Thanks to some smart selections early in the season, the Kansas City Chiefs are still available to be picked this week against the woeful New York Giants. The later one can last in a survivor pool, the strategy of picking against the NFL's worst teams - regardless of opponent - is a wise one.
That's certainly the case with this week's selection.
Team to pick if still alive
Kansas City Chiefs
Betting against the Giants is about as safe as it gets on the board these days, and when you add in that Andy Reid is 16-2 all time as a head coach coming off a bye, the Chiefs are a strong play this week. After a red-hot start to the season, Kansas City lost three of four games heading into their bye, but a trip to MetLife Stadium should be just what they need. The 49ers gashed the Giants for 186 yards on the ground last week, so expect a big day out of Kareem Hunt and the Chiefs offense.
Teams picked so far: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams
Team to pick if starting over
Los Angeles Chargers
Despite being in concussion protocol, Philip Rivers was a full participant at practice Thursday and Friday which makes him likely to play Sunday. That likelihood, along with the Bills' decision to bench Tyrod Taylor for rookie Nathan Peterman, makes the Chargers a very strong play this week at home. Buffalo has been blown off the field the past two weeks, losing to the Jets and the Saints by a combined 50 points. Until Buffalo proves otherwise, picking their opposition is a wise move in survivor pools.