Get In The Game With The Yahoo Fantasy Football App

by Scott Lewis on August 29, 2013
App Name: Yahoo! Fantasy Sports Football
Operating System: iOS, Android
App Cost: $0.00 (as of 8/29/13)

Why This is Wirefly BUZZworthy

If you're like me, you can't wait for Thursday September 5th at 8:30pm. At that time, the first NFL game of the year will be kicking off between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos at Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High. While I'm not a fan of either team, I will be glued to the TV watching every play as if my Cincinnati Bengals were playing. Why am I so interested in watching this game? I'm interested in watching the game because I have three players from my fantasy football team playing in the game. While it is easy to watch and keep track of your players when there is only one game being played, it is a challenge as the season heats up and on Sundays when multiple games are going on at the same time. How is a fantasy football manager supposed to keep up with all of their players when not all of the games are on TV? If your fantasy football league uses Yahoo to host your league, you're in luck.

The Yahoo Fantasy Football app that's free in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store is a great way to set and monitor your lineup every week. To set the best possible lineup, you can do all kinds research or you can look at the projected point totals for each player. The Yahoo algorithm looks at hundreds of variables to predict the point totals for each player. You can even view the projected totals for your opponent that week to see if you're set up for an easy win or if you need to try to pull off some fantasy magic to get the win.

After you set your fantasy lineup, you can monitor your team's progress with the Yahoo Fantasy Football app. You have access to current stats and point totals for your players and your opponent's players. The constant feed of stats and point updates for all of your players is exciting. Sometimes I find myself looking at my Android Smartphone more than the game on TV.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate and make changes to your team
  • Point total projections make it easy to set your lineup
  • Get injury update alerts sent to your phone

Cons

  • Makes it so you don't want to put your phone down on Sundays
  • Almost too addicting to watch your point totals grow

Final Verdict

If your fantasy football team is through Yahoo, you have to get this app. The user interface is easier to navigate than the regular site on a computer. And if your fantasy football league is not through Yahoo, I would recommend making the switch next year for the sake of this easy-to-use app. This is the best looking and functioning fantasy football app I have ever used.