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Whether you are starting a brand new league in 2019 or are just trying to breathe some life into an older league that feels a bit stale, now is the time to consider switching over to a new platform. In no particular order, here are 5 of the Best Fantasy Football Sites to Host your League this season.

Best Fantasy Football Sites in 2019

Yahoo

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Yahoo Fantasy Football is one of the first mainstream free fantasy football hosting platforms, and has been a pillar of Fantasy Sports for a long time. One of the best features is the real time stat tracking, which means no more refreshing your phone or tablet every 30 seconds. Not to mention this platform is free to use. Whether you use a desktop, tablet, or phone, you won’t have any issues getting logged on through the website or the app. Along with being one of the most popular platforms to use, it’s also one of the easiest to use.

Bottomline: Free, simple, and clean. Allows customization. Great for 95% of leagues out there.

ESPN

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Similar to YAHOO, ESPN has a large piece of the fantasy pie. It’s big, it’s red, it’s flashy, but at its core, ESPN Fantasy Football exemplifies simplicity. The FFL Toolkit itself is a reason to host your league on ESPN. Arguably the most interesting tool is the customizable ranking “report Cards” sent out weekly, recapping that weeks games, making for some excellent trash talk! ESPN Fantasy Football is also a free platform, which allows your league to save money for... I don’t know, maybe a badass fantasy football trophy or belt!? For some, the website can appear overly flooded with advertisements and a bulky amount of information and articles. But for others, this is exactly what you’re looking for. Similar to YAHOO, the ESPN website and app both work great on a desktop, tablet or smart phone.

Bottomline: Free, simple, easy to engage league members. Great message board features to keep the trash talk flowing. Solid mobile app if you can get past the ads and crowded info.

SLEEPER APP

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One of the new fantasy football league hosting options is the SleeperApp. The SleeperApp gives you the ability to set up redraft, keeper, and dynasty leagues with ease. SleeperApp also has their own chat within the app, which is a great way for the league commissioners to keep in communication with the league. One place for all announcements and/or league notifications, which include notifications when a player is added, dropped, or if a trade has gone through in your league. SleeperApp is an interesting fantasy site because it focuses on crowdsourced opinions, reposted material, multiple chat channels and a simple drafting interface. Another cool feature the SleeperApp offers is a “Weekly Report” for each league. Every week, the Weekly Report will highlight the best lineups, worst lineups, studs and duds which adds another layer of competition between league members. We believe SleeperApp’s strength is that it streamlines fantasy football leagues and improves communication via the league chat - leaving very few excuses for league members to not set their lineup each week. Website works great on desktops, and the SleeperApp has an amazing application for tablets or mobile devices.

Bottomline: Free, easy to engage league members, and loads of different channels to find fantasy football advice/info. Amazing message board/chat to engage the rest of your league, and an amazing app that allows you to personalize the push notifications so you are not bombarded with useless information while still staying up to date on breaking developments.

NFL

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The NFL has done a lot to embrace fantasy sports as a key component to the league’s popularity. Everything from mandating that fantasy stats be shown in stadiums, to hosting the official fantasy football service of the NFL. NFL Fantasy Leagues are free, and the look/feel is clean and engaging. The website and tablet/mobile app flows very well and makes sense to even the newest of users, which means there is never an excuse for not using the waiver wire or setting your lineup.

Bottomline: Free, customizable, and a solid user interface with simple navigating. The consistency of the mobile app and the overall ease of use make the NFL.com a great place to host your league.

MYFANTASYLEAGUE

MyFantasyLeague platform

MyFantasyLeague, more commonly known as MFL, has been gaining crazy popularity in recent years given their highly sophisticated and unique hosting platform. Let me tell you up front, there is a price tag that comes with MFL hosting your fantasy league, ($69.95 per league if purchased before June 10th. $79.95 per league if purchased between June 10th and August 1st. $89.95 per league if purchased after August 1st.)  But if your league is in for the long haul, meaning dynasty, keeper, or very specific league rules and settings, MFL is the best way to go. Besides, what’s an extra $6-$8 per league member? They offer essentially anything you can think of. The layout may initially seem hectic and might take some time getting used to, but once you get into the swing of things, you’ll be happy you spent the few extra bucks. MFL website is decent and they also offer an app if you use a tablet or mobile device.

