What Is Fantasy Football?

Learn Fantasy Football From The NFL

Do you have what it takes to put together a winning football franchise? NFL.com Fantasy Football gives you the perfect chance to find out. Fantasy football, like other fantasy games, puts you in the front office and on the sidelines as General Manager and Coach of your team. You select from the best of the best in the NFL and they compete on a weekly basis for your team. Their on-field performance drives your fantasy point total and overall success

2012 NFL.com Draft Kit.
2012 NFL.com Draft Kit.

Specifically, fantasy football works like this: You decide what type of league you want to participate in, acquire a roster of players (either through a draft or through autopick assignment), then set your lineup each week during the season and watch as touchdowns, field goals, yards gained, sacks, interceptions and much, much more generate fantasy points for or against your team.

Whether you win or lose and climb or fall on the leaderboard all depends on how well you maximize the talent on your roster each week. Will you make a risky move to start that backup running back or will you play it safe and keep your starting lineup consistent?

My Team Roster.
My Team Roster.

From prize-eligible NFL Experience Leagues to fully customizable Custom Leagues, NFL.com provides ample options to start your fantasy season. Want to compete to win official NFL prizes including a Grand Prize trip for three to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans? Join an NFL-Managed league, where you will go head-to-head against other NFL fans across the country for the right to be called a league champion.

Or are you looking to fully customize your fantasy experience, from the league and scoring settings to the users you will compete with on a weekly basis? Create your Custom league today and invite friends, family, co-workers and anyone else to compete in a season-long fantasy battle on NFL.com. Exclusive NFL.com Fantasy Football features including instant video highlights and free Fantasy Game Center Live Scoring await in all NFL.com Fantasy leagues.

Join, Create or Activate Fantasy Football Leagues on NFL.com

  • Create your own private league. Invite your friends to compete against you!

  • Find the league that is perfect for you! Join a Custom, NFL-Managed or NFL-Experience league.

  • Activate your league for the 2012 season! Keep your leagues traditions and rivalries alive.