It’s that time of year again! Fantasy football is upon us as here are the top 25 funny names to use for your teams heading into the upcoming season.
Fantasy football is finally back as owners across the globe are ready for the season ahead. From new faces on different teams thanks to free agency to a full 2018 NFL Draft class, this football season promises to be another great one.
Making sure to have a great fantasy football team name is imperative to not only leave your mark all season long but sometimes, having a funny one adds insult to injury. Nothing feels better when you completely wreck your opponent and all he can do is angrily look at your funny team name making him feel like he shouldn’t have joined the league in the first place.
Of course, fantasy football team names are a big part as to why millions of players across the world enjoy joining and making leagues every season. It’s all about having fun and doing whatever it takes to win it all once the season is over.
From classic funny names to new ones inspired by all the amazing athletes in the league, here are the top 25 fantasy football team names to consider using if you want to get laughs week in, week out.
25. I Dream of Geno
Quarterback Geno Smith will be remembered for a lot of things. Being a good football quarterback won’t be one of them. From his disaster of a tenure with the New York Jets to making NFL history for all the wrong reasons, the name “I Dream of Geno” will undoubtedly make people crack a smile because it’s funny when one thinks about it.
Smith will forever be known as the player that broke quarterback Eli Manning‘s legendary starting streak due to a dumb coaching decision by then head coach Ben McAdoo. It was the wrong thing to do for a future Pro Football Hall of Famer to replace him with a quarterback who isn’t fit to even be his backup.
At this point in time, Smith is a backup yet again in his career with the Los Angeles Chargers. Will he beat out Philip Rivers to start a new era of Chargers football? It’s not likely in the grand scheme of things since he’ll probably not even make the final roster of the team.
Fantasy football is all about finding those hidden gems in the rough that can produce consistent points on a daily basis. Don’t worry, though, Smith won’t be breaking fantasy football records anytime soon.
Next: 24. JPP Fireworks Incorporated
24. JPP Fireworks Incorporated
When a fireworks incident blew up most of Jason Pierre-Paul‘s hand a few years ago, it was a huge lesson for everyone. Not only did Pierre-Paul have a major scare since things could have been even worse, but it had a big impact in his overall contributions on the gridiron.
“JPP Fireworks Incorporated” will serve as a constant yet funny reminder that fireworks are just bad in general and can lead to unexpected results. Pierre-Paul eventually lost his spot on the New York Giants and now calls the Tampa Bay Buccaneers his new home.
At the end of the day, from numerous gloves and special hand augmentations to improve his ability to be a consistent defensive end, his career will forever be tarnished due to making a very poor decision one summer a few years ago.
This fantasy football team name will undoubtedly bring a few chuckles due to the irony of it all. Once again ladies and gentlemen, don’t play with fireworks.
Next: 23. Get off my Mayfield
23. Get off my Mayfield
Quarterback Baker Mayfield is ready to take the NFL by storm but unfortunately, the Cleveland Browns have other plans. They plan to stick with veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor and let Mayfield sit back and learn for what could be his entire rookie season.
“Get off my Mayfield” is a nice way to remind people of your anger that the Browns continue to make mistakes when it comes to the most important position on the team. While Taylor is a decent quarterback, the Browns once again are wasting time when it comes to a game-changing quarterback.
Surely, a No. 1 overall pick in any draft should be more than capable of handling starting duties right from the start. On all accounts, Mayfield has been lighting it up in training camp and preseason action.
Either way, it will be very interesting to see what happens as the season progresses with the Browns and their hopes of finally having a season worth remembering. There is, however, a big change that likely won’t happen until they unleash Mayfield upon the masses.
Next: 22. A Dozen Rosens
22. A Dozen Rosens
Who doesn’t love to either give or receive a dozen roses? When it comes to another funny fantasy football team name, “A Dozen Rosens” is a nice play of words for those romantics out there in the football world.
