TeamRankings 2020 NFL Contest Updates — $2,500+ In Total Prizes

The Dolphins are likely to be a frequent underdog again in 2020... (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire)

This year we are excited to introduce a pair of weekly free-to-play NFL picking contests, one contest for our premium subscribers and another contest for registered TeamRankings users who are not paying subscribers.

Each contest offers over $1,200 in weekly and season prizes. The contests are hosted on RunYourPool.com, a great pool hosting site and long time TeamRankings partner.


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Contest Rules

The contest is an Upset Pool, and scoring is simple.

Just pick two NFL underdogs each week, and you score points if any your picks wins its game outright. You are awarded points based on your pick’s point spread value.

For example, if you pick a risky 10-point underdog, you’ll score 10 points if they win. If you play it safer and pick a 3-point underdog, your pick will have a better chance to win, but you’ll only score 3 points if they do.

Picks are due by Sunday at 1 pm ET each week.

Week 6 Contest Recap

Week 6 featured five wins by underdogs, with the the Broncos (+9.5) over New England being the biggest upset.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was a 2-way tie for the Week 6 prize, as BigStick22 and laterlaw each scored 13.0 points by picking the Broncos and 49ers (+3.5). They’ll move on to a Week 7 tiebreaker.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 laterlaw 29.5 5 3
1 CGBatch 29.5 3 7
3 Unreal01 28.0 6 4
4 Etcheverry 26.5 5 5
5 TBlight 25.5 7 3
5 AdamB 25.5 5 5
5 Denverarlo 25.5 5 5

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was a remarkable 15-way tie for first place in Week 6, with the tied entries each scoring 9.5 points by picking the Broncos. The tied entries are 26.2, Ali-ooop, ggpickall, JeffW57, Jolyn, Lou, MBTCMiner295, Monkey72124, popeye4t1, Rambone2020, rotopilot, RussP, Stray Doug, The Heckster, and TopGun, and all have qualified for the Week 7 tiebreaker.

However, RussP won the Week 5 tiebreaker with 9.5 points to claim that weekly prize, a $50 Amazon gift card.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 dberry963 31.0 6 4
2 adrelinha 29.5 5 5
3 ddies23 29.0 6 4
4 Hooks39 27.5 7 3
4 rotopilot 27.5 5 5

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in there yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 6 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
CHI2.57%79WON
DAL2.56%59LOST
JAX3.54%46LOST
CIN7.54%42LOST
WAS2.54%40LOST
SF3.53%36WON
TB1.53%34WON
CLE3.53%34LOST
NYJ8.53%28LOST
HOU3.53%27LOST
ATL3.52%24WON
BUF3.52%17LOST
DEN9.51%15WON
PHI7.51%13LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
DAL2.510%104LOST
CHI2.58%91WON
JAX3.57%71LOST
CIN7.56%61LOST
CLE3.55%55LOST
NYJ8.54%47LOST
WAS2.54%46LOST
SF3.54%45WON
TB1.54%41WON
HOU3.53%37LOST
DEN9.53%32WON
BUF3.53%31LOST
PHI7.52%26LOST
ATL3.52%23WON

Week 5 Contest Recap

Week 5 was one for the underdogs, with several big upsets, including the Raiders (+13.5) over the Chiefs. In total, five underdogs won.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

DrFred60 claimed a $50 Amazon gift card with a whopping 18.0 points for picking the Raiders and Bears (+4.5). Additionally, hckyfn80 won the Week 4 tiebreaker with 11.0 points by picking the Dolphins (+8.5) and Panthers (+2.5).

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 Etcheverry 26.5 5 3
2 Unreal01 25.5 5 3
3 AACUN 24.0 4 2
4 Buellmark 23.0 4 4
5 Vic 22.5 3 4

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was an 8-way tie for first place in Week 5, as adrelinha, ama23mj, Blindbhet, gabrey5, JaysonW, Punter’s Picks, and RussP each scored 13.5 points for picking the Raiders. The tie for the weekly prize will carry over into Week 6.

