By Dalton Ross
August 31, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT

Eighteen new contestants — you can see their bios and individual photos right here — will be vying for the million dollars and title of Sole Survivor when Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers kicks off Sept. 27 on CBS. Well… actually, that’s not entirely true. The “vying” in question already took place last spring when season 35 was filmed. All that’s left is to air what happened and then read the votes live back in Los Angeles this December to make it official.

So when I went on location in Fiji for season 36 — which will air in 2018 — I asked host Jeff Probst whom he was liking (and whom he thought viewers would like) from the Triple H season, which had just finished filming. This offers a pretty unique perspective because usually when Probst tells me the players to watch, it is before the season has started filming, so he’s just going with his gut as to which people may pop on camera.

But since this interview took place after filming, the host has a much better idea of who will be worth keeping an eye on. So whether you’re curious to learn more about some of the folks that will be competing on Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers or just want some inside intel for your next Survivor fantasy pool, check out the video above for Jeff Probst’s official list of players to watch. And for more Survivor scoop, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.

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