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The Top Fantasy Football Team Names for 2023

Sep 4
8 minutes

The start of fantasy football is right around the corner, but maybe you’re struggling in more ways than one. Perhaps you don’t have a great strategy, or you don’t know who to draft first. But you’re also grappling with another common issue: deciding on a great fantasy football team name.

You want something original and eye-catching all at once, yet the perfect handle eludes you. But don’t let your opportunity to make a statement go by the wayside. By understanding the importance of your team name and how to brainstorm some ideas, you can choose a name that personifies your team, spirit, and the most important facet — yourself.

Why You Should Put Some Time Into Your Fantasy Football Team Name

The Egyptians believed that you die twice — once when you breathe your last breath and again when your name is last uttered by those who knew you. But through your fantasy football team name — which you can make so memorable that others copy it — you can live on forever.

OK, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But still — you want people to remember your name and your legacy on the fantasy football field. It’s a reflection of your talent, humor, and personality.

Plus, if you take a moment to create a crafty, witty fantasy football team name, you can spark rivalries and add some fun and excitement to the league. Choose wisely, don’t wait until the last minute, and you should envision team names as unforgettable as your fantasy football draft party.

How To Create a Memorable Fantasy Football Team Name

Man with hands on his head looking frustrated

Brainstorming some memorable fantasy football team names requires a mix of creativity, wordplay, puns, and references to pop culture and football. If you combine all these, you’re on the path to success — and maybe even a fantasy football award for the best team name. Just remember that the name your choose is the one you’re stuck with. So no regrets; play like a champion.

Some inspirations for great fantasy football team names might include:

  • Memes
  • Movie, TV, book, or music references
  • Positions (quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, etc.)
  • Your favorite NFL team, be it the Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, or New York Jets
  • Football terms (TDs, punts, PATs, bye weeks, etc.)
  • Your favorite players (Patrick Mahomes, Jared Goff, Tua Tagovailoa, etc.)

The ultimate goal is to tie these references together. But if you’re short on time, we’ve got you covered.

The Best Fantasy Football Team Names

From the clever to the obvious to the dirty, these fantasy football team names should add a bit of inspiration to the process. Or, if you’re truly not the creative type, feel free to take one of the names below or add a twist to make it your own. Without further ado, here are some catchy and indelible fantasy football league team names.

Fantasy Football Team Names in a Pinch

If you need a name in a hurry, let’s assume that it involves something that’s already part of the fantasy football team name lexicon. These may not scream originality, but at least you’ll have something that’s not the default name in your fantasy football flex league.

  • Three-and-Out
  • If You’re Not First, You’re Last
  • Fair Catch Me If You Can
  • The Brady Bunch (Hey, he retired, but why retire a classic name?)
  • Country Roads, Take Mahomes
  • Mahomes Alone
  • Lights, Kamara, Action or Kamara Shy
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Ain’t No Waller Back Girl
  • No I’s in Team
  • Ochocinco
  • Juke Skywalker
  • Two-peat, Three-peat, or as necessary to gloat about your success
  • Kicking and Screaming

Dirty Fantasy Football Team Names

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There’s an inappropriate 13-year-old in all of us — the one that giggles at things like Lake Titicaca or duty. So if you just can’t hold back or you want to make a bold statement with your level of potty-mouth, here are a few options:

  • The Cleveland Steamers
  • Saquan on my Knob
  • Your Mixon Me Horny
  • Fournette-cation
  • Jalen Butt-Hurts
  • 2 Girls, 1 Kupp
  • Suck My Vick
  • Coin Toss My Salad
  • Cornerback That Ass Up, Fullback That Ass Up, Running Back That Ass Up, or Quarterback That Ass Up
  • Field of Assplay
  • Smashmarks
  • Loose Balls
  • Muffin’ the C***
  • Put on Your Sanitary Pads
  • Dak Me Off
  • Bean Flicker
  • Etienne Some Ass
  • My Dick-Ertz
  • Your Ass Tyreeks
  • Stefon Diggs These Nutz
  • Fred Warn-a-Brother
  • I’ve Got a Chubb
  • A.J. Browntown
  • Thielen Up My Cousin
  • A Few Hard Men
  • Bi-Curious George (Kittle)
  • Boom or Bust a Nut
  • Fluid Hips
  • Football IQueef
  • Raw(dog) Talent
  • Any Given Cumday
  • Batman in Dobbins
  • Panty Raiders
  • Illegal Use of Hands
  • Turn Your Head and Goff
  • Kupp My Balls
  • Illegal Touch of a Free Dick
  • Roughing the Dick-er
  • Illegal Cock Below the Waist
  • Jag-Goff
  • Show Me Your TDs
  • Tua the Pink, One in the Stink
  • Wishboner/Flexboner
  • Fourth-Pound Territory
  • Dames Decided by Seven Inches or Less
  • Intentional Pounding
  • Kareem Pie
  • Ben Roethlis-sperm-her
  • My Vick in a Box
  • IDP on You

Funny, Maybe Not So PG Fantasy Football Team Names

So maybe funny fantasy football team names aren’t always PC, but that’s the risk you run. Know your audience and make sure you won’t step on any toes. Traditionally, fantasy football leagues have a fantastic sense of humor, but tread lightly. When in doubt, ask your league mates or throw a few of these team names out there:

  • First Down-Syndrome
  • MetLife Crisis
  • Travis Kelce’s Ghetto Accent
  • C’mon Baby, Make It Hurts So Good (Jalen Hurts)
  • The Butt Fumble
  • Fake Punt Return
  • Safety Word
  • Plaxident
  • Henry Ruggs Crosswalk Challenge
  • Deshaun Watson’s Massage Parlor
  • Matt Araiza’s Punting Camp for Minors
  • Scrambled Eggs: Tua Tagivaloa’s Brain Scan
  • Damar Hamlin’s Cardiac Crew
  • Beats by Ray (Rice)
  • PED-Andre Hopkins
  • The Brett Favre Welfare Fund
  • The Washington Redskins
  • Hangin’ With Hernandez
  • Najee Germany
  • Bill Cosby’s Sleepers
  • He Was Haskin’ for It
  • God Hates Jags
  • Go Shawty It’s Herbert Day
  • Joe Buck Yourself

Team-Based Fantasy Football Team Names

San Francisco 49ers Stadium

Unless you’re a pure gambler or statistician, you probably have a team you love — or one you hate. So take that animosity or excitement and turn it into an awesome fantasy football team name like so:

  • NOLAughing Matter (New Orleans Saints)
  • Steel Curtain Hurtin’ (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • A Tribe Called Best (KC Chiefs)
  • The Cowboys Are Back in Town (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Patriot Pride Posse (NE Patriots)
  • The Dirty Birds (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Ravenous (Baltimore Ravens)
  • The Dawg Pound (Cleveland Browns)
  • (Your Name) and the Jets — a nod to the Elton John tune (NY Jets)
  • The Battering Rams (LA Rams)
  • Motor City Marauders (Detroit Lions)
  • Clash of the Titans (Tennessee Titans)
  • Monsters of the Midway (Chicago Bears)
  • The 12th Man (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Cardinal Sinners (Arizona Cardinals)
  • The Fudge-Packers (Green Bay Packers)
  • Gold Rush (49ers)
  • Billshit (Buffalo Bills)
  • The Thundercats (Carolina Panthers)
  • The Orange Crush Crew (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Mile High Mavericks (Denver Broncos)
  • Deep in the Heart of Touchdowns (Houston Texans)
  • The Indianapolis Dolts (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Welcome to the Jungle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas (Las Vegas Raiders)
  • Master and Commanders (Washington Commanders)
  • Bang for Your Buc (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • ElectriCity of Angels (LA Chargers)
  • Pheelin’ Phrisky (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Teemin’ With G-Men (NY Giants)

Player-Based Fantasy Football Team Names

Bust out the rhyming dictionary, popular sayings, and pop culture knowledge. It’s time to take player names and turn them into a humorous fantasy football team name. With a tweak here or there, you have plenty of options to honor your favorite or most-hated player:

  • Chark Attack (D.J. Chark)
  • To Infinity and Bijan (Bijan Robinson)
  • Bad JuJu (JuJu Smith-Schuster)
  • The Dalvin Cookbook (Dalvin Cook)
  • Chubb Rub (Nick Chubb)
  • Action Jackson (Lamar Jackson)
  • Diggs It or Ticket (Stefon Diggs)
  • Born Again Christian (Christian McCaffrey)
  • Hail Murray (Kyler Murray)
  • Pitt’s Creek (Kyle Pitts)
  • Heart A-Dak (Dak Prescott)
  • Sa-Quon Solo (Saquon Barkley)
  • Who’s on Ertz (Zach Ertz)
  • Cuppa Joe (Joe Burrow)
  • This Gurley’s on Fire (Todd Gurley)
  • Oil Derrick (Derrick Henry)
  • Batman & Dobbins (J.K. Dobbins)
  • Call of Jeudy (Jerry Jeudy)
  • Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood (Aaron Rodgers)
  • Now You CeeDee, Now You Don’t (CeeDee Lamb)
  • Joshing Around (Josh Allen)
  • Evans Almighty (Mike Evans)
  • Skyyfall (Skyy Moore)
  • Thielen Lucky (Adam Thielen)
  • Go Back Wentz You Came (Carson Wentz)
  • Don’t Zay You Love Me (Zay Jones)
  • Kelce You Later (Travis Kelce)
  • Zeke and Destroy (Ezekiel Elliott)
  • Davante’s Inferno (Davante Adams)
  • Fried Bryce (Bryce Young)
  • A.J. Brown-Noser (A.J. Brown)
  • Sony Side Up (Sony Michel)

Back-Up Your Fantasy Football Team Name With a Victory

A team name is just that — a team name — unless you come with draft strategies, starting lineups, and waiver wire moves to back it up. While you’ll have to put in the work for a draft auction and in-season transactions to move up the rankings, Wise Guys Edge can help you do the rest.

With Wise Guys Edge, you have quick, easy, and free access to Vegas odds and five-player comparisons, you always make the best choice each week. So don’t drop the ball. Let your team name be the precursor to a great season. Maybe you’ll be hoisting the trophy at the end of the year.