Bottomline: Ridiculously customizable, great for Dynasty/Keeper leagues. Takes a little getting used to. Costs $$

Have a suggestion not listed here? We'd love to hear where your league plays!

25 Comments

Anyone have any luck/experience with a platform that supports a battle royale style of play ?
I’m wanting to experiment next year with an all team vs all team week to week system which eliminates the happen stance weekly loss to the one team flukes that had better scoring.
Any help is appreciated

Posted by Stephen on January 30, 2019

NFL.com is absolutely trash. Site was down this year on the last Sunday before the regular season started. No drafts on the most popular draft day. Waiver wire messes up regularly. For example, at 2am every player came off waivers but waivers didn’t go threw for 3 more hours. This is the norm for them.

Posted by Al on January 30, 2019

The NFL site is trash. The site management people or absolutely no help. Whenever you have a question all they do is send a canned response every time and then they do their disappearing act. Do yourself a favor play somewhere else.

Posted by Bill on January 30, 2019

CBS is CRAP! By far the worst site we ever held a league on – been in hundreds. This site is a complete waste of money!

Posted by michael on April 01, 2019

HELP!
MFL Public leagues are closed.
What are my options for leagues?

Posted by Drew on August 09, 2018

Sleeper/Sleeperbot is wayyyy better than yahoo and most of the others on that list lol. Runs really smooth on my phone and has way better features for leagues imho

Posted by Kdog on August 09, 2018

I’ve only played on NFL.com and for many years and am surprised that so many people sign up and don’t participate. I don’t know if that’s the way it is in fantasy league in general but it’s very common on that site.

Posted by Charles InOakland on May 30, 2018

Sleeperbot just came out with season-long fantasy football leagues as well. I just got my dynasty league to switch to it this year, and it is awesome! Highly recommend it over the other platforms.

Posted by Steven Farely on May 21, 2018

Im shocked that Fantrax is no where to be found. I have used every one of these sites,and aside from MFL, Fantrax is by far above all the other ones.

That is my opinion anyways. It’s worth about as much as a bowl of candy and nuts…but there it is.

MFL…#1
Fantrax….#2
NFL….#3
CBS….#4
Yahoo….#5
ESPN….#6

Posted by Eric Wetzel on May 21, 2018

I’m always surprised at the support for yahoo fantasy. granted they are not the worst, but they are in no way the best. espn was head and heels above all other free sites for many years, at one point players could have their own profiles and friend network, they had the best fantasy forums and ease in communicating with other players. they then became enamoured with facebook and closed down their forums and reduced member profiles , did away with the successful infrastructure they had created. disneys new tos c. 2009 crippled espn fantasy sports badly. as of 12/2017 they no longer allow user html on custom league pages. the cartoonlike logos and child-like approach of espn mimics yahoo. espn was once a giant in fantasy but now they aren’t much better than yahoo. the league http addresses do not change from season to season though, so that is one thing they still have over yahoo. if you have a webpage linking to your leagues this is fairly signifcant. rotoworld is the place to go for forums and leaguefinder services. if rotoworld were to open up leauges i would probably migrate to them, as recruitment and communication with prospective managers would be easier. but to recap my initial statement, yahoo sucks and espn appears to be going down the same road. rotoworld needs to make leagues.

Posted by Lyle on December 20, 2017

been a couple years since I’ve done FF, but MFL was by far the best and worth the $. ESPN is bearable for free. I do recall yahoo sucked, never used NFL.com

Posted by joe on September 06, 2017

NFL site is lousy. If thats easy navigation, then im a 6’9" power forward. Im in 3 leagues and i hate the nfl site.

Posted by Dave on September 05, 2017

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