5 of the Best Fantasy Football Sites to Host your League (Updated for 2023)
Whether you are starting a brand new league in 2023 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.
Regardless of where you decide to host your league, we HIGHLY recommend hosting a live Off-line Draft to start your season. Snag a Fantasy Football Draft Board early to avoid any delays!
In no particular order, here are 5 of the Best Fantasy Football Sites to Host your League this season.
Best Fantasy Football Sites in 2023
Yahoo Fantasy Football
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.
ESPN Fantasy Football
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 ring? 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: ESPN Fantasy Football is another popular platform, and it's known for its user-friendly interface and robust customization options. You can create both standard and PPR leagues, and there are options for both head-to-head and total points scoring. ESPN also offers a mobile app, so you can manage your team from anywhere. The only downside is that some features, such as the draft board, are only available to ESPN+ subscribers.
It's 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.
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: Sleeper is a newer fantasy football platform, but it's quickly gaining popularity thanks to its innovative features and sleek interface. It's completely free to use, and you can create both standard and PPR leagues. Sleeper also offers a variety of unique features, such as "bot" messaging that allows you to set up automated messages to your league mates, and an option to play out the fantasy football playoffs in a "best ball" format. The mobile app is also highly praised for its user-friendly design.
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.
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, 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. 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 bucks 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 a little dated but they also offer an app if you use a tablet or mobile device.
MyFantasyLeague is a platform that's geared towards more advanced fantasy football players who want a high level of customization. It's not as user-friendly as some of the other platforms on this list, but it offers a wide range of customization options, including the ability to create dynasty leagues and customize scoring rules. MyFantasyLeague also offers a mobile app, making it easy to manage your team on the go.
Ridiculously customizable, great for Dynasty/Keeper leagues. Takes a little getting used to. Costs $$
In conclusion, there are a lot of great fantasy football platforms out there, but these are the top 5 that stand out for their features, ease of use, and reliability. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned fantasy football player, these platforms offer something for everyone.
Have a suggestion not listed here? We'd love to hear where your league plays!
- Jeff Reuer