Pick-4 Survivor: Game Changers fantasy league

Welcome back to the greatest Survivor fantasy league on the internet!

In the comments section of this post, you can select your Pick-4 teams for the SurvivorGame Changers fantasy league. Most of you have probably played before and already know how this works, but if you’re new to this, here are the rules and scoring system:

1. Nobody is impressed that you’ve read spoilers. If you have, don’t play this game. To put it more bluntly, don’t be a dick.

2. Pick four Survivors from this season that you think will do well (see scoring system below), and let us know the combination you want in the comments on the draft post or- if you must- via Twitter (@purplerockpod)- though it’s much easier on me if you use the comments section, so I’ll prioritize entries from here.

3. As long as nobody else has picked that exact combination of four players, I’ll respond to you to acknowledge that I recorded your picks (I do this so that you don’t later edit your post or delete your tweet and claim you picked a different set of players. Again, see Rule #1). You can change them any time until the second episode airs, so if one of your picks is the first person booted you can attempt to salvage your team.

4. Check this site every week to see updated standings. To the winner goes the ultimate prize: Bragging rights on the internet.

5. The scoring system:

Tribe reward: 1 points

Tribe immunity: 2 points*

*In a combined reward/immunity challenge with only two tribes, only immunity points will be awarded.
*In an immunity challenge with three (or more) tribes, winning tribe gets 3 points, 2nd place gets 2, loser gets 0. (If there are four tribes, 3rd place would get 1 point.)

Individual reward: 2 points (Note: Obtaining an advantage in the game or clue to an idol does not receive points unless it is a reward at a challenge. Winning an advantage at an auction earns no points.)

Individual immunity: 4 points

Finding an idol: 3 points

Playing idol successfully: 4 points

Redemption Island victory: 1 point

Return to game from Redemption Island: 2 points (although let’s hope Redemption Island is never used again)

Votes To Evict Player (VTEP) pre-merge: 1 point*

*VTEP points are awarded when your player casts a vote- or participates in a split vote plan- that successfully snuffs someone else’s torch. (In the case of a double vote, a player would get double the VTEP for using the double vote for the correct target or as part of a vote split.)

VTEP post-merge: 2 points

*In the case of a double-vote advantage being used, if the double-vote is used successfully- either to vote one person out or as part of a vote-split plan- the person using the advantage correctly will get double the amount of VTEP points.

Making the merge (one-time bonus): 3 points

Receiving the immunity necklace from someone at tribal council: 4 points

Final tribal council votes: 2 points each

Troy wins the season: -100 points for all teams with Troy on them

**Tie-breaker: At the end of the season if one team is tied with another, the team that has the player that placed the highest in the game will win. For example:

Team A is made up of 4 players: 1st place, 2nd place, 10th place, 15th place. Team B is made up of 4 players: 1st place, 3rd place, 5th place, 6th place. Since both teams chose the winner, the next highest-finishing player would break the tie. In this case, Team A has 2nd place and Team B has 3rd place. So Team B is the winner.

Easy enough, right?

Joining the league is also easy: Just make your picks in the comments below. I’ll respond to you to lock in your players (assuming nobody else has that exact combination), and you have until the second episode airs to change your picks. Yes, the second episode. So if you picked the first boot, make sure to come back and change your picks!

I’ll try to update the table below as frequently as possible so you can use it to see if your combination of players is still available (don’t expect me to update on weekends, though). Alphabetize the players you want to pick, then look at the alphabetized list below to see if your combo is already taken. Too confusing? Just pick your four and I’ll tell you if they’re still available. If I don’t get back to you in a day or so (again, don’t count weekends), reply to one of my comments- I’m John in the comments below- and let me know I suck.

NamePlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4
Survivor StickAndreaAubryCalebMalcolm
Super duper fanAndreaAubryCirieHali
Survivor ClubbAndreaAubryMalcolmMichaela
Jeff Probst's HairpieceAndreaAubryMalcolmOzzy
george luminarioAndreaAubryMalcolmSierra
Black DynamiteAndreaAubryMalcolmZeke
Purple Rock MattAndreaBradJTMalcolm
Purple Rock JohnAndreaBradMalcolmOzzy
How's Grandma?AndreaBradMichaelaSierra
Barbara AndersonAndreaBradSierraTroy
Life Of TaiAndreaCalebHaliMalcolm
Adli HanifAndreaCalebMalcolmSierra
Janice TengAndreaCieraCirieMalcolm
True AlainerAndreaCirieHaliSarah
Side CharacterAndreaCirieMichaelaSandra
Joshua ChangAndreaCirieMichaelaZeke
Blake BallAndreaJTMalcolmOzzy
Nick BommaritoAndreaJTMalcolmSierra
Conor PatrickAndreaJTMalcolmZeke
Diego's ArmanbroAndreaJTSarahZeke
aj hillerAndreaMalcolmMichaelaOzzy
Purple Rock MarkAndreaMalcolmMichaelaSarah
Haley HannAndreaMalcolmMichaelaTony
Ms. SweaterfanAndreaMalcolmOzzySierra
Dubious RobAndreaMalcolmSarahSierra
Derek YoungAndreaMalcolmSarahTroy
Mike HirschAndreaMichaelaSarahSierra
Matt WAubryBradMichaelaSarah
Crom DeluiseAubryBradMichaelaTroy
Something QuirkyAubryCalebCirieJT
Michael BachnerAubryCalebHaliVarner
Drums XAubryCalebMalcolmMichaela
doctor wuAubryCalebMichaelaVarner
the sky is fallingAubryCirieHaliMalcolm
indescribable hatAubryCirieJTMalcolm
TJ SassAubryCirieJTMichaela
Sago PalmAubryCirieMalcolmZeke
John KenneyAubryCirieMichaelaSarah
Ara Morin AcevedoAubryCirieTonyVarner
Andrea MarinAubryCirieVarnerZeke
Mike SweeneyAubryDebbieJTSarah
Alycia SwiftAubryHaliMalcolmSandra
Andrei ConstantinAubryHaliMalcolmZeke
Assistant Dragon SlayerAubryJTMalcolmMichaela
Adam BAubryJTMalcolmOzzy
Soccer ChampAubryJTMalcolmSandra
Kyle KramerAubryJTMalcolmSierra
Kate WeaverAubryJTMalcolmZeke
Prom KingAubryJTMichaelaSierra
Jenifer PullmanAubryJTMichaelaTony
Kevin NAubryJTSarahVarner
Chris DiorioAubryJTTonyVarner
Anthony DePaulAubryMalcolmMichaelaOzzy
Joseph FinnAubryMalcolmTaiZeke
Yoshi Kirby and ToadAubryMalcolmVarnerZeke
Friend ChooserAubryOzzySarahZeke
K.P. WatershedAubrySandraVarnerZeke
Paul CarbyAubrySarahSierraTroy
Lo BevBradCalebMichaelaOzzy
Kent McKBradDebbieHaliSarah
Head Architect SylviaBradDebbieMichaelaSierra
Tai-chi in PrivateBradHaliMichaelaTroy
Los UndesirablesBradHaliOzzyTroy
Brian GoldBradHaliSarahSierra
No Eyes in BlindfoldBradHaliSierraTroy
Zach AttackBradMalcolmMichaelaSarah
Kevin RogersBradMalcolmOzzyZeke
nipi ipinBradMichaelaSierraTroy
David CorbettBradOzzySierraVarner
Ethan KyleBradSandraSierraVarner
Saturday Night PalsyCalebDebbieMalcolmTroy
Jacob SWCalebHaliJTSierra
MY WIFECalebHaliMalcolmTai
Diego ArmandoCalebHaliMalcolmZeke
JoJo BevilacquaCalebHaliOzzySarah
Irish LuckCalebHaliSarahZeke
Brendan GuyCalebJTMalcolmSierra
this bear is tops bloobyCalebMalcolmOzzyTai
Flat FifthCalebMichaelaOzzySandra
Something Bout FootballCalebMichaelaOzzyZeke
Maulik ShahCieraJTMalcolmSarah
Sad LilCirieDebbieSandraSarah
Random LuckCirieHaliMichaelaTai
Audrey RatajackCirieJTMalcolmSarah
Kemper BoydCirieSandraSarahSierra
Diego's ArmandadDebbieJTOzzySierra
Diego's ArmomdoDebbieJTSarahVarner
Purple Rock EmmaHaliJTOzzySierra
Crystal LynneHaliMalcolmSierraZeke
Loki LunaHaliMichaelaOzzyTai
Survivor CentralHaliSarahSierraTroy
HBO CEO of TitsJTMalcolmMichaelaSierra
Other ScottJTMalcolmSarahSierra
Christina BommaritoJTSierraTonyZeke
Zachary ChongMalcolmMichaelaSarahTai
Come On In HereMalcolmOzzySandraSierra
Casey CraftonMalcolmOzzySarahSierra
do tell it's micheleMalcolmSandraSierraTony
Ryan DeschampMalcolmSarahSierraTroy
dig dougMalcolmSarahTaiZeke
Sarah DavisMalcolmSierraVarnerZeke

Name clarifications

When making your selections, use this handy guide:

  • Jeff Varner is Varner
  • All other players will go by their first names
  • I will accept “Queen” as a valid name for Sandra
  • I will accept “FFSDT” or “FFGCSDT” as a valid name for Sierra
  • Selecting someone named Troyzan will result in an error and your team will only have three people
Follow me:


John is the co-host of the Purple Rock Survivor Podcast. He can get loud too, what the fuck!

Favorite seasons: Heroes vs. Villains, Cagayan, Pearl Islands, Tocantins, Cambodia
Follow me:
  • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

    Andrea, Hali, Michaela, Sierra

    • SpicyMayoJaySimpson- Andrea, Hali, Michaela, Sierra

  • Via phone:

    MY WIFE- Caleb, Hali, Malcolm, Tai.

  • danomite10

    Player 1: Aubry
    Player 2: Zeke
    Player 3: Malcolm
    Player 4: Michaela

    • danomite10- Aubry, Malcolm, Michaela, Zeke

  • Purplerockmatt

    Andrea, Brad, JT, Malcolm

    • Purple Rock Matt- Andrea, Brad, JT, Malcolm

      • Purplerockmatt

        i even alphabetized for you

        • That’s why you’re my Valentine.

          • Purplerockmatt

            i choo-choo-choose you

          • Purple Rock Emma

            Let’s bee friends.

  • Black Dynamite

    Andrea, Aubry, Malcolm, Zeke

    • Black Dynamite- Andrea, Aubry, Malcolm, Zeke

  • Alkanarra



    Edit: Replace Michaela with Sandra so Peachykeene can have his/her picks.

    • Alkanarra- Andrea, Hali, Malcolm, Michaela

  • Via text:

    fransesqua- Andrea, Aubry, Caleb, Debbie.

  • Peachykeene

    Andrea, Michaela, Hali, Malcolm

    • Missed it by 15 seconds! Try again, that’s Alkanarra’s team.

      • Alkanarra

        He/she can have it. I’ll change from Michaela to Sandra.

        • You’re killing me. You just picked 2 minutes ago.

          Alkanarra- Andrea, Hali, Malcolm, Sandra

          • Alkanarra

            Why? You busy or something?

        • Maritimer

          This (the initial picks) was going to be my team as well before I saw these, so apparently we all have similar ideas for how this season is going to go

  • BadPlayer91

    Aubry, Michaela, Sandra, Cirie

    • BadPlayer91- Aubry, Cirie, Michaela, Sandra

      New Black Widows!

      • BadPlayer91

        I’m all about strong females, i can’t (and won’t) help it

        • Violina23

          “Females are STRONG as HELL!”

          • Purplerockmatt

            that’s gonna be a uh fascinating transition

          • Oooooooh, DAMMIT!

  • Via text:

    Phile- Andrew Caleb Ciera Malcolm

  • TheForRealDeal

    Andrea, Aubry, JT, Michaela

    • TheForRealDeal- Andrea, Aubry, JT, Michaela

  • gouis

    Tony, Sandra, Cirie, Malcolm.

    • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

      Really going for broke with this one, huh?

      • gouis

        I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters.

