The year 2020’s class of funny fantasy football team names calls for selections that fit the times. I think we can all agree that this has been one crazy year. Who would’ve thought we’d be holed up in our homes binging on “The Last Dance” and “Tiger King” to get us through the first part of the year?
And, now, as fall approaches, there are still lots of questions to be answered about the NFL football season.
Luckily, how to come up with good fantasy football team names isn’t one of them. Just keep reading.
Our team of experts looked for entertainment value, locker room fit, and humor when making our selections. Did the funny fantasy football names make us laugh? Was there some aspect of wit and originality to the name? Sure, we still tip our hats to old favorites, but we also wanted some fresh blood — names that weren’t on every other list. We think we succeeded, but you be the judge.
For football fans, the NFL season cannot come soon enough. So, take a spin through our list of names and see what you think. Think of this as your cheat sheet for fantasy football names.
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Fantasy Football: Best Naming Ideas
Here are our top ten best fantasy football team names for 2020 as selected by our expert panel. We don’t think you can go wrong with one of these selections. In NFL draft lingo, these are the best names available.
1.) Rollin’ With Mahomies.
2.) Dak to the Future
3.) It Takes Tua to Tango.
4.) D.J. Got Us Fallin’ In Love.
5.) Kyler on the Loose.
6.) Little Red Fournette.
7.) Hotel, Odell, Golladay Inn.
8.) Kittle and Blitz.
9.) Rudolph The Red Zone Reindeer.
10.) Hot Lockett.
Top NFL Selections
11.) Odell, Hotel, Holiday Inn.
12.) Baker Mayfield’s Forever.
13.) Bye Week. (Ok, this one is a boom or bust.)
14.) Kelce Grammar.
15.) Dak in a Box.
16.) Zeke and Ye Shall Find the End Zone.
17.) Oh, Saquon, Can You See?
18.) San Francisco 4th and 9ers.
19.) Le’Veon or Die Hard.
20.) Hooked on a Thielen.
21.) Summer Brees.
23.) North By North Wentz.
24.) Garoppolypse Now.
25.) Armed Rodgery.
26.) Corona Crew.
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Star Fantasy Football Players
If you land a top NFL star like the one listed below, it’s only natural to think about naming your squad after your leader. Here are some cool fantasy football names featuring star NFL players.
Patrick Mahomes Names
- The 500 Million Dollar Man
- Take Mahomes Country Road.
- Patty Cakes!
- Mahomes on the Range
- Mahomes Alone.
- No Place Like Mahomes.
Tom Brady Fantasy Names
- Brady Gaga.
- The Real Slim Brady.
- My Fair Brady.
- Brady and the Champ.
- A dingo ate my Brady.
King of the North.
Aaron It Out.
Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood.
The Lone Rodgers.
All Barkley, No Bite.
Saquon for the Team.
Watch What You Saquon.
Know when to Saquan.
The LomBarkley Trophy.
My Barkley is Louder Than My Bite.
Every day I’m Russelling.
Run Russell Run!
From Russell With Love.
The C-Mac Attack.
Onward Christian Soldiers.
Wired on the McCaffinator.
C-Mac the Knife.
Tyreek of Smoke.
King of the Hill.
Tyreek My Vengeance.
One Tyreek Hill.
Tyreek and Destroy.
Matty Ice Breakers.
The Ryan King.
Saving Private Ryan.
Matty Ice and Easy.
Hyde and Zeke
Let’s Get Phyzekekiel
Zeke and Destroy
A Zeke of Nature
Gordon Light Foot.
Melvin and the Chipmunks.
Wentz Bitten, Twice Shy.
The Cinnamon Cannon.
Wentz Doves Cry.
The Wentz and Future King.
Wentz to a Garden Party.
Let’s face it: rookies can be hit or miss in fantasy football leagues. But, we’ve identified a handful of rookies who have the potential to be game-changers this 2020 season. They include Josh Jacobs, David Montgomery, Kyler Murray, Miles Sanders, and Darrell Henderson. Here are some names to go with them. Are they can’t miss prospects? Time will tell.
