41 days until the season starts!
  • Pick NFL winners each week. Play against the spread, straight up, or confidence (more pts = more confident!)
  • Join groups and compete against friends, family, and other fans! You can also create your own group!
  • Win big! There are 57 prizes worth $14,100 are up for grabs in Pigskin Pick'em 2016! See prizing for more details.

Pigskin Pick'em: Make Every Pick Count

The NFL is back! You're ready to dive into another season of Fantasy Football, cheat sheets out and sure to prove your drafting skills are on point - but what about your TEAM-BASED knowledge? This is the place to prove you can pick winners.

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The objective of this game is simple: select the winner of each NFL game throughout the 17-week season by picking either straight-up, against the point spread, or by confidence ranking your straight-up picks. The most correct picks over the course of the season in EACH game mode (spread, straight-up and confidence) wins a $2000 Amazon Gift Card!

We're offering a $100 weekly prize in every game mode throughout the season, and since you're eligible to play in all three you're never out of the running for a great cash prize.

Here's a breakdown of the three game modes:

Straight-Up: This is the simplest game mode: pick a team to win, whoever you think is more likely to come out on top. Perhaps this format is a bit easier than the other two but it's a classic nonetheless.

Spread: Before each NFL game begins we will assign it a point spread which helps to even the playing field and make the matchups more competitive. For instance, if the Packers are a 10.5 point favorite and they are winning by 10 in the 4th quarter the game might be over but the SPREAD still hangs in the balance - and so does your pick. The question is, can you and your friends beat our handicappers?

Confidence: We're adding another layer to the beloved straight-up game mode! Now you can RANK these picks by order of your confidence that the team you select in each game will win. The higher your confidence is in a pick the more points you will receive if that team prevails. This format may seem simple, but in reality it may be the most challenging of the three. A good week is no longer dictated strictly by the number of correct picks you make, for if you lose your two most confident selections then a lot of points will be left on the table. At the same time, a successful week here may offer the biggest reward in terms of validation of your skill, savvy and overall football knowledge.

Message your friends and start a group today - you make the call on your format of choice. Good luck and have fun!

And if you're looking for more help in making your picks, we've got all sorts of tools at your disposal:

NFL PickCenter : ESPN Insiders can look at two different simulation models to get an idea of how every NFL game will play out each week.

NFL Expert Picks: See our experts' picks for each game each week.

NFL Power Rankings: Who are the best teams in the league? Consult the power rankings, a weekly poll of some of the best writers in the business.

ESPN Chalk: Comprehensive betting coverage, including best bets for every NFL game.


Play Pigskin Pick'em for your chance to win a $2,000 Amazon Gift Card. There are 57 prizes (weekly & season-long) worth $14,100 in 2016!

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