Tiebreakers for Pick'em games

Each week, Yahoo Sports will select two games to be designated "Tiebreak Games." Know how weekly, end of regular season, and playoffs ties are broken in Pick'em games. Click a type to learn what criteria (and its order) is used for breaking ties.

Weekly Pick'em tiebreakers

For any week where 2 or more players finish with the same number of points, ties are broken by:

  1. Closest to the total points for the first Tiebreak Game.
  2. Closest to the home team points for the first Tiebreak Game.
  3. Closest to the road team points for the first Tiebreak Game.
  4. Closest to the total points for the second Tiebreak Game.
  5. Closest to the home team points for the second Tiebreak Game.
  6. Closest to the road team points for the second Tiebreak Game.
  7. Closest to the school whose team scores the most points.
  8. Closest to the school whose team scores the least points.
  9. Whichever player had more points in the previous week (or the week before that if still tied, etc.).

To see past weekly results (with ties broken):

  1. Sign in to Yahoo Fantasy.
  2. Under "My Teams & Leagues," click on your group name. (Not your pick-set name.)
  3. Click Weekly Performance to view your past results.

The high scorer of the week (after any ties) will be in bold and have a green background.

Season tiebreakers for Pro Pick'em

Ties at the end of the regular season are broken by:

  1. Week 17 fantasy points.
  2. Week 17 tiebreak predictions, if applicable (see weekly criteria).
  3. Week 16 fantasy points.
  4. Week 16 tiebreak predictions, if applicable (see weekly criteria).
  5. Week 15 fantasy points.
  6. Week 15 tiebreak predictions, if applicable (see weekly criteria).
  7. Week 14 through Week 1 fantasy points and tiebreak predictions, as above.
  8. Random coin flip.

Season tiebreakers for College Pick'em

Ties at the end of the regular season are broken by:

  1. Week 15 fantasy points.
  2. Week 15 tiebreak predictions, if applicable (see weekly criteria).
  3. Week 14 fantasy points.
  4. Week 14 tiebreak predictions, if applicable (see weekly criteria).
  5. Week 13 fantasy points.
  6. Week 13 tiebreak predictions, if applicable (see weekly criteria).
  7. Week 12 fantasy points.
  8. Week 12 tiebreak predictions, if applicable (see weekly criteria).
  9. Week 11 through Week 1 fantasy points and tiebreak predictions, as above.
  10. Random coin flip.

Playoff tiebreakers for Pro Football Pick'em

For groups that use the NFL playoffs as a part of their scoring, ties are broken by:

  1. Week 21 (P4) fantasy points.
  2. Week 21 (P4) tiebreaker predictions, if applicable.
  3. Week 20 (P3) fantasy points.
  4. Week 20 (P3) tiebreaker predictions, if applicable.
  5. Week 19 (P2) fantasy points.
  6. Week 19 (P2) tiebreaker predictions, if applicable.
  7. Week 18 (P1) fantasy points.
  8. Week 18 (P1) tiebreaker predictions, if applicable.
  9. See season tiebreakers above.