The Titans could be an appealing choice for Week 3 NFL knockout pool picks. Tennessee is coming off a win and faces a Browns team on a short week that just lost star running back Nick Chubb. Cleveland has the No. 1 rushing offense in the league, so losing a core player could make the Browns vulnerable for Week 3 NFL eliminator picks. However, not everyone would prefer to utilize this matchup-based approach with their Week 3 NFL survivor strategy. If that's the case, which teams should draw your focus this week? Before finalizing any Week 3 NFL survivor picks, 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 over $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season on an incredible 164-117 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. It is also on a 18-9 roll on top-rated NFL picks since Week 7 of last season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 3 NFL odds and locked in its Week 3 survivor pool pick. You can only see who the model is backing this week at SportsLine.

Top Week 3 NFL survivor pool predictions 

For Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season, the model is shying away from the Cincinnati Bengals, even though they are favorites over the Los Angeles Rams. Whenever you rank in the bottom five in both passing and rushing, then you get 0-2 starts like what Cincinnati has thus far. The Bengals have trotted out arguably the league's worst offense through two weeks and rank 30th in points and 32nd in yards. Joe Burrow (calf) has not looked healthy, so Cincinnati will either have a hobbled Burrow for Week 3 or give Jake Browning his first career start. Undrafted out of Washington, this is Browning's fifth NFL season, but he has fewer career completions than running back Joe Mixon, who has one.

This is a poor matchup for the Bengals since the Rams lead the NFL in time of possession and yards per drive. Thus, they will eat up the clock, giving Cincinnati's struggling offense even fewer possessions to put points on the board. That offense has scored just two touchdowns in two games and has yet to lead at any point this season. Cincinnati may right the ship at some point, but the Rams aren't the type of opponent to do that against. Thus, the model advises to look elsewhere than the Bengals for Week 3 NFL survivor pools. See which team to pick here.

How to make Week 3 NFL survivor pool picks 

Instead, the model is backing a team that's been on fire at home and now faces a reeling opponent. 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 3 survivor pool? Visit SportsLine now to see which team carries you to victory in Week 3, all from the advanced computer model that consistently crushes the NFL and is up over $7,000 since its inception.