    • GET HYPE!

      gouis- Cirie, Malcolm, Sandra, Tony

      • gouis

        Why not!? I never do well in these and there are so many people in the league now might as well like my players.

        • Kemper Boyd

          Pick people you want to root for. Or you know 4 women with similar names…

          • gouis

            You clearly have the 2nd best team.

          • Kemper Boyd

            You and me Gouis. Always best…

          • gouis

            Yup! You’re always #2!


          • Kemper Boyd

            I’ve got an older brother so I’m used to it.

  • PurpleTally

    Cirie, Sarah, Brad…Troy.
    I hate myself so much right now.

    • PurpleTally

      I might need to change Troy if I can’t stomach it.

    • PurpleTally- Brad, Cirie, Sarah, Troy

    • John Kenney

      Someone’s riding with the leaks!

      • PurpleTally

        Just thinking that they’re not the biggest threats based on what I’ve heard in pregame interviews. And Cirie, because I love her. She’ll probably be out early.

      • Kemper Boyd

        Dude, we do not acknowledge any leaks here. No spoilers even accusing people of spoilers spoils people…
        Then again I saw a HvV spoiler and completely disregarded it until like final 5 when I realised it was right.

        • PurpleTally

          Thanks. I swear I haven’t looked up any spoilers. @disqus_GpYJ355BVM:disqus can tell you I am the most spoilerphobic person when it comes to Survivor.

          • corndogshuffle

            I don’t understand why anyone would look at spoilers on purpose… like isn’t one unpredictability one of the ideal traits of a Survivor season? I saw spoilers for pre merge happenings in two of the last three seasons and it ruined the lead up to those events for me.

          • PurpleTally

            Spoilers are probably the #1 reason I didn’t like/appreciate Palau. Though, to be fair, when I found out those spoilers, I wasn’t thinking about going back and watching seasons that weren’t on Amazon Prime.
            The only time I’ve been cool with a “spoiler” is when I thought I had been spoiled during my first watch of Samoa that Russell won and was STUNNED at the result.

          • corndogshuffle

            Palau is top three for me (#1 depending on my mood and which house is Jupiter in), but I definitely see how spoilers could ruin it. When you can’t wonder “how long can this go on” about Ulong, a lot of the drama goes away.

            Please tell me that your incorrect spoiler about Samoa was a plant by barbara anderson. That would be incredible. I think I would be absolutely gobsmacked if I heard a “spoiler” about Russell.

          • PurpleTally

            No, me just misreading a recap link on Google. (Luckily.) But when we watched Samoa together, she totally had me on the Russell train.
            Though, she has let me believe many, many things that are not true or straight up lied about things to enhance my viewing experience, which I appreciate.

        • John Kenney

          Good point, and apologies.

          • Kemper Boyd

            It’s cool. Also Purple Tally only finished her watch this year so has only watched like one season live. She’s probably not deep in spoilers.

          • John Kenney

            33 not a bad season to watch live! I still need to watch 9-12, 14, & 22…and probably 1-6 since I was young enough that I don’t remember them well / may have missed some. So I’m far behind!

          • Kemper Boyd

            But you were in Vanuatu!

          • John Kenney

            If only! I do know that season features another JK.

  • Aubry, Malcolm, Michaela, Tai

    • Loyalty to your namesake. I dig it.

      AubrysWinnersEdit- Aubry, Malcolm, Michaela, Tai

    • Kent McK

      I really want to see Michaela make the merge and then smoke Ozzy at every challenge.

      • Kemper Boyd

        100% would watch twice.

    • Assistant Dragon Slayer

      FWIW*, all four of your players were on my short list (of seven people). And I went through the exact same thought process WRT Hali.

      *I finished 144th in Kaoh Rong and 92nd in MvGX, so “what it’s worth” is less than zero.

    • NearlyNina

      Oooooh what’d she say? I dont listen to RHAP

      • She just said that Hali isn’t really a Survivor fan and doesn’t have a great grasp on the game. Since I was kind of banking on her being a Wentworth-type, a lack of Survivor knowledge is a pretty big deal-breaker.

        • NearlyNina

          Hmmmmm yeah doesn’t sound good. That being said though, I feel like, compared to Shirin, a lot of people could be viewed as not being fans just because they’re more casual viewers. Also you don’t necessarily need to be a fan to play well/win.

          I know Hali has said that she was disappointed that she was on the no collar tribe since she felt that meant she wasn’t able to play as hard as she had planned to and instead had to play along with the go with the flow attitude of that tribe. It could be that Shirin is just judging off that as well as possibly Hali’s non-interest in the astrological signs of past Survivors.

          There’s something I like about Hali, but I can never quite go 100% on her.

  • torchoflaw

    Brad, Cirie, Zeke, Tai

    • torchoflaw- Brad, Cirie, Tai, Zeke

  • Andrea, Brad, Sierra, Troy

    See, no Zeke!

    • Black Dynamite

      Troy? No, use your powers for good.

    • Max_Jets

      Oh no, this season will be terrible!

      • Keep in mind that I did not do that well last season in Pick 4.

        • Black Dynamite

          That just means you’re due for a bounce back.

        • I love how you characterize finishing in the top 20% of a 150+ person league is “not doing that well.” Make those plebes hurt for their poor performance!

          • Black Dynamite

            I guess it’s hard for Barbara to be impressed. Now I’m nervous about her thoughts when she finally watches Palau.

          • I didn’t finish that high, did I? I thought I dropped quite a bit because I didn’t have Adam.

    • Barbara Anderson- Andrea, Brad, Sierra, Troy

    • PurpleTally

      God, I hope we’re both wrong with the guys we picked.

    • Kent McK

      So many Fan Favorites

      • It only makes sense for the fan favorite of the fantasy league to pick all fan favorites, right?
        I am using that term correctly, right?

        • Kent McK

          Perfect application

    • EmAndScoutInBK

      If he wins, we will all blame your witch powers.

      But, as previously discussed, I, too, think he’s a good pick. Because he’s somebody’s Russell. He’s probably going to get a lot of points along the way.

      • Like I have said before, I have weirdly and correctly predicted future events like Survivor Oz ending (which I got that in a week before it was announced) and Taylor Swift writing a song about Jake Gyllenhaal after they dated (which happened a year or two before it actually happened).

        I hope I am wrong here.

      • PurpleTally

        Assume you mean Troy but Brad probably applies to this, too. They’re the two least threatening guys in the game, and they’re smart to take to the end.

        • EmAndScoutInBK

          I don’t think Brad is anywhere NEAR Troy status. I actively hate Troy. I do not feel this way about Culpepper. He’s more annoying to me.

          • PurpleTally

            Troy is genuinely the worst.

          • EmAndScoutInBK

            Always relevant for Troy:

          • forever1267

            what is this from? It looks so familiar…..

          • PurpleTally

            Parks and Recreation

          • Purplerockmatt

            but Troy can hurt your game too, Brad merely is unlikely to win but will likely be cooperative

          • EmAndScoutInBK

            Agreed – much like Russell. Russell was also very dangerous to align with in that way.

  • Kemper Boyd

    All name team:
    Sandra, Sierra, Ciera, Cirie
    SDT, SDT, Ciera, Cirie

    • Called your shot on that one months ago.

      Kemper Boyd- Ciera, Cirie, Sandra, Sierra

      • Kemper Boyd

        I did and so it had to be. I suck at pick 4 anyway so why not do this?

    • Yay!!!

    • PurpleTally

      If one of those is 1st boot, you can replace with Sarah. This cast is a nightmare name-wise.

      • Kemper Boyd

        100%. I was told I should do Sarah Sierra Ciera Cirie because the names flow better but this is perfection

      • Maritimer

        I am really hoping for a tribal where the decision is between Sierra and Ciera and someone like Brad or Caleb votes for the wrong one

      • Kemper Boyd

        Bloody @Roswulf:disqus is stealing my joke. SHe’s taking Sarah over Sandra so if the worst happens and Sandra goes I’d have to commit fully to no replacement.

        • PurpleTally

          It would suck if anyone from your fantasy team was out first, anyway, so I’m hoping you don’t need your backup. 🙂

          • Kemper Boyd

            I mean if Freakishly Tall Fan Favourite Game Changer Sierra Dawn Thomas goes first I won’t cry over it.

          • PurpleTally

            Yeah, that’s true.

          • But she’s so….nice?

          • PurpleTally

            I’m rooting for Sarah over Sierra, though. She was one of my picks for Cagayan, and she’s one of my picks now.

  • Hornacek

    Cirie, Hali, Michaela, FFSDT

    • Hornacek- Cirie, Hali, Michaela, Sierra

  • steve2013

    Cirie Troyzan Sarah Malcolm

    • steve2013- Cirie, Malcolm, Sarah, and I don’t know who Troyzan is so I’ll give you Troy instead.

  • Maritimer

    Andrea, JT, Malcolm, Michaela,

    • Maritimer- Andrea, JT, Malcolm, Michaela

  • Sad Lil

    Debbie, Cirie, Sarah, and….. Sandra even though I don’t like her and I should have won I have to stick with my old ladies team. Women power!

    • Welcome back, Sad Lil!

      • Sad Lil

        Lil doesn’t really do offseason. I guess I’m just a casual unlike y’all, EVEN THOUGH I ACTUALLY PLAYED THE GAME

        • Hornacek

          Some might say you played it twice.

          • Sad Lil

            Filthy liars. Where’s my second chance?

          • The merge of Pearl Islands?

          • Sad Lil

            That was one game!!!

            Unless you’re saying Ozzy has already played 5 times and is now the first 6 time player

          • I mean we could.

          • Sad Lil

            I changed the game more than Ozzy could ever dream of

          • I mean, you did make it possible for Ozzy to be the first six time player, so there’s that.

          • Black Dynamite

            Boo those liars. They are treating you like some kind of outcast.

          • Hornacek

            You know what those liars can do? They can DIE JERKS.

          • Hornacek

            Make sure that boy scout uniform is pressed and ready by the door!

    • Sad Lil- Cirie, Debbie, Sandra, Sarah

      • ShitShow

        Any chance Andrea, Hali, JT, and Malcolm are still available?

        • Yes!

          ShitShow- Andrea, Hali, JT, Malcolm

  • Audrey Ratajack


    • Audrey Ratajack- Cirie, JT, Malcolm, Sarah

  • Kent McK

    Michaela, Malcolm, Tony, Ozzy

    • Kent McK- Malcolm, Michaela, Ozzy, Tony

  • Maulik Shah

    Sarah, Cirie, JT, Malcolm

    Just saw this was taken – replace Cirie with Ciera.

    • Sorry, you’re 6 minutes late on that one. Audrey Ratajack already has that team. Please pick again.

      • Maulik Shah

        See my edit?

        • Maulik Shah- Ciera, JT, Malcolm, Sarah

  • Max_Jets

    Aubry, Hali, Michaela, Ozzy

    • Max_Jets- Aubry, Hali, Michaela, Ozzy

  • Diego Armando

    Andrea, Aubry, Caleb, Malcolm

    For now.

    • Diego Armando- Andrea, Aubry, Caleb, Malcolm

      • Diego Armando

        I decided to run an experiment and asked my dad to pick 4 players for himself. For science.

        Diego’s Armandad: Debbie, JT, Ozzy, Sierra

        Let’s see how he does. I will likely have some follow ups.

        • Diego’s Armandad- Debbie, JT, Ozzy, Sierra

      • Diego Armando

        Experiment Round 2: My brother made his picks. He knows slightly more about the show (I.e., has watched a few random episodes). I think he did a shocking good job.

        Diego’s Armanbro: Andrea, Ciera, JT, Zeke

        • Diego’s Armanbro- Andrea, Ciera, JT, Zeke

          • Diego Armando

            My final post-flu experimental team:

            Diego’s Armomdo: Debbie, JT, Sarah, Varner.

          • Diego’s Armomdo- Debbie, JT, Sarah, Varner

          • Diego Armando

            Diego’s Armanbro would like to swap Ciera for Sarah.

            Diego’s Armanbro: Andrea, JT, Sarah, Zeke.

