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Fantasy Football App Development: Complete Guide

Fantasy Sports
Apr 03, 2024
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Fantasy Football App Development

Fantasy sports apps have reformed the gaming and business industries. Fantasy sports and fantasy betting are booming right now. Football is one of the most popular fantasy sports in the market. For the die-hard fans, football is a religion. Football is a high-octane game of stamina and skills. It is a game that receives love and admiration from fans across the globe. A fantasy football sports app has incredible potential to enhance the experience for fans. 

According to a report, there are over 8 million active players in fantasy football. NFL football boasts a player base of over 40 million players. Fantasy football is raging in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Canada. In the present scenario, fantasy football is a fantastic business strategy for generating revenue as a result of the rising popularity of online football activities.

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Fantasy Football App Market Overview

Fantasy gaming is becoming more and more popular. The Fantasy Football League is an online gaming platform in which you can pick your players to make a team and play along with real matches. The Fantasy Premier League is the world’s largest fantasy football game and is hosted by the Premier League. According to Fantasy Premier League reports, there are over 8 million active players across the globe who enjoy fantasy football. This number is sure to increase drastically in the coming years. In terms of revenue and competition, Europe is considered the largest market for fantasy football fans.

Europe is home to the world’s most prestigious national football leagues, including the English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, and France’s Ligue 1. These five national leagues are also called “THE BIG FIVE” and are located in Europe.

The Fantasy Football market has incredible potential and is brimming with business opportunities. It takes a lot of effort to develop a fantasy football application, and the developers should be focused and committed to the smooth functioning of the app. If you’re looking for a fantasy football app development company, BR Softech has got you covered. We are the leading fantasy sports software development company, and our experienced developers deliver quality products. 

Fantasy Football App Development Process

Application development is a complex and technical process and to begin the process of developing a Fantasy Football app, you will need to hire a dedicated sports fantasy app development company that comes with a team of qualified professionals who are well-versed in advanced technologies.

However, if you are keen to know the steps that are involved in the process of developing a fantasy football app, we have curated a dedicated section that explains each step involved in the process in their respective order. 

Market Research   

The very first step that plays a crucial role in starting any sort of business is conducting in-depth market research. The importance of this step is unparalleled compared to the other steps because conducting in-depth research in the market gives you an idea of what the market is all about and what the current tastes or requirements of the customers are. To perform this step you can make use of different types of market research methods like conducting surveys, focus groups, and interviews to get important information about the market. 


Once you have conducted an in-depth market analysis it is time to plan things accordingly for the steps coming ahead. To elaborate, the information you have gathered throughout your market analysis will come to use now. Bringing all the information together will allow you to make plans to proceed further in the Fantasy Football App Development process. Moreover, it should also be understood that without any market research for your business, it is just not possible to initiate the process of planning that becomes the base of your business and decide which direction your entrepreneurial journey will go. 

UI/UX Designing      

UI/UX which stands for User Interface and User Experience are two key elements in ensuring that your fantasy football app becomes eye-appealing and at the same time easily navigable for the users to provide them with a seamless experience. To ensure this the UI/UX designers integrate attractive UI/UX designs into the fantasy football app which can include a log-in or sign-up page, sports selection page, contest and league selection page, and overall smooth interface of the application. Including such UI/UX elements in your sports fantasy application will surely take your business to new heights. 

Development Process         

Now comes the ultimate stage where the development process of your fantasy football app will initiate. In this step what remains important is ensuring that the developers conduct a smooth development process where they take each step with full precaution so that the final result comes out perfect. Moreover one of the major factors backing the impeccable final product is the skilled developers that come on board with the fantasy sports app development company you have hired. But the work is not finished yet and once the Fantasy Football App Development stage is accomplished, now is the time to conduct the testing process. 


As the name suggests at this point of testing, your fantasy football app will have to go through different testing stages and once it has passed all of them, your fantasy app will be ready to launch. Moreover, some of the tests that are conducted in this stage are Functional Testing, Speed Testing, Performance Testing, Usability Testing, and security testing. Ensuring all these tests is very important from the software and business point of view because launching the application without conducting the tests can be catastrophic move. Henceforth, the fantasy football app launching after all the tests will ensure that your customers who will be actual consumers of the application are provided with a seamless application for the best possible experience. 

