By Christopher Smith on Sat, 10/12/2013
The leaves are falling, a comfortable chill is in the air, and Sundays find the streets grow quieter. Why? It's the fall, and football season is here! And with the new NFL season comes one other staple of the fall, fantasy football. This has become highly popular, even for casual fans of the game. You may be in a league, or three. And as a result, you may find yourself scrambling to find out who got you some much-needed points. If you're on the go, it can be a bit tricky. Here's a couple of apps that will help you be king of the fantasy-football gridiron!
1. Yahoo! Fantasy Sports - Fantasy Football (free)
This app has all the bells and whistles a fantasy football manager needs, from the scoring updates in real time, to roster management. There is also an embedded chat feature that allows you to speak to other managers if necessary. There are a couple of crash issues that have been reported, so make sure you're fully updated.
2. ESPN Fantasy Football (free)
The "worldwide sports leader" has become a major player with this fantasy football app. Its layout is easily mastered, and the game-day features hold up despite heavy traffic. The app lets you post links on their message boards, a bit of a plus in terms of sharing information with fellow players. You'll also have access to videos from their Fantasy Football team.
3. Fanium (free)
This app by GoLudo LLC is a newer entry in the realm of fantasy gaming, but it has made an impression. The interface is clean and crisp, making it a great tool for first-time players. A feature that also garners some praise is the eight-hour clock setting during drafts, a definite plus when you've got problems getting everyone on the same page when draft times are set. And the ability to create your own unique avatars adds a bit of quirky fun to your league play.