It's the most wonderful time of the year. NFL week 1. The weekend that everyone still thinks they have a chance. I will be traveling to Vegas for the festivities and will keep you updated throughout the weekend. Believe it or not, this is not the best weekend to because there aren't many good spreads, but I will find the few for you to lock up a profit-filled weekend. Up first, survivor pool picks.
After perusing this week's slate of NFL games, there are only two survivor picks of any value to me. As you know, you want to pick a winner, but you also want to pick a winner you don't foresee picking again later in the year. Therefore, the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals pose good values this week. Arizona is a tricky team to figure out this year, but their best chance to have a definite win is week 1 at St. Louis. I do believe that St. Louis will be better than Arizona at the end of the year, but only have Sam Bradford has had more experience under center.
Miami plays at Buffalo who may be on the clock for the 2011 draft already. Not only is this game good for survivor, but Miami is only -3 according to bodog.com!! We'll get to the spreads later, but along with being the favorite, Miami (plus the rest of the AFC East) has a very difficult schedule so the Dolphins won't be a team that has a good matchup every week. Miami will have to play four tough division games along with having to play the AFC North, and they get Green Bay sprinkled in there too. This is one of the few games that I would even consider picking Miami in in a survivor situation, so why hold onto maybe later when I have right now. Take Miami.