Launching and Promotion

Being the final step of the Fantasy Football App Development process now is the time to finally launch your fantasy football app across different platforms. You can either go for cross-platform or native-platform alternatives for Android and iOS devices to launch your software based on user preference. Moreover, once your best fantasy football app is available for the users, simultaneously you can go for certain promotional techniques to increase awareness among users. Tactics like email marketing, social media marketing, paid advertisements, and influencer marketing can work as a boom in promoting the fantasy application.          

Also Read:- Football Prediction Software Development Guide       

Cost of Fantasy Football Mobile App Development


Fantasy Football Application Development cost is dependent on various factors which include multiple platform support (Android, iOS, Web), location, and size of the development team, UI/UX designing, third-party API integration, advanced features, front-end and back-end development, and development time invested. 

However, despite all these factors if we have to assume the cost of Fantasy Football App Development that revolves around the actual price would be around $20,000 to $30,000 with basic functionality and limited to a single platform. Moreover, a fantasy football app that supports multiple platforms and has advanced features would cost around $40,000 to $70,000.

US/UK Based Developers: $70-$250 per hour

Eastern Europe-based Developers: $50-$150 per hour

Indian Developers: $20-$70 per hour

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Features of Fantasy Football App 

Features of Fantasy Football App
Features of Fantasy Football App

These features make the app easy to use and easier to manage. These are the following features of the fantasy sports app that will help you properly control the application:


After downloading and opening the app for the first time, the user is directed to the sign-up page, where they can register for the app using their credentials. This important feature not only allows the users to sign up for the app by creating their account but also enter their favorite contest and earn great rewards in exchange.      

User Profile 

Now the users have successfully signed up for the fantasy sports app, the user profile window will be present in front of them where they can view their account details and various other information including the leagues they’ve joined, rewards and referrals, etc. Moreover, the user profile can also be considered as the dashboard because it displays various types of visual data related to users in one place.

Player Info 

As the name suggests here the players can see almost every detail of themselves which helps them to make an informed decision while making a match-winning team and eventually joining the contest or league. Making a great team and joining the correct contest increases the chances of winning for the users, making it yet another useful feature from the user’s perspective and ultimately business perspective. 

Join Leagues 

This feature in the fantasy football app is what makes the biggest difference because only by joining the leagues the user can get a chance to win big rewards by making a near-perfect team. Moreover, you can also view the details of previously joined leagues from this window.

Create Leagues 

This is a very handy feature as it allows the user to create their league. This not only allows them to participate in their self-created leagues but also allows their friends and family to indulge in the league as well, ultimately increasing the thrill of competition for the users. 

News & Updates 

It becomes equally important to stay informed about the latest updates and news regarding the sports fantasy world and in this case, your fantasy football app will consist of all the information regarding the sport to help the players make an informed decision while making the team. Besides, this feature also brings all the current news about the sport to the user helping them even more to make the team.


The scoreboard present in the fantasy football app displays the score of the ongoing matches that keep the user informed about the game in real time. This is one of the most important features of a fantasy sports app because until the users can witness the score of the match in real-time, they won’t be able to judge whether they are about to win or not.    

Team Management 

This handy feature allows the user to modify the team that they have made before the game starts. You can change the players you have selected during the locking period and devise the perfect strategy to suit your needs.

Reward Points 

Your winnings are represented by reward points. You get reward points when your selected players perform well in a match. You can cash in these points for various rewards available in-app. This provides a very rewarding experience for the user.

Payment modes 

The app has integrated e-wallets that let you perform quick and seamless transactions. You can transfer your cash prizes directly to your bank account securely.  

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Advantages of Fantasy Football App Development

Advantages of Fantasy Football App Development

In the present scenario, a fantasy football application has incredible potential. The hype around fantasy football makes this an excellent time to invest in the creation of a fantasy football app. A fantasy Sports application has variable benefits that will help you expand your business in numerous ways.

Read the following benefits that come with the fantasy football application:

Generate Revenue

A Fantasy Football application allows you to generate profits through in-game app purchases and by organizing contests. The main source of income in a fantasy football application is entry fees for leagues. There are various other methods of monetizing the application. To name a few, free leagues and contests attract users.

Your Earnings, Your Investment

Once the app hits the shelves and reaches the client, we take no share in the revenue generated through the app. The profit generated by the app belongs to the owner. Fantasy football is a game of excitement that is rewarding for the user as well as the provider.

