With the preseason coming to an end this past weekend, kickoff of the 2021 NFL Regular Season Opener is just around the corner. The last week of the preseason saw the majority of starters play the first half throughout the league in what many call a “dress rehearsal” for the upcoming season. The preseason finale is the best preview of all the players for the regular season and for scouting fantasy football teams.
Trades, injuries, and disappointing play make up some of the key takeaways following the last week of the preseason. After playing below expectations throughout the preseason, the Panthers released kicker Joey Slye. The Ravens will be without starting RB J.K. Dobbins after he suffered a knee injury during their preseason finale. Their AFC North rivals Cincinnati Bengals appear to have some offensive dysfunction, as QB Joe Burrow threw his one and only pass to rookie WR Ja’Marr, who dropped it, which is something he’s continuously done throughout the preseason.
Some positive notes include QBs Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes picking up where they left off by flawlessly leading their offenses down the field. Rookie QB Trevor Lawrence is living up to the hype after closing out the preseason with 11/12, 139 yards, and 2 TDs in a 34-14 win against the Cowboys. He’s joined by another rookie with an impressive game, as Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson’s had 5 rushing TD, which is the most in a preseason game since 2017.
With teams making their last round of cuts to finalize rosters by Tuesday, fans will know which players have made each team. Before the regular season begins on Thursday, September 9, NFL fans can create their own team by joining ESPN+ Fantasy Football League.
What is ESPN+ Fantasy Football League?
ESPN+ Fantasy Football League is an exclusive fantasy football league for ESPN+ subscribers. The league’s website launched on August 2 but made its mobile launch on August 5. ESPN+ subscribers have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 14 to sign up for the league.
With ESPN+, you can create a league with family or friends or join a public league with other fans.
How to Join ESPN+ Fantasy Football League?
ESPN+ subscribers who want to join the ESPN+ Fantasy League can simply select a draft date and time that works best for them by using the Fantasy App or website.
After you’ve signed up, you can manage and follow your team in the ESPN Fantasy App.
Prizes for ESPN+ Fantasy Football League
Participants 18+ who sign up for ESPN+ Fantasy Leagues Football will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes to win a $250,00 grand prize. Weekly prizes include having a video question submitted to be answered on the Fantasy Show. If you’re not signed up for an ESPN+ Fantasy League, you can also send a postcard to be entered in the sweepstakes. There is no purchase necessary. 18+, U.S. only. See Official Rules for details.
Football isn’t the only ESPN+ Fantasy League. The leagues are offered for other sports including Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey, but prizing will vary. All leagues will have standardized league sizes and settings.
Get your team ready by signing up for ESPN+ Fantasy Football League at ESPN Fantasy before it’s too late.