2020 NFL Survivor Pool Stories After Week 5

Week 5 NFL Survivor Pool 2020 Stories

For the second-straight week, the NFL had to reschedule a regular-season game because of the new COVID-19 cases that sprung up in the league, particularly within the New England Patriots organization.

As such, the Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots game in Week 5 was moved to Sunday of Week 6. However, the Broncos-Patriots game wasn’t the only one affected by the sudden changes, as the league had to re-schedule several games across the entire regular-season slate to accommodate the postponed matches from recent weeks without creating scheduling conflicts with the remaining games.

More details and clarifications regarding situations involving cancelled/postponed games amidst the NFL regular season due to the global pandemic, as well as the list of all re-scheduled regular-season games, can be found on this article.

Do bear in mind that the Coronavirus’ worldwide impact will bring uncertainty for the remainder of the NFL campaign, so be sure to be on top of the latest developments from the league here at Nitrogen Sports Blog. But with that out of the way, here’s our weekly data for our NFL Survivor Pools through five 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 5.


Back-to-Back Mulligans for the Remaining Survivors

Similar to what happened last week, survivors from Week 5 automatically qualify for Week 6 for as long as they made a pick for Week 5 prior to the deadline.

That being said, there could be a good number of pretenders to our survivor thrones still looming in their respective pools. Here’s hoping that the new Week 6 slate will go uninterrupted for pools to start turning out normal results and weed out the pretenders to the survivor pool throne who’ve coasted by only through free wins this past couple of weeks.

Forgotten Fortunes?

Despite the issues regarding the NFL’s tenuous schedule giving players free wins, several players were still eliminated from contention after failing to lock in a survivor pick prior to the Week 5 deadline. This should serve as yet another reminder that players have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by simply making their survivor prediction for the week before it’s too late.

An average between three to five percent of players from each of our six survivor pools with the lowest stakes are no longer in contention. Players from these six pools would be wise to learn from the high-rollers in our three other elite-tier pools, as all 148 survivors from Week 4 out of these three pools combined all moved on to Week 5.


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Some games to look forward to in Week 6


Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

Two of the season’s bigger surprises in the Browns and the Steelers put their respective four-game win streaks on the line in this divisional clash. Pittsburgh is 8-1-1 against Cleveland since 2015, which may sway survivors towards picking the Steelers at this point in the season given their dominance over their long-time AFC North rivals.

Then again, Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. have never looked good together on offense. Cleveland also hasn’t lost its step in the running game either with Kareem Hunt taking the lead role in the backfield in place of injured stud Nick Chubb.

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins are fresh off a stunning upset over the 49ers on the road and will now face a dysfunctional Jets team having just released starting running back Le’Veon Bell and with quarterback Sam Darnold’s health still up in the air.

Now’s probably the best time to side with Miami, especially with Ryan Fitzpatrick still conjuring up his patented Fitzmagic. New York head coach Adam Gase’s job could very well be on the line should his team lose this game, but there’s no doubt that the ‘Fins are cruising. That said, the Dolphins are not a beacon of consistency, so losing to a team like the Jets is always highly possible.

Don’t forget to check out more NFL Game Previews here at Nitrogen Sports Blog.

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

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