The biggest complaint I have is the slowness of this app that others have also pointed out on these reviews. Come Sunday around 12:45pm when you’re scrambling to lock in your 1:00pm games based on injuries and breaking inactive news, it’s very testing to wait 15 seconds after you tap on a button for the player’s information to load.
The interface for adding players and seeing/comparing important statistics quickly has always been problematic and irritating with this app (been using it since 2014-ish). Sorting by available players versus seeing all the top point scorers for a specific position often causes the app the default to showing players that either aren’t correct positionally or aren’t available to add. It doesn’t always fetch the correct data or refresh the lists as quick as you’d expect it to. Another subtlety that becomes annoying is how deep you have to dive in order to see who owns a specific player. I shouldn’t have to tap three different places on a player to figure out who in my league owns them.
Overall, a weak, slow, underperforming app that uses a minimal, “modern” design aesthetic to try distract users from it’s numerous flaws and failures.
Regret Using This App Again
This app is so inferior in every way to Yahoo. Yet I still advocated to keep using it. I have no badge icons when I get notifications, so unless I’m looking at my notification screen or am on my phone when a notification comes through I don’t know what’s going on. Secondly it’s so limited. Every other app has so much more in terms of tools. The projections here are a joke. And even things as little as being able to change your avatar through the app; everyone else allows you to change them through the app. It baffles me that the official NFL app doesn’t even have up to date pictures of players. The other big thing is its limited standard rosters by having the flex limited to W/R. In a side league I changed it to W/R/T like I always do. But it changed it to W/T instead and they claim they can’t fix it. I wouldn’t have had that problem if they didn’t auto draft my league’s teams a day before the draft was scheduled. I went back to emails and sure enough it showed our draft scheduled for a Tuesday yet somehow your site did it on Monday. This app is just horrid. It boggles my mind that people even use this app. I’d almost rather pay for CBS if ESPN and Yahoo weren’t options.
New Update is Horrible!!
I absolutely hate this new update, everything looks like a cartoon and way different than the past 3 years that everyone knows and loves. What I hate is that you have to scroll so far to see your players and can’t see your whole starting lineup on just one screen (have to scroll to see the other half), next is that when you’re looking at your roster your team name along with unnecessary options that take up so much space, why can’t we just have it with our team name at the top and the all players available to see without scrolling like how it has always been. I can’t even screenshot my team to show someone without taking 3 pics cuz of how big each players icon is and how much I scroll. Next is how difficult and different it is just to look at players on waivers and look at other teams in the league, it’s just so completely different with all these new options that are just plain unnecessary. We want the old version!!! I don’t care if you update the graphics or give it a new “look” but gosh please make it look like how it did before, this is just horrible and so bad. Or give us the option to have the old update.
Amazing app but a few small adjustments could be made
By Tyler Stevens YT
So I love this app and it is very helpful but I think that there shouldn’t be a maximum number of leagues you can be in, at least more then 6 which I know that was the max last year. I can’t find anything saying that number has been changed but I love having many leagues and hate having a max of 6. I know not many would want 6 or more but it’s a small detail that could be added. Also when I do the “draft now” option, when it is loading it doesn’t put me in the draft, I have to close and reopen the app, go to the league homepage, and hit enter draft which is annoying because it has auto picked for me before because I didn’t get in in time. Other then that I love the app.
This App is Garbage
I was trying to give this app the benefit of the doubt, being the official app of the NFL, but It is just awful.
The iPhone version is different from the iPad version. With that being said, they are both terrible in their own ways.
My biggest complaint is the layout and filtering system for the available players tab. It’s painful having to adjust the filter EVERY TIME I am trying to compare available players. In other fantasy apps you can just click the stat on the table and it auto sorts it. This app you have to go into the filter menu and adjust the filter by sorting through way too many options. I don’t need to see stats with a span from eight years ago. Even when you go through all the steps to set the filter, the results still don’t sort correctly. More specifically when you sort for fantasy points the results show the point leader half way down the list when he should obviously be at the top.
Our league of 10 has used this app for the last three years and it is a consensus, we all hate this app. This will be our last. We will be switching to one of the better options like Yahoo! or ESPN next season.
Good but could be great
It’s a good app and I think it’s cool that if the kicker gets the field goal from 50 yards or out he gets five points instead of three and for mock drafts whenever threre is not a lot of people the CPU picks in order it’s annoying and unrealistic and esay cus you can Count out the players till you’re next turn and know who will be left three is a chat in it which would be great but the draft starts and then people focus on that and the notifications of you who picked who go in there so please make a separate chat where you can talk about football! Please please please please I want one please it’s all I want please 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺and then you can and friends so you can only talk to them if you want but don’t make it where you half to go to face bock 🤮or anything like that that’s all thanks for reading or scrolling down to the bottom and reading this section
Idk what the developers are doing but this app has done nothing but go downhill - it’s getting to the point where I’m going to move the 3 leagues I manage to Yahoo. My main complaint now is due to the “loading time”. Every time you click on a different page, or select a player to view his stats, or even go to settings, you have to wait for it to load while you watch that annoying spinner thing. It’s not due to the speed of my iPhone, or having too many apps open - it’s simply due to the quality of this app. I am also in a Yahoo league and their app doesn’t require me to wait every time I switch pages or view a players stats. I love the look and feel of this app, but the slowness and loading time is driving me absolutely crazy. Fix it or I’m moving my 3 leagues to Yahoo next season. Also, the Push Notifications fix that they claim has been corrected is not true. I still am unable to update my push notifications. Every time I turn them on and then save, I go back to confirm the changes and they’re all off. This app needs a lot of work.
Overall pretty great but could use improvements
I first downloaded the NFL Fantasy app for the 2018 season and enjoyed it but the new update significantly improves the flow of the app. I especially enjoy that, in the new update, videos like “Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em” and “Breaking News” are attached to the individual players and the increase in the amount of players covered. That being said, I do believe the app could benefit from a few improvements. First, there should be a shortcut to search players/stats/points like there used to be before the update. Secondly, I believe the predictive points should be adaptive like they used to be, giving a more accurate, real time prediction of point totals for both players and team. Like I said, the majority of the update is awesome, but please consider some of the changes I recommended as I believe they would really improve the quality and experience of NFL Fantasy.
Please remove or change some of the latest ‘improvements’ for iPhone.
Most notably: app restarts almost every time you return to it; projected points auto updating (I’d rather see how the player performed against the projection like last year); overall slowness of app when changing views from team to Game Center, to players lists, etc.; put the projected points back in the Game Center schedule view, so you don’t have to go into each matchup to see how others in the league are doing).
One last suggestion: I recognize what a popular/widely used app this is... trying to pack so much into an app that is used by so many likely leads to a bogged down, slow experience for us all... I believe just disabling the auto update of projections would cut down on the update time delay/responsiveness for all your users! Please consider this!!!
I have many friends and family members who have played fantasy football for years. I had no desire to waste my time with it when my brothers and friends suggested that I join a league. But this year I weakened and decided it was time to give it a shot to judge it for myself. I couldn’t have been more surprised at how much I have enjoyed playing, and how well I did. My record was 13-1 and I won my championship too! Not bad for a first timer who was reluctant to play. So, I will be back next season to see if I can repeat, lol. NFL fantasy football is fun, exciting, and an awesome product. Don’t miss out!
First time player and Champion