MoneyBall DFS Contest Rules

Contest Entry

The Entry-Fee and Prize Pool for a contest will not change once the contest is created. Therefore, each contest has a maximum amount of total entries accepted. Contests that have not reached capacity will be available for entry up until the contest start time.

Guaranteed contests will run (with prizes unchanged) even if they do not reach capacity before the contest start time. Non-guaranteed contests that do not reach capacity by contest start time may be merged with other similar unfilled contests or may be canceled and refunded.

Scoring and Payouts

Live scoring updates are strictly for the enjoyment of MoneyBall customers. MoneyBalls’ official scoring validation process begins once the game within the contest is final. This process ensures that MoneyBall scoring matches official stat providers when contest results are finalized and paid out.

Once contests are finalized, a contest status will update to "Completed", and that contest will move from the "Live Games" section to the "Completed Games" section on the My Contests page.

On occasion, official scorers may issue a stat-correction after games have ended and the official scoring validation process has completed. These corrections are rare but can occur days after a game is played. Therefore, any changes to official scoring that occur after contests have been finalized will not impact those finalized contests. Conversely, if a correction needs to be made after contests are finalized due to a bug with the data feed or the finalization process, while extremely rare, the finalization process (including payment) may be reversed and redone correctly.

Note: The official scoring validation process is solely to ensure that MoneyBall contest results are determined based on official scoring. Delays during this process may occur as a result of data collection or other technical difficulties. MoneyBall will not attempt to make judgments on scoring rulings.

NFL IronGrid

Contest results will be determined by three separate events. (1) The total points accumulated by each contestant of the predicted end of game statistics entry versus the actual end of game statistics (scoring rules summarized below). (2) The total points earned by each contestant determined by the amount of time the contestant spent creating the game card. (3) The date and time the contestant entered the contest.

Participation in each contest must be made only as specified in the Terms of Use. Failure to comply with these Terms of Use will result in disqualification and, if applicable, prize forfeiture.

Scoring

Scoring is based on the contestant’s ability to predict the statistical outcome of the game vs the actual statistical outcome of the game and how fast the contestant creates the game card.  To calculate the points earned by the contestant, the predicted end of game statistics is divided by the actual end of game statistics when the prediction is lower than the actual.  The actual end of game statistics is divided by the predicted end of game statistics when the actual is lower than the prediction.  When there is a zero in the predicted end of game statistics or the actual end of game statistics, a one is added to both the prediction and actual before the points are calculated.

Boston Mustangs – August 3, 2017 Game Card

 

Contestant’s end of game statistics predictions

Actual end of game statistics.

Points earned
Prediction / Actual * 10k or Actual / Prediction * 10k.

Passing First Downs

13

14

9285.71429

Rushing First Downs

9

11

8181.81818

Total Plays

58

61

9508.19672

Total Drives

13

14

9285.71429

Passing Yards

265

365

7260.27397

Completions

19

21

9047.61905

Passing Attempts

29

33

8787.87879

Rushing Yards

98

103

9514.56311

Interceptions Thrown

1

2

5000

Sacks Allowed

1

3

3333.33333

Final Score

24

25

9600

 

 

Points:

88805.11173

Time in seconds Max Seconds Points Earned
(Max - Speed)^ 1.21

Speed

16

300

930.06904

 

 

Total Points:

89735.18077

 

Winner

Winner of a contest is based on the contestant/s with the highest point scores.  Tiebreakers are determined by the contestant who enters the contest first.

Canceled, Postponed, and Rescheduled Games

In the event that a game is canceled, postponed, or a game is rescheduled to a time outside of the original Scoring Period, MoneyBall will cancel and refund all contests.

Suspended or Shortened Games

MoneyBall uses official NFL statistics and only includes statistics from games NFL deems to be official. If the NFL declares a game "suspended" then the statistics generated before the game is suspended will count in the contest containing the said game. Any statistics generated on a later date when the game resumes will not be included.