Rules - Against The Spread

What you need to know

Rules

What is an Against the Spread competition ?

In the Against The Spread league, you are predicting which teams can beat the spread(handicap) over the course of the NFL season which runs for 17 weeks.
Over the course of the season, it is your job to assign 1-10 points each week to teams you believe can beat the spread.

Example:
Picking Denver Broncos -6.5 points against the LA Rams. Instead of the game starting at 0 vs 0, the game starts -6.5(Denver) vs 0 (LA Rams). Alternatively, you could have selected LA Rams +6.5. In this case, the game starts 0(Denver) vs 6.5(LA Rams)
If your selection wins the game with the adjusted scores, you get however many points you assigned to that game.

Your league manager can set up to 8 teams to be picked each week. Teams need to be assigned a value of 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points in an 8 team league. A 6 team league awards points 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.

You can also get points by predicting the finishing positions of each team in their division along with the AFC and NFC winners. 4 points is awarded for each team whose divisional position you correctly predict. 10 points is awarded for predicting an NFC or AFC winner with an additional 10 for one of these going on to win the superbowl.

The Rules:
  1. The deadline for selections is 30 minutes before kickoff of each match.
  2. The overall deadline is 30 minutes prior to the early sunday game(London kickoffs not included). This will usually be 12:30 ET / 17:30 GMT
  3. If you have failed to pick all of your selections by the overall deadline, your unselected picks will automatically be selected.
  4. Automatic selections will be assigned randomly. You will also receive half the points of randmonly selected teams which win.
  5. There is an option of a double week which can be enabled by your league manager prior to the first gameweek.
  6. The winner of the league is the person who accumulates the most points over the course of the NFL season.
  7. Double game week must be activated before your first match deadline has been met. E.g. If you have the Thursday night game in your selections, the double must be activated prior to the Thursday night deadline.
  8. Spreads are updated when available after all of the current weeks games have passed. Some games may not be available until Thursday/Friday of the week.
  9. Spreads are taken from PADDY POWER and are checked every 6 hours until the spread is available.Only the first spread will be used.
Notifications
  1. You can opt in/out of emails at any time in your user profile.
  2. We will notify you by email when the spreads are updated
  3. We will notify you by email of the Thursday night selections once the game kicks off
  4. We will notify you by email of the Weekly selections once the Sunday deadline has passed
  5. We will notify you by email when the spreads are updated