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The Ravens are jumping off the page as possible NFL survivor pool picks this week according to the latest NFL odds. Baltimore is favored by 7.5 points against the Eagles and is one of just a handful of teams laying more than four points in the latest NFL spreads from William Hill. Have you already used the Ravens? If not, is it time to pencil them into your NFL knockout pool picks?

Other teams that could draw interest this week include the Patriots (-10 vs. Broncos), Colts (-8 vs. Bengals) and Dolphins (-9.5 vs. Jets). Or you could go in a completely different direction and take a team like the Lions, coming off a bye and favored by a field goal at Jacksonville. Before making any Week 6 NFL survivor picks, see which team the red-hot SportsLine Projection Model recommends

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It's off to a strong 10-5 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. And it enters Week 6 on an incredible 106-70 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. 

The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. 

The model can be used to crush the survivor pool format. Each week, the available team winning the most computer simulations has prevailed straight-up. You can only see who it's backing here.

Top Week 6 NFL survivor pool predictions

For Week 6, the model is shying away from the Steelers, even though they're undefeated and hosting the Browns. Coach Kevin Stefanski's Browns (4-1) have won four straight games behind the league's top rushing attack, which is piling up 188.4 yards per game and averaging 5.5 yards per carry. 

The Browns' defense is fourth in the NFL against the run (87 yards per game), which should take away one of the Steelers' strengths, while defensive end Myles Garrett (six sacks) could cause headaches for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. With Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry (21 catches apiece), Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield could keep this game close.

How to make Week 6 NFL survivor pool picks

Instead, the model is backing a shocking team with a record below .500. Picking this team not only will get you to Week 7, it will also 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.