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How to Join a Fantasy Football Cash Money League

Joining is the easy part. Choosing which fantasy football leagues to join is much harder, and we'll cover that next.

Once you've picked out a league, though, just click the JOIN button on the left. Note that this only expresses interest; you haven't paid any money yet. You can leave at any time by clicking the LEAVE button which appears after you join.

When you're ready to pay, you have to deposit money into your account first. Once you've done that, return here to the lobby and click the PAY button. You can still change your mind anytime prior to the league filling by clicking LEAVE. This will put the money back into your account, where you can withdraw it or use it for a different league.

It's important to understand that until you pay for a league, you're not guaranteed a spot in the league. The first people to pay get to play. However, sometimes it helps to fill a league by joining, because it shows you're interested, even if you aren't ready to pay yet. Join as many as you wish.

What if My League Doesn't Fill by the Draft Date?

It's not a problem. Leagues will never begin before the date shown in the Draft column for the available leagues, but once that draft date passes, the leagues start quickly after filling:

  • Live drafts and auctions will have the draft date set by agreement of all team owners within a week of the date it fills. Each owner will be able to specify available dates and times, and the commissioner will choose from among the list of agreed-upon dates. If no agreement can be reached, owners will have the option of converting to an email event or disbanding the league for a full refund.
  • Email drafts and auctions will generally begin at 10a.m. central time the next day. Don't worry, you'll have eight hours to make your pick, even if you go first.

A Large Variety of Leagues are Available

DataForce boasts perhaps the largest variety of fantasy football leagues on the internet. We have so many types of leagues that our lobby may be a little intimidating. You may wish to filter your lobby results by checking only the types of leagues that draw your interest.

Leagues Hosted in Two Locations

  • DFF - DataForce Fantasy Football hosts most of its own leagues, right here on this site. DFF leagues are cheaper by $6, since there is no hosting fee
  • MFL - MyFantasyLeague is a popular hosting site that we partner with to run many of our leagues. Choose this option if you're already a MyFantasyLeague groupie.

Our Entry Fees

  • Tin Baby - $20
  • Copper - $50
  • Bronze - $100
  • Silver - $200
  • Gold - $500
  • Platinum - $1000

Note that most multi-year leagues require a deposit equal to the entry fee, and that leagues played on MyFantasyLeague require a $6 hosting fee.

Various Roster Sizes

  • Standard - DataForce's standard roster format is 1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE. Don't think that the word "standard" means there is no flex spot! Yes, there is one, and there are ten players in the starting lineup, and eight on the bench.
  • Flex - These leagues have two flex positions rather than just one. The format is 1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE, and there are only nine starters, so nine players sit on the bench.
  • Superflex - These leagues are unique in that they allow a second quarterback to play in one of the flex positions. The lineup is identical to "flex" with an extra roster spot called a "superflex," which can hold a QB, RB, WR or TE. Thus there are ten starters, with eight bench slots.
  • Deep - Want to play with huge rosters? Deep leagues feature a starting lineup of 2QB/2RB/3WR/2TE/2flex/2PK/1DE. Your 26-man roster puts fifteen players in the starting lineup and eleven on the bench.
  • Standard-10 - These are identical to standard leagues, except that there are only ten teams per league rather than twelve.
  • Flex-10 - These are identical to flex leagues, except that there are only ten teams per league rather than twelve.

Types of Fantasy Drafts

  • Live Drafts - These events take place in an online draft room with all other members of the league. You'll have 75 seconds to make each pick. Drafts follow a snake draft format, so the order is reversed with every even round, with the exception of rookie/freeagent drafts for multi-year leagues. The pick order for these drafts remains constant each round.
  • Email Drafts - When drafting by email, you'll receive a notification of every pick, and when it is your turn to pick. You generally have eight hours to make a selection, though we encourage a reasonably faster rate.
  • Live Auctions - Fantasy football auction drafts can be intense. You'll take turns nominating players in an online draft room, and then bidding on the nominations, using $200 in play money.
  • Email Auctions - When drafting by email auction, several players are on the auction block simultaneously, in order to complete the auction within a reasonable time. Please see the rules for DataForce email auctions and for MyFantasyLeague email auctions.

