How to Delete an ESPN Fantasy Team

Updated July 20, 2017

ESPN offers sports fans a multitude of fantasy games, including football, baseball, basketball and hockey. Owners of these teams may need to delete a team for any number of reasons. Sometimes fantasy players just stretch themselves too thin by making an inordinate number of teams. Other players may accidentally join the wrong league. As long as your draft has yet to start, ESPN makes it easy for you to leave a fantasy league.

Go to the ESPN home page and click the "Fantasy & Games" link on the upper right-hand side.

Click the "Sign In" link in the top-right corner and enter your ESPN account information. Your fantasy teams will appear in the right column below each sport.

Click on the name of the team that you want to delete. You will be taken to that team's page.

Click the "Leave League" link on your team page. If your league has already drafted, this link will not be available. You must delete a team before the draft takes place. Once you have clicked the link, your team will be deleted and removed from the league.


There is no way to delete a team after the league draft. If you plan on deleting a team, it is courtesy to do so at least a few days before the draft. This allows the league commissioner to find a replacement owner in time for the draft. Any pre-draft player rankings or team logos you created while in the league will disappear when you delete the team. Record this data if you wish to keep it. Keeper league players have the option to leave leagues in between seasons. When ESPN reopens the league and team pages before the new season, the "Leave League" option will be available. It still must be done before the draft. The leaving owner will have no way to access the team, but the roster will remain intact and be ready for the replacement owner to take over.

Things You'll Need

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Based in California, Scott Levin has served as a writer and copy editor since 2000. His articles have appeared in the "Chico News & Review," "Wildcat Illustrated," the "Chico Enterprise-Record" and on websites such as The Sports Informant. Levin earned his Bachelor of Arts in journalism from California State University, Chico.