Optimal NFL football knockout, survivor pool picks, strategy for Week 15, 2019

Congratulations if you're still alive in your NFL survivor or knockout pool. You've dodged landmines nearly every week, with heavy favorites getting stunned almost routinely. By this point, most players already have used the obvious choices for Week 15 as part of their NFL survivor picks: the Patriots visiting lowly Cincinnati, the NFC-best 49ers hosting the downtrodden Falcons and the surging Chiefs welcoming 5-8 Denver. Beyond those, what are the safest options remaining for your NFL knockout picks? The SportsLine Projection Model has you covered with its optimal Week 15 NFL picks and survivor strategy. See the survivor pick now.

This model, which has simulated the entire NFL season, has ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch for three years running. Additionally, it beat over 96 percent of CBS Sports office pool players last season. Anyone who has followed it has consistently crushed their NFL picks

In Week 13 the model rolled with the Chiefs, who blew out the Raiders, while tens of thousands of survivor players got knocked out with Carolina (lost at home to Washington) and Philadelphia (lost at Miami). Last week, the model hit easily with Minnesota and warned survivor players not to take Houston. 

Now, the model has locked in on Week 15, understanding that most Survivor players already used the 49ers and Chiefs in earlier weeks. We can tell you the model is not going with the Seahawks, even though they're facing a Carolina team that's lost five straight. 

Seattle showed its vulnerability in a 28-12 loss at the Rams last week. The Seahawks were held without a touchdown, and No. 1 receiver Tyler Lockett continued his recent disappearing act. Seattle also lost running back Rashaad Penny, who was averaging 5.7 yards per carry, to a torn ACL.

Carolina has won three of its last five home games, including a 30-20 victory over seemingly unstoppable Tennessee. The Panthers could put up a fight at home, contrary to the narrative that they're playing out the string.

There's another team winning more often than the Seahawks that the model loves for your NFL knockout picks this week. Picking this team also sets you up for the rest of the season. You need to see who it is before locking in any NFL predictions or picks. 

So which team is a must-back in your NFL Week 15 survivor pool? Visit SportsLine now to see which team carries you to victory in Week 15, all from the proven computer model that warned survivor players last week to avoid the Texans.

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