How can I invite others to join my group?
From within your group, choose the "Invite" menu option under the Group Tab. The Group Invite page will allow you to invite friends via Facebook, Twitter, Email and Direct Link. Private group invites will include the league password.
Will I be notified when someone has won the group?
Yes, if you have the "Group Winner E-mail" setting checked. If the group's winner(s) have been determined during the week, you'll receive an email Tuesday announcing the winner. Remember, the definition of being eliminated is four weeks of incorrect picks during the regular season or a loss in the playoffs.
Will I receive any reminders each week?
Yes, if you have the "Weekly Reminder E-mail" or "Weekly Summary Email" setting checked. The email will be sent every Tuesday afternoon and again on Sunday for any entries that have not made a pick for the week and have yet to be eliminated.
Can I change the name of an entry?
Yes, you can change your entry name on the Entry Settings page.
How do I adjust my email preferences?
You can control which emails you receive on the Entry Settings page.
How do I create an Entry?
Create a new entry by clicking the "Create Entry" button on the game's Home Page.
How do I create another Entry?
Create a new entry by clicking the "Create Entry" button on the game's Home Page. You may have up to 3 prize-eligible entries and 10 total entries.
How do I make my pick hidden like the others?
Your pick is always hidden until the game you've picked reaches its scheduled start time. It shows when you're logged in, but for everyone else it shows as Hidden.
How do I remove an entry?
Entries can be removed as long as it has not been scored yet. To remove an entry, click the Remove Entry button on the My Entries page.
How do I view another user's entry?
Anytime you see an Entry listed, you can click it and view the entry. The most common place to see a list of user entries is a leaderboard.
How do I view my entries?
You can view your list of entries on the game's Home page
or the Manage Entries
page. The Manage Entries page will include more detailed information for each entry.
How many entries can I have in a group?
Each group is different. Public groups allow for up to 10 entries to be added to the group while private groups vary depending on the group rules. The default amount is 1 entry per group.
How many entries can I have in the game?
You may have up to 3 entries in the game.
What do the icons mean next to my entries?
The Prize icon indicates whether your entry is still prize eligible. Remember, you can always hover over an icon to see the icon's meaning.
When is my entry eliminated?
You can continue to play your entry the entire season; however, you are eliminated from prize eligibility once you earn your fourth loss of the regular season. Remember, any week of the regular season in which you don't have a correct pick is counted as a loss. If you reach the playoffs in one of the four prizing tiers, your first playoff loss ends your season. Be sure to make your Super Bowl prediction, though, as it could be the tiebreaker.
Can I change the name and/or description of my group?
Yes, you can adjust the name or description on the Group Settings page.
Can I control which members of my group can email the group?
Yes, you can specify this setting for each member of your group from the Group Members page and toggling the "Email" option.
Can I control which members of my group can send out invitations to the group?
Yes, you can specify this setting for each member of your group from the Group Members page and toggling the "Invite" option.
Can I control which members of my group can use the messageboard?
Yes, you can specify this setting for each member of your group from the Group Members page and toggling the "Chat" option.
Can other users see my picks?
Once a pick has locked your pick will be revealed to other users. Prior to that, however, it is hidden from all other users.
How can I see who the rest of my group members have picked for the week?
The Group Picks page available within the Group section shows group member picks broken down by week.
How do I create a group?
You can create a group when creating an entry or after leaving a group.
How do I join a group?
The Find Group page allows you to locate any group in the system. Private groups may have a password. If that's the case, you'll need to receive an invite from a group member in order to join the group.
How do I leave a group?
You may choose to remove your entry from a group up until the first game of the season by visiting the Manage Entries
page and clicking the "Leave Group" button next to the entry you wish to remove from the group.
How do I lock my group so no one else can join?
There is an option to lock the group on the Group Settings page. Groups are automatically locked once a week of scoring has occurred, otherwise the owner can lock it at any time.
How many entries can be in a private group?
There is no limit to the number of entries that can be in a private group.
Is there an easy way to keep track of who has paid for the season?
Yes, you can specify this setting for each member of your group from the Group Fees page.
Where can I post messages my other group members will see?
The "Group Home" page has a message board.
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Do I need to enter a Super Bowl prediction the week of the Super Bowl?
If you are eligible for prizes, you should enter a Super Bowl prediction as it is used as one of the tiebreakers. See the official rules for full details.
How are tie games evaluated?
If the team you picked to survive ties, it is treated as a non-win which means it is scored as an incorrect selection.
How do I make a pick?
You can make a pick for the current week or any future week on the Make Picks page. From within the list of games, click the checkbox to the left of the team to select the team for the week (clicking the checkbox submits your selection automatically). Previously picked teams will be unavailable for selection. You can view your picks for every week of the season from the Pick History page or Pick History section on the Make Picks page.
What do the Popularity bars mean?
The popularity bars represent the popularity of a team being chosen across all entries in the game. For instance, if there are 100 entries and 17 of them have the Bengals winning that week, then the Bengals should have a popularity of 17%. The sum of all teams should equal 100%.
What is the WhatIfSports' Pick of the Week?
Based on the teams available for selection for the week being viewed, the Pick of the Week is the team with the highest predicted win percentage according to WhatIfSports.com.
What is the WIS Prediction?
The WhatIfSports Prediction is the predicted outcome of the game according to the simulation results of over 1,000 game simulations.
When are picks evaluated?
Game and pick results are updated every 15 minutes.
When is the cutoff for making a pick?
For regular season games, picks for the current week must be made by Sunday at 1:00 PM ET or by a game's scheduled start time, whichever is earlier. For Playoff games, picks lock at the start of the first game of the week.
Why can't I enter my picks for the four playoff weeks?
Playoff weeks aren't available until the teams participating in the playoffs are known.
Why can't I pick any team on the list?
You may only pick a team once during the regular season. If you reach the playoffs and are prize eligible, this resets so you can pick each team once during the playoffs. If you've picked a team for a future week, you can clear it via the Weekly Picks bar in the right rail of the page.
Are there prizes for the game?
Yes, there are over $25,000 in prizes. See the Prizes page for more details.
How do I invite owners back to my group?
After you have reactivated your group you will be able to send Group Invites. A list of previous group owners will be listed on the Group Invite page. From here you will be able to select which owners you would like to invite back to your group. Note: it may take up to five minutes for owners to receive the invite email.
How do I reactivate a group from last season?
You can view your list of previous season groups from the game's Home page
. If you were the group's creator you can reactivate the group by clicking the "Reactivate" button. Other Group Members can click the "Remind" button to send the Group Creator a Group Reactivation Reminder email. Group Members may also choose to remove a previous group from the list by clicking the "Ignore" button.
How do I find out more information about a player or team?
For more research on a player or team, click the player or team name link.
How do I view the result of a game?
For a detailed account of each game, click the game result link.
How can I view my competition for prizing?
The Overall Leaderboard page breaks down the competition by prize tier. You can also view your current rank via your Entry Summary section on most game pages.
How can I view the standings of my group?
From within your group, choose the "Leaderboard" menu option. From here, you'll see the list of entries in the group along with their season win-loss record and the week the entry was eliminated. You can also view the entry's current pick if the game has already started or been played.