Dear fantasy players,
Things are looking a little different around Yahoo! Fantasy Football where we have introduced a number of design changes and game enhancements. The goal of these changes is to provide a game that is more fun, faster and easier to get to what you need. Sign up now and get in on the action.
Here are some of the highlights:
League Home Pages:
• Match-Ups are much more prominent on League Home. Match-Ups are the lifeblood of fantasy – you want to see how you’re dropping the hammer on your rival – so we gave them more love in our design.
• Facebook Groups can now be used as a communication tool in your league. A lot of fantasy players use Facebook groups already, so, working with Facebook, we decided to bring groups inside the game. Messages posted in the league group will appear in the league home page and on Facebook.
• Expert Content (Weekly Ranks, the Big Board, Roto Arcade blog posts, etc.) is more prominent. Along with the No. 1 game comes (usually) great advice from our experts. Be nice to Brad Evans; he does try really hard – and the louder he says it the more likely he is to be partly right (or drown out the other parts).
My Team Page
• Drag and Drop is going the way of the dinosaur, replaced by a nimbler, smarter, more mammalian roster management tool (just tap and go, baby!). This will make life much easier for folks playing on tablets, too. Classic, like the coelacanth, is not going away. You can still access Classic Mode at the bottom of the page and your position drop downs will return.
• The new roster tool auto-saves. You won’t lose last-second roster moves on Sunday because you hit the submit button too late. Make a move and – bam – it’s saved.
• The page loads faster. Need meet speed.
More cool, new things will be rolling out in the next few weeks as well so keep an eye out. And don’t forget to check out the totally new mobile app (live drafts!) on iTunes and Android. If I may say so – it just rocks.
We hope you like the changes. We are sure you will have opinions. Share them in our forums and know that we’ll be reading and taking notes. Our goal is to make the best fantasy games in the world. This is just another step in that quest. Want more details? We got your OCD covered here. Thanks again for playing fantasy sports on Yahoo! and good luck this season.
- Ken Fuchs, Head of Yahoo! Sports & Games
- Brian Marshall, Head of Yahoo! Sports Product
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