          • Diego’s Armanbro- Andrea, JT, Sarah, Zeke

      • Diego Armando

        I would like to swap out Aubry for JT.

        Andrea, Caleb, JT, Malcolm.

        • Diego Armando- Andrea, Caleb, JT, Malcolm

  • Drums X

    Malcolm, Caleb, Michaela, Aubry
    Woo! (Excited, not the player, I know he’s not playing)

    • Drums X- Aubry, Caleb, Malcolm, Michaela

    • Kent McK

      I have been re-watching Second Chances in preparation for this season and I came to the conclusion that (1) I like Woo and (2) Woo got totally screwed. Kind of surprised he is not on this season.

      • First of all, I have this now:

        Now that I have that out of the way, Woo definitely have a redemption from his Cagayan failures. He does have some bad swaps which is what damns him because Abi wanted him out more than Savage.

        • Kent McK

          That is me when Abi Maria is onscreen; she ruins the first four episodes. I will be so bummed if they ever let her play again.

          • I think Abi was actually a major highlight of my Cambodia rewatch.

          • Kent McK

            I just feel so bad for all the pre-merge boots that were a result of the whims of Abi Maria. Though I will say that it is classic when Savage is idol’d out and Abi says “at least you made the jury.”

          • BadPlayer91

            I feel like Abi is a beautiful conundrum. The edit has no idea what to
            do with her, is she tragically flawed or just silly evil? In one episode she’s an innocent victim, then she’s screwing people largely due to paranoia, then she’s messing with people for fun. She’s certainly a ‘wild ride’ kinda player. Wouldn’t but surprised to see her again…

          • And then in her boot episode of Cambodia, she shows some decent strategy sense as well as a sense of compassion when she is trying to comfort Kimmi over Tasha.

            I think Abi is a lock for HvV2.

          • BadPlayer91

            Exactly. When you play with Abi, you never know what you might get. Strategy Abi, Villain Abi, Victim Abi, Paranoia Abi. I don’t feel the show will pass up another opportunity to play her. And if you consider her two seasons, the show has definitely lofted up the ideas of her as a villain. Maybe some long-range editing to prepare us for her spot on HvV2?

          • How many of them were truly because of Abi? Vytas was probably mostly Varner avoiding a tie. Shirin was edited to be about Abi, but it seems like it was really Varner. Peih-Gee just didn’t handle the swap well. Varner was taken out because of his injury. Woo wasn’t edited to be Abi’s kill, but come on, it was clearly Abi.
            So, really only 1 pre-merger can be truly blame Abi.

          • Kent McK

            My screwed by Abi rankings:

            (1) Peih-Gee – Abi was all up in her business from minute one.
            (2) Woo – all Abi talked about was how many times Woo voted for her.
            (3) Shirin – one giggle at Abi’s expense and she was gone.
            (4) Varner – a lot to do with the injury.
            (5) Vytas – there were so many reasons to vote him out.

          • Purplerockmatt

            this is a correct ranking

          • EmAndScoutInBK

            Completely agree. Varner got even got a pass at one point.

            Peih-Gee was the most screwed. And didn’t you know that Woo voted for her twice?

          • gouis

            This is insanity.

          • Once you realize that Abi is not going to wreck havoc on the entire season and take out all of your faves, she is a much more enjoyable character.

          • BadPlayer91

            I wasn’t arguing she’s un-enjoyable, more that she’s just fascinating. How people interact with her, talk about her, strategize with her (or around her), it provides such an interesting flavor to things.

  • Sylvisual

    Malcolm, Sarah, Andrea, Michaela

    • Purple Rock Mark- Andrea, Malcolm, Michaela, Sarah

  • Brandy 🐛

    Michaela, Malcolm, Tai, Troy (god help me)

    • Brandy- Malcolm, Michaela, Tai, Troy

  • Kevin N

    Varner, JT, Sarah, Aubry

    • Kevin N- Aubry, JT, Sarah, Varner

  • do tell it’s michele

    Malcolm, both SDTs Tony

    • do tell it’s michele- Malcolm, Sandra, Sierra, Tony

  • John Kenney

    Michaela, Aubry, Cirie, Sarah

    • John Kenney- Aubry, Cirie, Michaela, Sarah

  • Mike Hirsch

    Andrea, Michaela, FFSDT, Varner

    • Mike Hirsch- Andrea, Michaela, Sierra, Varner

      • Mike Hirsch

        Sweet! This is it…the Season of Varner. I can feel it.

        • Kemper Boyd

          so first Jury Member?

          • Mike Hirsch

            Fingers crossed!

        • I thought that was Cambodia. Nope, he just ended up being the Angkor to my fantasy league team.

  • Violina23

    I feel like it’s such a crapshoot. Which, IMO, is kinda exciting.

    Andrea, Aubrey, Caleb, Zeke

    (Already changed my mind once…) ha

    • Violina23- Andrea, Aubry, Brad, Caleb

    • Purplerockmatt

      those were the first four names alphabetically weren’t they?

      • Violina23

        Heh. I didn’t even notice!

    • bassmanxvi

      We independently picked 2 of the same team again…

      Either I’m getting better at this or I’m dragging you down 😎

  • EmAndScoutInBK

    Andrea, Brad, Sierra (FFSDT), Varner

    • EmAndScoutInBK- Andrea, Brad, Sierra, Varner

      • EmAndScoutInBK

        SWEET! I got my team!

      • EmAndScoutInBK

        Not sure if this is the appropriate place to swap a team member, but this is where the chart is:

        Andrea, Brad, Sarah, Sierra.

        My first two choices were already taken, according to the chart :(. After Varner’s challenger performance, I couldn’t keep him.

        • EmAndScoutInBK- Andrea, Brad, Sarah, Sierra

  • HankScorpio

    Andrea, Hali, Malcolm, Tony

    (Also, Hello! Long time lurker, first time commenter)

    • Purplerockmatt

      you chose a good, good avatar

    • HankScorpio- Andrea, Hali, Malcolm, Tony

      And welcome! You’re certainly off to a good start with the name/avatar combo.

      • ExtraLargePelican

        Post-premiere update: Caleb, Michaela, Sierra, Troyzan

        • ExtraLargePelican- Caleb, Michaela, and Sierra. Bold of you to go with a 3-person team in a 4-person league.

          • ExtraLargePelican

            The league has grown so much that the better players are oversubscribed, so I’m maximizing my chances by choosing an unpopular player. Trust me, I’ve done the math on this.

          • This is why I snagged Ozzy and Tony. The Tony pick already backfired, but at least it happened at a time I can switch.

    • Mike Hirsch

      Do you have any sugar?

    • EmAndScoutInBK

      Welcome! Good avatar and good team.

    • Kemper Boyd

      This is a good team, I would have picked similarly had I not committed to a joke over a month ago.

  • Saturday Night Palsy

    Caleb, Debbie, Malcolm, Troy

    • Saturday Night Palsy- Troy, Troy, Troy, Troy

      • I kid.

        Saturday Night Palsy- Caleb, Debbie, Malcolm, Troy

      • Saturday Night Palsy

        This is MY pick-4!!!

    • forever1267

      Scrolling down the thread, I think you’re the first to pick Debbie.

      • Saturday Night Palsy

        I needed a jack-of-all-trades. I hear she used to be one before she got into modelling.

      • NearlyNina

        Nah, there’s at least two others

  • Note: Do not edit your comment to select a different team. I won’t see it. Instead, if you’d like to change your team, reply to one of my comments.

    • Violina23

      Sorry. I did that, but changed it back to not mess you up. I’m bad at pick 4 anyways 🤐

      • More than one person already did it.

  • Ms. Sweaterfan

    Fan Favorite Sierra Dawn Thomas

    (Hopefully that’s a unique combo?)

    • Ms. Sweaterfan- Andrea, Malcolm, Ozzy, Sierra

  • Brian Gold

    Brad, Sierra, Hali, Sarah

    • Brian Gold- Brad, Hali, Sarah, Sierra

  • Zach Attack

    Malcolm, Michaela, Sarah, Brad
    Excited to do better than Season 33 hopefully!

    • Violina23

      I’M SO EXCITED by this name!

      • EmAndScoutInBK


      • gouis

        Gotta change that avatar tho

    • Zach Attack- Brad, Malcolm, Michaela, Sarah

  • Wampus

    Michaela, Cirie, Sandra, Zeke.

    Sat out last season, really excited for this one!

    • Welcome back!

      Wampus- Cirie, Michaela, Sandra, Zeke

  • Andrea Marin

    zeke, cirie, aubry, varner

    • Andrea Marin- Aubry, Cirie, Varner, Zeke

  • gouis

    Damn got a lot of dead fishy avatars this season.

  • Kyle Kramer

    Mlalcolm, JT, Aubrey, Fan Favorite Sierra Dawn-Thomas,

    • Kyle Kramer- Aubry, JT, Malcolm, Sierra

  • Ine

    Malcolm, Michaela, Cirie and Andrea.

    I was impressed by how I did last time, so I pretty much set myself up for disappointment. (So in that case I’ll leave Sandra and Varner alone)

    • Ine- Andrea, Cirie, Malcolm, Michaela

  • sabina1509

    Malcom ,Tony, Ciera, Andrea

    • sabina1509- Andrea, Ciera, Malcolm, Tony

  • the sky is falling

    Aubry, Debbie, Ciera, Tony

    Fingers crossed that Aubry plays defense for Tony, he’s gonna need some help to make the merge.

    • the sky is falling- Aubry, Ciera, Debbie, Tony

  • HBO CEO of Tits

    JT, Malcolm, Michaela, FFSDT

    Think that’ll get me another top 20 finish.

    • HBO CEO of Tits- JT, Malcolm, Michaela, Sierra

  • kristanmarie

    I’ll take a team of questionable women: Hali, Sierra, Ciera, Michaela.

    • YOU’RE A TEAM OF QUESTIONABLE WOMEN! Wait, no. That doesn’t make sense.

      kristanmarie- Ciera, Hali, Michaela, Sierra

      • kristanmarie

        Sticking with the theme, please replace Ciera with Sarah. Thx.

        • kristanmarie- Hali, Michaela, Sarah, Sierra

  • Purple Rock Emma


    • Purple Rock Emma- Hali, JT, Ozzy, Sierra

  • Suhaib

    Zeke, Michaela, Tony, Sarah

    • Suhaib- Michaela, Sarah, Tony, Zeke

  • Assistant Dragon Slayer

    Aubrey, JT, Malcolm, Michaela

    • Assistant Dragon Slayer- Aubry, JT, Malcolm, Michaela

  • NearlyNina

    Andrea, Aubry, JT, Malcolm please

    • NearlyNina- Andrea, Aubry, JT, Malcolm

  • Crom Deluise

    Is Aubry / Brad / Michaela / Troy available?

    • Yup!

      Crom Deluise- Aubry, Brad, Michaela, Troy

  • tocantins

    I’ll take the lose-lose team: Andrea, Ozzy, JT, and Troyzan. (Lose-lose because even if I manage to do well, there will be no Survivor fans left to show me respect for it.)

    • tocantins- Andrea, JT, Ozzy, Troy

  • Nate

    Cirie Haley Michaela Varner.
    Team name. “Tai-chi in Private”

    • Tai-chi in Private- Cirie, Hali, Michaela, Varner

      • Nate

        Because I did not like the edit she received in episode one I would like to swap Cirie for Brad.

        • Tai-chi in Private- Brad, Hali, Michaela, Varner

      • Nate

        I would also like to change one more thing. I would like to switch Varner for Troy, which will make my final team.
        Tai-chi in Private- Brad, Hali, Michaela, Troy

        • Tai-chi in Private- Brad, Hali, Michaela, Troy

  • Roswulf

    Caleb, Hali, Sandra, Zeke

    Damn it work, losing me the name-confusion-alliance.

    Ah well, at least it allows me to have Sandra. My rooting plan for the season is all-in on Sandra (sorry Cirie).

    • Kemper Boyd

      IT WAS ALWAYS MY JOKE! You could take Sarah, Sierra, Ciera, Cirie? Although I need this as a back up incase Sandra goes first, if any of my team are first boot I am replacing them with Sarah for consistency.

