Whether you want live score updates, breaking football news, or a little help managing your fantasy football league, these are the football apps that every NFL fan should download before the season starts.
1. NFL Game Rewind
(NFL Game Rewind)
NFL Game Rewind lets you rematch NFL games on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. If you missed a game, or just want to watch your favorite moment from a recent game, this awesome app can give you exclusive camera views and tons of bonus content.
Watch full replays of NFL games
Schedule is easy to navigate
See exclusive “All-22” and “End Zone” camera angles
Tons of content
Does not include access to live NFL games
Availability of HD-quality video is subject to device internet-connection speed
Not available for some users outside the US
Due to NFL broadcast restrictions, NFL Game Rewind service is unavailable during the telecast of Sunday night and Monday Night Football games
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2. Fanium: Mobile Fantasy Football
Check out the video above to watch a “getting started” guide for Fanium.
While Fanium may be too feature-light for some experienced players, it will appeal to fantasy football noobs, or those looking for a more streamlined experience that will be less of a time drain. It may also appeal to those players who lack real-world league connections and are looking for an experience that feels a bit more solo-friendly. It will also work for leagues where nobody can agree on a date to get together for the draft.
Fanium uses a slow live draft format with an eight hour window for selection
Free to download
Draft clock automatically adjusts to speed up picks when one member is dragging their feet
Excellent mobile design
Autopick drafting is available
Scoring system may not appeal to all players
No support for older Android devices, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry
Unlike some other apps, Fanium caps the number of leagues you can join
There are no kickers or team defenses
May be missing some deeper features that experienced players crave
3. ESPN Headlines
ESPN Headlines scrapes the latest news from the world of sports, and puts it in an easily scannable interface. This makes the news easier to digest and saves you a ton of time. If you want to stay abreast of football news, or any other news from the sporting world, this app has got you covered…as long as you use Android, that is.
Robust feed of sports news
Great for users with older devices, as this app is compatible with Android 2.1 and up
Interface is ideal for skimming headlines
Holds a 4.1 rating on Google Play (as of this writing)
Not available for iOS devices
Not an official ESPN app
Long overdue for an update
Some users have reported issues with loading content
Interface is slightly dry and cramped
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4. FanDuel: One Week Fantasy Football Leagues
Learn more about how FanDuel works in the video above.
If you’re really into fantasy football, but don’t necessarily want to stay with a league for an entire season, you should check out FanDuel. The FanDuel app basically allows you to join a one-week fantasy football leagues for real money. One-day leagues are also available. If you like sports and you like getting paid, you’d better download this app.
Join public leagues or play among friends
Over $10 million paid out every week
Pick new teams on a weekly or daily basis
Entry fees are as low as $1
UI is easy to navigate
The entry fees are low, but they are still a factor
May not appeal to those looking for a long-term league experience
Deposit bonus is released as real cash at a rate of 4% of the entry fee of the contest you enter
Some users may prefer web interface over app interface
Sign up could be faster
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theScore offers a ton of great features for football fans, along with other major sporting events. You can receive free Push Alerts with scoring updates or key moments, or just stay on top of breaking news about your favorite players. Learn more about this app in the video above.
Download theScore for Android here.
Also great for following NBA, NHL, MLB, and other major sports
Use the “My Score” section to customize the app
theScore has recently integrated with WhatsApp, making social sharing easier
Get alerts for all kinds of stats and in-game happenings
Requires relatively recent operating system on your smartphone
Parallax scrolling feature may not appeal to all (can be disabled in settings)
Some users have complained that more sports should be added
Some users find calculating time zones for certain games to be confusing
Some users dislike ads
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