5 Free Fantasy Sports Leagues to Join This Spring
Spring is the season of new beginnings, so why not try your hand at one of these five fantasy sports leagues?
Fantasy sports leagues allow you to compete against friends, family, or strangers for a chance to win awesome prizes or plain old bragging rights. Ready to join in on the fun? Listed below are five free-to-play fantasy sports leagues available to join this spring. Just be sure you choose a clever team name before getting started. After all, it’s the small victories that count the most.
Yahoo Fantasy Baseball (MLB)
Alongside ESPN Fantasy Sports and DraftKings, Yahoo Fantasy Sports is one of the most popular fantasy league platforms in the United States. It has leagues for hockey, basketball, and football. But its fantasy baseball platform is one of the most advanced, providing the best experience for MLB fans.
You can join a free league or test your hand with a public or private prize league by signing up at Yahoo Fantasy Baseball.
Before you select your players, we recommend participating in a mock draft to get a strategic feel for the game. Also, be sure to head over to our How to Watch MLB Games guide to ensure your TV plan complements your baseball-viewing needs.
MLS Fantasy Soccer
Unlike MLB—whose official fantasy league program is operated by Yahoo—MLS runs its own fantasy competition through MLS.com and the MLS app.
All you need to do is log into MLS Fantasy using a free MLS account. There, you’ll be able to create your team by selecting 15 players—including four bench players.
The trick is that your team value can’t exceed a $100 million fantasy salary cap, and you can use only up to three players per MLS club. In other words, you can’t stack your fantasy team with 15 players from your favorite club.
If you need to study up on all things MLS, check out our How to Watch Major League Soccer page.
NASCAR Fantasy Live
The NASCAR Cup Series roars to life every February with the Daytona 500, but you can join NASCAR Fantasy Live any time throughout the 36-race season.
Setting up your fantasy NASCAR team is relatively similar to other fantasy leagues. In this case, you’ll select five drivers to represent your team—with an additional garage pick available as a substitute. The five drivers will earn points for your team based on their performance in each race, but you can also win bonus points through weekly head-to-head matchups.
For the best experience, you’ll want to download the NASCAR mobile app to follow your fantasy picks in real time. The app’s advanced driver and track data will also help you make more accurate fantasy selections so you can drop the hammer in upcoming races.
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If NASCAR isn’t your preferred motorsport competition, Formula One also has a fantasy game you can participate in each race week.
Like NASCAR’s fantasy game, F1 Fantasy allows you to choose five drivers. But instead of also selecting a garage driver, you’ll choose a constructor that scores points for its two drivers.
Overall, the game makes race days more exciting, and you even have a shot at winning free tickets to a 2023 Grand Prix. Just make sure your drivers have not only a need for speed but also a desire to avoid disqualification—not that we’re speaking from experience or anything.
Cycling Fantasy might be one of the more obscure fantasy platforms out there, but it’s also one of the most entertaining.
Available only as an app for IOS and Google Play devices, Cycling Fantasy has fantasy competitions specifically geared towards men’s and women’s UCI World Tour races. That means you can compete against road cycling fans worldwide in races such as the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, and the Vuelta a España.
All UCI World Tour fantasy competitions are free to join. Still, you’ll need to subscribe to the app’s .Pro Subscription tier to participate in all UCI ProSeries fantasy races.