169 Fantasy Football Team Names (Funny & More)

Fantasy football is a fun and competitive way to engage with your favorite sport and connect with others who share your passion for pigskin. The first step when you join any fantasy football league is to choose a great name — usually, one that’s funny or clever. Coming up with the best team name and comparing it to your competitors is practically a game of its own within each league! Below, find more than 165 fantasy football team name ideas to choose from (categorized by type) — or, scroll below the list for tips on creating a unique team name.


  1. Icing on the Kicker
  2. One Punter Punting
  3. No Fancy Moves
  4. The Bulls Are Running
  5. Stopping the Tight Ends
  6. Broiling on the Gridiron
  7. The Squares Network
  8. Imaginary Scrimmage Boundaries
  9. Parallel Runners
  10. Uprights in the End Zone
  11. Halfbacks in the Backfield
  12. Desperation Moves
  13. Barry, Bernie, Deion, and Colonel: reference to players and public figures with the last name Sanders
  14. Failing to Advance
  15. Lonesome Polecats
  16. Blue, Green, & Orange Zones
  17. In Our Own Zone
  18. The Whiplash Players
  19. This Gurley’s on Fire: reference to the player Todd Gurley
  20. Scrimmage Boundaries Brigade
  21. Flea Flickers Force
  22. Torn Rotator Cuffs
  23. Gurley Spice: reference to the player Todd Gurley
  24. Not Worth Six Points
  25. The Apple Turnovers
  26. Shin Splints Abound
  27. Minimum Eiferts: reference to the player Tyler Eifert
  28. Tracking the Sacks
  29. Joe Greene’s Meanies: reference to the player “Mean” Joe Greene
  30. Butkus Kickers: reference to the player Dick Butkus
  31. Marino’s Lucky Thirteen-Os: reference to former Miami Dolphins player Dan Marino, whose jersey number was 13
  32. The Muffled Punters

Clever and Witty

  1. Allowed to Gain
  2. Desperation Moves
  3. The Backfield Is Offensive
  4. One-Handed Touchdowns: reference to OBJ’s one-handed touchdown catch
  5. In the Mythical Zone
  6. Mo Extra Linebackers
  7. Safety at 25 Yards
  8. The Advance Rushers
  9. Anticipating the Snap
  10. Forming the Shotgun
  11. Sacking the Quarterback
  12. Nickels and Dimes
  13. Brown’s Touchdowns
  14. In the Promised Land
  15. Crackbacks & Clippings
  16. False Start Fouls
  17. The After Touchdown Points
  18. Sailing Between the Uprights
  19. Can’t Touch a Fair Catch
  20. Defending Against the Pass
  21. Safety Scoring Squad
  22. Caught out of Bounds
  23. Recovering the Fumble
  24. Forced Into Mistakes
  25. Receiving Record Breakers
  26. Harnessing the Blitz
  27. Coffin Corner Crew
  28. Touchdowns Whilst Falling
  29. Penalty for Clipping
  30. Back on the Chain Gang
  31. The Beckham Brigade: reference to OBJ
  32. First & Second Selections
  33. Third Round Picks
  34. Manning the Helm: reference to Peyton and Eli Manning
  35. Brady’s Bunch: reference to Tom Brady
  36. Unitas Again: reference to Johnny “The Golden Arm” Unitas
  37. Receivers Can’t Catch Us
  38. Huddle on the Field
  39. The Retaining Possession Set
  40. Perfecting the Formations
  41. Red Zone Warnings
  42. Our Best Eiferts: reference to the player Tyler Eifert
  43. Pinning the Opposition
  44. Team Mike, Sam, and Will: reference to linebackers
  45. In Prime Scoring Position
  46. The Eifert Tower: reference to the player Tyler Eifert
  47. Behind the Scrimmage Line
  48. Four in the Backfield
  49. Close to the Line
  50. The Winning Playbook
  51. Fourth Down Punters
  52. Entering the End Zone
  53. Above the Crossbar
  54. Within 40 Yards
  55. Officially in Play
  56. The Touchdown Troop
  57. Punters and Kickers Club
  58. Intent to Score
  59. Significant Yardage Gainers
  60. The Moral Victory Defense
  61. Kickoff Kollective
  62. End Zone Legends
  63. The Red Dog Defensive: reference to a defensive rush
  64. Lucky Thirteens: reference to Odell Beckham, Jr.’s “13” jersey
  65. Taylor Made Winners: reference to former New York Giants player Lawrence Taylor
  66. Catching the Brees: reference to the player Drew Brees
  67. Backing up the Line
  68. Hands on the Ground

