2020 NFL Survivor Pool Stories After Week 12

2020 Survivor Pool Stories Week 12

Week 12 was a wild week in the NFL, both in terms of the action on the field to the unprecedented Wednesday afternoon game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, which was rescheduled to the awkward time slot due to COVID-19-related concerns.

Given what had transpired this week, we remind everyone that rescheduled games can still occur throughout the remainder of the season. The damage being dealt by the pandemic is still a nuisance to the entire league and things could get more serious as the weeks go on and the positive test results continue to rise. That being said, we strongly encourage all survivors to check what will happen to our survivor pools in the event of future cancelled or postponed games.

Without any further delay, let’s take a closer look at the data for our Survivor Pools after 12 weeks of football, as well as our takeaways from all the action this past week:

Name of Pool
GTD Prize*
Free Pool
Prospect Pool
Draftee Pool
Rookie Pool
Captain Pool
All Pro Pool
MVP Pool
Hall of Famer Pool
*BTC-USD exchange rate at the time of writing.
**# of Winners or Entries left after Week 12.


Lesser Survivor Casualties than the Pandemic Itself

Even though NFL teams right and left have been hit hard by players testing positive for the Coronavirus, it’s been relatively quiet in our survivor pools.

Less than 15 contestants in each of our pools were eliminated in Week 12, including our highly-populated pit over at the Prospect Pool, which still has 214 survivors left standing. Even more so, our big money All Pro, Hall of Famer, and NITROGEN Pools all stood pat in Week 12, with neither of these three groups suffering a diminished headcount.

Congratulations go out to all survivors who’ve lasted this long! And best of luck to everyone in Week 13, which should have more perplexing matchups given how nearly all the teams that are surefire locks in previous weeks are no longer available for the taking.

NFC Stands for “No-Fail Choice”

A good number of Survivors have to thank the elite franchises of the NFC for their Week 12 success, namely the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers.

The Saints were far and away the choice of the majority of survivors this past week given their highly-favorable matchup against a Denver Broncos squad with a former collegiate quarterback-turned-wide receiver under center. The Packers were the second-most picked team of the week to win in their divisional clash against the Chicago Bears. Both New Orleans and Green Bay won comfortably in their respective bouts, so this was indeed a banner week for nearly all survivors involved.


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Some games to look forward to in Week 13


Las Vegas Raiders vs. New York Jets

Derek Carr had a putrid afternoon throwing the ball in last Sunday during the Raiders’ 43-6 loss to the Falcons. But as discouraging the boys from Vegas are heading into Week 13, they do have a more than winnable showdown against the winless Jets on tap.

Simply put, New York is the worst team in the league. Survivors should seize any and all opportunities wherein they can side with the team on the other side of a Jets matchup.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals

If you’ve somehow gone with the Raiders in weeks past, perhaps this tasty NFC West matchup is the way to go instead.

Not only will the battle between the Rams and the Cardinals have huge playoff implications, it will also be a treat for NFL fans looking for an evenly-matched contest between two postseason hopefuls. In terms of survivor, however, we’re led to believe that Los Angeles is the more superior team than Arizona of late.

The Cards are 1-3 in their last four games, with opponents bringing more pressure to Kyler Murray, who’s seen an increase in blitzing defenses which has led to his regression. And while the Rams lost to the 49ers last week, their record of 3-2 over their last five is more encouraging than that of the Cards’ recent run. Sean McVay of Co. even has wins over playoff contenders in the Seahawks, Bucs, and Bears during this five-game stretch.

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For all those who have survived, make sure you lock in your picks this week! Good luck!

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