Daily & weekly
50-50: A large group of people signs up in these games. Users finishing in the top half wins and users finishing in the bottom half lose.
League/Tournaments: Contests with large player base. Usually the top 3 places finisher gets the lion’s share.
H2H: Man to man, head to head. You vs 1 other player.
Uncapped: Unlimited number of players can join this game
Guaranteed: Get the winnings for sure. Usually large prize pools and runs even if unfilled
Pick em’: Allows fantasy players to choice the best out of 3-8 players for each given position.
Scoring-based game type
H2H: Users battle a new opponent every week to see who can accumulate the most points in certain stat categories. Weekly win-loss total will be added to a cumulative season record.
Points: In a "points only" League, scoring is cumulative over the course of the entire season. The team with the highest point total at the end of the year wins.
Rotisserie: Every team is awarded points at the end of the season based on there overall ranking (from first to last) in each of several stat categories.
Draft-based game type
Live draft: The most common model. Every team selects one player for their lineup per round till their roster is full. The draft order reverses each time.
Offline draft: Under this draft, players are drafted offline, standard or auction.
Auto-pick: The system automatically drafts players to each team in the league on a scheduled draft date. Users customize their player queue to enhance their chances of getting the players they want.
Auction draft: Auction drafts are based on bidding format. Leagues under this draft type use auction to draft are setup with a budget to spend on a set number of players.
League-based game type
Standard/traditional: The most common and basic format of fantasy sports. Traditional snake draft fantasy league that lasts for one season.
Keepers: In Keepers leagues, one or more players are kept on a fantasy roster from season to season
Dynasty: Each team gets to keep a certain number of players from year to year. These leagues don’t start fresh every season.