Quarterback Josh Rosen is being groomed to be the future franchise quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals and is well on his way. It’s been a very long time since they had an established quarterback under center that was drafted in the first round and developed for the future.
For those of you that root for the Cardinals, this could potentially be one of the funniest names to have all fantasy season long. Especially if Rosen tears it up in his rookie season.
Remember, roses are red, violets are blue, don’t get too stressed out this fantasy season, Rosen could be the truth. Okay, I’ll stop singing. Sorry.
Next: 21. Bro Namath
21. Bro Namath
Who doesn’t love the story of “Broadway” Joe Namath? Not only did he guarantee a Super Bowl win back in the late 1960s but was always cool as ice. He was an icon in not just the pro football world but in the city that never sleeps.
“Bro Namath” is a funny fantasy football team name since if you’re a lot like me, everyone is your “bro” when referring to them. Whether they’re your co-worker, an opponent in Madden NFL 19, or have a friend who enjoys going to football games with, one can never go wrong with using “bro” in almost every interaction.
Would you be bold enough to guarantee a No. 1 spot in your fantasy football league? If you feel you’re going to stomp the competition on a daily basis, making such a prediction and following up with this name could be the winning combo.
Remember, whenever you beat the opposition, make sure when you talk in fantasy chat, end every sentence with the word “bro” as it will continue to add to your legacy. Trust me, it works.
Next: 20. Junior Bacon Roethlisberger
20. Junior Bacon Roethlisberger
If you’re someone that loves late-night visits to Wendy’s, this funny fantasy football name is for you. “Junior Bacon Roethlisberger” is a nice play on the amazing Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger that is a staple of the popular fast food franchise with a very popular Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback.
Steelers fans know that time is ticking for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his quest to add one more championship to his legacy. This could potentially be his final year in the pros if either that dream turns into a reality or if something were to happen to him.
Injuries are a part of the game as well as the eventual decline of elite players. Roethlisberger is entering his 14th season in the NFL and is looking to continue his consistent domination but can he continue to outpace Father Time?
Hopefully, things work out for the Steelers this upcoming season. If not, guess Steelers Nation will likely want to get through rough times with Frosties and french fries.
Next: 19. Walker Titans Ranger
19. Walker Titans Ranger
Did you know that when the Boogeyman goes to bed at night, he always double checks under his bed for Chuck Norris? Did you also know that for seasoning meat, Chuck Norris uses pepper spray? Or what about the legendary stories of Chuck Norris winning a game of Connect Four in just three moves?
“Walker Titans Ranger” is a tribute to the amazing television show “Walker, Texas Ranger” starring Chuck Norris in all his glory. Of course, Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker continues to be clutch when it comes to keeping those chains moving so they have a lot in common when it comes to delivering when it matters most.
Walker thrives with quarterback Marcus Mariota as he’s one of his favorite targets in the heat of the moment. The Titans are expected to be a playoff-contending team yet again and even more so if Walker puts up another big season.
Hopefully, Walker once again becomes a difference-maker on offense in 2018. Otherwise, he might find himself on the receiving end of a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick.
Next: 18. The Faces of Eli
18. The Faces of Eli
For well over a decade now, quarterback Eli Manning has been the face of the New York Giants. It’s a shame his legendary starting streak came to an end last year but at the end of the day, this is Manning’s team.
If you love the Giants, nothing can beat having “The Faces of Eli” as your fantasy football team name. It’s no secret that Manning tends to be captured making weird, funny, and just flat out ridiculous faces depending on what is going on around him.
Much like fantasy football, his many faces are unpredictable and require savvy photographers to ensure they snap their pictures at the right moment for future memes across the globe. With a new running back in town, it’s expected that Manning should once again thrive as he does his best to bring the Giants back into playoff contention.
Get ready fantasy football fans, there will likely be a plethora of funny Eli faces coming up in 2018. Make sure to get your funny captions ready once they hit the football world.
