Northbet Fantasy Football
Rules & FAQs
Free Weekly Contest Rules
How does the new free weekly fantasy contest work?
We wanted to give our customers the easiest, most convenient, weekly fantasy contests possible. We have changed our weekly format to a salary cap format that will give our customers the flexibility to choose who they want, when they want. There are no more drafts restricting you to a specific time to choose your roster. You can now enter the contest and select your roster at your convenience and choose any players you want within your salary cap, up to 10 minutes before kickoff. This process usually takes no more than 5-10 minutes.
How does the salary cap format work?
A salary cap style contest is the easiest and quickest way to select a team. Once you select “Enter Free Weekly Contest” you can select your lineup/roster. The established Salary Cap is $100,000, so you essentially run your team like a real General Manager. You must stay at or under the salary cap for all the combined players you select for the given week. You have until Sundays at 12:50 ET to enter the weekly contests. You are able to edit your lineup until the individual players’ games begin. Once a game has started, players in that game become locked. Make sure to validate you have a correct roster loaded. Illegal rosters will be disqualified from the contest. A roster can be defined as illegal if it has exceeded the weekly salary cap of $100,000 or contains any unfilled spots.
What are the entry requirements to participate in Northbet’s fantasy football contests?
All you need to play fantasy football is a Northbet account.
What is the entry fee to enter a contest?
Weekly contests are free to join. This is done as a courtesy to account holders.
How do I enter the weekly contests?
To enter the weekly contest, click “Enter Free Weekly Contest” on the fantasy homepage once you have logged in to your Northbet account. New users will be asked to create a user name for identification on the contest scoreboard and all other fantasy football related purposes (Note: User account numbers and personal information will never be displayed). You will then be taken to the prize leagues page where you will join the salary cap contest listed. Simply click the “Enter Contest” button and you will be taken directly to the “Set Lineup” page where you can fill out and submit your roster. This process usually takes no more than 5-10 minutes.
What is the deadline for entering the weekly contests?
You have until 12:50 ET on Sundays to enter the weekly contests.
What is deadline for submitting your lineup?
You are able to edit your lineup until the individual players’ games begin. Once a game has started, players in that game become locked. Make sure to validate you have a correct roster loaded. Illegal rosters will be disqualified from the contest.
How many account holders will be in each contest?
To give Northbet customers more chances to win, each contest group will not exceed 50 entrants.
How many contests can I join?
Active Northbet account holders are allowed to join one (1) weekly contest each of the 17 active weeks and first 2 weeks of the playoffs, for a total of 19 separate weekly contests this season.
What are the prizes for the new weekly contests?
Northbet has taken it up a notch now awarding $500 in free play for 1st place or 20% of your total deposits within the previous 30 days of the contest start date and time (Sundays at 12:50 EST, or the date and time of the first game of the week), whichever is higher up to $5,000. Second place will receive $250 in free play or 15% of your total deposits within the previous 30 days of the contest start date and time (Sundays at 12:50 EST, or the date and time of the first game of the week), whichever is higher up to $2,500. Third place will receive $100 in free play or 10% of your total deposits within the previous 30 days of the contest start date and time (Sundays at 12:50 EST, or the date and time of the first game of the week), whichever is higher up to $1,000.
What are the eligibility requirements to win prizes for the weekly fantasy contests?
To be eligible to win prizes in weekly contests, account holders must make a deposit within the previous 30 days of the contest start date and time (Sundays at 12:50 EST, or the date and time of the first game of the week) or have a minimum of $100 in their Northbet account (excluding promotional bonuses and credits) at the contest start date and time (Sundays at 12:50 EST, or the date and time of the first game of the week). Any account holders who have never made a deposit are not eligible to receive fantasy prizes.
What happens if there is a tie?
In the event of a tie in a weekly contest, the tiebreaker will be number of touchdowns scored. Any ties with identical rosters or the same number of touchdowns scored will split the prize award.
How will the prizes be awarded?
All fantasy prizes will be deposited in your free play account within 24 hours of completion of the final game of the week and must be rolled over 10x before a payout can be requested.
What is the contest scoring system?
The league scoring rules are:
Passing Yardage: 1 point for every 25 yards
Passing TD: 4 points
Passing Interception: -2 points
Passing 2-pt Conversion: 2 points
Rushing Yardage: 1 point for every 10 yards
Rushing TD: 6 points
Rushing 2-point Conversion: 2 points
Receiving Yardage: 1 point for every 10 yards
Receiving TD: 6 points
Receiving 2-point Conversion: 2 points
Field Goals < 40 Yards: 3 points
Field Goals 40-49 Yards: 4 points
Field Goals 50-59 Yards: 5 points
Field Goals 60+ Yards: 6 points
PATs: 1 point
Team Defense / Special Teams
Sack: 1 point
Interception: 2 points
Fumble Recovery: 2 points
Safety: 2 points
Defensive TD: 6 points
Blocked Punt: 2 points
Blocked FG: 2 points
0 Points Allowed: 10 points
1-6 Points Allowed: 7 points
7-13 Points Allowed: 4 points
14-17 Points Allowed: 1 point
18-27 Points Allowed: 0 points
28-34 Points Allowed: -1 point
35-45 Points Allowed: -4 points
>45 Points Allowed: -5 points
I think I have players missing stats from my live scoring. How can I verify my stats?
Your player's stats will be shown on the Live Scoring page - you can compare this to any other source to verify if the statistics match. Please note that the stats shown on the Live Scoring page are not official, and are therefore subject to change, anytime within 24 hours of the final game of the week. NFL.com is used for official stats to determine weekly contest winners.
Why did my defense get penalized for scoring when they were not on the field?
The Points Against scoring category used for scoring Team Defense units counts all points scored by the opposing team, whether or not the defense was on the field. It is therefore possible that your DST unit will be penalized when they are not on the field.
What are the necessary browser requirements to have live scoring work?
Live Scoring will work best when viewed using a high-speed internet connection on any of the following browsers:
- Firefox v3 or higher
- Internet Explorer 7 or higher
- Google Chrome v5 or higher
- Safari v4 or higher
- Opera v10 or higher