Fantasy Football Team Names

Fantasy Football Team Names

By Scott Pagel (4for4 Scout), last updated Sep 8, 2016

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Scott Pagel is Sports Editor for the Bethlehem Press and has covered Philadelphia Eagles training camp since 1997. Scott has played fantasy football since the 90s and has been contributing at 4for4 since 2005.

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We’re getting to that time a year where 4for4 will be flooded with articles, updated rankings and strategies to help you bring home your league’s title by the end of 2016. With training camps just around the corner, even the smallest news item can mean a lot as you start to collect ideas in your head for building your fantasy football teams.

The fact is, there isn’t much you can control about your fantasy football team at this point. But, the one thing you can is probably something that hasn’t even crossed your mind yet. Thinking about it now, though, may just save you some headache and pressure when the time comes to make one of your biggest decisions of the season – your team name.

OK, maybe I’m being dramatic. But if you’re one of those owners who loves to come up with something clever instead of Team Bill or The Crushers, you know what I’m talking about. Coming up with a gutsy, funny, or clever team name now can maybe even give you some confidence heading into your draft, and who can’t use a little more confidence?

If you wait until the day you sign up for your account and stare blankly at the team name section wondering what to fill in, you’re not alone. Checking out the clever names your opponents have already decided on can make you feel the pressure to come up with something better on the spot. Most leagues are still about a month away from drafting, so this gives you a lot of time to daydream and come up with ideas.

So what makes for a good team name that will draw comments, laughter and even awe from your friends and leaguemates? 

Well, that’s certainly up to each owner, and even the type of owners in your league. Hopefully this article will give you a good head start as far as choosing something that will get you noticed. Then it’s just a matter of backing it up on the proverbial fantasy football field beginning in September.

When I was approached about coming up with some names for an article, I was told to “keep it PG-13.” For me, that’s a challenge in itself. I don’t want to say I’m a pervert or immature … but I kind of am.

In the league I run with my friends, there are really no restrictions for what we can call our teams – outside of what ESPN restricts. Some have taken the lazy route and just use their first name while others have put some thought into it. No topic is off limits with my friends, with the exception of wives and kids. (There was some marrying of friends’ sisters going on, but that’s a story for another day.)

Outside of that, there isn’t much that offends me, and my lack of maturity makes just about everything funny. However, that’s not the case for everyone, so the purpose of this article is to mention some (hopefully) comical and clever names that I’ve come across over the years that also won’t have protestors outside your door.

Now, one way to go is pick something that’s in the news and topical. Unfortunately over the last few weeks, there isn’t a lot of good. But some ideas for this year are politics and even Star Wars remains popular since the movie only came out at the end of last year’s fantasy season. Any team name that cleverly uses a player’s name can always be funny – and these happen to be my favorites.

Some names are pretty easy targets. Tony Romo for example – but, well, I can’t really print a lot of the names I’ve come across using him. Players who have Wood, Johnson or Peterson in their name will probably be deleted by my editor, so I won’t even bother (but they still make me giggle). In fact, I can’t wait to see which names get left in this piece when it finally goes live…

Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck and Matt Forte can give you endless possibilities, but aren’t always clever. Justin Forsett may have the most versatile name I’ve come across. There are some just downright vulgar names I saw using him. But, there’s also some pretty clever ones, so he offers something for everyone it seems.

A bunch of the names below have come from Internet searches, others were names I’ve seen in leagues I play in, and still others I came up with in the time of my searches where certain topics just sparked my mind.


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Star Wars-Themed Names

  • May The Forsett Be With You
  • RG3-PO
  • Jar Jar Watt
  • Jabar (Gaffney) the Hutt
  • Marcus MariYoda
  • Luke, I’m Your Favre-er
  • Delanie SkyWalker
  • MillLe’Veon Falcon
  • O’Brees Wan Kenobi
  • The Clowney Wars
  • The Forsett Awakens
  • Tusken Raiders

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Political-Themed Names

Between fantasy football readings, I’ve heard there’s a pretty big election going on later this year. But seriously, politics is probably my least favorite topic in the world, especially right now. However, this is a great way to annoy leaguemates by supporting someone they don’t with your team name. It’s something they’ll have to see every time they log on and it may frustrate them with anger to the point it affects their fantasy decision making. It may sound evil, but I just call it being a jerk, and it’s typical of my leagues with my friends. I’m not endorsing actual fights, however, and for some of our older subscribers, I even went back and looked at some historical slogans as a way to be political and patriotic and also ignore this year’s candidates.

