Standard: Standard Leagues are 8, 10 or 12-team standard scoring leagues that use fixed rule settings and are managed by ESPN. Standard Leagues will draft players from the whole NFL Universe. That means you will be able to draft both NFC (National Football Conference) and AFC (American Football Conference) players for your team. Standard League rosters have slots for a total of 16 players per team. There are 9 starting slots and 7 bench slots. Participants in ESPN Fantasy Football can create/join a maximum of 10 Standard Free Leagues.
ESPN Custom: ESPN Custom Leagues use customized rule settings selected by the league creator. The league creator can choose from a variety of scoring formats and rule options to create a unique fantasy game suited to their specific settings. The ESPN Custom game has a wide variety of additional scoring and rule options to suit your fantasy needs. Once the league is created, the league settings are locked and the creator will no longer be able to edit the settings. Participants in ESPN Fantasy Football can create/join a maximum of 25 ESPN Free Leagues.
- NOTE: ESPN Custom leagues do not have Keepers, cannot select the Offline Draft type, changing the Draft Date and Time requires a referendum, and finally, owners can not trade Draft Picks.
League Manager: League Manager Leagues use customized rule settings and are managed by one of the players in the league, known as the League Manager. The League Manager is able to choose from a variety of scoring formats and rule options to create a unique Fantasy game suited to specific settings. In the League Manager game, there are a wide variety of additional scoring and rule options, like Keepers and Offline Draft, to further tailor the league settings to suit your fantasy needs. The 10 team maximum cap also applies to League Manager teams.