Join, create, or edit a Private Cash League contest

Private Cash Leagues are Private Leagues with a cash contest that you can play with friends and family. The league's commish defines entry fees ($10 to $250) and payout values for up to the top 5 places. Yahoo manages the money (free of charge) and makes sure that payouts are awarded.

Eligibility and Terms of Service

Before joining or creating a Private Cash League, read the Terms of Service of each game and make sure you're eligible.

Find and join a Private Cash League

You can either accept an invite from someone you know or you can browse for Cash Leagues that have been published. When browsing leagues, make sure to look for leagues that have the "Cash League" badge:
Image of the Cash League badge.

Accept an invite to join a Cash League

  1. Open the email invite sent from the league's commish.
  2. Within the email, click Join Now.
    - You'll be taken to Yahoo Fantasy.
  3. Click Join League and Pay.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to join and pay the entry fee.

Join a public Cash League

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Go down and click Get Another Team.
  3. Click Custom & Cash Leagues.
  4. From the "League Type" menu, select Private Cash Leagues.
  5. Click Filter Leagues.
  6. Click Join League.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to join and pay the entry fee.

Create a new Private Cash League with a contest

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Go down and click Create a League.
  3. Enter your desired scoring type and draft info.
  4. Check Make my league a cash league.
  5. Enter your desired Cash League rules.
  6. Optionally, click Customize settings to adjust other league settings.
  7. Click Finish & Pay to create the league.
  8. Select your payment method or enter a new one, then click Purchase.

Convert a Private League to a Private Cash League with a contest

  Pre-draft only - You can only do this before your league runs its draft.

In Fantasy Basketball or Hockey:
  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Click the League Settings tab.
  4. Click Convert to a Cash League.
  5. Enter your desired Cash League rules.
  6. Click Finish & Pay.
  7. Click Submit contest.
  8. Select your payment method or enter a new one, then click Purchase.
In Fantasy Baseball or Football:
  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Go down and click Convert to a Cash League.
  4. Enter your desired Cash League rules.
  5. Click Finish & Pay.
  6. Click Submit contest.
  7. Select your payment method or enter a new one, then click Purchase.

Edit your existing Private Cash League contest's entry fee and rules

  Pre-draft only - You can only do this before your league runs its draft.

In Fantasy Basketball or Hockey:
  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Click the League Settings tab.
  4. Click Edit Contest Settings.
  5. Make your adjustments.
  6. Click Update contest & pay.
  7. Click Submit contest.
In Fantasy Baseball or Football:
  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Under "Cash League Management," click Edit Contest Rules.
  4. Make your adjustments.
  5. Click Update contest & pay.
  6. Click Submit contest.

Once the contest updates, all managers who paid the previous entry fee will get a refund back to the payment method they used and a note is posted on the league page letting everyone know they'll have to click Purchase your team to enter the new contest.

  Entry fee deadline - If any manager fails to pay the entry fee by the Payment Deadline defined by the commish, the league reverts to a Private League and entry fees are refunded.