League Types

NFL.com Fantasy Football features two league types for users to choose from -- NFL-Managed and Custom. All NFL.com Fantasy Football leagues feature official NFL stats, video highlights, enhanced gameplay and exclusive features you will only find in the official Fantasy game of the National Football League.

Which League is Right for Me?

Choosing the right league is an important first step to an enjoyable season. NFL.com Fantasy Football offers various league types that cater to Fantasy Football veterans and rookies alike. If you want to join a standard fantasy football league to compete against similar fans and compete for great NFL prizes, an NFL-Managed league may be right for you. If you prefer to join or create a customizable fantasy football league to compete against friends, family, and other NFL fans, a Custom league may be right for you. Read the descriptions below to learn more and decide for yourself which league is the right choice for you.


NFL-Managed leagues feature NFL.com default scoring and league settings, including standard roster sizes, starting positions, and head-to-head scoring. All NFL-Managed leagues are free to join and team owners can opt-in to be eligible to win great prizes based on their season performance. NFL.com will act as league manager for NFL-Managed leagues, ensuring a fair, fun game for fantasy players of all skill levels. Users can join either Live Draft NFL-Managed leagues from the League Directory or create an Autopick team that will be placed in a league and drafted when you are ready.

The following is a partial list of NFL-Managed league features. Click each link for additional information:


Custom leagues feature more than 200 customizable scoring and league settings and are managed by one of the players in the league (known as a League Manager). The League Manager can select the default scoring and league settings or choose to customize the game according to their preferences, including Individual Defensive Players, Keepers and much more. The League Manager will be responsible for inviting other team owners to the Custom league and also has the option to publish the league to the NFL.com Fantasy League Directory, where NFL.com fantasy players can browse and join leagues that look like the right fit.

The following is a partial list of Custom league features. Click each link for additional information:

Ultimate Experience

NFL.com Fantasy offers premium prize leagues in which the 10 team owners compete for a specific prize. All NFL Fantasy Ultimate Experience leagues follow default NFL-Managed league and scoring settings with one exception. Trade review is handled by NFL.com Fantasy Experts to ensure fair play in these competitive leagues. May the best fantasy players win! For more information on the prizes you can compete for, Click Here

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