      • Roswulf

        Wait, what? You have SANDRA? But…the extra consonant!

        I saw your name on this thread, and assumed you had the full-name-team without fully registering your post’s actual content.

        Screw it, I’m changing to Ciera, Cirie, Sarah, and Sierra. May they align and have at least one vote be determined by some bozo writing down the wrong name.

        • Kemper Boyd

          I have SDT, SDT, Ciera, Cirie you see. I had to have Sandra though, she’s Sandra. Sandra is the same syllables as Sierra.

          • HBO CEO of Tits

            Sandra is not the same syllables as Sierra.

          • Kemper Boyd

            See-air-ra -san-d-ra. Guess not but it flows

        • Kemper Boyd

          But you stealing my joke is still low. MINE IS THE ALL NAME TEAM. JOHN I FORBID THIS

          • Roswulf

            I honestly think the joke is being made by Survivor on this one. For god’s sake, what other reason would there be to cast Sierra and Sarah as Gamechangers?

            But in deference to your site-wide precedence and commitment to a bit, I’ll relinquish my team to you if Sandra is the first boot, and all is misery and despair.

          • Kemper Boyd

            You are a good sort, thank you, if not may the “Sa” named women be top 5 and let us win together!

          • Roswulf

            And may your team do much, much better than mine!

          • Kemper Boyd

            Imagine a season the women are: Sundra, Sandra, Sarah, Sierra DT, Sierra from Tocantins, Ciera, Cirie, Sherri, Cindy and Semhar.

    • Roswulf- Ciera, Cirie, Sarah, Sierra

  • Come On In Here

    I would like Malcolm, Ozzy, Fan Favorite Sierra Dawn Thomas and Sandra

    • Come On In Here- Malcolm, Ozzy, Sandra, Sierra

  • Nick Bommarito

    Caleb Ciera JT Zeke

    • Nick Bommarito- Caleb, Ciera, JT, Zeke

      • Nick Bommarito

        update to caleb malcom JT and Zeke

        • Nick Bommarito- Caleb, JT, Malcolm, Zeke

          • Nick Bommarito

            I’ve been thinking about it more I would like to change it again to Caleb Sierra, malcom, and andrea

          • Sorry, that team is already taken. Try again.

          • Nick Bommarito

            Sierra, malcom, JT and andrea

          • That worked.

            Nick Bommarito- Andrea, JT, Malcolm, Sierra

          • Nick Bommarito

            never mind that is taken make it JT Sierra, malcom, and andrea

  • Yoshi Kirby And Toad

    Malcolm Aubry Varner Zeke

    • Yoshi Kirby and Toad- Aubry, Malcolm, Varner, Zeke

  • Other Scott

    Gosh I don’t know

    Aubry, JT, Ozzy, Sierra

    I edited to put it into alphabetical order so you don’t have to!

    • Upvoted for saving me effort.

      Other Scott- Aubry, JT, Ozzy, Sierra

  • Side Character

    I bet someone already took this, but if they haven’t:

    Andrea, Cirie, Michaela, Sandra

    • Side Character- Andrea, Cirie, Michaela, Sandra

  • giorgos

    Cirie, JT, Sandra, Tony

    • PurpleTally

      I am glad someone bit the bullet and took this team.

    • giorgos- Cirie, JT, Sandra, Tony

  • Assistant Dragon Slayer

    Y’know, looking at the early picks and the way the scoring system weights individual immunity and finding/playing idols, Ozzy and Tony look like they’re going to be Mari-level bracket busters if they somehow make the merge.

    • Shhhhh.

    • or even worse, Jennifer Lanzetti-level

      • Assistant Dragon Slayer

        …you’re saying to the guy who had Mari in the Outcasts League and Jenny in Pick 4.

  • jersey_luck

    Brad, Cirie, Micheala, Sarah

    • jersey_luck- Brad, Cirie, Michaela, Sarah

  • Loki Luna

    Hali, Michaela, Ozzy, Tai

    • Loki Luna- Hali, Michaela, Ozzy, Tai

  • DrVanNostrand

    Brad, Ozzy, Sierra, Troy

    I didn’t bother to check my team was still available…. but I’m going to go out on a limb and say it probably is. I would prefer a gender balanced team, but I’m doing the opposite. Plus, I really just can’t stand those dudes, so I’m compelled to pick them.

    • Welcome to the club!

      • DrVanNostrand

        I can’t believe I share 3 players with anyone! However, replacing Ozzy with Andrea makes your team approximately infinity times more likable than my team.

    • PurpleTally

      Mostly, I pick dudes I hate the least. This time, I went for dudes I hate the most.

    • DrVanNostrand- Brad, Ozzy, Sierra, Tony

      • Didn’t DVN pick Troy, not Tony?

        • Looks like it. I either wrote the wrong name (most likely) or he edited his comment. I corrected it.

      • prettyboyprobst

        Wait, did you change that on purpose?

        Because now I kinda sorta also share three picks with the good doctor, but I see only two matches in his original post. Not complaining, the penalty is stiff and I wouldn’t wish that kind of malus on anyone and certainly not on the good doctor, who I’m sure is helping loads of people in the time he is not reading stuff.

        • Nah, not on purpose. Over 150+ teams, I’m bound to make a mistake.

          • prettyboyprobst

            Strangely I didn’t see Barbara’s comment and your answer when I wrote that, I could swear it wasn’t there.

            Speaking of your mistakes, is it possible that you also botched that foolproof explanation of the tiebreaker rules? Sounds like team A would be the winner, but it’s also always confusing to speak of higher and lower placements in a context like that. “Next-highest” is a good way to phrase around that, but then A should win, no?

          • ¯_(ツ)_/¯

            Basically, if one team has the person that came in 2nd place, and the other team has the person that came in 4th place, the team with the person in 2nd place will win.

          • prettyboyprobst

            That’s how I read it, which is why the conclusion leads to confusion:

            “In this case, Team A has 2nd place and Team B has 3rd place. So Team B is the winner.”

      • DrVanNostrand

        I didn’t change my comment. I noticed it in an e-mail notification and I was just logging in to point out the mistake, but you seem to have caught it first. Good thing, too. I can’t have someone on my team that I’m actually rooting for. It would ruin everything!

  • JJ

    Brad Debbie JT Sandra

    • JJ- Brad, Debbie, JT, Sandra

  • forever1267

    Oh boy! I’ll choose Caleb, Brad Culpepper, Varner, and Zeke. AKA Hunks and the Gay Guys Like Me who would lust for them.

    I am very very shallow.

    • And if one of your four goes first, you can always add in Tai.

    • I don’t know that it’s a winning strategy necessarily, but at least it got a laugh out of me.

      forever1267- Brad, Caleb, Varner, Zeke

  • Chris Diorio

    Tony, Varner, JT, Aubry

    • Chris Diorio- Aubry, JT, Tony, Varner

  • corndogshuffle

    Hopefully this team isn’t taken!


    • corndogshuffle

      Some justifications – I think this season will be more like All-Stars than HvV or Cambodia.

      Michaela: If she just plays it cool I don’t think there’s any way she goes early in this season. Have never seen her post merge but I like her chances to win some individual challenges.

      Sarah: I like her chances. I think Sarah is an adjustment or two away from really contending for a win. Fight me.

      Sierra: Will play her Worlds Apart game and ride it all the way to the top five, baby.

      Troyzan: To be honest I had to change my team up a little bit after seeing that someone had taken my team, and Troy was one of my replacements. Also I don’t think he’s the finalist we deserve, but there’s a good chance he’s the finalist we’ll get.

      • I think Sarah’s biggest downfall is her social game. The merge episode really highlighting how 7 people were just like “We’re done with her”.

        However, I think she is an underrated puzzle solver, which could help her get far.

        • corndogshuffle

          She’s definitely not without flaws and I agree with what you’re saying. I feel like Sarah is a very high risk/reward pick. Really, I think all of my picks have boom or bust potential for this league. But I do think she’s one of the “non legend” types with the best shot at winning.

    • corndogshuffle- Michaela, Sarah, and Sierra. Bold choice to try to win with only three players. That’s some Barbara Anderson-esque cockiness!

      • Excuse me?

        • I said, “That’s some Barbara Anderson-esque cockiness!”

          • I am not cocky. If you remember, I thought I was leaving Champions League last season.

          • That was just to throw everyone off the scent. I get it.

          • corndogshuffle

            It’s one of her better spells.

      • corndogshuffle

        I’m 150-200% certain that I have the winner in that group of three. We gon shock the world!

  • Malcolm, Hali, Michaela, Debbie

    • Zachary Chong- Debbie, Hali, Malcolm, Michaela

      • I’m swapping out Hali for Sarah

        • Zachary Chong- Debbie, Malcolm, Michaela, Sarah

          • Last minute swap: Debbie out, Tai in.

          • You’re killing me.

            Zachary Chong- Malcolm, Michaela, Sarah, Tai

          • Making my last minute change: Tai for Debbie. Back on the Debbie train, choosing Tai was a mistake

          • Zachary Chong- Debbie, Malcolm, Michaela, Sarah

  • Kevin Rogers

    Ciera, Malcolm, Ozzy, Zeke

    • Kevin Rogers- Ciera, Malcolm, Ozzy, Zeke

      • Kevin Rogers

        Please replace Ciera with Brad.

        • Kevin Rogers- Brad, Malcolm, Ozzy, Zeke

  • Anthony DePaul

    Varner, Ciera., Michaela and because I tweeted that he’s washed up Ozzy

    • Anthony DePaul- Ciera, Michaela, Ozzy, Varner

  • Ethan Kyle

    Ok having waited an appropriate amount of time to strategize … because I played 8 hours of Overwatch today heres my team …. hopefully I can match my kaoh Rong score this season

    Culpepper: I think Brad from the pregame press is the person most likely to have drastically changed his game, he’s been shown (Especially in Dalton Ross’ pregame votes) to be very self-aware about himself and i’m curious to see how he does without having BvW and Monica in the equation

    ALL HAIL THE QUEEN BITCHES: This is goign to either make me look like an Idiot or a genius but I think Sandra has a deceptively good chance to at the very least get to the end again, multiple people have stated they will vote for her in the end even before the game started and 3 members of her tribe (Brad, Caleb, Hali) have shown a complete dis-regard for her as a threat, plus her team has a lot of good theoretical challenge beasts meaning she has a good spot to get her foot in the door (and if not shell be gone first and I can change the pic … I won’t though)

    Sierra Dawn Thomas: Because the unassuming hot chick who has no right to be there has won 2 all-star seasons … I’m going to hedge my bets, she doesn’t get one confessional in the first ep she’s gone though

    Varner: … he couldn’t fuck over my fantasy chances twice in a row … right?

    (also Put in alphabetical order i believe)

    • NearlyNina

      Sandra is my pick to win. She’s such an undercover strategist!
      I think it’s likely she gets voted out first/second, but if not, she has a very good chance.

      I almost picked her for my team, but I don’t think she’ll be a high-scorer… Although if she always gets the vote right… Hmmm.

    • Ethan Kyle- Brad, Sandra, Sierra, Varner

    • So, I take it that you like Overwatch, huh?

      • Ethan Kyle

        Like, Horrifyingly addicted, same difference

        • If I had a gaming console/computer, then I would be there with you.

  • Ryan Deschamp

    Ok, I am just going to include three different iterations in hopes one of these are still available!

    1st: Sierra, JT, Malcolm, Andrea
    2nd: Sierra, Ciera, Malcolm, Hali
    3rd: Sierra, Cirie, Malcolm, JT

    Hoping one of these are good or it’s back to the drawing board.

    • Your first choice worked.

      Ryan Deschamp- Andrea, JT, Malcolm, Sierra

  • Survivor Central

    After skimming through all the picks so far, I don’t THINK my particular configuration is claimed yet: Ciera, Hali, Sarah, Sierra

    • Yup, that’s available.

      Survivor Central- Ciera, Hali, Sarah, Sierra

  • ExtraLargePelican

    Andrea, Caleb, Hali, Tai.

