To edit your League Settings on the desktop site, use the MANAGE tab.
In the NFL Fantasy app, your League Settings can be found by selecting the league, selecting More at the bottom right (iOS) or the three lines to the top left (Android), then selecting Settings then League Settings.
Please note: the app does not have the capabilities to fully customize all league settings.
Custom League Settings
The following are the customizable League Settings in NFL.com Fantasy Football custom leagues. Create a custom league during our registration window to set up your fantasy league to your exact specifications.
- League Name: maximum of 20 characters, no special characters
- League Password: maximum of 20 characters, no special characters
- Custom League URL: maximum of 20 characters, letters and numbers only
|CUSTOM LEAGUE OPTIONS||DEFAULT SETTING|
|Teams||4-20, even numbers only||10|
|League Viewable By Public||Yes, No||No|
|Undroppable List||None, or NFL.com Fantasy Default List||NFL.com Fantasy Default List|
|Max Acquisitions per Season||None, 1-100||None|
|Maximum Acquisitions per Week||None, 1-25||None|
|Trade Limit per Season||None, 1-50||None|
|Trade Deadline||None, Several Options||Yes|
|Trade Review Type||None, League Manager Veto, League Votes||League Votes|
|Waiver Period||No Waivers, 1-4 Days||1 Day|
|Waiver Type||Weekly Reset Inverse Order of Standings or
|Weekly Reset, Inverse Order of Standings|
|Free Agent Lock Type||None, Yes (Players Lock at Game Time||Yes (Players Lock At Game Time)|
|Post-Draft Players||Go On Waivers, Become Free Agents||Go on Waivers|
|Roster Lock Type||Player Lock at Individual Game Time of
Players Lock at First Game of the Week
|Players Lock at Individual Game Time|
|2016 Keeper Settings||None, 1-40 Players||None|
|2016 Keeper Lock Date||League Draft Date, Any Other Date Prior||None|
|Starting Positions and Roster Size||Up to 40 players
(QB, RB WR, TE WR/RB Flex, WR/TE Flex,
QB/WR/RB/TE Flex, RB/WR/TE Flex K, DEF
IDP, Bench, Reserved Slot
|9 starters (QB, RB, RB, WR, WR,
W/R Flex, TE, K, DEF) and
|Positional Limits||None, Customizable||None|
|DRAFT TYPES||DRAFT FORMAT|
League Managers can select the Individual Defensive Players (IDP's) roster option by first selecting the Edit Roster Positions link in the MANAGE tab. Team owners are then able to draft, trade, and track live scoring for defensive linemen (DL), linebackers (LB), defensive backs (DB), and FLEX spots to include combinations of these three categories.
|SCORING CATEGORY||Default (but there is a custom range)|
|Assisted Tackle||.5 points|
|Sack (half sacks are scored)||2 points|
|Forced Fumble||2 points|
|Fumble Recovery||2 points|
|Touchdown (Interception Return)||6 points|
|Touchdown (Fumble Return||6 points|
|Touchdown (Blocked Kick, Punt, or Missed FG Return)||6 points|
|Blocked Kick (Punt, FG or PAT)||2 points|
|Pass Defended||1 point|
Additional Scoring Categories
- Interception Return Yards
- Fumble Return Yards
- Tackle For Loss Bonus
- QB Hit
- Sack Yards
- 10+ Tackle Bonus
- 2+ Sack Bonus
- 3+ Passes Defended Bonus
- 50+ Yard INT Return TD Bonus
- 50+ Yard Fumble Return TD Bonus
Customizing the Schedule
Customize the unplayed weekly matchup schedule (up until a week kicks off) by first selecting "Customize League Schedule" in the MANAGE tab on the desktop site.
After selecting "Edit Week Matchup", select a grey box in the "Move" column, then select a blue up and down arrows circle destination icon. Yellow highlighting indicates teams already moved. Select "Submit" to save.
For random scheduling, select the Schedule Randomizer pre-draft.
Custom League Regular Seasons can end in Week 13, 14 or 15.
Note: those who make the actual NFL schedule have a tough time doing, so don't be surprised if it's hard to meet a predetermined set of rules (ie everyone in division plays each other twice, out of division once, that kind of thing); it may mathematically not be worth your time to try to make something complicated work.
When Roster Options are enabled during the "Create League" process or via "Edit Roster Options" in the MANAGE tab, users purchase the option to substitute a benched player into the starting lineup after games have concluded. Users can also purchase the right to roster options for their entire roster through the "Optimize Lineup" option.
Team Owners select "Buy" next to a player, complete the purchase process, and, if that player outscores a starter at an eligible position, NFL.com automatically substitutes him in.
- Enabling Roster Options: FREE
- Single Player: $0.99
- Optimize Entire Lineup (*up until the first game of the week): $3.99
A keeper is a player that is selected by a fantasy team owner before a predetermined deadline to remain on a fantasy team from one football season to the next. Leagues can allow up to as many keepers per team as there are roster spots. For the subsequent draft, draft picks are awarded to teams in lieu of keepers that decide not to keep the maximum amount of keepers. By default, keepers or picks-in-lieu-of-keepers are allotted in the initial round(s) of a league's draft, though this is fully customizable in the Custom Draft Board.
If your keeper league expands, the League Manager can designate keepers or choose to award extra draft picks for new team(s).
Team owners select keepers by first selecting "Keepers" in the MY TEAM tab.
League Managers manage keepers and keeper settings with the following links in the MANAGE tab:
- Edit League Settings: number of keepers and keeper lock date
- Edit League Keepers: Edit keepers for teams
- Edit Keepers Note: Include keeper instructions to teams
Dynasty Leagues - long-term large-roster keeper leagues in which most or all of the rosters are retained from year to year, can be created the same way as any Custom League, and may contain up to 40 players and keepers per team.