However, two weekly prizes were still awarded this week. He hate me, we luv u won the Week 2 tiebreaker with 5.0 points, and PeriKola won the Week 4 tiebreaker with 8.5 points. Both scored $50 Amazon gift cards.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 dberry963 31.0 6 2
2 ddies23 26.5 5 3
3 adrelinha 26.0 4 4
4 pegster0267 23.5 5 3
5 PeriKola 23.0 4 4

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in there yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 5 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
CLE2.510%107WON
BUF1.59%90LOST
CAR2.57%76WON
JAC6.54%44LOST
MIA8.53%31WON
MIN7.52%24LOST
CHI4.52%22WON
CIN13.52%18LOST
LAC7.52%18LOST
WAS7.52%18LOST
NYG9.51%15LOST
NYJ7.51%15LOST
PHI7.51%14LOST
DEN1%9DNP
LV13.51%8WON

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
CLE2.513%140WON
CAR2.511%113WON
BUF1.59%97LOST
JAC6.56%66LOST
MIN7.56%63LOST
PHI7.54%38LOST
CHI4.54%38WON
NYG9.53%31LOST
NYJ7.53%29LOST
MIA8.52%26WON
CIN13.52%25LOST
WAS7.52%24LOST
LAC7.52%22LOST
DEN2%18DNP
LV13.51%15WON

Week 4 Contest Recap

Week 4 saw only four underdogs claim victory, but some of those wins were major upsets, most notably Philadelphia over San Francisco and Cleveland over Dallas.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

No winner was awarded for Week 4 with hckyfn80 and vallee tied at 11.0 points after selecting the Eagles (+6.5 at San Francisco) and Browns (+4.5 at Dallas). The tie will be broken based on the best Week 5 score.

However, a 5-way tie left over from Week 2 was broken with TBlight earning 4.5 points by picking the Browns.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 Buellmark 18.5 3 3
2 vallee 18.0 4 2
3 TBlight 17.0 4 2
4 Manu777 16.0 4 2
4 MKE_Hammer 16.0 4 2

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

Like the Subscriber Contest, there was a tie in Week 4 atop the User Contest. Hooks39, N8dogg, and Perikola each tied with 11.0 points after selecting the Eagles and Browns.

There also remains a tie from Week 2 between beare and He hate me, we luv u after both entrants scored 3.5 points.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 N8Dogg 20.0 4 2
2 dberry963 18.0 4 2
3 beare 16.0 4 2
3 He hate me, we luv u 16.0 4 2

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in there yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 4 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
CHI2.59%86LOST
JAX2.57%66LOST
LV2.56%62LOST
MIN3.54%43WON
NYJ2.54%42LOST
PHI6.54%42WON
CLE4.53%35WON
DET3.53%31LOST
CAR3.53%28WON
ATL7.53%25LOST
LAC7.52%20LOST
NE7.52%19LOST
MIA6.52%17LOST
NYG12.51%11LOST
TEN1%6DNP
WAS12.50%4LOST
DEN*2.50%1WON

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
JAX2.510%105LOST
CHI2.510%103LOST
CLE4.57%68WON
NYJ2.56%65LOST
LV2.56%64LOST
MIN3.55%56WON
DET3.55%54LOST
CAR3.55%47WON
PHI6.54%46WON
ATL7.54%43LOST
LAC7.54%43LOST
MIA6.53%33LOST
NE7.52%27LOST
NYG12.51%7LOST
WAS12.50%5LOST
DEN*2.50%3LOST
TEN0%2DNP

Week 3 Contest Recap

After only one upset in Week 2, Week 3 was much more fun for the underdogs. In total, there were six upsets among the full 16-game NFL slate.

As a result, unlike in Week 2, we had clear weekly winners in both our User Contest and Subscriber Contest.

