2020 Circa Sports Million Standings Week 1: Biggest Game in Town
The second-ever Circa Sports Million contest is underway with a field of 3,148 entries. After Week 1 of the NFL season, 69 of those contestants remained perfect at 5-0 and are tied for the lead atop the Circa Sports Million standings.
Behind the 69 entries that went 5-0 are 53 entries that went 4-0-1. Then it was 413 entries finishing Week 1 at 4-1.
Among the 69 entries to go 5-0 in Week 1 is one of the entries from the RotoGrinders team. RotoGrinders is a sister site of SharpSide and the ‘RotoGrinders-2’ entry went 5-0 in Week 1 thanks to the Buffalo Bills (-6.5), Seattle Seahawks (-2.5), Chicago Bears (+3), New Orleans Saints (-3.5), and Pittsburgh Steelers (-6).
The Gridiron Gamble Football Betting Podcast had one of its three entries go 4-1 in Week 1. ‘Gridiron Gamble-2’ had the Bills (-6.5), Washington Football Team (+5.5), Green Bay Packers (+2.5), and Arizona Cardinals (+6.5) as winning selections. The Carolina Panthers (+3) was the team’s losing selection for this card.
The Los Angeles Rams (+3) were the most popular Week 1 selection in the Circa Sports Million. The Rams were picked by 951 teams. Next was the Tennessee Titans (-2.5) with 942 picks and then the Bills (-6.5) with 904 picks.
Biggest Game in Town
This year’s Circa Sports Million, officially called the Circa Sports Million II, drew 3,148 entries for the $1,000-entry competition. The event had a guarantee of $3,000,000 and it looked as though it was going to fall well short of that guarantee. Thanks to a late surge of entries in the final week before the deadline, the guarantee was met. Not only that, but the Circa Sports Million’s 3,148 entries topped the SuperContest’s 1,172 entries. In only its second year in existence, the Circa Sports Million has the biggest field in a major Las Vegas sports handicapping contest.
Similar to the Las Vegas SuperContest, the Circa Sports Million sees contestants pay one entry fee upfront and then pick five games against the contest point spread each week. At the end of the 17-week NFL season, the contestant with the most points wins the first-place prize and other contestants are ranked on a leaderboard according to points earned for additional prizes.
The Circa Sports Million first-place prize is set at $1,000,000, with a second-place prize of $300,000 and a third-place prize of $100,000. The top 50 places on the final leaderboard will finish in the money, and there is a $100,000 prize for finishing in last place. Additionally, the Circa Sports Million has quarterly prizes for the top three contestants each quarter. First place for each quarter will get $187,000, second place will get $75,000, and third place will get $25,000.