Next: 17. Rant and Rave like OBJ
17. Rant and Rave like OBJ
Surely, we can’t have a funny fantasy team name for Manning fans without having one for those that love wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. or for that matter, dislike him. Beckham Jr. continues to be the talk of the offseason as he has ongoing contract negotiations with the Giants as he believes he should be the most paid football player in the league.
At any rate, it remains to be seen what will ultimately happen between now and the start of the regular season but this name is perfect no matter what transpires. “Rant and Rave like OBJ” captures this moment perfectly, especially with his past of being a distraction for Big Blue.
From his incidents involving field goal nets to his inability to keep a cool head whenever he faced cornerback Josh Norman, Beckham Jr. will always rant and rave until he gets his way. Hopefully, the Giants are able to keep him in check if they do decide to dish out a lot of money to keep him on the team for the future.
Until he gets that big contract from the Giants or elsewhere, expect to see OBJ continuing to say and do as he pleases. Until then, get ready for the continued drama as the regular season approaches.
Next: 16. A Fitztragedy
16. A Fitztragedy
That infamous “cycle of Ryan Fitzpatrick” continues on but now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You see, Fitzpatrick is famous for being a very good backup but tends to somehow, someway, always end up becoming a starter. Either an injury or in this case heading into 2018, a suspension, has catapulted him back to being a starter.
With quarterback Jameis Winston suspended for three games due to the NFL’s personal conduct policy, it’s expected that Fitzpatrick will hold the fort until he returns in Week 4. Expect to see a whole lot of interceptions, bad decisions, and likely even fumbles once opposing defenders get to him.
“A Fitztragedy” would be a great fantasy football name to describe what ultimately awaits the Buccaneers and their fans once Fitzpatrick starts to get rattled early on in the season. Things aren’t looking good for the Buccaneers who continue being on the outside looking in within the NFC South.
Fitzpatrick continues to be relevant in the league since he’s seen it and done it all. Well, except make the playoffs. 13 years in the league and Fitzpatrick has never gone to a Pro Bowl or even played in a playoff game so everyone knows exactly what he’s all about. Talk about a tragedy.
Next: 15. Try not to be Petty
15. Try not to be Petty
For those of you that chant J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS every game day, this could be the perfect funny fantasy football name to rock with all season long. Quarterback Bryce Petty has bust written all over him and even with a lot of opportunities on the New York Jets over the past few years, he didn’t live up to much of anything.
The Jets parted ways with him this offseason as the name “Try not to be Petty” works well for those that want another fantasy team name that has a play on words. As of now, Petty is trying to win a roster spot with the rival Miami Dolphins but something says he probably won’t make the final cut.
Petty will always be remembered as another failed quarterback of the Jets. He joins a long list of drafted quarterbacks by Gang Green that simply didn’t meet the minimum standards to be a future franchise quarterback.
Keep an eye on Petty to see if he does end up making the final team of the Dolphins since, in the future, he could very well be going up against his old team if he for some reason has to start. It’s unlikely but again, one never knows when it comes to bad quarterbacks trying to rebound on a new team.
Next: 14. Forgetting Brandon Marshall
14. Forgetting Brandon Marshall
Brandon Marshall who? No, not the linebacker over on the Denver Broncos, more like wide receiver Brandon Marshall who finds himself on yet another new team from his days with the Chicago Bears.
“Forgetting Brandon Marshall” pays homage to the hilarious movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” which, to this day, is a classic. As of now, Marshall finds himself on the Seattle Seahawks hoping to capture some of that 2015 magic he enjoyed as a member of the Jets.
Marshall is hoping he not only makes the final roster of the Seahawks but is an influence all season long for the younger receivers around him. That would be the ideal situation for Marshall who can be a contributor but make more of an impact helping those around him improve their receiving techniques.
As he prepares for his 13th season in the pros, all eyes will be if he can be a difference-maker to once again make the Seahawks a contender in 2018. It won’t be easy but Marshall will continue being someone that won’t be forgotten so easily.