  • Bernardie Sanders
  • Hillary Tyrod-ham Clinton
  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – you can take this however you want… 
  • Monica Dion Lewis-insky
  • Reid My Louis Lipps
  • Barack Obamanu
  • Speak Softly, Carry a Big Bostick
  • Jimmy Graham Lincoln
  • Bradford B. Hayes
  • Woodhead Wilson
  • Warren G. Bernarding
  • Megatron Coolidge
  • Harry S. Todman
  • We Polked you in ‘44
  • Tippecanoe and Tyler Eifert, Too
  • Kinder, Nugent-ler Nation
  • Thousand Points of Wright
  • I Still Like Kamar Aiken!
  • Moss for Boss

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Film-Themed Names

Movies are an endless possibility for funny names just between one-liners and titles. This list could go on and on, so I tried to narrow it down to the more clever and popular ones:

  • Walking Dez
  • Bride of Klopfenstein
  • Rebel without a Clausen
  • Roddy White and 7 Dwarfs
  • Forgetting Brandon Marshall
  • Forte Year Old Virgin
  • Yippee Ki Yay Justin Tucker
  • Showin’ Her my TO Face
  • Final Dez-tination
  • A Rivers Runs Through It
  • Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood
  • The Big Gronkowski
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Bortles
  • Game of Jones
  • Kissing Suzy Kolber
  • Saved by Odell
  • The Tannehills Have Eyes
  • The Blair Walsh Project
  • Rated R for Gore
  • Revis and Butthead
  • My Favorite Martin
  • Demaryius Thomas and Friends
  • One Crabtree Hill
  • No Suh for You

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Music-Themed Names

This is another endless possibility between titles and lyrics:

  • Boy Named Suh
  • Runaround Suh
  • Le’Veon a Prayer
  • Le’Veon my Wayward Son
  • You Got a Fast Carr
  • Hump-Tebow Dance
  • You Down with ODB (Jamaal Know Me)
  • You Down with JPP
  • Flacco Seagulls
  • Brady Gaga
  • Run DMC
  • MendenHall & Oates
  • Belicheck Yourself before you Wreck Yourself
  • Here’s my Number, Call my Brady
  • Somewhere over the Dwayne Bowe
  • Drew Brees Makes Me Feel Fine
  • Troubled Bridgewaters
  • Rage Against Vereen
  • Counting Crowells
  • Welcome to the Chung-le
  • Brad$haw – Ke$ha? Ok, maybe this is a reach
  • Stafford & Sons (I Will Gates)
  • Coop Dogg
  • Julio Think You Are
  • Julio Let the Dogs Out
  • Stairway to Evans
  • Knockin' on Evans Door
  • Wentz, Twice, Three Times a Lady
  • Montee Can't Buy You Love
  • Red Hot Julius Peppers
  • It's Wayning Men
  • I Shot the Sharrif
  • Hotel, Odell, Holiday Inn
  • Nowhere to Hyde
  • Chris Ebony and Ivory
  • Rock n' Sproles
  • Russell and Flo

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Random Names with No Theme Whatsoever

Here are a bunch of just random names that cover a wide range of topics. For the record, this is where I would have entered the more perverted R or X rated names:

  • Kearse Words
  • Discount Belichick
  • It Ertz when Eifert
  • It Ertz when I Pee
  • It Hurns when I Pee
  • Boykin My Cousins
  • Boykin Your Cousins – may not want to brag about the one above…
  • Single and Boykin again
  • Wilfork on First Date
  • Turn Your Head and Coughlin
  • Hyde and Seek
  • Erect Decker
  • Peeping Tomlinson
  • Irritable Bowles Syndrome
  • Golden Tate Warriors
  • My Poop is Ronnie Brown
  • Ima Succop
  • DeMarco DePolo
  • Guys Never Read the Manuel
  • Rex, Suggs and Gronk n Roll
  • The Cutler Did It
  • Rudolph the Redzone Reindeer
  • Forte Inch Didka
  • Tebows Before ... [you know - Ed.]
  • Golf Balls
  • WD-Forte
  • Drinkin' Fortes
  • Eat, Drink and D. Murray
  • JJ S.W.A.T.T. Team
  • Wham! Bam! Thank You Cam!
  • InstaJimmy Graham
  • Ladies and Edelman
  • Stafford Infection
  • Pitchin' a Trent
  • Favre Dollar Footlong
  • Ingram Toenails
  • Dez Dispencer
  • Tootie Sproles
  • Maclin on Your Girl
  • Cromartie Gras
  • Busta Kaepernick in Yo [Butt]
  • No Pryor Knowledge
  • Amari 2600
  • Super Mariota Bros.
  • Breesus, King of the Drews
  • Adam Shefter's Source
  • The Jolly Rodgers
  • Game, Forsett, Match
  • Grilled Brees Sandwhich
  • Bye Week
  • Armed Rodgery
  • BortlesHasLacyRawlBrownTate - thanks John D.
  • BroJay Pimpson - thanks Desstarr N.
  • Suh-icide Squad - thanks Desstarr N.
  • Kickers Lives Matter - thanks Michael T.
  • Weeden Gordon's Pee
  • Hyde and Zeke - thanks Aaron K.
  • Brees Nuts - thanks Aaron K.
  • Fleenerschnitzel - thanks Aaron K.
  • 5 Fleener Dez Punch - thanks Aaron K.
  • Hyde ya Kids, Hyde ya Wife - thanks Aaron K.
  • Reed Between the Lines - thanks CJ S.

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For the Ladies

I also can’t forget about all of the female owners out there. All girls like chick flicks and soap operas, right?? I hate to admit this, but I’ve seen a lot of romantic comedies in my day, so when I looked at a list of the top movies in that category (which has probably never been searched by any other guy but me), it was a goldmine for team names:

  • Every Kiss Begins with Clay
  • Show you my TDs
  • Breaston Plants
  • 50 Shades of Jonas Gray
  • Forte Shades of Gray
  • Boldin the Beautiful
  • I Got a Tight End – there is nothing wrong with bragging, it may even be a distraction…
  • Wilfork For Tickets
  • Wilfork For (anything)
  • McCown or Never
  • I Touchdown There
  • Multiple Scoregasms
  • Darrel Young and the Restless
  • Ron Daynes of our Lives
  • Jamaal My Children
  • Witten in the Stars
  • Warren Moonstruck
  • Romo and Michele’s High School Reunion
  • 10 Things HeHateMe about You
  • Marvin Jones’s Diary
  • 13 Going on Forte
  • (Anything with Gurley)
  • Victorious Secret

Miscellaneous Team Names

  • LeVeon Let Die
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Saved by the Bell
  • LeVeon Diamonds
  • Yo Adrians
  • Samford and Peterson
  • Lamars Attacks
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  • Zeke Geeks
  • What Can Brown Do For You
  • Yo DJ
  • That’s My DJs
  • Jamaal About That Base
  • Me and Julio (Ask your dad about this down by the schoolyard)
  • Jonesin’ For a Touchdown
  • My Favorite Martin
  • Doug E. Freshes
  • No!
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Keenan and Odell (if you’re lucky enough to get both)
  • Watch the Ingram Car Please (for those who grew up near the Jersey Shore)
  • X Marks the Spot
  • Edward Chubby Hands
  • Fat and Lacy
  • Sexy Lacy
  • Mr. Anderson... we missed you
  • Don’t Play McCoy with Me
  • Slim Shadys
  • The GorenadosMultiple Goregasms
  • Ndamkey Kong
  • Abdullah Oblongatas
  • My Ball Zach Ertz
  • 1.21 JJ Watts
  • You Manziel, Bro?
  • I’m an Edelmaniac
  • Brady Did Its
  • Free Bradys
  • Tommy Two Phones
  • Forte Yard Dash
  • Pounding Fortes
  • The Door’s Ajayi
  • Danger, Allen Robinson, Danger
  • Dion Lewis and Clark
  • The SugarHill Gang
  • Luckness Monsters
  • St. Bernards
  • Hangin with Mr. Cooper
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • All About the Benjamins
  • Breesy Like Sunday Morning
  • John Brown Hind Parts
  • Lockett Up
  • Blake the Snakes
  • Rawls is War
  • Hyde The Women and Children
  • The Big Gronkowski
  • Party Cruisers
  • Gronk You Like a Hurricane
  • Party Like a Gronk Star (there are really just endless jokes with this)

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