NFL Playoffs - League Options
Scoring options determine how many points are awarded for a correct pick for players in a league. Other options determine how the league works. Most options can be changed anytime during the pool.
For the NFL Playoffs, without any scoring options turned on, all correct picks are worth 10 points each. Then you can use the site as a simple pool tracker of wins and losses.
The point value for each pick, along with other team info, is shown on the picks page once picks are available. Hover over the points shown there for more scoring info for each team. You can try different league options here and then see the resulting point values on the picks page.
Pick one round at a time:
Pick one round at a time
For bracket pools, picking one round at a time is poolsbyround's signature feature and is recommended for a more engaging, strategic game. Players will have a better chance to have teams go farther in the bracket, which is more fun.
Or select No to play the traditional way where players pick the whole bracket before the games start.
After the pool has started, you can not change this option.
After the first round, players can still pick any team:
After the first round, players can still pick any team
Typically after the 1st round in a brackets pool, players can only pick from the winning teams they picked in the previous round.
With this option, players start fresh each round and can pick any team, regardless of their previous round's picks.
This option is only available with the Pick one round at a time option.
If you turn this option on, after the pool has started, you can not turn it off again.
Underdogs are worth more points:
Underdogs are worth more points
With this option, instead of a pick being worth 10 points, an underdog's pick will be worth 11, 12, 13, etc points.
Conversely, a favorite's pick will be worth 9, 8, 7, etc points.
Points values are based on the point spread of the game. Point values may change as the spread changes.
Default option: medium.
Points increase with each round:
Points increase with each round
For the 4 rounds in the NFL playoffs, points are multiplied by the setting you choose.
This option gives players a better chance to catch up.
Default option: Low.
Include Over/Under Picks:  
Players pick whether the total points scored in a game will be OVER or UNDER the posted number.
Win 5 or 10 points for correct over/under picks. Lose 5 or 10 points for wrong ones. League players don't have to make over/under selections. Players who make over/under picks do not necessarily have an advantage since there is a 50/50 chance to win or lose points.
See other league members' picks before the pick deadlines:
See other league members' picks before the pick deadlines
Typically you can only see other league members' picks after a game begins.
With this option, players can always see league competitors' picks.
Players can change their picks until a game begins.
Allow commish to make late picks for league players:
Commish can make late picks for others
Turn this option 'on' if the commish needs the ability to make late picks for league members.
Use the settings icon to the right of each player's name on the leaderboard to make their picks.
Late picks are indicated on the leaderboard by an asterisk next to each round's points.
Options can only be changed by the league commissioner.
League options do not affect players' points on the All Players leaderboard on the home page. Depending on the league options selected, your league points may be different from your All Players leaderboard points.
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