Our Pick ‘Em Contest displays all the scheduled games for the week along with the point spread.
The rules are pretty simple. If you pick the favorite, that team must win by more than the point spread. If you pick the underdog, you will win that game if they win outright or if they lose by fewer points than the point spread. There may be instances when a ‘line’ (aka point spread) is not available. In those cases, the point spread will show as 0. In the case of a tie — everyone loses that game. Confused? It’s pretty simple but perhaps an example will help.
Favorite Point Spread Underdog
New England Patriots 3 Pittsburgh Steelers
If you pick New England and they win 21-17 they have covered the 3 point spread. Pittsburgh is getting 3 points and if you add those points to Pittsburgh’s score it would be 21-20. If you picked Pittsburgh, you would lose.
Each week everyone’s record will be tallied and published on the site. At the end of the year, the member (Shark Staff excluded!) with the most number of wins after dropping their two worst weeks will be declared the winner. The winner will be the member with the most wins, not the highest winning percentage.
In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the most wins for any given week. If a tie still exists, the next highest win total for any given week will determine the winner. This will continue until a winner is decided. If there is still a tie, the contest winnings will be divided as equally as possible among the remaining winners.
Picks must be made one hour before kickoff of the first game of the week. Pay attention to the early games (Thursday night games for example.) You will be locked out of the contest for that week if you don’t submit your picks before the weekly cutoff.
The prizes have changed for this season!
- 1st Place – A Fantasy Sharks Diamond membership for 2017 which includes a FantasySharks.com Golf/Polo shirt and FantasySharks.com T-Shirt.
- 2nd & 3rd Place – A Fantasy Sharks Platinum membership for 2017 which includes a FantasySharks.com T-Shirt .
- 4th & 5th Place – A Fantasy Sharks Gold membership for 2017.
All apparel comes in sizes M – 4XL only and we ship to the US and Canada ONLY. If you live outside of the US or Canada, you are still eligible for the free memberships, just not the apparel.
Good luck and enjoy the contest!
The Staff at FantasySharks.com
Legal Mumbo Jumbo
This contest is open to all FantasySharks.com members of legal age and to anyone who lives in a location where this game is not prohibited.
FantasySharks.com is not responsible for any late, lost, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged submissions. Nor are we responsible for any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the contest. In the unlikely event there are problems with the programming associated with the contest or used by FantasySharks.com, we’re not responsible.
In the event that the National Football League season is postponed, terminated early, or cancelled for any reason (such as a strike or lockout), FantasySharks.com
reserves the right to award prizes based on scores at the time the season is disrupted, to cancel, modify or suspend the game at its discretion. FantasySharks.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft of or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, subscriptions or picks. FantasySharks.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or entrants due to or resulting from technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials.
The contest will run the entire length of the regular football season.
The winner will be contacted via email, mail or phone within 14 days after the official results are posted at the conclusion of the contest. Winners are also posted on the FantasySharks.com web site. Winners must return via email or regular mail an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (unless prohibited by law) within 15 days following attempted notification. Failure to comply with this requirement can result in disqualification. Any prize notification returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. By accepting a prize, the winner grants permission to FantasySharks.com to use their names, photographs, likenesses, voices, prize information and/or biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If a winner is disqualified an alternate winner will be selected.
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