    • ExtraLargePelican- Andrea, Caleb, Hali, Tai

  • prettyboyprobst

    Damn, I didn’t expect so many entries in the first hours of this contest being open for submissions, considering we’re still deep in the Survivor offseason (should have taken the twitter
    alerts more seriously).
    That’s why I feel like I better leave my picks here now and I ‘ll try to check availability later.

    FFSDT, JT, Malcolm, Ozzy

    Switch Ozzy for Toni if that’s already taken, or Hali if Toni also can’t be had in that combo.

    • I should’ve noted in those tweets that with a returnee season the teams were likely to come in much faster than normal.

      prettyboyprobst- JT, Malcolm, Ozzy, Sierra

      • prettyboyprobst

        That was almost expected, but the sheer number of comments shocked me when I finally came back to make my picks. After skimming through them I noticed a) JT isn’t nearly as popular a choice as I would have thought (did I miss sth?) b) there is a whole lot more discussion in this thread than what I’ve seen before, so it’s not like we had 250 teams already.

        And by the time I decided to have a male-heavy team that includes Ozzy, I pretty much knew I would be good here.

  • MrBurkesButtons

    Ciera, Hali, Tai, Varner please

    • MrBurkesButtons- Ciera, Hali, Tai, Varner

  • Dubious Rob

    Andrea, Sierra, Sarah, Malcolm

    • Dubious Rob- Andrea, Malcolm, Sarah, Sierra

  • Marlene

    Hali, Malcolm, Sandra, FFSDT

    I play for money in a Survivor fantasy game IRL, but I want that internet glory.

    • I get it. There’s nothing sweeter.

      Marlene- Hali, Malcolm, Sandra, Sierra

  • Adli Hanif

    Hey! For me:

    Andrea, Caleb, Malcolm and Sierra

    • Adli Hanif- Andrea, Caleb, Malcolm, Sierra

  • Derek Young


    I picked Troyzan, because despite all the crap people give him, he is one of the most ENTERTAINING players on this season…and that is what the show is all about. I will prove to you that I will win with Troy on my team!

    • Derek Young- Andrea, Malcolm, and Sarah

      I admire your confidence in thinking your team can win with just three players. Good luck!


      • corndogshuffle

        Wait, so if you pick Troyzan you only get points from the other three players, and then if Troyzan wins you also lose 100 points?

        I need Rob Cesternino to over pronounce the word “bru-tal” for me.

      • Something Quirky

        When I was sorting out who would be my non-Ciera or JT picks during the break at my Wednesday quiz night, I startled my teammates with an “oh, fuck off!” after reading ‘roy’s bio about always being 100 percent a team player. I don’t think he knows maths.

  • Something Quirky

    Is it now a steadfast rule that you have to pick people that you think will win?
    That’s not really the direction I went in, as you’ll see by me picking:

    Ciera – I claimed co bandwagon leader with Andy, so I feel a loyalty here. And, here’s a sentence that’ll never be said other than now, I think Ciera will be like Penner, stay with me, in that your opinion of her will be altered by the order in which you view her seasons.

    Cirie – “That boy ain’t right!” Oh, Erik. The reason I’m not as up on Condescending Cochran as the rest of you.

    JT – If it’s his second best, or second worst showing, I’ll be happy. Despite later realising how unnecessarily mean he was towards Fishbach, and the fact that he didn’t listen to Sandra, I still adore him.

    Now I can’t decide between Caleb or Hali.
    I’m going to go with Caleb, but if I list him first it throws off the whole these people won’t win thing.
    Caleb, Ciera, Cirie, JT

    • Something Quirky- Caleb, Ciera, Cirie, JT

    • I actually can see that because I watched Cambodia before BvW, so I was not as engrossed with Ciera’s underdog story when I did watch BvW as a lot of people are.

      However, to counter this, @purpletally:disqus is not a big fan of Ciera at all, even during BvW.

      • PurpleTally

        She tries too hard. She’ll be out early. People have seen her schtick. I get why they keep bringing her back and why Probst likes her.

        • Black Dynamite

          I agree with you about Ciera not doing well this season. The reputation of her as a player exceeds her actual track record. Eyes will be on her this season and I don’t think she is as good as some of her castmates this season.

          That being said, I find her to be a highly entertaining presence in both her seasons and am excited to see her back.

          • the sky is falling

            I see Ciera as making it to merge. I think there are bigger personalities out there this time who are in greater danger. Also, my guess is that the Kaoh Rongs will be targeted early-ish.

          • Something Quirky

            Yeah, no-one’s going to be specifically targeting her early on (*touch wood*) unless she’s horrible in challenges or around camp, which I can’t see why she would be.

          • PurpleTally

            I’ve just always been more interested in other people on her seasons. She gets a lot of airtime. Another reason she’ll likely be out early.

          • BadPlayer91

            I agree. Ciera has eyerolls for days, and i’m all about it

          • purplerockandy

            Her best opportunity was her first chance, when she wasn’t as good a player. Someone like her needs to sneak up on people.

          • bassmanxvi

            Her alliances were good. I would have ranked Wentworth higher….

        • Something Quirky

          I don’t really get why they brought her back this time, to be honest. If she changes dramatically, I’ll understand.

      • Something Quirky

        I can objectively see why people wouldn’t like her, and they pushed that whole she voted out her mum thing so hard that when remembering her game in BvW, it’s at the forefront, even though it accomplished nothing.

  • My picks:

    Purple Rock John- Andrea, Malcolm, Ozzy, Tony

    • Something Quirky

      I did like how Tony was all like “I’m not changing my game!”

  • Bundi

    Caleb, Michaela, Sarah, Zeke

    (Hoping that Michaela and Zeke can lay low since I believe this season was filmed before the last one aired – think they are a good mix of physical and strategic. We’ll see!)

    First time poster here, I always like reading the comments and hope to offer some semi-coherent observations of my own!

    • Bundi- Caleb, Michaela, Sarah, Zeke

      Welcome, former lurker!

  • MsFjordstone

    Hiya! I’d like Aubry, Cirie, Michaela and Zeke (I don’t see them as taken above, but if someone asked for them ahead of me here in the comments, I’m sorry!).

    • MsFjordstone- Aubry, Cirie, Michaela, Zeke

  • BadPlayer91

    @purplerockjohn:disqus , do you (or anybody) usually do a stats breakdown of people’s selections for the pick 4? I’m kinda a stats junky, so I was thinking of doing a bit of scrubbing. Was going to figure out most popular choices, least popular choices, and most common pairs.

    • Kinda. You can look back at fantasy standings posts from last season and see the breakdown of percentage of people that chose each player. And you can always use the table I post with all the teams to do your own analysis. I also dig diving into the stats.

  • KG


    Andrea, Sierra, Malcolm, Brad

    • KG- Andrea, Brad, Malcolm, Sierra

      I have no idea if your username is a reference to Kevin Garnett, but that won’t prevent me from saying “ANYTHING IS POSSI-BULLLLLLLLL!”

  • Alex

    Varner, Zeke, Ozzy, Ciera

    • Alex- Ciera, Ozzy, Varner, Zeke

  • Alycia Swift

    Hali, Aubrey,Malcolm and Sandra.

    • Alycia Swift- Aubry, Hali, Malcolm, Sierra

      • Alycia Swift

        I had Sandra not Sierra

        • Sorry. It’s been a long day.

          Alycia Swift- Aubry, Hali, Malcolm, Sandra

          • Alycia Swift

            I understand,

  • Jacob.Cunningham

    Andrea, Aubry, Malcolm, Ciera

    • Jacob.Cunningham- Andrea, Aubry, Ciera, Malcolm

    • Jacob.Cunningham

      @purplerockjohn:disqus I’d like to switch Ciera for Varner!

      • Jacob.Cunningham- Andrea, Aubry, Malcolm, Varner

  • Crystal Lynne

    Can I get Hali, Malcom, Sierra and Varner?

    • You can and did.

      Crystal Lynne- Ciera, Hali, Malcolm, Varner

      • Crystal Lynne

        Wait – Ciera or Sierra? LOL I’m trying to get the one that nobody remembers 😛

        • Alycia Swift

          That’s Sierra.

          • Crystal Lynne

            Okay. So Can my team be sierra, Hali, Malcom, and Varner?

        • Dammit. Sorry about that!

          Crystal Lynne- Hali, Malcolm, Forgettable Sierra, Varner

          • Crystal Lynne

            Hey thanks! Now if only the other contestants forget she’s there too! 😀

  • Saturday Night Palsy

    Man, if Debbie and Troy go far I am gonna crush this!

  • Andrei Constantin

    Tony, Malcolm, Aubry, Zeke

    • Andrei Constantin- Aubry, Malcolm, Tony, Zeke

  • TorcoLu

    Varner, JT, Ozzy, Cirie

    • TorcoLu- Cirie, JT, Ozzy, Varner

  • Scarlett3639

    May I please have Andrea, Ciera, Cirie, and Sandra?

    • Yes, you can have the New Black Widow Alliance.

      Scarlett3639- Andrea, Ciera, Cirie, Sandra

      • Scarlett3639

        Since I lost Ciera may I have Andrea, Cirie, Malcolm, and Sandra

        • Scarlett3639- Andrea, Cirie, Malcolm, Sandra

  • TiminSoCal

    Here we go! Caleb, Malcolm, Hali, Debbie

    • TiminSoCal- Caleb, Debbie, Hali, Malcolm

  • Head Architect Sylvia

    Former lurker here, I tend to only visit this beautiful site once a season has actually started. Hopefully that’ll change and I hope i’m not too late with picks. Can I lock in:

    Brad, Caleb, Debbie, FFSDT

    For my meme dream team, if it’s not too late! Thanks.

    • You’re not too late for that one. And thanks for coming out of the lurker shadows!

      Head Architect Sylvia- Brad, Caleb, Debbie, Sierra

  • Dutch

    Cirie, Malcolm, Sandra, & Varner – going purely on my favorites and not strategy (had to swap out Tony for Varner since Gouis beat me to the punch).

    Good to be back for another season of Fantasy Survivor!

    • Dutch- Cirie, Malcolm, Sandra, Varner

  • Two entries via email (with a reminder to please not send me your entries via email):

    Something Bout Football- Caleb, Michaela, Ozzy, Zeke

    aj hiller- Andrea, Malcolm, Michaela, Ozzy

    • Okay here I am hooray what month is this help I’m so over my career ANYWAY I select:


      • Hurleytennis- Caleb, Hali, Michaela, Tai

        • Pretty sure I got gaslit by Probst into picking Hali, but hey, last place might be fun.

    • Somthing Bout Football

      thank you

  • Super duper fan

    Hi! I’ve been lurking here since the Kaoh Rong finale and I hope I will be able to now join various conversations since I decided to create my own account.

    But anyways my team in alphabetical order is:
    Andrea, Aubry, Ciera, Hali

    If that team is taken replace someone with:

    • Super duper fan- Andrea, Aubry, Ciera, Hali

      And thanks for coming out of the shadows to join us!

  • george luminario

    Malcolm, Andrea, Aubry and Sierra

    First time commenter. I like to join any Draft Fantasy League

    • george luminario- Andrea, Aubry, Malcolm, Sierra


      • george luminario


  • Kate

    Aubry, Cirie, JT, Sarah

    • Kate- Aubry, Cirie, JT, Sarah

  • True Alainer

    I want Andrea, Cirie, Hali & Sarah. don’t let me down girls

    • True Alainer- Andrea, Cirie, Hali, Sarah

  • Arthur S. Ochi

    Andrea, Michaela, Troyzan, Malcolm

    • Arthur S. Ochi- Andrea, Malcolm, Michaela

  • lari_castro

    Andrea, Debbie, Hali and Sarah

    • lari_castro- Andrea, Debbie, Hali, Sarah

  • Crappy

    Cirie, Michaela, Aubry, Sierra

    • Crappy- Aubry, Cirie, Michaela, Sierra

      • Crappy

        John, this team is not in the table you posted ?

  • Ms_Woozah

    Oh god, what’s even left I’m so ashamed. Is Varner, Hali, Michaela, Sandra still available?

    • Indeed.

