Learn to FourPlay

We get that it can be confusing at first and your girlfriend wants you to do it more than you have energy for, but it’s easier than you think!

FP 101: The Basics

Step 1

Make Your Four College or Pro Picks

Spreads are released each Wednesday at Noon EST

Step 2

Lock In Your Four Picks

Choose wisely! There is no turning back.

Step 3

Watch the Action

Make all four correct picks and you’re a winner. But if you miss just one, you’re a loser. No one likes a loser.

Step 4

Rise & Fall in Your League Standings

One week you may be on top, doing a victory celebration in the endzone, the next you’re on the bottom of a pile. Don’t get too cocky, it’s a long season.

FP 201: The Rules

Rule 1.

Weekly Juice

The number of units each winner gains from each loser in the standings. Your commissioner sets the weekly juice before launching your league.

Rule 2.

Pick Deadline

All deadlines are strictly enforced. Teams that fail to submit their four picks by the deadline will be a Loser for the week. However, if you do miss a deadline, you can still use the Late Picker Power Up to get back in the game

College: You have until Friday at Noon EST (24 hours) to lock your picks! -or- Before Kickoff of the first game Saturday depending on your league settings. Make sure to review your league’s rules.

Pro: Due to games taking place in the NFL on multiple days and times, we have the concept of a Latest Deadline. You can always count on the Latest Deadline to be the same regardless of the week. The Deadlines are as follows:
  • Latest Deadline: Sunday at 1:00 PM EST (applies Monday Night games)
  • Other Deadlines: For any games that take place prior to the Latest Deadline (which include Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday morning games located in England), the pick deadline for each respective day will be at kickoff of the first game on that day and you can log back in to complete your picks prior to the Latest Deadline; Sunday at 1:00 PM EST

Rule 3.

A Push (Tie) is a Loss

Each of your 4 picks must cover their respective FourPlay Spreads. Please Note: a push (tie) with the FourPlay Spread is counted as a loss!

Rule 4.

No Blood

This is the case where there are No Weekly Losers (All Winners) or No Weekly Winners (All Losers) for a given week. In this event, there will be no change in the overall standings.
Some advanced leagues actually double their Juice for the following week to double up on the action!

FP 201: The Rules

Rule 1.

Weekly Juice

The number of units each winner gains from each loser in the standings. Your commissioner sets the weekly juice before launching your league.

Rule 2.

Pick Deadline

All deadlines are strictly enforced. Teams that fail to submit their four picks by the deadline will be a Loser for the week. However, if you do miss a deadline, you can still use the Late Picker Power Up to get back in the game

College:
You have until Friday at Noon EST (24 hours) to lock your picks! -or- Before Kickoff of the first game Saturday depending on your league settings. Make sure to review your league’s rules.

Pro:
Due to games taking place in the NFL on multiple days and times, we have the concept of a Latest Deadline. You can always count on the Latest Deadline to be the same regardless of the week. The Deadlines are as follows:

Latest Deadline:
Sunday at 1:00 PM EST (applies Monday Night games)

Other Deadlines:
For any games that take place prior to the Latest Deadline (which include Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday morning games located in England), the pick deadline for each respective day will be at kickoff of the first game on that day and you can log back in to complete your picks prior to the Latest Deadline; Sunday at 1:00 PM EST

Rule 3.

A Push (Tie) is a Loss

Each of your 4 picks must cover their respective FourPlay Spreads. Please Note: a push (tie) with the FourPlay Spread is counted as a loss!

Rule 4.

No Blood

This is the case where there are No Weekly Losers (All Winners) or No Weekly Winners (All Losers) for a given week. In this event, there will be no change in the overall standings.
Some advanced leagues actually double their Juice for the following week to double up on the action!

FP 301: Advanced Play

The Straddle

 Get a Little Action On Both Sides

Due to the nature of a FourPlay Spread, it is possible to pick both sides of the same game. Picking both sides of a game counts as two picks. As long as it is a close game with both sides beating the spread, you win those two picks!

FourPlay Powerups

Use Powerups to gain an advantage!

The Gurus

Get Predictions From the Best

Gain some fatherly wisdom from our experienced FourPlay Gurus! Each Guru will provide two picks for the week with insight and reasoning behind each prediction.
Note: Gurus may have overlapping picks from time to time. This is usually a sign of a good pick!

Pick Revealer

The Peeping Tom

Curious about what the other players in your league are picking? Use this Powerup to pull back that mystery curtain. Reveal one of another league member’s picks before the Pick Deadline, as long as they’ve already chosen! This is sometimes used to make sure your picks are different than the players above you (to increase your chances of leaping them in the standings).
Note: This can be used on multiple players.

Global Pick %

The Ultimate Strategy PowerUp!

When forming your weekly strategy, “The Risk Reward” shows you the popularity of your prospective picks by giving you the Global Pick Percentage for your pick in question. Looking to “play it safe” this week with a “mainstream” pick? Or do you want to be a renegade and pick an obscure team (to try and pass the mainstream pickers above you)? Uncover this valuable data, and determine your strategy!
NOTE: Tap the button next to the pick in question to reveal the Global Pick Percentage. This can be used on multiple picks!

The Late Picker

Slacking on Your Picks?

Why be a loser for the week because you missed the deadline when you can still have a chance at winning? Take a spin of the wheel with this Power Up to get four randomly generated picks.
NOTE: This can be used a maximum of four times (four pick combinations) each week after the Pick Deadline occurs. Only games that have not yet kicked off will be randomly generated. Choose wisely, as you may not have any previously generated picks once you have used this Power Up again.

The Bandwagon

Do you go with the crowd?

Wondering what everyone in your league is picking? Use this Powerup to hop on that bandwagon and follow the masses or dodge a mainstream bullet.
Note: After purchasing, make sure you come back to view this throughout the week as the pick may change as more people in your league make their picks.

Unlock Picks

Questioning that pick you made at midnight in front of the fridge?

Are you second-guessing your locked picks? Use this Powerup to unlock your previously locked picks before the deadline. This can be used an unlimited number of times.
Warning: Once you unlock your picks, you will not have any locks in place until you re-lock four more!

Don’t Forget to Subscribe to FP Live

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FP Live

Watch the Action Live

Upgrade to FP Live to watch all of the weekend’s action in real-time! Who in your league is going down? Who is in the clubhouse? The avid FourPlay Footballer needs this to stay in the action.
 Purchase FP Live in the FourPlay Football app under Powerups!