Finally, some order was restored in Week 8 for NFL survivor pools. Hardly anyone was eliminated as many of the favorites won. It's been a rare occurrence in a chaotic season. Three teams are favored by at least 12 points in NFL Week 9 and one game has a 7-point spread. Every other game is 5.5 points or fewer. There are six teams on bye this week. Dallas, San Francisco, Denver, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and the Giants are off. Be sure to check out Fantasy Alarm's weekly matchup previews and the NFL Week 9 betting odds before making your survivor picks this week. Here are my top survivor pool picks for NFL Week 9.


NFL Week 9 Survivor Picks

1) Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are undefeated and rolling. Taking a road team on a short week isn't ideal, but the Texans are awful. The Eagles are coming off a 35-13 win over the Steelers and were able to sit their starters for most of the fourth quarter. The Eagles defensive line is smothering, the defense leads the league in turnovers forced per game, allow 16.9 points per game and the Texans offense is one of the worst. Jalen Hurts has been excellent in his third year in the NFL and A.J. Brown was a great addition, who had six catches for 156 yards with three touchdowns last week. The Texans defense got shredded by Derrick Henry and the Titans last week with 314 rushing yards and allow 186 rushing yards per game. Davis Mills hasn't played well and will be without Nico Collins and Brandin Cooks is likely not going to play.

2) Buffalo Bills

Taking a divisional favorite on the road is always risky, but the Bills are the best team in the NFL and should have a lot of fans travel to the game. The Jets defense has been good and even if they can make life difficult for the Bills offense, the Jets offense isn't the same without Breece Hall and injuries to the offensive line. Zach Wilson has struggled with a 54.9% completion percentage and will need to be good to pull off the upset. The Bills allow the second-fewest points per drive.

3) Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs are coming off a bye and at home. The Chiefs have scored at least 27 points in five of seven games and if they put up points, it's difficult envisioning the Titans being able to play with the Chiefs with the state of their passing game whether Ryan Tannehill or Malik Willis gets the start. The Titans have won five consecutive games, but the competition hasn't been staunch. When the Titans played a top team in Week 2, they were destroyed by the Bills, 41-7. 

Last week: 3-0

Season: 16-7-1



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