Next: 13. No Money Manziel
13. No Money Manziel
The story of former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel will continue to be told about a player with so much potential but a lot of arrogance. While it’s great to see Manziel do his best to come back from conquering his inner demons, he let his initial NFL fame get the best of him and get him out of the pros faster than anyone anticipated.
“No Money Manziel” is a constant reminder of a player that could have potentially been the savior of the Cleveland Browns but ended up being one of the biggest distractions in franchise history while burning all his money away. He spent millions of dollars partying and living it up instead of focusing on football and it cost him pretty much everything.
As Manziel does his best to make a return to the NFL, he’s currently in the Canadian Football League and not off to a good start. He’s already been on two different teams and well, isn’t making a name for himself to potential NFL teams inquiring about his services.
If you’re terrible at fantasy football and invested a large fee to be a part of a league, this could be a funny way to remind your fellow owners that you pretty much lost your money before the start of the season. Awe well, at least there is fun to be had in Madden NFL 19.
Next: 12. Trying to Luck out
12. Trying to Luck out
Who doesn’t love seeing the return of quarterback Andrew Luck to the gridiron? One of the top quarterbacks to play in the NFL a few years ago, Luck is doing his best to make a big return to the sport he loves so much in 2018.
Ideally, the Indianapolis Colts are hoping Luck resembles the former Pro Bowl player that lit up defenses on a weekly basis. “Trying to Luck out” pays tribute to his efforts for an epic return while also hoping that you get a little luck when it comes to your final fantasy football rosters.
Whether you’re a veteran of fantasy football or it’s your first time playing in 2018, don’t forget to do your extensive research and avoid making any impulse decisions. Some weeks, your star wide receiver could put up a dud of a game and someone on your bench has a breakout, much to your rage.
Take your time, don’t rush anything, and above all else, trust your gut when having to make tough decisions. Sometimes it’s best to go with your own instinct than what any fantasy guru predicts will happen in any given week.
Next: 11. Brady and the Tramp
11. Brady and the Tramp
Okay fine. I don’t like Tom Brady in any stretch of the imagination. He’s been a bully to my beloved Jets for what seems like forever now but, I will never knock the man’s talent. Brady is easily one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game as I respect what he does on the gridiron.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t take a jab at him! “Brady and the Tramp” works so amazingly here since it’s another funny fantasy football name that plays on the word to imply that well, Brady can sometimes cry like a little girl when he doesn’t get his way.
Seeing the New England Patriots lose in Super Bowl LII was such a beautiful sight to see. Witnessing the Philadelphia Eagles take care of business and prove that Brady can indeed be beaten in the biggest stage of all will be one of my all-time favorite football memories.
As Brady continues on his quest to add another Super Bowl championship to his name, Father Time is slowly but surely creeping up. When will this man eventually retire so my Jets can run the AFC East? Okay, sorry, getting off topic a bit.
Next: 10. Darth Raider
10. Darth Raider
The NFL sure has a plethora of faithful football fans that root for their favorite teams but nothing compares to Raiders Nation. The truth of the matter is, Raiders fans are some of the, how can I put it, wildest fans out there. Every time you step into The Black Hole, it’s as if it’s one big Halloween event with fans dressed up ready for an all-out war with thrash metal playing in the background
“Darth Raider” is perfect for all you Raiders fans out there that want to make sure fans know you’re part of an Evil Empire. It also doubles up for extra points if you love Star Wars as well since who doesn’t love Darth Vader?
With the return of Jon Gruden to coach the Raiders, things are looking up for the franchise as they hope he’s the missing piece in turning them into contenders again. It won’t be easy but Gruden is a Super Bowl winning head coach that should put them right back into the mix in 2018.
Hopefully, when you make your final roster selections every week, the Force is strong inside of you to make the best decisions. Otherwise, it could be one very long season with not much to show for it but a bad disturbance in the Force.
Next: 9. Inglorious Staffords
9. Inglourious Staffords
Quarterback Matthew Stafford continues to make a name for himself as a prolific passer but has yet to push the Detroit Lions into reaching a championship status. He still puts up incredible numbers and if he’s on your fantasy football team, you should enjoy everything he brings to the table.
