The byes are over leaving 16 games to choose from each week the rest of the way. In Week 15, the options aren't as obvious with 12 games having lines of 4.5 points or fewer. The only double-digit favorite is the Chiefs in Houston.

Here are my top survivor picks for the week.


NFL Week 15 Survivor Picks

1) Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs are an obvious pick should they be remaining. They are 14-point favorites on the road against the Texans. While the Texans almost pulled off the upset in Dallas last week, the Texans are likely to not get up for this game. The Texans had the motivation to play Deshaun Watson and the Browns two weeks ago in Watson's return to Houston. Last week, the Texans were playing a state opponent the Cowboys. The Texans are rotating quarterbacks between Davis Mills and Jeff Driskel and will be without Dameon Pierce, Brandin Cooks, and Nico Collins. The Chiefs are battling for the top seed in the AFC. The Texans have lost eight consecutive games, including at least seven games by at least seven points.

2) Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are rolling and can win in a multitude of ways. Against the Titans, they went pass heavy and won. Against the Packers, they went run heavy and won. The defense is playing better and the Eagles need to win to maintain the top seed and win the NFC East with a game looming in Dallas in Week 16. The Bears have shown they can be competitive with Justin Fields at quarterback, but this is a mismatch in talent. The Bears have lost nine of the last 10 games. The Eagles have scored 40, 35, and 38 points in the last three games and Jalen Hurts has become the MVP favorite. The Bears have allowed at least 27 points in six straight games.

3) Green Bay Packers

The Packers aren't a good team, but they are likely available for many and the Rams are awful. While the Rams and Baker Mayfield were a big story after a miraculous comeback against the Raiders on Thursday Night Football in Week 14, the Rams played poorly most of the game. The Packers are coming off a bye and Aaron Rodgers tends to play well at home in prime time. The Packers are still mathematically alive in the playoff hunt and have scored 61 points over the last two games. The weakness for the Packers is defending the run and the Rams running game has been bad due to a poor offensive line. The Rams are last in yards per play.

Also consider: Minnesota Vikings

Last week: 2-1
Season: 31-10-1

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