Fantasy football 2021: Best team names for your draft league

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Fantasy football 2021: Best team names for your draft league originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

You know the saying, "Look good, play good"? That applies to your fantasy football team as well.

Do we have empirical evidence that choosing a great fantasy team name will guarantee you a playoff spot? No. But we do know there's a certain satisfaction in looking at a clever squad name (or just one that makes you laugh) every time you set your lineup.

So, now that you've done all the hard work of drafting your team -- if you haven't yet, go check out our draft kit -- it's time to put the cherry on top by picking a name.

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While inside jokes and pop culture references sometimes get the job done, we're partial to puns involving names of star players. And don't you worry -- we've got plenty of puns.

We'll start with some team name options for our New England readers, then hit names for rookies and notable skill positions.

Best Patriots-themed fantasy team names

Mac And Cheese (Mac Jones)

Notre Damien (Damien Harris)

Rhamondre The Giant (Rhamondre Stevenson)

Boston TE Party (Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry)

Obi-Wan Jakobi (Jakobi Meyers)

Agholord Of The Rings (Nelson Agholor)

Belichick Mate (Bill Belichick)

VIII Rings

Best fantasy team names for top rookies

Hair Apparent (Trevor Lawrence)

Fields Of Dreams (Justin Fields)

WILSON! (Zach Wilson)

50 Shades Of Trey (Trey Lance)

Najee By Nature (Najee Harris)

Javonte's Inferno (Javonte Williams)

Chasing Greatness (Ja'Marr Chase)

Slim Reaper (DaVonta Smith)

Bateman Forever (Rashod Bateman)

Pitts' Creek (Kyle Pitts)

Best fantasy team names for top quarterbacks

Mahomes Is Where The Heart Is (Patrick Mahomes)

Allen The Family (Josh Allen)

Cobra Kyler (Kyler Murray)

Aaron Of Grievances (Aaron Rodgers)

Dak To The Future (Dak Prescott)

View From Lamar (Lamar Jackson)

Russell In Feathers (Russell Wilson)

Herb Your Enthusiasm (Justin Herbert)

Hurts So Good (Jalen Hurts)

The Clydesdales (Tom Brady)

Best fantasy team names for top running backs

Run CMC (Christian McCaffrey)

Too Many Cooks (Dalvin Cook; bonus if you also have Brandin Cooks)

Oiler Derricks (Derrick Henry)

Candid Kamara (Alvin Kamara)

Oh Saquon You See (Saquon Barkley)

Game Of Jones (Aaron Jones)

Zeke And Destroy (Ezekiel Elliott)

Eks Marks The Spot (Austin Ekeler)

Taylor Made (Jonathan Taylor)

Hot Chubb Time Machine (Nick Chubb)

Best fantasy team names for top wide receivers

Cheetahs Always Prosper (Tyreek Hill)

Adams' Family (Davante Adams)

Diggs In A Blanket (Stefon Diggs)

Ridley's Believe It Or Not (Calvin Ridley)

Nuk If You Buck (DeAndre Hopkins)

Downtown A.J. Brown (A.J. Brown)

Mike Mike Mike Mike (Mike Evans)

Jefferson Airplane (Justin Jefferson)

McLaurin F1 (Terry McLaurin)

Best fantasy team names for top tight ends

The Vanilla Gorillas (Travis Kelce)

Say Hello To My Kittle Friend (George Kittle)

Big Waller Brand (Darren Waller)

Joint Base Andrews (Mark Andrews)

Make America Gronk Again (Rob Gronkowski)