Fantasy Football Apps: The Essential Ingredient for a Championship-Caliber Team
Published on 4 Sep 2013
August welcomes many things: warm weather, the last month of summer, but most importantly, the start of NFL training camps. While some of the world’s strongest and fastest athletes prepare for a run at the Super Bowl, us normal (and less athletically gifted) folk will begin our run at the closest thing to a Vince Lombardi Trophy – a fantasy football league title.
It is estimated that over 32 million people ages twelve and above in the U.S. and Canada play fantasy football, with that number continuing to rise. This enormous number validates that fantasy football has become an ingrained part of our Sunday routines throughout the fall.
Unfortunately, managing a championship-caliber fantasy team is not as simple as setting your roster week-to-week. Between injuries and waiver wire pickups, a successful player must be ready at a moments notice to make the moves necessary to give them an advantage over their competitors. Yet whether it is a late Saturday night, Sunday morning trip to church, or oversight that you had a player in the Thursday night game, living a normal life can sometimes get in the way of managing a flawless team throughout the season.
That is where fantasy football apps come in, from the likes of the NFL, CBS Sports and ESPN. Thanks to these mobile companions, fantasy owners can have the knowledge of an entire coaching staff in the palms of their hands. Users can manage multiple team rosters, watch their fantasy scores in real time, and read player news and expert analysis. Additionally, some of these apps even use push notifications to alert users of key information on gameday, such as scoring alerts. This can be critical news for the passionate fantasy football owner who is away from a TV or computer.
These apps won’t prevent your quarterback from throwing a fourth quarter interception or your star running back from injuring himself, but they’ll provide you with all the tools and information needed to win that coveted fantasy championship.