NFL Survivor Pool: Week 9 pick from advanced computer model

Don't lock in your NFL Week 9 Survivor pick until you see the play from the SportsLine Projection Model
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The Week 9 NFL schedule features 14 games, including marquee matchups like Rams vs. Titans and Packers vs. Chiefs. Several divisional matchups also are on the slate, such as Saints vs. Falcons in the NFC South, the NFC West's Cardinals vs. 49ers and Bengals vs. Browns in the AFC North. Before you make your Week 9 NFL survivor picks, you NEED to see which team the SportsLine Projection Model is backing.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,800 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 9 of the 2021 season on an incredible 128-86 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is WAY UP.

The model can be used to crush the Survivor Pool format, which calls for picking one team to win each week but never using the same team twice. The team winning the most model simulations each week is a perfect 8-0 after the Rams (91 percent) pounded the Texans.

They joined the 49ers in Week 1 (75 percent), Buccaneers in Week 2 (79 percent), Cardinals and Ravens in Week 3 (79 percent), Bills in Week 4 (87 percent), Patriots in Week 5 (78 percent), Colts in Week 6 (81 percent) and Cards in Week 7 (84 percent) as winners for survivor contestants who used those teams over the first eight weeks.

In Week 9, we can tell you the model is shying away from the Cowboys as big favorites against the Broncos as its top pick. The Cowboys are expected to get Dak Prescott back at quarterback after he missed Week 8, but Dallas didn't need its star signal-caller in a win over the Vikings. The Broncos, meanwhile, traded top defensive player Von Miller this week, signaling they may not see themselves as playoff contenders this season despite their 4-4 record. Still, the model says the Broncos' defense is too dangerous to ignore.

Instead, the model is backing a team that's facing whose opponent hasn't won in nearly a month! Picking this team not only will get you to Week 10, but will also put you in the optimal position to go deep in your NFL survivor pool. You NEED to see which team the model is backing before locking in your NFL survivor picks!

What is the optimal Week 9 Survivor pool play? And which team will send you through to Week 10? ... Join SportsLine right now to see the SportsLine Projection Model's shocking survivor pick, all from the model that consistently crushes the NFL!

SportsLine Staff