      Ms_Woozah- Hali, Michaela, Sandra, Varner

  • FRAN

    Brad, Michaela, Sarah, Sierra

    I know this team is rare but I think that they are going to go far because they are not huge threats

    • FRAN- Brad, Michaela, Sarah, Sierra

  • Ackrite88

    tai, Malcom, sierra, zeke

    • Ackrite88- Malcolm, Sierra, Tai, Zeke

  • vaderdawsn

    Caleb, Hali, JT, Tai Please.

    • vaderdawsn- Caleb, Hali, JT, Tai

  • Michael Bachner

    Another first time commenter coming along!

    Aubry, Caleb, Hali, Varner.

    • Welcome!

      Michael Bachner- Aubry, Caleb, Hali, Varner

  • ryell-00

    Andrea, Michaela, Ozzy and Aubry please <3

    • ryell-00- Andrea, Aubry, Michaela, Ozzy

  • Ara Morin Acevedo

    Cirie, Aubry, Tony, Varner

    • Ara Morin Acevedo- Aubry, Cirie, Tony, Varner

  • Jim

    Let’s do this.

    Hali. JT. Aubry.

    Confident in those 3. I’ll use my 4th on Sandra. I’m saying either first boot or going all the way, so I can always switch her after the premiere.

    Jim- Hali, JT, Aubry, Sandra

    • Jim- Aubry, Hali, JT, Sandra

  • Rippert

    JT, Hali, Tony, Malcolm

  • Rippert

    Hali, JT, Malcolm, Tony

    • Rippert- Hali, JT, Malcolm, Tony

  • MainstoneMoney

    Hali, Ozzy, Tai, Tony :D:D:D

    • MainstoneMoney- Hali, Ozzy, Tai, Tony

  • Melissa Emma

    Team name- Life Of Tai
    Andrea, Sierra, tony ,Troy

    • Life Of Tai- Andrea, Sierra, Tony, Troy

      • Melissa Emma

        Changing my four. Going with Hali, Andrea, Malcolm, and Caleb. If it’s too late to change that’s fine.

        • Nope, you’re in time. You have until episode 2 airs to make any changes.

          Life Of Tai- Andrea, Caleb, Hali, Malcolm

  • Zach

    Team Name: How’s Grandma? Brad Ciera Michaela Sierra

    • How’s Grandma?- Brad, Ciera, Michaela, Sierra

      • Zach

        Hi, I saw that you responded, but I’m not in the list yet.

        • Sorry, I forgot to update the table. It’ll be updated tomorrow.

        • The list is now updated.

          • Zach

            Hi, I would like to change my team to Andrea, Brad, Michaela, Sierra.

          • How’s Grandma?- Andrea, Brad, Michaela, Sierra

  • Paul Carby

    I wish I can put, Sandra 4 times but I doubt anyone would want her to enter the merge. So Please acknowledge my picks. SARAH, TROYZAN, AUBRY, SIERRA

  • bassmanxvi

    Aubrey, Caleb, Tai, Zeke

    I’m surprised how many of my old picks I didn’t use here…

    As much as I appreciate sandra’s gameplay a triple run seems too much.
    Tony is too big a target
    Michaela has a lot of potential, but I don’t think she can tone it down.
    I’d add in Varner if I could get 5.

    Definitely want to see Zeke and Taj team up.

    Fingers crossed, here we go!

    • bassmanxvi- Aubry, Caleb, Tai, Zeke

  • Thisstickhasnoname

    Hey There!

    Aubry, Malcolm, Sierra, Tony

    • Thisstickhasnoname- Aubry, Malcolm, Sierra, Tony

  • Adam B.

    Aubry, JT, Malcolm, Ozzy.

    Time to climb back.

    • Adam B- Aubry, JT, Malcolm, Ozzy

      This reminds me, I need to make a Fantasy League Hall of Fame page.

      • Adam B.

        I am the Sandra of this and I’m not even in Outcasts this season. FOR SHAME, sir.

        • First-ballot HOFer, for sure.

      • Saturday Night Palsy

        I could bask in that glory.

  • indescribable hat

    Aubry, Cirie, Malcolm, JT

    I would definitely make better choices if I waited until after the first episode so I didn’t get attached, but I just can’t!

    • indescribable hat- Aubry, Cirie, JT, Malcolm

  • BadPlayer91

    Here are some stats based on the first 99 entries (I’ll update once John adds more entries to the table)
    • The most-chosen player was Malcolm, with 45 people picking him for their team
    • He is followed by Michaela (35), Andrea (31), Sierra (27), and Aubry (25) to round out the top 5
    • The least-chose player was a three way TAI (eh?) between Debbie, Troy, and Tai, each being chose by just 8 people.
    • I compared number of times players were chosen for a team to which players had been featured on Survivor Analyst Russian Roulette and found there wasn’t any correlation. I was wondering if those articles would sway how people chose their teams, but generally that did not seem to be the case.

    I’m also keeping track of which players are most commonly paired. My thought was that this might give an idea of what final three might look like according to PRP community predictions of the season. Fuzzy logic, obviously, and not likely to be true, but interesting nonetheless. The top 4 most common pairs were:
    • Andrea – Malcolm (20 occurrences)
    • Malcolm – Michaela (13 occurrences)
    • Aubry – Malcolm (12 occurrences)
    • Cirie – Michaela (11 occurrences)

    It’s obvious that Malcolm and Michaela would feature in a majority of the most common pairs, given that as the two most-chose players they had the most number of opportunities for it. Honestly, I think there is actually a lot more interesting data to be scrubbed from the pairings, but I need to dig deeper. Here are some examples I found:
    • Cirie was selected for a team 24 times. Almost half of those teams (11/24) also featured Michaela
    • On the other hand, Andrea was selected for a team 31, only 11 of those teams did not include Malcolm.
    • Sandra was selected for a team 15 times. 9 of those teams, or 60%, also featured Cirie.

    Anyway, Food for thought. Hopefully someone other than me finds this interesting, heh.

    • I dug it. Since I keep all the team info in a spreadsheet anyway before uploading it to the table on the site, would it be easier for you to do this if you had the data in spreadsheet form?

      I’ve been trying to move toward a solution where people can enter their own teams without needing me to tell them if the combo worked, but I haven’t found a way to combine Google Sheets and Forms to achieve that.

      • BadPlayer91

        In terms of input, spreadsheet or the table is fine. I suppose with the
        full data I’d be able to be more exact about it, but given that this
        data is changing as more people join, what i’ve done is a bit more of a
        snapshot. Maybe you could send me the spreadsheet once we get to the

        Remembering that people can change players following the first episode, i’d like to also analyze who people pick based on the first boot. That will provide an interesting look at people’s impressions following the first episode and first look at the players in action.

        Regarding team input, i’m not sure of any tools that would be helpful. You would need an app that allows input of 4 fields, but it would also have to be able to cross-reference previous inputs. And this would require that all inputs are spelling/case sensitive, otherwise you could get accidental duplicates. And beyond this, you would need it to be able to display inputs in real time, so people can see a list of those chosen teams. Otherwise, people wouldn’t have an idea of what’s still open when they do choose the same teams. I’m sure this is all possible and thereare tools out there to do it, but finding them and putting them together is a hell of a task.

        • I actually take a snapshot of the cumulative popularity totals before episode 1 airs, then compare it to the changes made after the first episode. If you go back and look at various week 2 fantasy league standings, that information should be there for at least the past two seasons. (One fun bit: In each of the past two seasons, one of the most popular picks has been one of the first two boots.)

          As for the team input and real-time checking for duplicates, I’m working on it. I’ve got something that’s maybe 60% of the way there. I’ve just got to see if I can do anything to tweak it so that it can work.

          • BadPlayer91

            Ah, I took a look and I see now. I wasn’t involved in the Fantasy for any previous seasons, so I wasn’t looking at the weekly updates where you included stats. If Malcolm gets this year’s Fantasy League Kiss of Death (which, given his kiss-ability, wouldn’t seem unfathomable), we won’t hear the end of the moaning, lol.

            I know i’m pretty new, but if you need any help with trying to get the team input system working, just let me know.

  • pufflehuff

    Hello, another first time player & commentator – thanks for running this and the site! Tempted to save Debbie & Tai from the Troy tier but sticking with gut & could I please have:
    Ciera, Cirie, Malcolm, Michaela.

    • You alphabetized it and everything! I like you. You can stay. (I dig the username, by the way.)

      pufflehuff- Ciera, Cirie, Malcolm, Michaela

      • pufflehuff

        Thanks! Glad that alphabet class finally paid off…

  • Matt W

    Aubry, Malcolm, Michaela, Sarah

    (Hi all, long time reader, first time poster, excited to participate in this for the first time!)

    • Matt W- Aubry, Malcolm, Michaela, Sarah

  • nipi ipin

    Brad, Michaela, Sierra, Troyzan

    • nipi ipin- Brad, Michaela, Sierra, Troy

      • DrVanNostrand

        You’re forgetting your own rules!!!

        • Nah, I just got lax with enforcement because I think the last guy I gave three players to didn’t speak English as a first language, so I felt bad.

  • Nate Hettrick

    Very excited to join this year. My team; Aubry, JT, Malcolm, and Tony

    • TheClutchCity- Aubry, Malcolm, Sarah, Tony

  • Mike Sweeney

    Aubry, Debbie, Tony, JT

    • Mike Sweeney- Aubry, Debbie, JT, Tony

  • Crash

    Caleb, Hali, JT, Zeke

    Just found this site last month but love it!

    • Welcome, Mr. Bandicoot!

      Crash- Caleb, Hali, JT, Zeke

  • Something Quirky

    I’m going to make a wild guess that this is going to be the biggest fantasy league we’ve ever had.

    • We’re currently about 20-30 short of the highest total we’ve had, so…probably yes.

  • itsafuckingSTICK

    Andrea, Jeff, Michaela, Zeke

    (I want Sandra to win so badly, but I just can’t justify choosing her for my team)

    • itsafuckingSTICK- Andrea, Michaela, Varner, Zeke

  • kirbstomp

    Aubry, JT, Sierra, Zeke

    • kirbstomp- Aubry, JT, Sierra, Zeke

  • Yoshi Kirby And Toad
    • You can always change your team to that top-4 if you want to leave your hands in the fate of the randomizer.

      • Yoshi Kirby And Toad

        If someone on my team is first boot the I will

  • Joshua Chang

    Zeke, Michaela, Cirie, Andrea

    • Joshua Chang- Andrea, Cirie, Michaela, Zeke

  • Los Undesirables

    Brad, Hali, Ozzy, Troy

    • Los Undesirables- Brad, Hali, Ozzy, Troy

  • David Corbett

    Ozzy, Varner, Brad, FFSDT

    • David Corbett- Brad, Ozzy, Sierra, Varner

  • Kate Weaver

    Can I have Malcolm, J.T., Aubry, and Michaela for my team? Thanks!

    • Kate Weaver

      Oops, I see that my exact team has already been selected! Therefore, can I swap Michaela for Cirie? Thanks!

      • Aubry, Cirie, JT, and Malcolm are already taken as well (by indescribable hat).

        Care to try again?

        • Kate Weaver

          Alright, how about Zeke instead of Cirie? So my team would be Aubry, JT, Malcolm, and Zeke.

          • That one works.

            Kate Weaver- Aubry, JT, Malcolm, Zeke

  • Brendan Guy

    Can I get Caleb, J.T., Malcolm, Sierra.

    • Brendan Guy- Caleb, JT, Malcolm, Sierra

  • m0nit0rman

    Late to the party!

    Can I get Ciera, Malcolm, Michaela, and Varner please?

    • m0nit0rman- Ciera, Malcolm, Michaela, Varner

  • HectorTheWellEndowed

    In at the wire, may I please obtain Malcolm, Michaela, Tai and Zeke as I strive towards the upper middle of the final table?

    • You may, Future Mr. Quirky.

