Everything you need to know about getting started with fantasy sports.
Fleaflicker is the world's easiest and fastest fantasy sports platform that has been home to thousands of leagues since 2005. Beginners appreciate Fleaflicker's ease of use. Seasoned veterans take advantage of Fleaflicker's extensive customization.
Yes, all gameplay and commissioner features on Fleaflicker are 100% free. Create a league, join a league, or import a league for free with no hidden costs. Access your league year-round and keep it going season after season (Fleaflicker will preserve your complete league history).
Playing fantasy sports allows you to manage your own team of real players. You build a roster by drafting players from actual teams. Leagues vary in size, but are usually comprised of 8-20 owners. After an initial fantasy draft is held, league members continuously change their roster as the General Manager/Coach to build the most talented and winning team.
So you want to know how to play fantasy football – you’ve come to the right place! If you've been invited to join an NFL fantasy football league or just want to see what all of the fuss is about, this article will inform you what to expect.
You've heard the term dynasty football and you are wondering what it entails. We're happy to help inform you what makes dynasty unique and highlight why Fleaflicker is the ideal fantasy platform for dynasty leagues.
Fleaflicker offers the four major fantasy sports—NFL fantasy football, MLB fantasy baseball, NBA fantasy basketball and NHL fantasy hockey.
Yes! Fleaflicker has:
You are likely using a browser window that is too small. To see all menu options, make your browser window wider or you can click the gray rectangular icon with three horizontal bars at the top right of your screen.
Fleaflicker offers head-to-head matchup leagues, roto leagues, and total points leagues.
You can switch the type of league before the season starts. Do this by going to
League » Settings » Edit League Type.
After you create your account, click the
Join A League. From here, you can select
Find A League For Me that will automatically place you in an existing public league.
All owners must first sign up for a free Fleaflicker account before they can join a league. New owners can sign up for a Fleaflicker account. For private leagues, an existing league member must send an invitation either using the
Invite button in the standings or copying and pasting the shareable link on the left side of the page.
Players gain points based on their actual game-day performance. Your points will tally based on how players fare in their actual team's game and your league's specific scoring rules.
Fleaflicker offers a standard scoring system for each sport plus dozens of additional scoring categories that can be added to customize the experience.
If your league has empty spots or unowned teams, a green
Invite button will be shown on the league standings page. From there, you can type in the email addresses of owners you wish to invite. Alternatively, you can copy and paste the link on the left side of the page (
Invite Owners button).
Yes. If your league has drafted and there are no green
Invite buttons on the standings page, go to
League » Settings » Create a New Team. This will create a new ownerless team. You can then invite an owner to take over the new team.
If you see a message saying that your league invitation wasn't sent because that person has "opted out of receiving Fleaflicker emails", you can still send them them an email with the address of your league. Just copy and paste the contents of the invitation message and send it from your email.
Yes, Fleaflicker allows you to invite up to four other co-owners to help you manage and control your team. To add a co-owner, go to
Team » Settings » Add Co-Owner.
Everything on Fleaflicker has up-to-the-second live scoring integrated. All pages that show player stats (rosters, free agent listings, scoreboards, boxscores, etc) always show live stats.
Yes, Fleaflicker offers all NFL positions, including defense (and even punters).
Fleaflicker has first-class dynasty support:
The commissioner can edit scoring rules from
League » Settings » Edit Scoring Rules » Custom and add the appropriate rule. Here are some examples:
Under the Owner column on the standings page, your commissioner and co-commish will show in bold. Public leagues that are named in a format like Public League ABC123 are commissioner-less by design and run on autopilot following our standard settings.
If you suspect an owner of unfair play, you can report them by going to the Report Abusive Owner page under:
Team » Settings » Report Abusive Owner. Fleaflicker does not condone cheating or collusion of any kind, nor are users allowed to create more than one account for themselves.
Yes, you can still set your roster and accumulate points even if you have been eliminated from the playoffs or if your fantasy season ends before the regular sport's season does. You can view these points at
League » Leaders.
Fleaflicker transfers all your previous league's results and information over automatically. This includes every league setting and all players on the rosters. All you have to do is activate the new season by clicking the
The following are available year-round:
Players section and select any player and it will show what their points would have been in previous years according to your custom rules. You can click on the PF scoring for any week of the season to see the complete breakdown and see how the scoring rules were applied. This will help you confirm accuracy after you put a new rule in place.
All leagues on Fleaflicker have the ability to play all 17 weeks of the regular season. With Head-to-Head leagues, the commissioner can opt to run a playoff tournament at the end of the regular season, the timing of which is adjustable. Or, they can turn the tournament off and play all 17 weeks. Total Points and Roto leagues play all 17 weeks of the regular season.
We don't have the ability to allow fantasy leagues to play beyond the regular season at this time, but player data will still be flowing in if a commissioner wants to use it to manage an offline tournament during this timeframe.
Fleaflicker automatically detects your device's timezone and uses that to display all game start times. If the timezone we display doesn't look right, check your device's timezone.
Mostly bragging rights. Plus a trophy will be added to the profiles pages of all league champs and in the league standings for the winning season.
You can edit your team name and upload a logo from the team settings page:
Team » Settings.
No. A player may not appear on more than one team at any time.
We limit each account to 50 leagues.
Your league ID is the number at the very end of your league URL. So if your league URL is fleaflicker.com//nfl/leagues/100, then your league ID is 100.
The Optimum PF (points scored for team) is the aggregate total of points a team would have achieved if an owner had chosen all of the top scoring players from their roster, including their IR and Taxi Squad. The percentage that shows on the Leaders tab underscores the degree to which an owner starts their best scorers over the course of the season.
Commissioners sometimes use the Optimum score each week on the scoring match-up pages to adjust the final box score if they are running the league best ball format. Also, commissioners can use the total Optimum score from the Leaders tab at the end of the regular season to determine the order of teams. (Commissioners are able to manually re-seed the playoff teams during the first week of the playoffs.)
The Coach Rating, located on the weekly scoring match-up pages, is calculated by comparing the optimum lineup with the actual lineup. An owner who leaves less points on the bench will have a better rating.
Unfortunately no, we don't store past projections. All of the projection data comes in fresh each week and the previous data is replaced.