“Inglorious Staffords” is a play on the movie “Inglourious Basterds” for all you action movie fans out there. Stafford is usually known to drop 4,000+ passing yards and close to 30 touchdowns every season so he shouldn’t have any problems in 2018 to once again bring the Lions back into playoff contention.
The NFC South is one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL featuring the Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, and the Green Bay Packers. If the Lions are to be on top of the division in 2018, it will come down to their defense finally coming together and Stafford playing lights out football on a daily basis.
Hopefully, Stafford comes back with a vengeance and can get the Lions back into a 10+ win season after last year’s 9-7 second place finish. Otherwise, it’ll be another year without much to show for it.
Next: 8. It's on like Ndamukong
8. It’s on like Ndamukong
In case you didn’t know, I absolutely love video games. I’ve been playing video games practically my entire life as I absolutely love this funny fantasy football team name. “It’s on like Ndamukong” reminds me of that famous phrase of it being on like Donkey Kong.
Despite another play of the words name, I’m not all that big a fan of Ndamukong Suh and his tendencies to be a dirty player on the gridiron. For as talented as he is when it comes to being a premier defensive tackle, his attitude and demeanor take a lot more away.
Suh finds yet another new home as a member of the Los Angeles Rams which makes their already top-notch defense among one of the best heading into the regular season. They can be a scary unit if Suh puts up a monster season in addition to his defensive teammates around him.
It will be interesting to see if the Rams can continue their momentum in 2018 and can go even further than their breakout season last year. Suh was easily their top free agent acquisition that should contribute to such results.
Next: 7. Saquon Da Chef
7. Saquon Da Chef
Who doesn’t love the Wu-Tang Clan? For those of you that grew up listening to one of the greatest rap groups of all-time, this fantasy team name is undoubtedly for you.
“Saquon Da Chef” pays homage to rapper Raekwon Da Chef but adds an even better New York twist to it. It’s no secret that New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has superstar written all over him and is already making a name for himself this preseason.
Giants fans are super excited for what he will bring to the city that never sleeps as he should compliment Manning and Beckham Jr. to potentially for their own version of the “triplets” in the NFC East. Imagine if this new trio emerges as the catalyst to add another Super Bowl championship during the Manning era?
Hopefully, Barkley lives up to such hype since many are considering him a once-in-a-generation running back that should enjoy a very successful career in the pros. Make no mistake about it, Barkley will also be one of the hottest names in fantasy football this year.
Next: 6. Luck Potion No. 9
6. Luck Potion No. 9
There is a lot of love in the air for the big return of Luck to the Colts and well, pro football in general. It’s hard not to love the guy since he’s always smiling, being a professional on and off the field, and tends to play exceptionally well when healthy.
“Luck Potion No. 9” captures all that love in a bottle so he can enjoy a triumphant return to the gridiron and prepare to pick up exactly where he left off from before getting hurt. Hopefully, Luck becomes a catalyst again to push the Colts towards a winning direction.
Without Luck under center, the Colts haven’t had much success at all. He’s easily one of the big reasons why they were contenders just a few years ago and once he was out of the picture, they were on the outside looking in.
Expect to see Luck continue to be all smiles until the regular season is finally here. Get that potion ready since they’ll be a lot of love in the air once he starts throwing touchdowns again like there is no tomorrow.
Next: 5. No Punt Intended
5. No Punt Intended
Punters need love too, especially when your favorite team’s offense doesn’t get the job done. A good punter can help pin the opposition deep in their own territory so it gives better field positioning in general. If you feel punters are underappreciated, this fantasy team name is for you.
“No Punt Intended” is a classy play of the phrase no pun intended to add some insult to injury. If you’re amazing at working the fantasy football waiver wire, this could be the perfect name to remind your opponents you mean business.
If you want to win your fantasy football season, it’s all about the waiver wire. Don’t be too connected to players on your favorite team as it’s all about the matchups happening on a weekly basis.
