College Football presents a wide variety of league format opportunities featuring variations of rules, types, and teams. Many of our members have requested unique cheats sheets for an unusual setup for teams like 1 major conference, 1 minor conference, and Notre Dame as an example. Future articles will focus on the teams and rules…let’s get into the most popular college fantasy football league formats.
Also known as a Re-Draft League, the Classic League format provides a fresh start for owners every season with 0 returning players.
Unless money is on the line, the downside is that owners with bad seasons tend to check out once the playoffs are out of reach.
A Keeper League is common among the diehard fantasy footballers. The term “Keeper” can refer to a different number depending on preference – from 3-player holdovers to a full roster year to year. Some leagues cap the number of players per position.
Identifying great young players is key to building a sustained playoff or championship run year after year in a keeper league. Of course every league has an Uncle Joe or two who can’t pass up on Seniors and drafts straight out of the Phil Steele magazine.
Want to feel like a scout? The Dynasty League format might be for you. My personal league is going into our 9th season of our dynasty – a college team connected to your NFL team. Once your players graduate to the NFL, they join your NFL fantasy team. Watching the NFL draft has never been more fun.
You can’t just take all of the top small school talent, it’ll eventually kill your NFL squad. To win in both leagues, you’ll need a nice balanced roster of pro potential along with college points.