Week 4 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 four months, you could be $2,000 richer.
Week 3 Recap
Fowler - 49ers(I'm not surviving)
Beall - Saints (Whoops! Jamaal Charles returned to form a week after six carries for three yards.)
Halpin - Bears (Do you believe in miracles?! We have a survivor! The Rams' offensive line may be the worst in the NFL.)
Week 4 Picks
Fowler and Beall - Texans over Titans
Jake Locker may have got some regular season reps in 2011, but for the most part he's still considered a rookie quarterback. He'll face his greatest challenge this Sunday against a Texans team ranked in the top five in rushing (67.7 yards allowed) and passing defense (188 yards allowed/gm). On the flip side, the Titans defense (463 yards allowed / 37.7 points allowed per game) have been torched three consecutive weeks.
The "Swollen Dome" believes in the Arizona defense up against Ryan Tannehill sans Reggie Bush (doubtful). Kevin Kolb with a splash of John Skelton have led the Cardinals to a 3-0 start. Word out of Cardinals' camp Wednesday was that Beanie Wells has been placed on IR and will be out until late November. So, it's Ryan Williams' backfield for the immediate future. Don't sleep on the Dolphins defense. The fish (yes, I know they are mammals) are third in rush defense. So, while Kolb could light it up from the sky, Ryan Williams may need to wait a week before he showcases his skills.
Peyton Manning needs a confidence boost. The Raiders terrible defense (264.7 pass yards per game) has to travel to Denver. This has all the makings of a Broncos blowout win. The Raiders are 26th in scoring defense allowing more than 29 points per game. Manning gets the monkey off his back.