How To Use Facebook For Fantasy Football

The National Football League lockout is over and we’re a month away from the kickoff of the regular season. Now is the time to get a fantasy football league together, and Facebook can be a very useful tool for doing that.

Facebook can be used to run a league and for drafting and roster tips, plus it can help you communicate with the friends you want to join your league.

Start A League

Sure, you can invite your Facebook friends to your league on Yahoo Sports, NFL.com and ESPN.com, but there are two apps that allow you to run a league on Facebook

Join the more than 300,000 others playing fantasy football on Facebook with the Citizen Sports from Yahoo app. It offers free live scoring, custom settings, live draft, Yahoo content, drag and drop lineup, mobile access and more. It’s basically like running a Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football League on Facebook.

SportsIllustrated.com also has a free app for playing fantasy football directly on the social network. You can invite Facebook friends to join your league and post trash talk directly to a Facebook wall.

Stay Informed

Even the most knowledgeable of football fans question who to start and who to sit on their fantasy roster. Some good pages to help you make the right choice include FantasyFootballToday.com, RotoWorld.com, RotoWire.com and FantasyFootballToolbox.com. All are free, provide daily news updates and have a team of experts to answer your fantasy football questions from drafting to late-season pickups.

You can even watch CBSSports.com’s Fantasy Football Today show on Facebook for up-to-the-minute information and player analysis. The app streams the live Internet show every Sunday during the NFL season.

Readers, which sports do you follow on Facebook?

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Facebook Marketing

Facebook MarketingStarting Janaury 13, work with the group marketing manager of social media at Microsoft/BingAds to build a fan base and grow your business on Facebook! In this course, Geoffrey Colon will teach you how to set up and enhance your company page, understand best practices and measuring your success, execute a monthly content strategy, and incorporate Facebook into your overall marketing efforts. Register now!