3 on-trend mobile apps for managing fantasy football
As an avid fantasy football player, it’s cool to look at each year’s new iteration of fantasy football apps and think how far things have come in just a few short years. I can still remember when you had to be connected to an actual computer to make changes to your fantasy roster. And with football season just around the corner — I’m particularly excited about a few of this year’s top fantasy football apps.
Yahoo! Fantasy Sports – Football (Free iPhone, Android)
If you had told me five years that not only could I download a free fantasy football app that would have available mock drafts, and the most up to date player news and score management, but that I could actually conduct my league’s draft from my iPhone, I would never have believed you. But that’s the big hook on Yahoo!’s latest fantasy football offering. Real live fantasy drafts right from your iPhone or Android phone. I can hardly believe it. Now busy drafters can fit their picks in no matter where they are.
RotoWire Fantasy Football Draft Kit 2013 ($2.99 Android, $4.99 iPhone)
I’m not exactly sure why the RotoWire app has different pricing depending on which phone OS you’re using, but there are few apps that will prepare you for the upcoming season as well as this one will. This year’s RotoWire offering features cheat sheets that rank players based on projected stats, although players can also create their own manual rankings. Mock drafts are also available along with team depth charts and player stats from the past three seasons. And all settings can be customized.
Fantasy Football 2013 Draft IS ($1.99 Android)
For Android users that are looking for a tailor-made experience there’s the Fantasy Football 2013 Draft IS app. Featuring an advanced analytics engine to help with player research, The Draft IS hopes to bring fantasy analysis into the next generation. There’s also a live draft that users can participate in that provides predictive analysis on the proper drafting strategy.
iPhone users can grab iTunes gift cards to purchase these apps at Best Buy where you can get 2.5 percent Cash Back on your purchase. Google Play gift cards, good for Android apps like Fantasy Football 2013 Draft IS, can be purchased at Target where shoppers will get 3 percent Cash Back on their purchases.