Stick to this principle and you should be racking up wins easily by picking up players entering favorable matchups. If you’re too into starting popular players just because of their last name, you might be in big trouble throughout the season.
Next: 4. The Counting Crowells
4. The Counting Crowells
If you love the band The Counting Crows, this is a great way to remember just how awesome they are with a running back that has dealt with a lot the past four years. It’s not easy playing for and being a part of the Cleveland Browns organization since they haven’t won a football game during the regular season in years.
“The Counting Crowells” is a nice reminder that over time, there are opportunities that come to revitalize and rejuvenate a career faster than a New York minute. Running back Isaiah Crowell is looking to finally taste some winning action as he bolted via free agency to the Jets.
Now now, don’t laugh. The Jets are a team on the rise and it’s figured Crowell will likely see a plethora of action on his new team as a featured running back. Despite suffering a concussion at the start of the preseason, he should hopefully be good to go once the regular season is here.
Crowell made a smart decision to take his talents to the big apple. It sure as heck beats continuing to lose week in, week out, on the Browns.
Next: 3. American Hoyer Story
3. American Hoyer Story
October might be a few months away but Halloween sure is one incredible holiday. From trick or treating just for Snickers to dressing up in awesome costumes, this fantasy team name is perfect for the horrors that await quarterback Brian Hoyer.
He rejoined the Patriots last year and probably thought he could finally get a Super Bowl ring to join the ranks of players that earned a championship. Sadly for Hoyer, the Patriots got dropped in Super Bowl LII.
As a matter of fact, Hoyer, originally undrafted but signed a deal with the Patriots back in 2009, has never been on a team that went all the way and earned a championship. Hopefully, that will stay the same in 2018.
“American Hoyer Story” is perfect for what Hoyer will likely experience in 2018. The Patriots are due for a big decline and if the stars align right, it will finally happen.
Next: 2. Who Framed Rodgers Rabbit?
2. Who Framed Rodgers Rabbit
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is ready for redemption after he suffered a season-ending collarbone injury in 2017. Rodgers, one of the best quarterbacks to have on your team in all of fantasy football, is ready for the task at hand to put the Packers back in the spotlight.
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“Who Framed Rodgers Rabbit” pays homage to the all-time classic movie, “Who Framed Rodger Rabbit” which should bring back a lot of great memories for those of you that grew up in the 1980s. Perhaps Rodgers could use some animated players on his team since he hasn’t been a happy camper so far during Packers training camp.
Hopefully, wide receivers on the Packers that want to make an impact in 2018 step up sooner rather than later to avoid another earful from Rodgers. It’s all about working hard and ensuring that they play to their potential to win football games.
As fantasy football owners prepare for the season ahead, it might be best to stay away from any wide receivers on the Packers until they get all this sorted out. If you truly want someone, grab tight end Jimmy Graham since Rodgers will likely focus on him more than anyone else in the games that actually count.
Next: 1. Same Darnold Jets
1. Same Darnold Jets
Whether you’re a diehard Jets fan or love everything quarterback Sam Darnold did at USC, this could potentially be the funniest and most viral fantasy football team name yet. For decades now, football fans have used the term “Same Old Jets” for all their lowlights and whenever anyone recalls the Butt Fumble.
“Same Darnold Jets” is a play on that infamous phrase but with a twist featuring a quarterback that could finally be the savior of the franchise. It’s been a very long time since the Jets had a quarterback worth talking about at the most important position on the team.
If Darnold lives up to the hype and delivers consistent results for the Jets, he could finally put away that “Same old Jets” mantra once and for all. It won’t be easy but if preseason action is any indication, Darnold could finally be “the guy” under center for years to come.
Considering that 2018 is Darnold’s rookie season, you might want to wait before drafting him onto your fantasy football team. Give him some time and be patient because he has the skill-set to be great in what should be a very bright future with the Jets. It might not happen immediately but the potential is there.