Daily/Weekly fantasy football leagues get the most press nowadays but they are still FAR within the minority of desired games that fantasy football participants like playing. Well before then, many people playing fantasy football will be registering their season-long private fantasy football leagues and joining their season-long public fantasy football leagues.
For those seeking to take advantage of unique fantasy football features but don’t have enough people for a private Commissioner League or would rather play for higher stakes, there are numerous public fantasy football leagues that utilize these options. 2015 public fantasy football leagues are highlighted below are available in a range of entry fees/payouts.
Traditional leagues (available in Live Draft and Autodraft) – 10-team head-to-head league featuring probably the most widely-accepted positions and scoring system: 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WR/TE, 1 TE, 1 D, 1 K.
PPR leagues – 10-team Live Draft head-to-head league resembles the conventional league but an extra starting RB/WR swing position is added and the scoring system awards a point per reception and RB/WR TDs drop to 4 points each with bonuses awarded (extra 1 or 2 points) for prolonged TDs.
TD Only leagues – 10-team Live Draft head-to-head is a big departure from Traditional fantasy leagues and harken back to the days of scoring on paper once the Commissioner made life easy on himself and just necessary to score points for Touchdowns. TD scoring only is what you should find here so that you won’t have to worry about drafting any idiot kickers. TD points vary with all the distant from the touchdown.
League Average leagues – 10-team Live Draft head-to-head league resembles the conventional league but yet another starting RB/WR swing position is added as well as the scoring system matches the conventional aside from ranges for your kicking and defensive statistics. The twist in this league is that you will receive 2 decisions per week; one versus your H2H opponent and one versus the League Average (average score of the starting lineups for the week). This league type awards higher-scoring teams more than standard H2H.
Bye Week Rollover leagues – 10-team Live Draft head-to-head league resembles the Traditional league but an extra starting RB/WR swing position is added and also the scoring system matches the standard except for ranges for the kicking and defensive statistics. The twist within this league is it is possible to choose players a few days before these are on Bye and find out if you would like their points for that week to also carry-to their Bye week, thus locking by two weeks (good or bad).
In-game change leagues – 10-team Live Draft head-to-head league resembles the Traditional league but an extra starting RB/WR swing position is added and the scoring system matches the conventional with the exception of ranges for that kicking and defensive statistics. The twist in this particular league is you will be able to alter players at the half. This can help for those who have a player possaa is hurt or underperforming. Needless to say, the initial half is kept in already and you will only have the ability to replace the 2nd half with another player’s half that is currently open (either first or second half).
Total Point leagues – 10-team Live Draft Total Point league resembles the standard league but an additional starting RB/WR swing position is added as well as the scoring system matches the conventional except for ranges for your kicking and defensive statistics. The twist in this particular league would be that the standings are based from the total points accumulated throughout the season by your starting lineup. This league truly awards the highest scoring team. This league runs a full 17-week season and it has no playoffs.