Types of Fantasy Football Games

  • One Year Leagues - Often called Redraft Leagues, these games end at the conclusion of the NFL season.
  • Keeper Leagues - These leagues continue from year to year, and let you retain up to five players from your team for the next year.
  • Dynasty Leagues - Intended for fans who desire to build a dynasty, these are keeper leagues that allow you to keep as many players as you wish from year to year.
  • Salary Cap Leagues - Each player on your team will have a salary, and you'll have a cap of $200. You can't roster more players than the $200 cap allows. The salary for each player is dependent upon what you spend for him at auction or during blind bidding on waivers. These are multi-year leagues.
  • Contract Leagues - Nothing in the world of fantasy sports is more challenging than a league that lets you buy and sell player contracts. Your player contracts last from one to five years.
  • Contender Leagues - If you want to quadruple your prize fund, you're looking for a one-year contender league. These are really quads of four leagues, combined into one playoff race, so the prizes can get quite big.
  • Legacy Leagues - Another way to win big prizes is to join a legacy league. These leagues last until one team has won two superbowls. Each year, half of the prize fund is set aside into a purse, which goes to the lucky person to win a second superbowl. The league is then over.
  • Playoff Fantasy Football - These leagues aren't played during the NFL regular season, but during the NFL playoffs. Postseason fantasy football leagues are an elimination contest, where all the players you draft continue to contribute to your total score as long as they last in the NFL playoffs.

You'll want to read more about each of these types of leagues in the rulebook, but this should serve as an overview. Click on the rulebook next to the league type in your filter box.

Levels of Owner Activity

  • Weekly Lineups - In these leagues, you'll choose a starting lineup from your players each week. Only those players will contribute to your weekly score.
  • Bestball Leagues - No need to set lineups, because the computer does it for you. After all the games for the week are over, the optimal lineup is automatically selected to give you the most points possible.
  • Draftmaster Leagues - Think of these as bestball leagues for the lazy. Here, you do nothing at all after the draft. No waivers, no trading, no free agents, and of course no setting lineup. The good news is, you'll get 6 more players on your team, so most rosters are 24 players deep. Multi-year leagues will have even more players.

Lobby

Commissioner for contests in this lobby: DataForce Fantasy Football
All contests in this lobby conform to the ruleset and prize payouts specifically prepared for games managed by DataForce.

Ready to join a league? Just click on the JOIN button. You can pay at a later time, but be careful not to lose your spot! The league will lock as soon as enough members pay. The first to pay get to play!

Prize money safeguarded here.

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241 leagues filled this year! (Hover over tooltip for introduction, or click rulebook for more information.)
Host: DFF
Host: MFL



Trade: Full
Trade: Ltd
Trade: None
Tin Baby
Copper
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Platinum
Standard
Flex
Superflex
Deep
Skinny
IDP
Standard-10
Flex-10
Draft - Live
Draft - Email
Auction - Live
Auction - Email
One year
Keeper
Dynasty
Salary Cap
Contract
Contender
Legacy
Playoff
Weekly Lineups
Bestball
Draftmaster

