Twenty years ago, we were all drafting on notebook paper, and our commissioner was shuffling through pages of paper, as we all looked up rankings and player names in three-month old Fantasy Football magazines. Whether you’re drafting on an iPhone or getting help from your tablet, the times they are a-changin’.
Most Fantasy Football league commissioner services offer the ability to draft from your smartphones or other mobile devices, as well as from their website. But these mobile apps are for more than just “drafting” – these mobile apps are for “winning.”
You can use RotoExperts.com all season long — and if you’re at your computer, you’ll want to use their info for your drafts. But when you’re on the go, it’s tough to beat using these draft apps.
4 Great Fantasy Football Draft Apps
Some of these apps are for both the iPhone and iPad, but some have different abilities on both.
This really is the draft assistant that all other apps are measured against. Obviously, it’s powered by the projections and intelligence from FootballGuys.com, which is awesome in its own right. But this app is compatible with tons of different styles of leagues, like PPR, IDP, keepers, dynasty, and auctions.
Let me repeat – they support auction draft help with an iPhone or iPad app. That’s pretty awesome. You can set different scoring systems, different size leagues and a ton of other features, like weekly ADP history and comprehensive depth charts.
These guys have been in the Fantasy Football business long before any of the other companies whose apps we’re talking about in this article – and that’s including the NFL.
This Fantasy Football draft app allows you to do mock drafts and check out the recent player news and analysis. It’ll use Value-Based Draft calculations to help you figure out who to draft at each draft pick. You can take their advice or not, but it’s always good to get some outside opinions on your possible picks. It’s like having an assistant general manager helping you in your war room.
Also, one of the best testimonials I can share with you about this app is that I know, for a fact, that the writers at RotoWire use this app to help them draft. I’ve seen Derek Van Riper do it, and Chris Liss talks about it often.
NFL Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet & Draft Kit 2014It stands to reason that the NFL would have put some money behind some awesome mobile apps. For a while, it seemed like MLB was overtaking the NFL in to-go technology, with the MLB At Bat, and At the Ballpark apps, but the NFL has passed them up in the past couple years.
This app is a mobile cheat sheet, essentially. You can do mock drafts, track rosters, run your auction (very nice!) and even run some stat projections for your team.
Finally, the last one I want to share with you is a free Fantasy Football draft app that will help you become a better drafter, even though it’s not for traditional year-long Fantasy drafts.
Basically, you draft against nine computers that are all trying to draft better than you for the upcoming week’s matchups. It’s a Daily Fantasy Football game with a draft, rather than a salary cap. Not only does it help you with your own traditional leagues, but you can also win SKYLL Points and cash.
Fans get one free draft per day, five times a week, and if you do well enough in your games, you’ll earn SKYLL Points that you can exchange to get you into some cash games, where the winner brings home $15 and second place earns $5.
Finally, you’ll be trying to build up your SKYLL Rating, which helps everyone figure out – who’s the better Fantasy Football player. No more worrying about bye weeks and injuries – SKYLLZONE’s drafts make Fantasy life easier.