Confidence points are a method of rating the strength of your confidence in your individual game predictions.
You rank games from 1-16 based on how confident you are in your prediction. You assign 1 point to the prediction you are least confident in (usually a game between two evenly balanced teams) and you assign 16 points (or whatever the number of total games there are for the week) to the prediction you are most confident in (usually between a powerhouse and a bad team).
If your prediction for a given game is correct, you are awarded the number of confidence points you assigned to that game.
If your prediction for a given game is wrong, you gain no points but you lose no points either.
The most confidence points that can be won in a given week is 136 (which is equal to 16 + 15 + 14 + 13 + 12 + 11 + 10 + 9 + 8 + 7 + 6 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1). This point total can vary week to week depending on if there are bye weeks and if the number of games fluctuates.
Here are my NFL weekly predictions.