Last season didn't go the way you wanted it to in fantasy football. You were super happy following your drafts or auctions, convinced you had outsmarted everyone. You were all set to hustle on the waiver wire, work out some sweet trades, and make room in your possibly imaginary trophy case.

And then the football season actually happened, and things went wrong. Injuries. Suspensions. Scheme changes. Other people having better luck with their mid-season acquisitions.

In any case, you didn't get the glory you sought, and now here you are getting ready for a new campaign and hoping that things will be different. There's no excuse not to be prepared, since info that you could only get by buying magazines a decade ago is literally at your fingertips today, or more precisely in your pocket.

Obviously, you should have the app for your league's platform of choice on your iPhone, whether that's ESPN or Yahoo Sports or what have you. But how about other apps to help you with your fantasy football prep? We've got five that may help you make sure things are different this year.

Well, until your first round pick goes down in Week 1, of course.

RotoWire Fantasy Football Draft Kit 2016

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2016-06-10 :: Category: Game


Every year, RotoWire steps up with a new app, and every year it's very popular with the fantasy football masses. Many of the famous fantasy football sites that run leagues rely on this company's news-gathering and analysis, so it's worth checking out. The app features cheat sheets customized to your league's scoring system, mock drafts with AI teams, tons of constantly updated projections, and much, much more. Yes, it's pricey for an app at $4.99, but considering what you're likely to spend on your leagues, it's a drop in the bucket for so much info.

Footballguys Fantasy Football Draft Dominator 2016

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2016-06-28 :: Category: Game


If you're more into anecdotal support than objective critiques, I'll tell you that this is my favorite fantasy football app out there. It's super helpful for draft prep, as it can be configured to just about any size and scoring system a league can have, plus you can set its projections any way you'd like, giving more weight to some of the Footballguys experts and less to others. Plus Draft Dominator is easy to use and reliable. Love it.

NFL Fantasy Football

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2014-05-16 :: Category: Game


Even though I've always found the projections and advice from strangely out of step with most other fantasy football information sources, there's something to be said for having the official app of the league. Hard to imagine you'll get faster injury news or updates, so even if you don't participate in a league through, this one is worth considering. Also, it's free.

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