Welcome to Week 6 of the 2017 Eliminator Challenge. To determine the best picks each week, I lean heavily upon ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI). For more on how FPI is calculated, click here and here. I also look at the pick percentages for each NFL team on the ESPN Eliminator Challenge page to see which teams the majority of fans are picking.
This week shapes up to be much easier on paper than last week, which didn't feature a single team favored by more than seven points. It was the 18th week in the Super Bowl era in which no team was favored by over a touchdown.
However, this week five teams are favored by at least 9.5