2017 Week 3 Confidence Pool Picks

Week 2 base picks points: 94

2017 Season total base pick points: 179

Welcome to Week 3 everyone! Week 2 showed a lot of favorites winning in the top half of the table, with the only exception being the hapless Cincinnati Bungles. The Miami pick was the only money pick that hit this week, and that was only a yellow pick. You probably didn’t do too well this week if you stuck with our picks, but you can’t call a Jacksonville upset every week!

Congrats to @XZX and @Wally Wolfpack for tying for first place in our member only CPP League! (Become a member)

How did you do in week 2?

Some things to consider now we’re a couple weeks in:

If you’re going for the weekly win,  play “what if.” If you went with a money pick, and it didn’t hit, what if it did hit? Would it have put you in the money? If not, you’re not making a big enough money pick. Also play the “what if” game with potential upset picks. What if I had picked Houston all in (since Houston was the pick that hit)? Would I have been in the money? If yes, great now you know you’re one pick away. If you need a whole bunch of stuff to happen to win, you’re not taking enough risk on your money picks.

If you’re going for the season win, and you’re down in the standings, it’s not time to panic yet. It’s early. Get a feel for your league. Are the winners sticking with mostly base picks or are they making a lot of upset picks? If they’re making a lot of upset picks, they’re probably not going to stay in the lead for long. It’s still early in the season, I would stick with your current strategy a bit longer. If you’re out of it, you can start making some fun gambles (double money picks, for example) to see if you can boost your way to the top.

With that, on to the Week 2 report!

Here are the base picks for this week:

Updated Sat 12 PM Eastern


Here are the “Money Picks,” or picks that you can take a shot at to get into the money. See here for more details. These teams are neglected by the public but have a decent chance of winning. (This is only a partial table. The full picks are emailed to Premium members. If you’re interested in becoming a Premium member,  click here.)

It seems some people are having issues with getting the picks via email, so I’m going to go ahead and open it up for this week. 

If you have paid for the premium subscription, but aren’t getting the emails, please try these two things:

  1. Check the email you used for your Paypal payment. Many people have separate emails for Paypal and their regular accounts. A confirmation email will be sent to the Paypal email, not the one you already have on the list. You can then change the email address with the confirmation email.
  2. Check your spam folder. Sometimes an overzealous spambot will get it.

Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience! Will look for a better system for next year I promise.

Updated Sat 12 PM Eastern


  • Steve Toepfer

    When are the premium picks emailed to the members? Why can’t I sign in as a member and few your premium picks?

    • @stevetoepfer:disqus same with you, I do have you on our premium email list. Let me know if you are able to get the email!

      • Steve Toepfer

        Hi Dale,

        Thank you for your response! Are you tracking any outright upsets this week? There might be a couple on the card.


      • Steve Toepfer

        I did receive your email. Thnxs

      • Steve Toepfer

        I checked today and no premium picks. I verified 1 & 2 above and nothing went to spam. I can receive your email in response to my concerns but nothing from the push.

  • Tim Waggener

    For some reason I’m not signed in, and I can’t find a login link.

    • Hey @timwaggener:disqus, just checked, you are on our email list. Did you receive the premium picks?

      • Tim Waggener

        looks like it’s all showing up now. I got them, thanks!

  • Hey, premium picks are only being emailed this year. Drop me an email if you’re not receiving them and I’ll get you on the list ASAP.

    • Animal

      I’m not receiving them.

      • Animal

        Tim, I still haven’t received anything. Why?

  • Tony Marquez

    I’m a premium member and for some reason I only see the base pics in a glimpse of the big money pics??? Didn’t have this problem last year when I can log in but now it’s all emailed and email doesn’t work?

  • Animal

    I’m not getting anything emailed to me, I can’t get week 3 on the website. I am a premium member!

  • Mike

    Hey Dale –

    I am not getting the picks via e-mail. Just an e-mail with the base picks and an invitation to become a premium member.

  • Dave

    I am also only able to access the base picks (and am a premium member). No spot to log on as a premium member, just a way to become one.

    • Hey Dave no log in this year. Just an email.