      HectorTheWellEndowed- Malcolm, Michaela, Tai, Zeke

      • Something Quirky

        Oh my gosh, so if I can have a brief equality rant: we’re going to both do the Quirky-TheWellEndowed thing, and for me, that just means paying $38 for a marriage certificate extract and going around to the bank and licensing centre and such, but for him, it’s apparently a trip to the consulate and a new passport and then a bunch of paperwork here. (We haven’t looked into exactly what he needs to do with the Ireland side of things but it’s certainly much more complicated than what I need to do!)
        At first I was like if it’s too complicated you don’t need to do it, but then that means the system wins =p

      • prettyboyprobst

        I hate to bother you with this, but I decided I need more Michaela on my team (and that I can’t have both Ozzy and FFSDT on all of my teams, if I want to enjoy this season). Since HBO CEO already has the team I want, I can only sub in Michaela for Sierra, making my new team

        JT, Malcolm, Michaela, Ozzy


        • Done!

          prettyboyprobst- JT, Malcolm, Michaela, Ozzy

          • prettyboyprobst

            Dear Mr. John,
            I’m sorry and quite embarrassed to inform you that I intend to change my team again. But I’m happy to inform you that I’d like you to remove one Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth from my selection. But I’m also doubly sorry to inform you that I’m asking you to fill his slot with one Bradley Culpepper, for a quartet of

            Brad, JT, Malcolm, Michaela

            Again, I’m so sorry! Thank you for being responsive to our wishes and for witholding judgement!

          • Head Architect Sylvia

            Can I piggyback on to this to (hopefully) make things easier for you. I hate to also be that person but could I change my team too. I tried to convince myself Caleb was going to be a good pick but he has literally had no focus in any of the previews and his interviews were TERRIBLE. He’s also super bland and it’s not even fun to make fun of him anymore. Caleb, what is the point of you. I can not allow this to happen. Can I swap him for Michaela, please.

            New team of: Brad, Debbie, Michaela, Sierra.

          • Head Architect Sylvia

            Can I piggyback on to this so hopefully you’ll see this at the same time as prettyboyprobst’s post. I hate to also be that person but could I change my team too. I tried to convince myself Caleb was going to be a good pick but he has literally had no focus in any of the previews and his interviews were TERRIBLE. He’s also super bland and it’s not even fun to make fun of him anymore. Caleb, what is the point of you. I can not allow this to happen. Can I swap him for Michaela, please.

            New team of: Brad, Debbie, Michaela, Sierra.

          • Done!

            Head Architect Sylvia- Brad, Debbie, Michaela, Sierra

          • Head Architect Sylvia

            Thanks heaps. I thought commenting on the same reply would be more convenient but it probably wasn’t.. at all – I think you missed prettyboyprobst’s reply here yesterday on the same comment and only saw mine and it’s probably my fault. Hopefully you’ll see it in time, apologies to both of you.

          • Nah, I caught his too. At the very least, when you reply to my comment I get a notification. It’s useful for seeing these things (except on the night of the Survivor premiere, when my notifications are absurd).

          • prettyboyprobst

            You say that, but since I never got another “Done” and still see v2 of my team in the updated table (instead of v3), I feel like I should remind you of the changes to my team I politely requested on tuesday (in an unnecessarily long and winded way, of course):

            Brad, JT, Malcolm, Michaela

            Looks like nobody claimed it in the meantime. And fickle Me can’t make any promises that there won’t be another change coming anyways, now having seen the premiere and all. So much to digest, but actually I still feel pretty good about that team (as I do about v2, but let’s go with Brad over Ozzy).

          • prettyboyprobst- Brad, JT, Malcolm, Michaela

          • prettyboyprobst

            No worries and thanks for looking out for me!

  • Lira2012

    Wow, very late to the party. Would love to get Aubry, Cirie, Malcolm, Michaela.

    • Lira2012- Aubry, Cirie, Malcolm, Michaela

  • doctor wu

    Aubry, Caleb, Malcolm, michaela

    • Unfortunately, that team is taken. Try again.

      • doctor wu

        Aubry, Caleb, Varner, michaela

        • doctor wu- Aubry, Caleb, Michaela, Varner

  • cazkaye

    Brad Troy Sarah Hali
    Going for either all pre merge or all in the finale team

    • cazkaye- Brad, Hali, Sarah, Troy

  • hopefuls016

    Is this still open? Can I get Aubry, Caleb, Malcolm and Zeke?

    • Yes and yes.

      hopefuls016- Aubry, Caleb, Malcolm, Zeke

  • JoJo Bevilacqua

    First time player here. Caleb, Hali, Ozzy, Sarah.

    • Welcome!

      JoJo Bevilacqua- Caleb, Hali, Ozzy, Sarah

      • JoJo Bevilacqua

        Will I be listed above?

        • Yeah, I’ll update the table soon.

  • Survivor Stick

    Andrea, Aubry, Malcolm, Tony. Thanks.

    • Survivor Stick- Andrea, Aubry, Malcolm, Tony

  • Molo

    Andrea, Cirie, Hali, Michaela

    • Molo- Andrea, Cirie, Hali, Michaela

  • macontosh2000

    Debbie, Malcolm, Michaela, Sierra

    I went with a random pick this season, i might have been spoiled on the winner (possibly even final 3), i dont know how accurate the info is but i didn’t want it to influence my picks. So I put the cast in alphabetical order and drew numbers.

    Be wary of any place with a comments section!

    • Except for this place, obviously.

    • macontosh2000- Debbie, Malcolm, Michaela, Sierra

  • Tiago

    Andrea, Cirie, Hali, Malcolm
    (Let’s see how it turns out, also I’m a first time player in this)

    • Tiago- Andrea, Cirie, Hali, Malcolm

      And welcome to the league!

  • Anthony DePaul

    I’d like to update my fantasy team if this one is not taken – Ozzy, Michaela, Malcolm and Andrea.

    • That team is already taken. Try again!

  • Joseph Finn

    May I have Sandra, Tai, Tony and Aubry?

    • Joseph Finn- Aubry, Sandra, Tai, Tony

  • SirLiveAlot

    Cirie, Caleb, Zeke, Tai

    • SirLiveAlot- Caleb, Cirie, Tai, Zeke

  • Christina Bommarito

    zeke JT Sierra Dawn-Thomas tony

    • Christina Bommarito- JT, Sierra, Tony, Zeke

  • TJ Sass

    Aubry, Cirie, JT, Michaela.

    I picked Michaela last season, so I feel like I have to stick with her and see what happens!

    • Good luck!

      TJ Sass- Aubry, Cirie, JT, Michaela

  • Malory

    Hi this is my first year playing. I love Survivor. Hali is one of my favorites and I think she’ll go far and do well. So my 4 are Hali, Ciera E., Caleb and Ozzy.

    • Welcome and good luck!

      Malory- Caleb, Ciera, Hali, Ozzy

      • Malory

        Just marking so you can find my entry

  • Anthony DePaul

    So thank you for posting the “big board” for the survivor fantasy league. I updated my team to a team that I know isn’t taken yet. (I messed that up before) I am going with

    Ciera E., Malcom, Michaela, Ozzy.

    This is my final answer until one of them is knocked out week one. Thanks for everything here guys

    • Ok, that worked.

      Anthony DePaul- Ciera, Malcolm, Michaela, Ozzy

  • Jenifer Pullman

    Aubrey, Cirie, J.T., Mickaela

    • Sorry, that team got taken just a few hours before you by JT Sass. Please pick again (the master list of teams should be updated shortly).

      • Jenifer Pullman

        Ok.. Man this job would give me . Let’s do this;
        Aubrey, J.T. and Mickaela
        and whichever of the following is available
        Tony, Sandra, Hali

        • First choice worked!

          Jenifer Pullman- Aubry, JT, Michaela, Tony

          • Jenifer Pullman

            Thanks man! It’s gonna be a great season!

  • CasualFan

    Cirie, Michaela, Ozzy, Zeke

    • CasualFan- Cirie, Michaela, Ozzy, Zeke

  • Janice Teng

    Ciera, Malcolm, Cirie, Andrea

    • Janice Teng- Andrea, Ciera, Cirie, Malcolm

  • Flat Fifth

    Another first time player

    Caleb Reynolds
    Michaela Bradshaw
    Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth
    Tony Vlachos

    • Flat Fifth- Caleb, Michaela, Ozzy, Tony

  • Lo Bev

    Hi, I’m new.
    My family used the non spoiler rankings to pick the order we watched each seasons.
    I’m still deciding my 4.
    I’m counting how many times each person is included in a grouping of 4.
    It looks like…..
    Andrea 39
    Aubry 44
    Brad 20
    Cale 23
    Ciera 21
    Cirie 32
    Debbie 9 (least)
    Hali 32
    JT 32
    Malcolm 62 (most)
    Michaela 47
    Ozzy 22
    Sandra 17
    Sarah 24
    Sierra 38
    Tai 13
    Tony 18
    Troy 15
    Varner 20
    Zeke 22

    That is only those on the list, will each selection be listed?

    • Lo Bev

      OK I’m picking

      • Lo Bev- Brad, Caleb, Michaela, Ozzy

        Also, I’ll be listing the player popularity rankings (e.g. the players picked most to be on fantasy teams) after the first episode airs.

        • Lo Bev

          Looking foward, I love that kind of stuff!

  • StormofCuteness

    EEEK! How did I forget to come back sooner? But how weird is this, I put together a team of 4 that I don’t think has been picked because it’s probably crazy, but at least I can cheer for people I’m actually rooting for.

    My picks: Caleb, Cirie, Sandra, Tony

    • StormofCuteness- Caleb, Cirie, Sandra, Tony

  • Casey Crafton

    Ozzy, Malcolm, Sarah Lacina, Siera Dawn-Thomas.

    • Casey Crafton- Malcolm, Ozzy, Sarah, Sierra

  • Toneloke

    Andrea, Aubry, Ciera, Michaela
    Let me know. Thanks!

    • Toneloke- Andrea, Aubry, Ciera, Michaela

  • Mallory

    I will have to go with Aubry, Micaela, Tony, and Malcolm!

    • Mallory- Aubry, Malcolm, Michaela, Tony

      • Mallory

        Well, I would like to make my new team Aubry, Malcolm, JT, and Cirie.

        • Unfortunately, that team is already taken. The deadline for selecting a new team is 8 pm Eastern tonight, so you may want to give me a list (in order of preference) of teams you’d like to have. That way you have a better shot at getting one of them.

  • BananaHannah

    JT, Malcom, Michaela, Caleb

    Thanks for all your great content! Newbie commenter, and newbie (a year-ish) Survivor lover. Spending too much time binging old seasons it may or may not be affecting my marriage…¯_(ツ)_/¯ (it’s not really)

    • BananaHannah- Caleb, JT, Malcolm, Michaela

      Welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying the site. If it doesn’t further destroy your marriage, feel free to comment more often!

  • Bob Sanders

    Malcolm, Michaela, Aubry, Tony

    • Sorry, that team just got selected yesterday (by Mallory). Try again!

  • rygel

    Andrea Brad Hali Sierra

    • rygel- Andrea, Brad, Hali, Sierra

  • Sago Palm

    I’d like Aubry, Malcolm, Ciera & Zeke please

    • Sago Palm- Aubry, Ciera, Malcolm, Zeke

      • Sago Palm

        Please update my team to:
        Aubry, Cirie, Malcolm, Zeke

        • Sago Palm- Aubry, Cirie, Malcolm, Zeke

          • Sago Palm

            Thanks John – the table still shows Ciera instead of Cirie for me.
            Mentioning it just in case my update on 3/9 was missed!

          • Try hitting refresh. There should be 198 entries in the table, and your team is updated.

          • Sago Palm

            That was it!
            Thanks for running the fun 🙂

          • No problem! Our site in general has been having issues with not automatically refreshing lately, and I’m not really sure how to fix it. But hitting refresh always works.

  • Jeff Probst’s Hairpiece

    This combo was still available when I checked a few moments ago. I would like:

    Andrea, Aubry, Malcolm, Ozzy

    • Jeff Probst’s Hairpiece- Andrea, Aubry, Malcolm, Ozzy

      • Ackrite88

        Hey John… you confirmed my picks, but I don’t see my name on the list

        • The list will be updated shortly. The teams are changing frequently now that the first episode aired, and it’s a pain to keep publishing a new table. But rest assured, I have your team logged and it’ll show on the next update.

