Top 8 iPhone Fantasy Football Apps

These apps will help you dominate your league

Whether you're a ​fantasy football veteran or a first-year rookie, you know you've got to stay in constant touch with stats, transactions, and rosters. One of the best ways to do this is with fantasy football apps for the iPhone and iPod touch. In addition to the official apps from ESPN, the NFL, Yahoo, or CBS, there are a number of football apps that will track multiple teams from different websites. You'll also find plenty of apps with football news and fantasy draft advice. Here are 8 fantasy football apps worth checking out.   

While this article was originally written by Tanya Menoni, it has since been updated and substantially revised by Sam Costello. 

CBS Fantasy Sports app
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If you manage a fantasy football team on CBSSports.com, this free app is worth your while. In addition to NFL live scoring and football news, the CBS Sports Pro Football app also includes management tools for fantasy teams. You'll be able to update your team, manage your starting lineup, and add or drop players. The CBS app also includes a good amount of video advice to help you decide who to play, who to bench, and who to grab from waivers. A major bonus is that this app also supports ESPN, NFL, and Yahoo leagues—and is used for CBS's fantasy baseball and basketball leagues, too—so it can help you play practically anywhere. An Apple Watch app helps you track your teams' scores in a glance. More »

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DraftKings app
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DraftKings isn't your traditional fantasy football league. Instead of playing with your friends for bragging rights or a few bucks, DraftKings puts you into short-term, high-excitement leagues that can net you big bucks. Each league only lasts one day or one week, so you're drafting new teams and trying new strategies all the time. You have to buy your way into the challenges, but winning can net you a nice return. Supports sports other than football and has an Apple Watch app to boot.  More »

ESPN Fantasy Sports app
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Since it's the (self-proclaimed, but it's true) worldwide leader in sports, it's no surprise that ESPN is also a leader in fantasy sports. If you're one of the millions of people who play in an ESPN league, this is the app you need. The free app takes you from your draft through the playoffs with interactive management tools so you can easily craft your starting lineup, complete trades, or drop players from your team. It also features live scoring and it supports push notifications for up-to-the-minute news and analysis. Fantasy football news is available within the app, and it includes Twitter integration as well. ESPN used to separate its fantasy games into individual apps, but now this one merges football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. If you play in an ESPN league, check this one out. More »

FanDuel app
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The other major player in the daily fantasy sports space, FanDuel is fairly similar to DraftKings in concept and gameplay. You'll choose from short-term leagues, which you buy into, and which can net you real cash if you win. Play in public leagues or in traditional, friends-only leagues. Also supports fantasy baseball, basketball, and hockey. More »

Fox Sports Fantasy Football
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Playing in a Fox Sports fantasy league this season? Then get this free app. With it, you can add or drop players from your starting lineup, make waiver claims and drop players, get live scores from games as they happen, catch up on the latest news, and much more. The app also supports talking trash to your friends via messageboards.  More »

MFL Fantasy Football 2016 app
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This app (Free), designed for use with leagues at MyFantasyLeague.com, provides all the features you'd expect: it supports drafts (but not, it seems, auctions), setting your starting line up, chat with other owners (with an improved interface for the new version), adding or dropping players, and making trades. While not as visually polished as some other apps, if you play at MyFantasyLeague, you'll want this with you at all times. A $1.99 in-app purchase removes ads from the app for the 2016 season. More »

NFL Fantasy Football
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If you play in the NFL's official fantasy leagues, this free app will help you manage your team to victory. Use it to set your line up each week, get live scoring as games happen, add, drop, and trade players, and get key news updates about your players. The app supports multiple teams, so if you're playing in more than one league on NFL.com, you can manage them all in one place. This year's version is redesigned and rebuilt for better performance, ease of use, and quick access to video highlights and push notifications. More »

Yahoo Fantasy Sports
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The free Yahoo Fantasy Football app lets you manage your team and starting lineup, add or drop players, and view schedules--assuming you play in a Yahoo! league, that is. The app supports drafts, setting your roster every week, data to help you choose your starters, breaking news about players and teams, and messageboards so you can talk trash with your fellow owners. In other words, if you play in a Yahoo league, this app has everything you need. And, if you play other fantasy sports, like baseball, basketball, or hockey, this app works for those Yahoo leagues, too. A new Apple Watch app keeps your scores an easy peek away. More »