My 10-year-old nephew is crazy about fantasy football. However, until very recently, he was not allowed to play as much. Being old school, his parents wanted to limit his screen time and nudged him to take part in physical activities as much as possible. Recently, after his selection on the school football team, my little guy won his first match!
It was a joyous occasion for the family and the perfect time for me to pitch the idea that he is ready to play fantasy football. After having a spirited debate with my older sister and her husband, I won the argument and the little camp got permission to play a fantasy team tournament.
Since it was my idea, I was tasked to come up with a bunch of the best fantasy team names. After rejecting many names and going to a zillion of references my nephew and I picked up The Junior Ballers since all his teammates were his age.
I am putting the names that we didn’t use here to help anyone looking for inspiration to come up with the best fantasy team names.
Quarterback-Centric Fantasy Football Names
Quarterback is an important position in football and a celebrated one in that. The players that play in this position are an inspiration for all footballers. Many players, including my nephew, wanted me to come up with a few best fantasy team names that are quarterback centric. Here is what I came up with.
|Burrowito Bowl||I’ll Make You Jameis||Burrito Bowl||Kyler, the Creator|
|Sherlock Mahomes||50 Shades of Trey||Cobra Kyler||I’ll Make You Jameis|
|Wentz Upon a Time||Super Mariota Brothers||Justin Time||Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood|
|The More You Joe||Long Arm of the Lawrence||Wentz Upon a Time||Game of Mahomes|
Wide Receiver-Centric Fantasy Football Names
For football clubs winning the wild card entry to the NFL postseason is a dream come true. Though we wanted the best fantasy team names, I thought of including some inspiration in it for the young football players.
The idea led me to create wild card-received themed fantasy team names.
|Godwin Bless America||Amon Joy||Waddleburger||Championship Kupp|
|McLaurin F1||T.D. Metcalf||High-Speed Chase||Amon a Mission|
|My Kupp Runneth Over||DeAndre HOPkins||Got My JuJu Back||Godwin Bless America|
|Tee Price Is Right||Thielen Groovy||Drake London Calling||Got My JuJu Back|
|Bottle of Jameson||Cooper Troopers||Radioactive D.K.||Drake London Calling|
Funny Fantasy Football Names
Though football is a serious sport, since it’s my nephew’s first time playing in an online tournament, I wanted to keep a fun and quirky name.
Though I didn’t know if they would be selected eventually, I made a list just in case.
|Go, Belichick, Yourself||Hurts So Good||Yellow Flags Everywhere!||Bend it Like Beckham Jr.|
|Commish Bish!||Dak to the Future||Bourbon Meyers||He Went to Jared|
|Peachy Keenum||Mahomes Alone||Teenage Mutant Ninja Bortles||Give ’em the Ol’ Razzle Dazzle|
|Baby Got Dak||The Goodell Boys Club||Kalen Me Smalls||Moore the Merrier|
Best Fantasy Football Names
Honestly, all the names took me quite some time to create, and I love them all, but I wanted to create a list of the best names which were hardest to create.
It took a lot of thought to come up with the following names.
You can use these as inspiration as I had during my research.
|Rolling ball||Rolling Stones||Ball Kings||Chief of Cake|
|Ball and Goal||Band of Boys||Kids with a Plan||Fly Like an Eagle|
|Go-getters||Football Vikings||Get going||It’s Always Runny in Philadelphia|
|Wildcats2023||GOT of footballs||The Three Buccaneers||Raising Arizona|
Cool Fantasy Football Names
Coming up with original and best fantasy team names need not be difficult. All you need to do is consider what the team finds cool and edgy. The process was challenging for me because I was dealing with young kids who knew the sports well but didn’t have much idea about ‘cool’ stuff.
So, the list below is mostly my brainchild and I was inspired by the thoughts of this young team.
|The nerd ball||The kiddy train||Game changers||Cowboys & Robbers|
|Football mongers||Ramen and roar||Lion spring||Bad Boyds For Life|
|Young and fierce||Justin time||Tisy bitsy warriors||Billievers|
|Enter the kids||My brother and his bros||Raiden the Field||The Millennium Eagle|
Music-Based Fantasy Football Team Names
When my brother-in-law asked me to come up with Music-Based Fantasy Football Team Names, I shot my hands up in the air! I couldn’t blend music with football. But I didn’t want to disappoint him and thus reached out to my colleagues and friends to provide some suggestions and inspiration.
Turns out, football fans are big in music and came up with the best fantasy team names that are very quirky!
|DakStreet Boys||Bad Mooney Rising||Saved by Odell||808s and Golden Tate|
|Gage Against the Machine||Pop It, Lockett, Drop It||Real Slim Brady||Saved by Odell|
|Stairway to Brevin||Hotel, Motel, Golladay Inn||ARSB Speedwagon||Real Slim Brady|
|Hit Me With Your Prescott||Stairway to Evans||Another ‘Quon Bites the Dust||You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Thielen|
Movie-Themed Fantasy Football Team Names
My family put one request after another during the brainstorming session for team names. As soon as I sent them the list of music-based fantasy football team names, they wanted me to come up with names inspired by movies! But to be honest, I didn’t mind this request as I am a big movie buff.
I created a long list, but let me share a few options from it.
|Better Call Jamaal||The Tannehills Have Eyes||Charknado||The Rise of Skyywalker|
|Dude, Where’s My Carr?||Cabin in the Woods||Dalvin and the Chipmunks||Yippie-ki-yay, Justin Tucker|
|Fields of Dreams||ilence of the Lambs||Von in 60 Seconds||Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy|
|50 Shades of D’Andre||Kenneth Walker, Texas Ranger||Hunt Fournette October||The Kuppetts|
The process of coming up with fantasy team names has been quite fulfilling for me. I enjoyed the process and also developed a few Playoff-Based Fantasy Football Team Names and Running Back-Centric Fantasy Football Names.
I hope you are inspired by the names mentioned above and come up with quirky, fun, and unique names for your fantasy team.