Season dates and deadlines in Fantasy Football

Here's a full list of the dates for the season, registration, and the last day of the live draft

Yahoo Fantasy Football dates and deadlines

  • Fantasy Football season: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 - Sunday, December 29, 2013 (this corresponds to the entire 2013 NFL regular season).
  • Week 1 deadline: All drafts must be completed by 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, to be assured of including Week 1 scoring
  • Registration: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
  • Last date to conduct a live draft: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
  • Last date to conduct an offline or autopick draft: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. 

Drafting after the season has begun

  • If the draft happens after the game week is already underway, your league will not begin its season until the start of the following week.
  • Retroactive scoring: The commissioner of a custom (private) league can opt to change the Start Scoring Date for their league to incorporate previous weeks if their league drafts after week 1.
    • Note: Retroactive scoring is not available in public leagues.


Learn more about joining or creating a Yahoo Fantasy Football league.

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