FOX survivor football picks for Week 10
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 2011.
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 couple months, you could be $2,000 richer.
Week 9 Recap
The Atlanta Falcons win against the Indianapolis Colts can be summed up in three syllables: Whooooo-leeee-ooooooo!
Julio Jones returned to the Falcons’ starting lineup after missing two and a half games with a hamstring injury. He racked up 130 yards on two of his three receptions including 50 and 80 yards strikes that led to six points a pop. Before his injury, Jones was averaging over 80 receiving yards a game. With Roddy White’s productivity cut in half this season, Jones proved himself a reliable offensive weapon as Atlanta enters the second half of the season.
With the loss, Indianapolis became the front runner in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes and has forced Fowler, Harmon and Beall to group Jones in with Franco as their favorite Julio.
Halpin was the latest fantasy contributor to be bitten by the snake that is the NFL underdog.
Miami strolled into Arrowhead a member of the “Suck for Luck” society and with few signs of life that this team could pull an upset on the road. The Chiefs were riding the emotion of a four-game winning streak and more importantly two straight wins against AFC West foes. A defense that stepped up against the Chargers the previous Monday night was meticulously picked apart by Matt Moore, Reggie Bush had his second straight stud performance and Jackie Battle fell to the back burner as threat in the rushing game.
On to Week 10's ...
Week 10 Picks
Harmon, Beall and Fowler – Eagles
The Arizona Cardinals finished their game against the St. Louis Rams (23rd in total defense) with 262 total yards. That mediocre performance would place the Cards 31st in total offense if compared to league averages. As of Wednesday night, there was no word on whether or not Kevin Kolb would be able to start against the Eagles.
As for Philadelphia, the team is looking to bounce back following a disappointing effort against the Bears on Monday night. LeSean McCoy will be licking his chops as he faces a rush defense that allows 117.8 yards per game and have allowed the most rushing touchdowns this season, 11. Michael Vick, Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson fantasy football owners should be happy to know the Cards remain 29th in pass defense (272 yards allowed per game).
Halpin – Packers
Halpin proves once again that he’s not a follower, he’s a leader by going against the grain and selecting the Indianpo … err … the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL with arguably one of the best quarterbacks of this generation.
It doesn’t hurt that Minnesota’s defense surrenders 274 pass yards per game, allowed 14 passing touchdowns (seventh-most in the NFL) and only have six interceptions (21st) on the season.
Like taking candy from a baby, right? Sorry, Christian.