In this guide we share a list of the best Fantasy Football apps to not only help you win but help you dominate your league. Perfect for tracking your team, getting an edge on the competition, or keeping up with all the trades.
The 2018-19 NFL season is finally here after months of waiting, and if you’re like me, you probably have at least one or two Fantasy Football teams lined up for the year. Ready for all the action, injuries, trash talk and more amongst friends or co-workers.
Typically people just use the Fantasy Football app from that league, like NFL.com or Yahoo. And while that’s fine and the easiest way to manage your team, it’s not your only option. We found a few other apps that will improve your season, make your team better, and even help you win.
Fantasy Football is still super popular and it’s not going anywhere. In fact, we now have dedicated channels on TV simply for the Fantasy side of sports. When you combine those channels with tons of news as your fingerprints, and these apps, you’ll have a better chance to win your league and that pot of cash.
Yahoo Fantasy Football
Personally, the best Fantasy Football app around is Yahoo. The app is better than NFL or CBS in my opinion, but each one is slightly different. They all have different designs, rules, and systems in place. Yahoo is simple and easy to understand, even if the app isn’t extremely user-friendly. We really like the dedicated chat room for trash talk.
Inside of the app you can see your matchup, player news, injury reports or details, as well as manage your team. Whether that’s grabbing someone off waivers or benching a bad matchup. They even have “expect advice” you can read. If you can’t manage your team from a computer, download this.
Before Yahoo redesigned the app, my favorite and go-to program was ESPN. It’s plain, clear, and simple, but in a good way. Everything is easy to understand, find, and navigate. The teams are all listed out, checking the scoreboard or standings is easy with the slide-out menu to the left, and clicking a players name gives you news, updates, injury reports, and a drop or add button all in one page.
Essentially everything you need is on the screen, in the slide-out menu, or on a players profile. It’s very simple. Dropping and adding players is extremely easy too, and NFL.com could really learn a thing or two from ESPN.
It also offers tons of push notifications and real-time alerts, injury reports, scores, and alerts you if a player in the starting position is hurt, or on a bye week. It helps you manage a team with ease and looks good doing it too.
There’s even an area to tag each player on your fantasy team just to track their news, vs the entire NFL to streamline your research and information.
One of the most popular sites and apps for NFL Fantasy is CBS, not the NFL. Using the CBS Sports Fantasy app you can do live or mock drafts, get information, make changes, and get expert advice in seconds. They have a pretty simple team management system too.
What makes CBS Sports Fantasy great though, is the effort they put into detailed news, analysis, and in-depth player information. Combine that with the option to control multiple fantasy teams inside one app, and you’re all set. Unless something changed for 2018, you can import your Yahoo, ESPN, or NFL.com fantasy team to the CBS Sports Fantasy app. Making it an all-in-one solution.
Then get the same sit/start advice for all your teams, not just CBS. It’s worth trying even if you don’t play Fantasy on CBS.
We have to mention it, but honestly, the NFL Fantasy Football app remains a mess. I just don’t understand why it is so bad. It has so much potential, the option to set your roster for multiple weeks at the same time, and live video highlights. Still, that’s not enough to make me recommend this app that constantly freezes, won’t update in real-time, and is rather buggy.
Simple tasks like searching, sorting, and finding players is far more difficult than it should be. It froze multiple times during the 2018-19 HoF game between the Ravens and the Bears, logged me out twice, and I gave up. Hopefully you have better luck than me.
That said, the NFL Fantasy Football app does have tons of official live video, news and highlights, lets you manage your team quickly, and actually has a pretty good user interface. If they improve the stability we’ll be in business.
So while the app struggles at times it does have value. We love the live highlights, fast news updates, injury reports and other helpful information. It’s worth keeping for when you need certain information.
Everyone wants to have an advantage over other teams and players, just ask the Patriots. They’ll do anything to win, and Fantasy players will too. An app called numberFire has been around for a while and promises to boost your win percentage and total scores by nearly 15% each week. Or, up to 30% increases on your entire season. That’s the claim, at least.
The app is a little old and outdated, but the information is what’s important. You’ll enjoy the impressively detailed analysis, stats, and information about who to sit and start each week. It changes often, so keep looking and making tweaks until Sunday morning.
You can ask the community, use the built-in sit/start tool, check updates and news for injury reports, and more. This app will even help with the draft process.
Last but not least, for those playing for hard-earned cash in a big league with a buy-in, you’ll want all the help you can get. For just $4.99 you can use the Draft Dominator to get an edge. This is my third year in a row using DD.
Imagine having a panel of experts watching everything you do, whispering in your ear, and helping you make the right choices during the draft process. It’s like your own personal big-board for the most important aspect of Fantasy Football.
The most important part of any fantasy team is draft day. This app gives you all the tools, information, and insider details to select the best player, sleeper picks and more. They even break it down for PPR leagues and the many other variations so you’ll still make the best picks. Give it a try today.
Download – Draft Dominator for Android or iPhone ($4.99)
In closing, we wanted to shout out a few other apps that can and will help improve your game. And while I haven’t tested every one of them, I’ve used enough to know these can be extremely helpful. We recommend checking out RotoWire Draft Kit, Draft Kings, DraftWizards, and app from the developers at FantasyPros, and of course, Sleeper to chat with your friends.
Get an app or two for managing your team, help with the draft, and as many stats and information as possible all with these apps. Good luck and may the best man win.