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Week 7 football survivor picks

FOX Sports Fantasy Department
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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 6 Recap


Fowler, Beall and Harmon  - Falcons (Matt Ryan did his best (3 INT) to hand Oakland a win on the road and snap Atlanta's five-game win streak to begin the season.  Instead, the leg of Matt Bryant (3/4 FG) won it for the Birds on and this trifecta at the end of regulation from 55 yards out.)

Halpin - Steelers (The Titans scored 10 points in the last five minutes of Week 6's Thursday night contest in Nashville.  More impressive, was the fact Chris Johnson, who had been underachieving, broke out for a quiet 91 yards rushing on 19 carries against the Steelers' defense.  Halpin's 5-0 survivor streak was snapped.)

Week 7 Picks


Fowler - Packers over Rams

You could say Aaron Rodgers got his discount-double-check-swagger back against the Texans.  Six touchdown passes to a potpourri of receivers.  The Rams' defense continues to shock many as their young corps has broken out as well.  Chris Long and James Laurinaitis are a nasty 1-2 punch and - along with less heralded Robert Quinn - have the Rams ranked sixth against the pass and 13th against the rush in 2012.  However, where this game is won or lost will be on the Rams' offensive line.  With Clay Matthews ready to run over any and all obstacles in his way, it could be a long day for Sam Bradford, Steven Jackson and Daryl Richardson is the o-line can't get a push up front.

Halpin - Niners over Seahawks

JH goes back to the Thursday night well for redemption in Week 7.  The 49ers were embarassed by the Giants in Week 6 and on the short week, look to regroup a passing attack that, up until last week, was efficiently managed by Alex Smith (3 INT vs NYG).  San Francisco better get that pass attack in order as the team's bread and butter - the rush - could be limited against a Seattle defensive unit that is second in the league stopping it (70.0 ryapg).  It will be interesting to see if the Seahawks, winners of two straight, continue to let Russell Wilson use his arm to win games instead of 2011 workhorse Marshawn Lynch.  Even after a humbling beatdown at home, the Niners are still one of the top defensive squads in the league AND home games are a big deal on a short week.

Beall - Giants over Redskins

It seems that every single season the Giants' defense faces adversity in the form of injuries and somehow they overcome and "the next man up" does his job admirably.  It's no secret that without Pierre Garcon (foot), the Redskins passing attack has been very quiet since Week 1.  Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris have been the bread and butter of the 'Skins' plans on offense.  If New York can slow those two down, Eli Manning should have a field day passing against the 32nd-ranked squad (328.3 pyapg).

Harmon - Vikings over Cardinals

In "As the Quarterbacks Turn (and writhe in pain)" latest episode, Kevin Kolb is out and John Skelton is back in for the Cardinals.  With their "starting" quarterback, back on the mend and top two running backs on the IR, Arizona's offense is a bit of a mystery up against an impressive defense (10th vs pass, 11th vs rush) in Minnesota.  Christian Ponder is making due with Percy Harvin (an early MVP candidate), ADP and Kyle Rudolph, but could use one more target to make this offense feared around the league.

Tagged: Falcons, Bears, Packers, Titans, Raiders, Rams, Vikings, Giants, Seahawks, Redskins, Cardinals, Steelers, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Bryant, Eli Manning, Chris Johnson, Chris Long, Matt Ryan, Chris Johnson, Jake Locker, Robert Griffin III

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