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Prize Boosts add additional BONUS MONEY prizes.
• All times are local to: America/New_York
• Hover over any crown Expert player to view expert contestants
• Beginner leagues Beginner leagues do not allow expert contestants
• Cost may include a regulatory fee and/or a hosting fee
Email drafts/auctions still unfilled by the draft date will begin when full •
Live events that do not fill will be moved back, usually by one week •
† Contender leagues will be grouped into quads of 4 leagues & 48 teams •
Bonus money of $12 ($6 for Tin Babies) may be paid toward any league •
Join  Cost ID Duration Lineup Draft Trade HostMembers
Upcoming Live Drafts
Both DataForce and MyFantasyLeague
$53.00  
+$50 deposit 
COPPER 147
Prize boost: $48
KeeperDeep - Bestball
2QB/2RB/3WR/2TE/2flex/2PK/2DE
Live Auction: 7pm
Tuesday, Aug 29
Full DFF14 of 10
6 Paid
$53.00  COPPER 188One yearDeep - Draftmaster
2QB/2RB/3WR/2TE/2flex/2PK/2DE
Live Auction: 8pm
Wednesday, Aug 30
None DFF13 of 10
9 Paid
$103.00  BRONZE 159One yearStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 9pm
Wednesday, Aug 30
Full DFF10 of 12
8 Paid
$53.00  COPPER 204One yearStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Live Auction: 7pm
Thursday, Aug 31
Full DFF8 of 12
5 Paid
$1003.00  PLATINUM 102One yearStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 7pm
Friday, Sep 1
Full DFF12 of 12
4 Paid
$53.00  COPPER 207One yearStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 10pm
Friday, Sep 1
Full DFF6 of 12
4 Paid
$60.00  COPPER 151One yearFlex - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 9pm
Tuesday, Aug 29
None MFL11 of 12
7 Paid
$60.00  COPPER 150One yearFlex - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 9pm
Thursday, Aug 31
None MFL9 of 12
7 Paid
$210.00  SILVER 108One yearFlex - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE
Live Auction: 8pm
Friday, Sep 1
None MFL12 of 12
6 Paid
Contests Hosted On DataForce
These leagues are best for new customers. Scroll down for leagues hosted elsewhere.
$103.00  
+$100 deposit 
BRONZE 111
Prize boost: $24
DynastyStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Email Draft: 11am
When league fills
Full DFF10 of 12
3 Paid
$53.00  
+$50 deposit 
COPPER 106
Prize boost: $24
DynastyFlex - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE
Email Draft: 11am
When league fills
Full DFF13 of 12
7 Paid
$203.00  SILVER 127
Prize boost: $24
ContenderStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Email Draft: 11am
When league fills
None DFF15 of 12†
9 Paid
$203.00  SILVER 119
Prize boost: $24
ContenderStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Live Auction: 7pm
Wednesday, Sep 6
None DFF11 of 12†
6 Paid
$203.00  SILVER 105One yearStandard - Draftmaster
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Email Draft: 11am
When league fills
None DFF9 of 12
7 Paid
$103.00  BRONZE 157One yearFlex - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE
Email Draft: 11am
When league fills
Full DFF4 of 12
2 Paid
$1003.00  PLATINUM 101One yearFlex - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE
Email Draft: 11am
When league fills
Ltd DFF14 of 12
6 Paid
$203.00  SILVER 125One yearStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Email Draft: 11am
When league fills
Full DFF7 of 12
4 Paid
$53.00  COPPER 208One yearStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Email Draft: 11am
When league fills
Full DFF4 of 12
2 Paid
$103.00  BRONZE 150One yearStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 6pm
Saturday, Sep 2
None DFF13 of 12
9 Paid
$103.00  BRONZE 137One yearDeep - Bestball
2QB/2RB/3WR/2TE/2flex/2PK/2DE
Live Draft: 9pm
Saturday, Sep 2
Full DFF12 of 10
5 Paid
$53.00  COPPER 170One yearSkinny - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 10pm
Saturday, Sep 2
Full DFF2 of 12
2 Paid
$53.00  COPPER 209One yearFlex-10 - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 8pm
Sunday, Sep 3
Full DFF2 of 10
1 Paid
$103.00  BRONZE 142One yearStd-10 - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 10pm
Monday, Sep 4
Full DFF10 of 10
4 Paid
$503.00  GOLD 106One yearStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 7pm
Tuesday, Sep 5
Full DFF16 of 12
7 Paid
$103.00  BRONZE 158One yearStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Live Auction: 8pm
Tuesday, Sep 5
Full DFF6 of 12
4 Paid
$503.00  GOLD 103One yearFlex - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE
Live Auction: 9pm
Wednesday, Sep 6
Full DFF17 of 12
8 Paid
$503.00  GOLD 108One yearStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 10pm
Wednesday, Sep 6
Full DFF16 of 12
9 Paid
$103.00  BRONZE 154One yearFlex - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 11pm
Wednesday, Sep 6
None DFF5 of 12
3 Paid
Contests Hosted On MyFantasyLeague
Join these leagues if already familiar with MyFantasyLeague
$60.00  
+$50 deposit 
COPPER 112
Prize boost: $24
DynastyStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Email Draft: 11am
When league fills
Full MFL15 of 12
8 Paid
$110.00  
+$100 deposit 
BRONZE 119
Prize boost: $24
DynastyFlex - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE
Email Draft: 11am
When league fills
Full MFL8 of 12
4 Paid
$60.00  COPPER 181One yearStandard - Weekly Lineups
1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1flex/1PK/1DE
Email Draft: 11am
When league fills
None MFL5 of 12
2 Paid
$210.00  SILVER 116One yearFlex - Weekly Lineups
1QB/1RB/2WR/1TE/2flex/1PK/1DE
Live Draft: 9pm
Monday, Sep 4
Full MFL13 of 12
9 Paid

We are taking no further requests for custom leagues this year. Please try to find a league to your liking!