Create a League
On the ESPN Fantasy App
On the Fantasy Football tab, select "Create League".
Enter your desired league name, the number of teams, scoring preference, draft preference, and draft time and date.
Note: Beginning with the 2017/2018 NFL season, all leagues created are defaulted to PPR (Points Per Reception) and fractional scoring. League Managers can change their league set up to be non-PPR and/or fractional. Click here for a list of League Manager Powers. Also, ESPN no longer offers Public Custom Leagues.
On the Web
Go to the "Play Fantasy Football" page located here and select "Create a New League".
Determine if you want to create a League Manager League.
League and Draft Information:
League Manager (LM) Leagues: League Managers have the power throughout the season to control aspects of their league such as draft settings, the number of teams in the league, regular season and playoff schedules and scoring adjustments. LM leagues are private/invite only. Click here to view LM Powers.
Standard Leagues: Standard ESPN rules.
- Draft Type: Auction Draft, Live Online "Snake" Draft or Autopick Draft.
- Draft Date: Select from the available dates in the pull-down menu or the calendar function.
- Draft Time: Select from the available time slots (hour / minute). If a particular time slot is not available, all the slots at that time are taken. However, if a league changes their time. or is deleted, time slots may open up.
*Make sure all your settings are entered correctly because once they are submitted they can only be changed with a league vote (via the League Referenda).