  • Survivor Clubb

    Andrea, Hali, Malcolm, Michaela

    • Sorry, that team is already taken. Try again!

      • Survivor Clubb

        Andrea Aubrey Malcolm Michaela

        • Survivor Clubb- Andrea, Aubry, Malcolm, Michaela

  • Malory

    You missed my entry, it’s not above¿

    • I try to update the table above every other day or so; unfortunately, it’s kind of a pain to update. But I’ll go ahead and do an update now- it should be posted within a few minutes.

      If I responded to your comment and acknowledged your team, your team is recorded.

      • Malory

        OK cool, ty

  • Matt

    Andrea, Hali, Tony, Varner

    • Matt- Andrea, Hali, Tony, Varner

  • Blake Ball

    Andrea, Malcolm, JT, Ozzy

    • Blake Ball- Andrea, JT, Malcolm, Ozzy

  • Haley Hann

    Malcolm, Andrea, Michaela, Tony

    • Haley Hann- Andrea, Malcolm, Michaela, Tony

  • PineappleDreams

    Aubry, Caleb, Ciera, Zeke

    • PineappleDreams- Aubry, Caleb, Ciera, Zeke

      • PineappleDreams

        Can I change to Aubry, Caleb, Sierra, Zeke? Thank you!

        • Heh. From one spelling to the other.

          PineappleDreams- Aubry, Caleb, Sierra, Zeke

  • Soccer Champ

    My four: Aubry, Sandra, JT, Malcolm. Thanks!

    • Soccer Champ- Aubry, JT, Malcolm, Sandra

  • Crappy

    My team is not here?

    I picked one before that was accepted – Cirie, Sierra, Aubry, Michaela

    • Ok, that’s weird. Yours was entered a long time ago. I’ll check and see if there’s an issue with the table. I do have it on my table, though.

  • No Eyes in Blindfold

    Brad Hali Sierra Troy

    • No Eyes in Blindfold- Brad, Hali, Sierra, Troy

  • K.P. Watershed

    Aubry Jeff Sandra Zeke

    • K.P. Watershed- Aubry, Sandra, Varner, Zeke

  • Bennett

    Malcolm, Micheala, Andrea, Sarah

  • Malory

    Right after I posted
    Malory- Caleb, Ciera, Hali, Ozzy
    Another girl named Mallory posted. You have my name with her picks and my picks are still not showing. If Malory and Mallory is confusing. You can call me StarWarsMalory

    • Oops!

      Malory- Caleb, Ciera, Hali, Ozzy

      …and now you’ll probably want to change that team, which you may do any time before the next episode airs.

      • Malory

        OK my new team is
        Caleb, Hali, Ozzy and this might be a bold move, Sandra

        • Done.

          Malory- Caleb, Hali, Ozzy, Sandra

  • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

    Changing my team again.

    Caleb, JT, Malcolm, Sarah

    • Damn, that wasn’t a minor adjustment.

      SpicyMayoJaySimpson- Caleb, JT, Malcolm, Sarah

  • Kingoftonga

    My picks: Hali, JT, Malcolm, Michaela

    • Kingoftonga- Hali, JT, Malcolm, Michaela

  • Toneloke

    Toneloke team update:
    Andrea, Aubry, Malcolm, Michaela
    (No more Ciera 🙁 )

    • Sorry, that team is taken by Survivor Clubb. Try again.

  • SirLiveAlot

    Caleb Sandra Tai Zeke

    • SirLiveAlot- Caleb, Sandra, Tai, Zeke

  • Ryan Deschamp

    Can I update to:
    Malcolm, Sarah, Sierra, Troy

    • Ryan Deschamp- Malcolm, Sarah, Sierra, Troy

      • Something Quirky

        Why that looks suspiciously like a four person team! =P

        • Troy is a person that exists. I do not know who Troyzan is.

  • dig doug

    Malcolm, Sarah, Tai, Zeke

    • dig doug- Malcolm, Sarah, Tai, Zeke

  • AlisaShorty

    Can I get Malcolm, Ozzy, Sandra, and Zeke?

    • AlishaShorty- Malcolm, Ozzy, Sandra, Zeke

  • Survivor Central

    I would like to swap out Ciera for Troyzan, please. Yes really.

    • Survivor Central- Hali, Sarah, Sierra.

      See naming rules above. And good luck with your 3-person team.

  • Prom King

    Aubry, Michaela, JT, Sierra.


    • Prom King- Aubry, JT, Michaela, Sierra

  • StormofCuteness

    Hi, need to update because I lost Tony:
    I will add Aubry
    My team will now be:
    Aubry, Caleb, Cirie, Sandra

    Let’s hope the tribe switch helps me out.

    • StormofCuteness- Aubry, Caleb, Cirie, Sandra

  • Kemper Boyd

    Hi John can I put Sarah in for ciera? Sandra Sarah sierra Cirie?

    • Kemper Boyd- Cirie, Sandra, Sarah, Sierra

      • Kemper Boyd

        I am only slightly appeased that this is still a near all name team.

  • slothlorde

    Sandra, Michaela, Sierra, Debbie.


    • slothlorde- Debbie, Michaela, Sandra, Sierra

  • Guys, please don’t freak out if your team doesn’t immediately appear in the table. The table isn’t updated in real time; I have to convert the table into a format that can post on the site, and it’s not a quick process. I try to update the table at least every other day.

    I realize that sucks and it’s frustrating (and I’m actively working on a solution for next season’s league that can resolve this issue), but if I’ve replied to your comment by confirming your team, it’ll be in the next table update.

    • Something Quirky

      Wait, you’re not constantly sitting at your computer waiting for us to throw names at you?

  • Joseph Finn

    Updating since I lost Tony (ugh):

    May I have Aubry, Malcolm, Tai and Zeke?

    • Joseph Finn- Aubry, Malcolm, Tai, Zeke

  • Jacob SW

    Caleb, Hali, JT, Sierra Dawn Thomas

    • Jacob SW- Caleb, Hali, JT, Sierra

  • I’m changing my team, since I lost Tony.

    Purple Rock John- Andrea, Brad, Malcolm, Ozzy

  • Violina23

    I’d like to change my team to:

    Andrea, Hali, Malcolm, Ozzy

    • Violina23- Andrea, Hali, Malcolm, Ozzy

  • sabina1509

    Damn, I lost half of my team in the first episode…so I’m gonna change it up a little bit. Can I have Andrea, Aubry, Cirie and Sarah?

    • sabina1509- Andrea, Aubry, Cirie, Sarah

  • Irish Luck

    Hi there! First time here, although I’ve picked my own teams in the past just to see how they did. Is a combination of Hali, Zeke, Sarah, and Caleb still open?

    • Yup! All yours. And welcome to the league!

      Irish Luck- Caleb, Hali, Sarah, Zeke

  • Roswulf

    Whelp, the all-name dream is dead. Can you switch me to an actual team of Hali, Malcolm, Michaela, Sandra?

    It doesn’t look like it’s taken- apologies if it is.

    • Roswulf- Hali, Malcolm, Michaela, Sandra

  • pufflehuff

    Changing my team as RIP Ciera. Could I please have:

    Cirie, Malcolm, Michaela, Sarah (looks like it is free, but in case I’ve missed something, substitute in Sarah for Zeke or Hali). Thank you!

    • pufflehuff- Cirie, Malcolm, Michaela, Sarah

  • Dezbot

    Dammit, I forgot to set my picks for this! DRAT!!!

    • StormofCuteness

      I think you may still be able to because people got to swap after the 1st episode.

    • @stormofcuteness:disqus is correct; you can pick your team any time between now and before episode 2 airs.

      • Dezbot

        Okay, I’ll get on it before Wednesday. Thanks!

      • Dezbot

        Or now. Sandra, Cirie, Malcolm, Mikayla. Let me know if I need to replace any or all of them if they’ve all been picked this way 🙂

        • Nope, that group worked. You’re good.

          Dezbot- Cirie, Malcolm, Michaela, Sandra

      • Dezbot

        Are Malcom, Michaela, Sandra, and Cirie still available?

        • Yes, I gave you that team. Sorry, I generally don’t do updating of the site on the weekend.

          • Dezbot

            Thanks! I couldn’t see my original comment and thought it didn’t post. Apologies for the redundancy!

          • Not a problem. Good luck!

  • Anthony DePaul

    Rip Ciera, Aubry takes her place in the tribe. Aubry, Malcom, Michaela and Ozzy

    • Gave you your update in the other thread.

      • Anthony DePaul

        Thanks a lot! Wasn’t sure about where to post

        • I get it. It’s confusing. Hopefully by next season we’ll have a much better system in place.

  • Andrei Constantin

    So sad Tony is gone. Can I change my team to Aubry, Malcolm, Hali, Zeke?

    • Andrei Constantin- Aubry, Hali, Malcolm, Zeke

  • corndogshuffle

    I’m not feeling Michaela any more. Is Brad, Sarah, Sierra, Troy available?

    • Yeesh. Why would it not be?

      corndogshuffle- Brad, Sarah, Sierra, Troy

      • corndogshuffle

        In my defense, I’m actively going after the dregs of this cast (besides Sarah who I actually think has some game). I don’t think this cast has talent in the way a HvV or Cambodia had talent. I think the lower tier players will easily be able to gang up on the elite players (it already happened to Tony) and take each other far. Only mildly related, but this is why I prefer new player seasons. Nobody can come in with a reputation hanging over their head unless they’re already famous for a different reason.

        Also, doing a small amount of edit reading and I don’t think Brad mentioning Monica multiple times was a coincidence. I think we will see her this season, which if I’m right means Brad is at least in the merge.

  • Something Quirky

    Can I please swap out Ciera for Aubry?

    It does not look good for Cirie, but with a tribe swap coming up, things may improve for her?

    So I’d be Aubry, Caleb, Cirie, JT.

    • Something Quirky- Aubry, Caleb, Cirie, JT

  • free7694

    Can I get Brad, Hali, Malcolm and Sandra?

    • free7694- Brad, Hali, Malcolm, Sandra

  • Sarah Davis

    Sierra, Varner, Zeke, Malcolm

    • Sarah Davis- Malcolm, Sierra, Varner, Zeke

  • this bear is tops blooby

    I hope it’s not too late to get in on this, had no fricking clue this was on till last night!

    Caleb, Malcolm, Ozzy, Tai

    Wow, what a crazy start to the season!

    • this bear is tops blooby- Caleb, Malcolm, Ozzy, Tai

  • Matt

    can i change from andrea, hali, tony and varner to andrea, hali malcolm and varner?

    • Matt- Andrea, Hali, Malcolm, Varner

  • Flat Fifth

    for me remove Tony, add Sandra, thanks.
    so ozzy, sandra, caleb, michaela

    • Flat Fifth- Caleb, Michaela, Ozzy, Sandra

  • Conor Patrick

    Andrea, JT, Malcolm, Zeke

    P.s. very new to this! Sorry if I did it incorrectly.

    • Nope, you even alphabetized the names for me, which makes it easier!

      Conor Patrick- Andrea, JT, Malcolm, Zeke

  • Parvatis2Idols

    Debbie, Sandra, Zeke, Michaela please!

    • Parvatis2Idols- Debbie, Michaela, Sandra, Zeke

  • abraham lopez

    post episode 1 team: JT, Malcolm, Hali, and michaela

    original was JT, Malcolm, Hali, and Ciera

    • Sorry, that team is already taken by Kingoftonga. Please try again, and since the deadline for selecting is tomorrow evening, you may want to give me several options in order of preference to make sure you get a team (e.g., “I want JT, Malcolm, and Hali, and for the 4th person I want X, Y, or Z in that order”).

  • Melissa Emma

    Changing my team: Hali, Malcolm, Andrea, and Caleb

    • Already updated.

  • Reya

    Can I have Hali, JT, Malcolm and someone from Nuku who is still available – Sarah, Brad, Zeke, Sierra or I Guess Ozzy, in that order of preference.

    • Reya

      (I am the real Reya, but can’t use twitter login on my phone)

      • Reya- Hali, JT, Malcolm, Sarah