2020 NFL Survivor Pool Stories After Week 6
Week 6 brought back some normalcy to our Nitrogen Sports NFL Survivor Pool landscape, as all teams scheduled to play this week did so without any games having been suspended due to additional cases of players contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Nevertheless, sudden changes to the league’s schedule will always be looming like a dark cloud ready to pour even more misery to the 2020 campaign. That being said, we still encourage all players to be aware of what will happen to our survivor pools in the event of future cancellations of games by reading up on the subject.
With that out of the way, here’s our weekly data for our NFL Survivor Pools through six weeks of football, as well as our takeaways from all the action this past week:
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A Fitzmagical Week for Many
There were plenty of survivors who jumped on the opportunity to side with the Miami Dolphins in Week 6. They must’ve taken our advice from the previous week with the knowledge of the Dolphins hosting the New York Jets, who have the lowest-scoring offense in the NFL and who had just released their starting running back and former three-time Pro Bowl selection, Le’Veon Bell.
About 30-35 percent of all remaining survivors from each of our six pools between the Free and All-Pro pools locked in Miami as their pick for the week and were rewarded at doing so after Ryan Fitzpatrick and the ‘Fins humiliated the Jets even further with a 24-0 shutout victory on Sunday.
Indy Fuels the Races at our Top-Tier Pools
Meanwhile, over at our MVP and Hall of Famer pools with much larger stakes, the Indianapolis Colts were chosen by the majority of survivors as opposed to the Dolphins. Perhaps some of these players were still unconvinced of the Dolphins and decided to go with the Colts, who has one of the best defenses in the league going up against the one-win Cincinnati Bengals.
Philip Rivers and Co. gave their backers quite a scare as Indianapolis won in Week 6 by just four points. The same scares were felt by survivors who sided with the Baltimore Ravens, who were only second behind the Colts as the team locked in by our players from our three elite-tier pools this past week (all six players from our NITROGEN Pool survived Week 6), but with the Ravens ending up defeating the Philadelphia Eagles by just two points.
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Some games to look forward to in Week 7
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
For other football fans, the Thursday Night showdown between the Giants and the Eagles may seem like a dud. However, this matchup is perfect for survivor scenarios, as now could be the best time to side with either of these two disappointing NFC East teams and cross one of them out from their choices for the remainder of the survivor campaign.
We expect a good number of teams to lock in the Eagles to win this game considering how competitive they were in their aforementioned two-point loss to the Ravens and that the Giants were basically handed a victory by the Washington Football Team, who opted to go for a game-winning two-point conversion against the G-Men but failed. Our preview of this TNF primetime game should also shed more light on those who want to know more about this divisional matchup ripe for survivor pool pickings.
Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons
The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons secured victories in Week 6 and with both teams winning by double-digits despite what’s been a disappointing season for the two NFC franchises.
Like the Giants-Eagles game, this is most likely the right time to take either the Falcons or Lions as a lock for Week 7. Atlanta seems to have found new life with the recent firing of head coach Dan Quinn, while Detroit continues to fight on behalf of its own head coach in Matt Patricia, whose head has been on the chopping block dating back to the previous season.
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!