A new season of NBA basketball means one thing, it's time for fantasy basketball. There are many apps that you can use for playing fantasy basketball this year, and here are some of the best from the Google Play Store.
ESPN Fantasy Sports
This is ESPN's app for playing any fantasy sport, really. It allows you to play fantasy basketball as well as baseball, football and other sports. It has all of the tools you could ever want to use for keeping up with your fantasy team and making sure that you have the best team in your league.
Yahoo Fantasy Sports
If you play fantasy sports through Yahoo, then this is the app that you'll want to use. It'll take you through the entire season, from the draft all the way through all 82 games of the regular NBA season. This includes making trades, changing up your lineup and so much more. Definitely worth downloading if you're into fantasy basketball.
A big part of keeping up with your fantasy team is keeping up with your players. The better they perform on the court, the better your team performs. So you'll want to check out the NBA app, so that you are able to keep up with your players and see how well, or not so well they are performing on the court throughout the season.
The ESPN app is another one you'll want to download. So you can see whether your players are able to play. The last thing you'll want is for your star point guard to get injured and you not know and don't replace him in your starting lineup. As that puts the other teams in your league in an unfair advantage, but definitely one that they will take advantage of.
CBS Sports Fantasy
CBS Sports also does fantasy basketball, which you'll definitely want to check out. It's a great app that will allow you to manage your team or teams throughout the season. It's also good for playing other fantasy sports, this way you don't have to download other apps when it's time for fantasy baseball in April.
theScore: Sports Scores & News
theScore is another important app if you want to take your fantasy league to the next level. theScore is great because you can set alerts for specific players, so that you could set alerts for those on your fantasy team and see what's going on with them. If they are going to miss a game or two, you can easily replace them in your lineup and still own your competitors.
Swish Fantasy Basketball
While not one of the more popular fantasy basketball apps around, Swish Fantasy Basketball gives you all of the tools to win the season. It also has a trade analyzer, so you can see whether the trade you want to make is a good one or not. Because the last thing you'd want to do is trade a player that you should probably keep.
This app is exactly what it sounds like. It's an app that will bring you the latest news about trade rumors. This is also a big tool for fantasy sports because if your player is traded, they may not perform as well. And even worse, they could see less time on the court (or field, depending on the sport).
DraftKings is one of the more popular fantasy apps available these days. It has become popular because it allows you to build a fantasy team each and every day. Instead of having to stick with your team throughout the entire season (from October through April), you can build a new team each day and compete every day. You'll also get your winnings faster, typically next day.
Much like DraftKings, FanDuel allows you to choose a new team of players each day. You can also enter as many contests as you want. Some last for a single day, others last the entire weekend. Which gives you a better chance at winning, than having to stick with the same team for the entire year.