At Sleeper, every off-season is an opportunity to push the fantasy industry forward.
We originally created Sleeper because existing platforms were difficult to use, slow to update, and most importantly, neglected the social element that made fantasy leagues special.
Since then, we've grown to over a million players, added 3 new games, and are now on track for our biggest season yet in 2021.
Our strategy is simple - listen to players and prioritize the player experience above all else. As a brand new season nears once again, we are happy to share with you 21 new things you'll be able to enjoy this year on Sleeper.
Auction is one of the most anticipated features of the 2021 season. Every player starts with a budget, then bids on nominated players to construct their team.
The Auction draft room gives players full context of what is going on with their league-mates. Players will be able to focus on strategy, planning their next move by understanding opponent budget and positional needs at a glance using Sleeper's one-of-a-kind grid interface.
iPad and Tablet Support
For many players, the tablet is the main device for managing fantasy teams. Whether you use the iPad or an Android tablet, you'll be happy to know that our native mobile apps have been extended to take advantage of your favorite form factor.
New Web App
Sleeper's mobile app has seen many improvements over the years, but the web app has not gotten the same love. We just launched with a brand new design that will immerse you in the team management, score checking, and social experience of fantasy leagues.
Up until now, existing friend leagues have been the most common type of group on Sleeper. However, fantasy leagues have always been a great way to make new friends too.
Matchmaking is now live for all Sleeper games.
Communication is at the heart of what makes Sleeper different than other platforms. Other platforms offer chat systems nobody wants to use. Sleeper is designed as a modern messenger at its core. It's not uncommon to hear players on Sleeper claim that their leagues are 10 times more active since switching over.
League DMs, our latest chat feature, help you connect with your league-mates 1:1 or in sub-groups directly in your league chat panel.
Mock Draft with Traded Picks
Sleeper makes trading draft picks dead simple. Historically, when you trade picks, mock drafts do not accurately reflect where your actual picks are.
As of today, Sleeper has become the first platform allowing players to mock draft with traded picks, resulting in more realistic simulations of how a real draft will play out.
Mascot On/Off Switch
We believe each player has the right to decide what works for them. Players have full control over notifications, and whether to use Dark Mode or Light Mode. Now, players will also have full control over mascots, being able to turn them on or off for any league.
League History Editor
So far, most people who have switched to Sleeper either left their league history on the original platform or had to stick it in a Google Doc somewhere for reference.
Coming soon, Sleeper will give you the ability to edit prior history so that it all stays in one place. Nice and clean.
Many leagues use positional limits to prevent a single team from hoarding an entire positional category. Commissioners can now set granular positional limits from the Roster Settings.
League-wide Player Notes
We introduced the concept of player nicknames three years ago. Now, commissioners can also add league-wide player notes, directly from any Player Card. This is a flexible feature that can be used for everything from tracking a side bet to contract league salaries.
3 and outs and 4th Down Stops
Every season, we add more ways to customize league scoring rules. This year, 3 and outs and 4th down stops are making the cut.
Improved Trading User Experience
We've made multiple quality of life enhancements to the trading experience. Many players complained that selecting a player from the trade center would result in being auto-scrolled to the top of the screen. This interaction has been changed to keep you in place without losing context of currently selected players.
Trading Picks From Draft Board
Sleeper is the only platform that allows you to trade both players and picks during live drafts. This is now 10 times easier as owners can perform trades directly from the board itself without ever leaving the draft room.
Edit Matchups on Mobile
At Sleeper, we are committed to feature-parity between our mobile and web apps. Unlike other platforms, you'll be able to do everything from the mobile app that you can do from the web app. Editing matchups was the last item on the list.
View Rosters on User Profiles
We love shortcuts. Players are now able to tap on league-mate avatar directly from league chat to open up team rosters.
Oh yes, we have Best Ball now.
The draft is the most important event of the year, yet every other platform makes it the commissioner's job to constantly remind the league to be present. With SMS reminders, the possibility of someone forgetting to show up is drastically reduced.
Improved Scoring Editor
Creating a unique experience for your league starts with editing scoring settings. We've redesigned the scoring editor to be easy to use, complete with guardrails to make sure you end up with the exact settings you want.
More Mock Draft Types
Sleeper now offers more scoring categories for mock drafts than any other platform. Whether it's a Dynasty Superflex league or a Half-PPR Rookie draft, we've got your league's scoring system covered with realistic ADPs.
QR Code Invites
Whether a league prefers to communicate via photos on Snapchat or text on Whatsapp, we've got it covered. In addition to URL invites, commissioners can send QR codes to bring friends into the league.
And a Brand New Secret Game
We can't talk about this yet, but if you like fantasy leagues, you're going to love our brand new format for hanging out with friends over sports.