Fantasy Football 101: How to sign up

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How to join a league with friends, family or co-workers

If you received a fantasy football invite via email, Facebook, Twitter or text to join a friend's league, you must click the unique link on the invite to join that league. Please check your email or other messages for your invite to join your league. Contact your commissioner to resend the invite, if needed.

How to join a public league

If you don't have enough people to create your own league, or if you just want to join one more, hop into one of our public leagues that fits your desires. Simply click here and select "Join a Public League."

How to start your own league as a commissioner/league manager

Head to the ESPN Fantasy Football welcome page and click on "Create a League." You will then be asked to create a league name, choose the number of teams in your league and pick a scoring type ("Points-Per-Reception" or "No Points-Per-Reception") before hitting the "Create League" button.

You will then be taken to your league home page, where you can click "Schedule Draft" to pick a date and time. You can also click on "Edit League Settings" to make any changes you would like.

For a detailed look at all of the basic and advanced settings, click here.

How to join an ESPN+ league

Go to the ESPN Fantasy Football welcome page and click "Join ESPN+ Fantasy League." These are 10-team, PPR leagues exclusively for ESPN+ subscribers, if you are seeking a public league that provides a greater challenge. By joining an ESPN+ Fantasy League, you are automatically entered for a chance to win $250,000.