Rude and Inappropriate

  1. Inflated Pig Bladders
  2. Horse Collar Tackle Crew
  3. Balls Ruled Dead
  4. A Questionable Defense
  5. Recovering Loose Balls
  6. Conduct Policy Violators
  7. Banned Substance List
  8. The Pig Bladders Brigade
  9. Forward Rod Holders
  10. Brown’s Bail Makers
  11. The Helmet Throwers
  12. Perpetual Groin Pulls
  13. Fumbling Our Balls
  14. The Very Offensive Line
  15. Losers in the Sack
  16. The Turf Toe Troop
  17. Hands Off Our Balls
  18. Balls Intercepted
  19. Impacted, Damaged, & Torn
  20. The Fractured Clavicles
  21. Failing the Forward Pass
  22. Burners and Stingers
  23. Torn Meniscus Team
  24. The Concussion Collective
  25. Sneak Shot Hitters
  26. Desperately Trying to Score
  27. Effective Eye-Gougers
  28. Going for the Knees
  29. The Black Eyes Brigade
  30. Plagued With Injuries
  31. Touchdown Throw Losers
  32. Short-Lived Achievements
  33. Carted off the Field
  34. Unsportsmanlike Penalties

Girly and Female

  1. The Gridiron Girls
  2. Shredding the Defense
  3. No Longer Trivial
  4. She Defies the Odds
  5. The Hail Marys
  6. Grace Under Pressure
  7. Kicking All the Way
  8. Tougher Than We Look
  9. Proving We Belong
  10. The Lady Luck League
  11. She Creates History
  12. Hearts in Armor
  13. From Heels to Cleats
  14. Angels in the Huddle
  15. Lip Gloss and Shoulder Pads
  16. Girls Gone Rogue
  17. Chances at Dreams
  18. Divas of Mayhem
  19. The Spitfire Squad
  20. The Minx Matrix
  21. Proof of Power
  22. Daisies and Diamonds
  23. No Limits Network
  24. Diamond Dazzlers
  25. Red Zone Riveters
  26. Wild Card Angels
  27. Scrimmage Split Ends
  28. Leading a Revolution
  29. Breaking Through Barriers
  30. Making Sports History
  31. Breaking the Glass Ceiling
  32. Whatever We Want to Be
  33. Trying Our Luck
  34. Blooming in the Field
  35. The Helmet Hair Bunch

How to Create a Great Fantasy Football Team Name

We compiled our list by taking inspiration from the game, its players, and fan culture. The best fantasy football team names are those that are obviously football-related and will resonate with any fellow fantasy player who sees them. Keep the following tips in mind when creating your fantasy football name:

  • Make it funny. Team names that can get a laugh out of your competitors are some of the best around. If you’re in a league with your friends, this can make the game even more fun.
  • Get inspiration from football’s rules and terminology. You can see many examples of this in our list, using terms like “touchdown,” “linebacker,” or “yardage.” You can use more casual football lingo, too, like “gridiron” or “pigskin.” You can take common phrases and sub football terms into them, or just use the terminology for inspiration.
  • Use your favorite player’s name. If your favorite player is currently on the field or is a hall-of-famer, your competitors will instantly recognize your name — and you might make some friends or enemies, depending on whether they share your favorites. Use a pun or wordplay on the player’s last name, like our list’s “Catching the Brees.”