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5 Tips to Pick the Best Fantasy Sports Apps

5 Tips to Pick the Best Fantasy Sports Apps

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Fantasy sports give you an opportunity you assemble your dream team and go against all others in a star-studded tournament. With the multitude of games available, it is not always easy to find the best app. Take a look at our insider advice on how to choose your new favorite game.

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  1. Opt for simple apps to get started
  2. Try various genres & enjoy different fantasy sports
  3. Choose freeware apps to save your cash
  4. Enter tournaments & win prizes
  5. Join online communities to meet new people

All of your favorite basketball players seem to play for different teams. Wouldn't it be amazing if you could put all of them in one and create the most powerful all-star team in history? Fantasy sports apps allow you to do just this. These games let you pick and choose the best of the best and pit them against any of the world's finest. Still, with such a wealth of titles in this genre, it has become somewhat of a challenge picking the right one for yourself.

In case you are just starting, you are best advised to stick to simpler apps. There is no need to burden yourself with too many options, and a quick play is all you need to get started. As you progress, you will be able to take on tougher challenges. For now, learn the basics.

Another great way to go about this is to take a risk with a more complex app but make sure that it has a very strong tutorial segment designed for beginners. This way your game of fantasy basketball (or football or soccer) will become a gradual learning experience and you will be able to rub elbows with the best of players in no time.

Most fans of sports don't focus on just one discipline. They love at least a couple of them, if not every single type of game out there. Of course, the easiest way to pick the right fantasy sports app is to choose one devoted to your favorite sport. If you love traditional European-style competitions, then go for soccer or basketball.

If, on the other hand, your taste gravitates towards American-style competitions, by all means, give football or even hockey a try. These types of games lend themselves particularly well to the fantasy sports genre and you will be guaranteed to enjoy your experience even more than watching your favorite team on TV.

Still, you might also want to try something completely new. Have you ever watched cricket? It's an interesting discipline that comparatively few people nowadays seem to be aware of. It is, however, a fascinating game to play - both online and in real life. You could learn the basics of it and see how far your virtual players will go. It's a great way to discover new athletic horizons.

As a rookie, you probably won't want to commit to spending too much cash on games. There is no point in paying for every single app you try. If you're looking to save a bit of money, try the free ones first. Take a good taste of them and only then decide whether you'd like to invest. Of course, you should be prepared for the fact that you'll be seeing quite a few paid ads during your gaming.

Some fantasy sports apps will offer you an opportunity to try before you buy. If you like them and want to enter all the greatest leagues - free from pesky advertisements - you can always pay that extra bit and be relieved of the global marketing machinery.

Some experienced gamers will not be able to settle for anything less than the premium experience. If you are a hardcore fantasy football fan and want the best of the best, you will need to pay the price. Top-notch developers won't work for free.

Once you have a bit of experience under your belt - preferably playing daily for a couple of weeks - you will want to test your skills in the great arena. If your smartphone has a steady internet connection, you can find an app that will enable you to join a tournament online, create your fantasy draft, and win some pretty neat trophies.

Sometimes, you might even be able to win actual cash prizes. You won't become a millionaire for sure but you are guaranteed to have loads of fun. Just look for apps that have this option included. You should be able to find one for each of your favorite sports - including football, basketball, and even tennis.

Gaming does not have to be a solitary affair. You can very well enjoy it with your friends. If you are looking to get some of your buddies addicted to this form of virtual entertainment, look for fantasy sports apps that have a strong multiplayer component built-in. Share the excitement and crack jokes while you play. An audio chatroom will make the fantasy cricket experience even more fun.

If you can't drag any of your friends into this virtual universe, you can always try playing with random strangers. Plenty of apps will pair you up with some pretty great people from across the globe who share your passion and are willing to play for hours on end.

Fantasy sports definitely are a team effort. You can never hope to figure out all the tricks on your own. Having a few people to help you out is your best bet. Find an app that will let you join a big online forum and discuss your strategies with experienced players. You will receive some of the best advice you can ever hope for - be it about soccer, hockey or volleyball.

These 5 Tips to Pick the Best Fantasy Sports Apps are sure to help you select among the Best 10 Fantasy Sports Apps and lead your fantasy team to victory.

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    ESPN

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    Yahoo Sports - Live NFL games, scores, & news

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    Fantasy Football & NFL News

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    ESPN Fantasy Sports

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