Fantasy Football: Check Out These New Features From YahooBy: Chris Crum - August 22, 2012
Yahoo announced that it has some new features for fantasy football this year. This is the company’s fifteenth year of offering fantasy football, and they’re offering fans the ability to make money by competing in the Yahoo Pro Leagues, which Yahoo says have the highest percentage payouts and most cash prizes available. Users can win up to $500.
Yahoo’s Keeper Leagues also now have more customization options available. Players can now import traded draft picks from last season, set a keeper deadline, allow managers to declare keepers and approve and assign keepers to their drafts.
Ken Fuchs, Yahoo’s VP of Global Media and Head of Sports, Men’s and Games, says, “We have some exciting things lined up for Yahoo! Fantasy Football this year that make it easy and fun to keep tabs on the games. Not only do fans have the opportunity to win some cash prizes this year, they can now easily improve their teams while on the go from any device or TV and access news content with just a quick tap on any screen.”
Yahoo says it’s the only platform that offers fans the four-screen experience (PC, phone, TV, tablet). Technically, it’s even more than four screens, as the universal iOS app works for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Yahoo’s Fantasy Football ’12 apps also now include trading and waiver options that let players manage their teams from any of these devices.
Yahoo is also attracting the advertisers with its fantasy football offerings. The company says it is seeing the most advertisers sign up for it this year. Advertisers include Citi, Miller Lite, Snickers, Toyota and Visa.