- It Fits Tua “T.” (Tua Tagovailoa, Quarterback – Miami Dolphins)
- Jake Fromme State Farm. (Jake Fromm, Quarterback – Buffalo Bills)
- Green Akers. (Cam Akers, Wide Receiver – Los Angeles Rams)
- Judge Jeudy. (Jerry Jeudy, Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos)
- Fresh Prince of Helaire. (Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Running Back – Kansas City Chiefs)
- Tua and a Half Men. (Tua Tagovailoa, Quarterback – Miami Dolphins)
- Joe Exotic. (Joe Burrow, Quarterback – Cincinnati Bengals)
- Love Hurtz (or Love Ertz if you draft both).
- Tua Days. (Tua Tagovailoa, Quarterback – Miami Dolphins)
- The Silence of the CeeDee Lambs. (CeeDee Lamb, Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys)
- Kmet the Frog. (Cole Kmet, Tight End – Chicago Bears)
- Not Your Average Joe (Joe Burrow, Quarterback – Cincinnati Bengals)
- Vaughn With the Wind. (Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Running Back – Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
- In It, Tua Win It. (Tua Tagovailoa, Quarterback – Miami Dolphins)
- Wheelin’ and Dillon. (A.J. Dillon, Running Back – Green Bay Packers)
By NFL Team: Fantasy Football Names
Here are excerpts from funny fantasy football team names in 2020 sorted by teams. For even more naming options, click on the links at the bottom of each team.
Most Popular NFL Teams
If you’re a homer, you’re going to pick players from your favorite team for your fantasy team. There’s nothing wrong with that. Just make sure you do not depend too much on your heart over your head. Nevertheless, here are some fantasy names sorted by team.
The Cowboy Way.
The Book of Ezekiel.
New England Patriots
Green Eggs and Cam.
Cam you feel the love tonight?
Cam it up.
Green Bay Packers
The Lone Rodgers.
The Cheese Stands Alone.
Riding in my Lambeau.
It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy.
San Francisco 49ers
The Streets of San Francisco.
4th and 49ers.
Kittle and Blitz.
Kittle Me This.
New York Giants
Big Blue Wrecking Crew.
Big Apple Ballers.
Oh, Saquon, You See.
The Devil and Daniel Jones.
Elway or the Highway.
Von Miller Life.
Bronc to the Future.
The Denver Mint.
Peter Carroll’s Bubblegum.
Every day I’m Russellin’.
12 Angry Men.
Legion of Boom.
Stairway to Seven.
Men of Steel.
Sixburgher with Cheese.
The Steel Curtain.
The Immaculate Reception.
Straight outta Tomlin.
How to Name your Fantasy Football Squad
Here are some quick guidelines:
1.) Select a moniker that is appropriate for your audience. If there are many folks in your league from your workplace, give a lot of thought about how risqué you want to be with your name selection. When in doubt, like a dress code for an event, elevate your game – err on the side of more formal – and demonstrate good taste.
2.) Ask yourself if the name fits your team’s makeup. Many options are plays on words or puns related to important players, e.g., Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood for Aaron Rodgers. This is obvious, but it really helps to have that player on your team if you’re going in that direction.
3.) Bounce your choice off some other folks and ask them: Is it fun? Is it memorable? To play fantasy football the right way, you need a great name.
4.) Is it too seasonal? Will your selection work as strongly in February as in August?
5.) It helps if the spelling can only be interpreted one way.
6.) Another consideration: Does your choice lend itself well to a logo?
7.) Consider basing your name selection on a star receiver, running back, quarterback, defensive player (must be a superstar), or based on a team.
Putting Your Name To Use
Fantasy leagues for the 2020 NFL season provide ample opportunities for head coaches of teams to use their carefully selected fantasy football team names in various ways. Here are some:
1.) Once you’ve selected your name, sell it to other owners by linking your personal sign-off to it. Add “Team Owner” after your selection in email communications with the team name below it.
2.) Create a logo for your team name.
3.) A great team might even make a t-shirt with a logo and a team name on it.
By Red Zone Rick, Greg Johnson, and Mike O’Halloran
This trio covers fantasy football team names like Deion Sanders covered receivers in his prime. We’re creating names and doing the research, so you don’t have to. Mike is a former contributing writer to USA Football, the youth arm of the NFL. He and Greg developed names for companies and brands while working as consultants for an agency. Red Zone Rick is our featured reporter on fantasy football.
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