A Better Way to Play Fantasy Football: Dumpster Fire

If you haven’t already started a fantasy football league, there’s still a little bit of time left before the draft.

And you might consider supporting a local startup by signing up with Dumpster Fire.

“We aim to make the fantasy football experience an enjoyable one, and our platform reflects that,” states cofounder and president, Chris Rodriguez. “Having played on multiple fantasy football platforms myself, we’re trying to make Dumpster Fire what enthusiasts like myself actually want to participate in.”

Rodriguez started Dumpster Fire with long-time friend, Ryan Cormier. “We met at a Chipotle and discussed how we might make playing fantasy football different than what the bigger sites are already doing.”

They launched in 2012 and started development of the site that Christmas. They relied on family and friends that first season to help determine how people actually play fantasy football, and tested with 3 leagues on the site that first season.

“Our biggest accomplishments have been because of feedback from our users,” says Rodriguez. “Now we just need more users to get on board.”

dumpster-fire-trophyIt’s clear from the site that Dumpster Fire wants to make playing FF engaging and fun for everyone involved, with plenty of opportunities for trash talk and displays of bravado. Users even have their own trophy case, to show off any accomplishments — including, of course, the Dumpster Fire trophy, if you have a particularly bad season.

“We created Dumpster Fire because we couldn’t believe how many larger sites managed to suck all the fun out of the game,” reports the site — and they encourage users to provide feedback every step of the way.

“It’s crucial that we stay open to new ideas and change,” states Cormier, VP of Interactive Marketing. “Remaining flexible while we move forward with Dumpster Fire will help to ensure that our platform is the best one out there.”

Take a look for yourself! Visit the Dumpster Fire site here, follow them on Facebook or Twitter, and let the games begin! Dumpster Fire is currently running a promotion for sign up — they’re giving away three of their $25 leagues for free. Sign up here!


Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term "disrupt," tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.