The Los Angeles Rams are among the top scoring teams in the NFL this season at 28.2 points per game. That does not bode well for the New York Giants, who surrendered 44 points against the Dallas Cowboys last week and are yielding an average of 27.8 this season. Los Angeles, which possesses the second-best passing attack (310.2 yards) in the league, looks to light up the scoreboard Sunday against a Giants team that is dealing with injuries to starters at every skill position on offense. The Rams are 9.5-point favorites in the latest Week 6 NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and many will jump on them with their NFL survivor pool picks.
Other favorites that could attract attention for NFL knockout pool picks include the Indianapolis Colts (-9.5 against the Houston Texans) and Kansas City Chiefs (-7 against the Washington Football Team). Before making any Week 5 NFL survivor picks, you need to see which team the red-hot SportsLine Projection Model just went all-in on.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters Week 6 of the 2021 season on an incredible 125-83 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. The team winning the most model simulations each week is a perfect 5-0 after the Patriots (78 percent) edged the Texans, joining the 49ers in Week 1 (75 percent), Buccaneers in Week 2 (79 percent), Cardinals and Ravens in Week 3 (79 percent) and Bills in Week 4 (87 percent). You can only see who the model is backing in NFL Week 6 at SportsLine.
Top Week 6 NFL survivor pool predictions
For Week 6, the model is shying away from the undefeated Arizona Cardinals against the Cleveland Browns. Arizona has won the last four meetings between the teams, but it is facing a Browns team that owns the NFL's top rushing attack. Cleveland is averaging 187.6 yards per game and has recorded 12 touchdowns on the ground.
The Browns are gaining 5.4 yards per carry, which leads the league, and Arizona is allowing the same amount to rank 31st. Cleveland also is first in the NFL with 6.5 yards per rush up the middle, while the Cardinals are yielding 5.2, the fourth-most among all teams. Even though Nick Chubb (calf) is out and Kareem Hunt (wrist/knee) is ailing, the Browns are just too dangerous for the model's projections this week.
How to make Week 6 NFL survivor pool picks
Instead, the model is backing a team whose quarterback is coming off his best performance of the season. Picking this team not only will get you to Week 7, it also will put you in the optimal position to go deep in your NFL survivor pool. The time to pick this team is now, and you can only see the play over at SportsLine.
Which surprising team is a must-back in your Week 6 survivor pool? Visit SportsLine now to see which team carries you to victory in Week 6, all from the advanced computer model that consistently crushes the NFL, and find out.