Subscriber Contest: Week 3 Winner & Season Leaders

Week 3 winner BlueChip49 scored a $50 Amazon gift card with the highest possible point total (12.0) in the Subscriber Contest, hitting on the two biggest upsets with the Panthers (+6.5 vs. the LA Chargers) and Lions (+5.5 vs. Arizona).

Currently there’s a five-way tie atop the season leaderboard of our Subscriber Contest:

Subscriber Contest Leaders Pts W L
! Knock on wood if you’re with me 12.5 3 1
Manu777 12.5 3 1
MKE_Hammer 12.5 3 1
Pellon 12.5 3 1
TBlight 12.5 3 1

User Contest: Week 3 Winner & Season Leaders

Week 3 winner Monkey72124 took the $50 Amazon gift card in our User Contest with a score of 10.0 points, taking the Panthers (+6.5) and Packers (+3.5 vs. New Orleans).

Currently there’s also a five-way tie atop the season leaderboard of our User Contest:

User Contest Leaders Pts W L
$GMONEY$ 12.5 3 1
adrelinha 12.5 3 1
beare 12.5 3 1
Blaine 12.5 3 1
He hate me, we luv u 12.5 3 1

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in there yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 3 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
GB+3.511%102WON
KC+3.58%71WON
LAR+2.57%66LOST
NYG+4.55%48LOST
MIN+2.55%45LOST
CIN+5.55%43LOST
DAL+4.53%30LOST
LV+6.53%29LOST
WAS+6.53%26LOST
CHI+3.52%22WON
MIA+2.52%21WON
DEN+5.52%20LOST
HOU+4.52%19LOST
DET+5.52%18WON
CAR+6.51%11WON
NYJ+10.51%10LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
GB+3.515%148WON
NYG+4.59%90LOST
KC+3.59%90WON
LAR+2.58%79LOST
MIN+2.56%59LOST
CIN+5.56%56LOST
DAL+4.55%48LOST
CHI+3.54%41WON
HOU+4.53%32LOST
LV+6.53%29LOST
CAR+6.53%27WON
WAS+6.52%24LOST
MIA+2.52%21WON
DEN+5.51%14LOST
NYJ+10.51%13LOST
DET+5.51%12WON

Week 2 Contest Recap

Incredibly, there was only one upset in NFL Week 2, which happened on Monday night when the Raiders defeated the Saints 31-21.

(Technically the Rams also upset the Eagles based on closing betting lines, but when the Week 2 point spreads in our contests were set, the Rams were a very slim favorite.)

With only one Week 2 upset, there is now a 52-way tie in the User Contest and a 50-way tie in the Subscriber Contest for the Week 2 prize! Per the contest rules, the tiebreaker for those tied entries will be their Week 3 score.

Since no entry scored more than 5.5 points in Week 2, and the vast majority of entries scored zero points, it also means that the big season prizes are still very much in play, even for new players entering the contest in Week 3.

UPDATE (Tue 9/29): After the Week 3 tiebreaker, a 5-way tie still remains in both contests. So now we continue on to the Week 4 score to determine the Week 2 winner.

Week 2 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes Picked
MIN+3.522%178
PHI+0.514%115
NYG+5.513%105
NE+4.57%57
ATL+4.57%55
LV+5.56%52
JAX+9.55%41
WAS+6.54%33
CAR+8.53%26
DET+6.52%17
MIA+5.52%14
HOU+6.51%12
DEN+6.51%11
NYJ+6.51%8
LAC+8.50%1

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes Picked
MIN+3.523%176
NYG+5.514%110
PHI+0.512%95
ATL+4.58%61
NE+4.57%58
LV+5.56%50
JAX+9.55%35
MIA+5.54%32
DET+6.53%20
CAR+8.52%19
HOU+6.52%16
WAS+6.52%13
DEN+6.51%11
NYJ+6.51%8
LAC+8.50%1