halpin sent Greg McElroy a fruit basketball for engineering the game-winning driver over the horrid Cardinals. We know Rex Ryan sent him back to the sidelines. Sigh.)
Harmon - Niners (The hot hand of Colin Kaepernick was cooled off in Week 13. His legs, however, kept right on motoring down the field to the tune of 84 yards on nine carries. But it was the leg of Greg Zuerlein that was the difference at the end of regulation and in overtime. The game-winning field goal boosted the Rams record to 1-0-1 against the Niners in 2012.)
Week 14 Picks
Fowler and Beall – Seahawks over Cardinals
Arizona's offense is a mess. Ken Whisenhunt named John Skelton his starting quarterback on Wednesday. Still, based on Week 1 stats (149 passing yards, 43 rushing yards) you'd be hard pressed to sell survivor players how the Cardinals find a way to beat the Seahawks at home with "The 12th Man" roaring as Seattle clings to the final postseason slot. Meanwhile, Russell Wilson isn't making mistakes with no interceptions his last four games.
Halpin and Harmon - Buccaneers over Eagles
At the beginning of the season the Eagles boasted Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson on offense. None are 100 percent right now. Nick Foles has been named the starting quarterback the rest of the season. Philly's best weapon at the moment is their backup running back, Bryce Brown. The bad news is, Tampa Bay still ranks first in the NFL in rush defense allowing 82.3 yards per game.