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2022 Survivor Pool




Welcome to my annual NFL Survivor Pool with Points & Confidence Pool.  Like last year, for $100 you will get 1 entry into both Pools.  A lot of people have enjoyed this setup...if you get eliminated from Survivor, you still have Confidence that goes the whole season.  The details for the Confidence Pool are located on the CBS Confidence Pool site (link will be provided, once payment is received).  This site is basically dedicated just for the NFL Survivor Pool with Points. 

Quick Instructions to Play

  1. Pay for your entry or entries on the Pay page.  Once again I accept Chase QuickPay (preferred), Pay Pal (FRIENDS & FAMILY ONLY), and Venmo (TURN OFF "Turn on for purchases").  This is required, otherwise I get taxed.
  2. Once payment is received, you will automatically be entered into the Survivor Pool.  I will send you the invite link to join the CBS Confidence Pool.
  3. Have fun!

P.S. Both Pools are can be done through your smartphone. 

- Go to your internet browser and type in to make your weekly picks

- Download the CBS Sports app (not CBS Fantasy)

If at any time, you have questions, comments, or need assistance... please feel free to text (630-723-1126)!

How to Play


- Have the most points at the end of the season

(Keep in mind that means you can still be "alive" in Week 18 and still lose.  It's about points!)

  • Teams were assigned a point value based on the original 2022 NFL Draft Order (32=Worst, 1=Best).  These values will never change.
  • Every week you pick a team that you think will WIN their game for that week.  If the team you pick wins... you gain the amount of points that team is assigned and you move on to the next week.  If the team you pick loses, you are no longer allowed to pick teams for the rest of the season, but the points you have accumulated still count.  You are officially eliminated from the Pool when you have picked a losing team and someone has passed you in the points total.  So technically you could win this Pool while not being able to pick teams.
  • Once a team has been picked, you are no longer allowed to pick that same team again.
  • In the case of a tie game, both teams will be considered a win (both players gain the point value and move on).


What's a Buy-Back you ask?  After being eliminated, a person can re-enter into the Pool by buying back their entry. 

How it works...  

  • Cost: $100 (does not include another entry into Confidence Pool and all $100 goes to Survivor Pot only).
  • Only one (1) Buy-Back is allowed for each entry purchased before Week 1
  • Starts on Week 9 only
  • If a Winner has been determined on or before Week 8, the Pool will be over (no Buy-Backs)
  • Any player can Buy-Back once they have picked a Losing Team and can no longer pick a Weekly team (even if you have the most points)
  • Payment MUST be made by Wednesday, November 2!!
  • Payment must be made via the Cash (in person), Venmo App, Chase QuickPay, or PayPal ($104 with fee)...PayPal  
  • Player restarts in the current Week along with the rest of the entries
  • Player's points are divided in half
  • All teams are available to pick from again
  • All Normal Rules still apply

How to Enter Your Pick Each Week

  • Figure out which team you think will win for the week.
  • Go to Submit Your Pick page.
  • Fill in your name and select your team from the drop-down menu.  You can send me a message there too, just make sure you include your email if it's something you will need a reply to.   
  • Hit Submit My Pick! button.  Once it's been submitted, you'll see a message that says "Your Pick has been Submitted".  If you do not see this message, try again.  If it still fails, email me ( or text me (630-723-1126) your pick for the week.  I will confirm with you that I have submitted your pick.  This happened to a couple people in 1 week last year, so it shouldn't be an issue.    
  • PICKS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 11:59PM.  If you forget or are late, the week will automatically be considered a losing week (so you will no longer be able to make picks for the season), but your accumulated points will still count.  There are NO exceptions to this!   
  • Before Thursday's game, the Standings page will show which team each player has picked.

Cost & Payout

  • $100 to play (includes 1 entry for both Survivor with Points Pool and CBS Confidence Pools).  
  • To Pay...visit Pay page to see options.  I now accept Chase QuickPay, credit cards via PayPal, and Venmo instant payments.  Paypal charges a $4 fee, so each entry will be $104.


  • To expedite payouts, some winnings may be paid through mailed checks
  • Total Pots will be closely divided between both Pools minus $400 (web and admin fees). Pools may not be evenly split depending on even payout amounts.
  • Survivor Pool:  Winner takes all.  If tied...all remaining players split evenly.  
  • CBS Confidence Pool:  Weekly top scorer and top 3 overall.  Exact details will be on CBS Confidence page once Entry Fee Deadline arrives.

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Jason Leitner    |   |    (630) 723-1126