Welcome to Week 11 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 team on the ESPN Eliminator Challenge page to see which teams the majority of fans are picking.
Last week, the Detroit Lions were the chalkiest Eliminator Challenge pick in a long time, being picked in well over half of entries. In fact, the 32 most common perfect paths all featured entries picking the Lions. An early 10-0 deficit made a lot of people sweat, but Detroit came back to win, and even cover the spread. As a result, over 97 percent of entrants survived Week 10.