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Important dates and deadlines for Fantasy Football

The Fantasy Football season follows the 2021 National Football League regular season schedule. The 2021 season runs from September 9, 2021 through January 9, 2022.

Registration and draft dates

Team and league registration is open from April 22, 2021 until October 16, 2021.

  • First day for live draft - May 31, 2021
  • Last day for live draft - October 3, 2021

Draft scoring deadlines

For your league to score for the entire NFL season schedule, your draft must be complete before 11:59 p.m. PT on September 8, 2021. If your league's draft happens after the deadline, your season will begin scoring after the first game of the season:

League typePost-deadline season start dates
Head-to-HeadScoring begins the following Fantasy week
Points OnlyScoring begins the day after your draft is completed

Playoff Schedule

All Head-to-Head Leagues use a multi-week playoff at the end of the season. Review our Playoff overview for more info.

Trade deadlines

  • The trade deadline for all 2021 Public Prize and Public Free Leagues is November 20, at 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • Private Leagues may have a different deadline based on league configuration.