NFL Wins Pool – Fantasy Football by Team Wins

This article is for informational purposes only. This format is no longer offered as a systematic online leaderboard offering.


Our NFL Office Pool format is different than your typical fantasy football experience. With an NFL Wins Pool, each person simply chooses the teams that you think will get the most wins and use their records at the end of the season to determine the champion.

NFL Office Pool Example

(Bill is leading with 15 points):

NFL Office Wins Pool Example

Setup your NFL Office Pool today by clicking the link below and entering the teams that each of you pool participants have chosen. Our website will calculate the standings each week automatically for everyone to view as desired.

How to Play

  1. Determine how many people will be in your pool and how many teams they will draft. It’s nice to draft as many teams as possible from the NFL. For example, if you have 6 people in your pool you could each draft 5 teams.
  2. Determine draft order. You can draw names from a hat and then use the snake method, or use the method that Bill Simmons mentions in his NFL Wins Pool article .
  3. Draft teams
  4. Enter draft results on our Create Page.
  5. Send players your personalized URL where they can view live standings as games complete each week.


  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a tie
  • 0 points for a loss

At the end of the regular season add all your points to determine the winner. Whoever has the most points wins.


Free for pools with 4 or fewer entries

$20 for pools with more than 4 entries

Other Wins Pools

We also host NBA, NHL, and MLB wins pools of the same format, so check back to our create page at the start of those professional seasons.

Your Thoughts

If you enjoy this format please let us know by dropping a comment below.


  1. curious when the draft results will be viewable for the league. I can see the Wins results in admin mode but others can’t. Thanks!

    • Hi Kye – The leaderboard is viewable right now. Click the Leaderboard link from your admin screen or in your confirmation email, which you can share with everyone in your pool. Or you could have them click “VIEW” and enter your pool number to see the leaderboard, which will start populating wins once the regular NFL season begins.

      Hope that helps! -Sean

  2. Is the NFL wins pool going to go live soon?

  3. Cary D Harlow says:

    Hey, wondering when this will be available for 2019…thanks!

  4. I am getting a lot of blow back for the half point awarded to PIT and CLE for a tie in our wins pool. Any rationale for giving teams points when they didn’t get a ‘win’?

  5. Michael Simas says:

    NFL pickem game. no line. players simply select the winner of each game every week. each win is one point which pays weekely and overall for the year. In pools of this type, some also include confidence points ( sure bet the highest level of points and thus the “not sure” lowest level. Believe yahoo has this type of pool

  6. Marycarol says:

    Looking for a pool I had located a couple years ago. 3 NFL teams are randomly assigned. Those are your teams for the season. The winner each week is the one with highest total points. Do you know if this one?

  7. Can you have the option to add text up top to make notes to the league?

    Also, can you have an 11th team spot for the dummy team (only has 2 teams)? Many leagues have the dummy teams and there is a penalty for losing to the dummy.

    • Hi Dave – You can have a dummy team. You can have any number of teams over 2 … customizable by the pool admin. Unfortunately we don’t have a notes to the league section, but will add it to our request list. Thanks for reaching out! – Sean

      • I am the admin and I do not see an option to allow for 2 teams, it forces me to pick 3 teams for the dummy if I want to hit save. What am I missing?

  8. Erik Joramo says:

    Can Players in the pool share a team? For example;Bob likes Seattle and So does Randy. can they both use seattle?

  9. Hi Sean –

    What have you done with ties in this pool? Are you counting them as a half win or does each team get a zero? A point of much debate in a league I’m in as it wasn’t addressed on the front end.

    • Hi Matt – Ties count as a half point. Hope that clarifies! – Sean

      • Is there a you could make this a configuration option? Our participants are pretty adamant that a tie is not a win, so should be worth zero. Given the two ties in the first two weeks, it would be nice to have the option to either award 1/2 point for a tie or 0 for a tie depending on preference of the given pool.

  10. Hey. I love this site and have used it for years. In the NFL pools last year you used the teams helmets instead of a block of color. The helmets were better. I’d love if you changed it back.

  11. What happens when the teams you draft play against one another? Do the win/lose go towards your record?

  12. Scott Frost says:

    Will this be working/updated for 2016/17 season? The rams are still shown as St Louis

  13. Question – What happens when playoff time comes around? Do the wins pools keep going or do they end at the regular season end?

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