Multiple Modes of Payment

There are multiple modes of payment options available on the app, so the user doesn’t face much trouble while going through a transaction. The app is designed to be user-friendly and seamless so that the user doesn’t face any hassles.

Across Different Platforms

We develop a fantasy football application that is available across multiple platforms and is easily accessible. Users can access the app with ease. This helps in boosting the engagement of the application, which in turn results in higher profits.

Extended Social Reach

We integrate modes of contact between the support team and users, so you have increased social penetration. Interact with users across the globe to offer them exciting offers and appealing deals to increase user engagement.

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The Structure of Fantasy Football App

The primary concern of any business is earning a profit. There are various monetization opportunities in a fantasy football app. The primary method of generating revenue is by charging a small fee whenever a user joins a league or contest. 

Entry Fees

When all the players have entered a competition, the total revenue is split in an 80-20 fashion, where 80% is distributed among the winners and the remaining 20% is the application’s revenue.

Sponsorships and advertisements 

Introducing third-party app advertisements into your app is a great way to earn additional revenue in return for a click. Sponsorships are also a great way to earn extra revenue and market your app.

Multiple platforms

If you want to maximize your revenue-generating potential and cover a wider demographic, your app should be available for both Android and iOS. Availability on different platforms will improve the user base and will help in generating more engagement.

eStore Integration

Implementing eStore in your app is a great way to earn extra revenue. While browsing sports merchandise and accessories, e-stores keep the user engaged. Additionally, every purchase made through the app generates a commission for the application.

Free Leagues and Contests

Offering free leagues to new users is a great way to increase your user base. It also allows the user to get familiar with the user interface of the application as well as the rules and regulations of the league. Moreover, you can introduce special offers for new users to improve your engagement.

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How Does the Fantasy Football Application Work?

The end product that reaches the user must be easy to use and not too technical and complex. If the application is not engaging enough, the user will abandon the application in no time. Henceforth it is essential to make the app simple to use and easily navigable so that the users are hooked. The average workflow of a fantasy football application that is sure to attract engagement is as follows:

1. To register, the user must first complete the signup process. This can be done either with their mail ID or by linking one of their social media handles like Facebook or Twitter.

2. After completing the signup, the user can enter a referral code shared by friends and family who have previously used the app to earn some extra rewards. Skip this step if you don’t have a referral code.

3. To participate in a contest, the user is required to pay entry fees via the various payment options available in the app, like UPI, net banking, debit or credit cards, cryptocurrency, etc.

4. After the user has joined a league, they must draft a football team from the options available in the app. The most commonly used methods are serpentine, auction-based, and offline drafting.

5. A specific budget is allotted to the user. Every player has a different price tag, and the user must draft a team within their specified budget and lock the team. Keep in mind that no modifications can be made to your team after you have locked in.

6. During the match, the user can monitor the performance of the team via the dashboard.

7. At the end of the game, reward points are distributed among users based on their performance and eventually the player with the highest number of points wins the league.

Why Choose BR Softech for Fantasy Football App Development? 

BR Softech is a highly reputed fantasy football betting app development company that provides industry-standard fantasy sports app development solutions, internationally recognized for developing the best fantasy football app for its global clientele. Highly skilled developers, testers, and UI/UX designers who come with ample experience in using the latest tools and technologies and have in-depth knowledge of the same field ensure that the sports fantasy app they are developing comes with features that will help it stand out in the sports betting industry. 

Contact us today and we will help you turn your dream into reality. Choose us and get:

  • Skilled Team of Developers
  • Cost-effective Solutions
  • Industry Standard Features
  • Modern Tech Stack
  • Cross-platform and Native Platform Fantasy Football App Development Solutions
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Frequently Asked Questions 

Q.1 How Long Does It Take to Develop a Fantasy Football App?

Ans. It is essential to understand that the duration of developing any mobile app varies on the features & functions that are integrated into the application. Keeping the factors in check, it will take approximately 3 to 4 months to develop a fully stacked fantasy football app. 

Q.2 Can I bet on a football game?

Ans. Yes, there are various fantasy football apps and sites that you can rely on to earn great rewards. 

Q.3 What Are the Most Used Fantasy Football Apps? 

Ans. Here is the list of the top 5 and the best apps for fantasy football:

  1. NFL Fantasy Football
  2. Yahoo Fantasy Sports
  3. ESPN Fantasy Football
  4. CBS Sports Fantasy
  5. My Fantasy League

Nitin Garg

I am Nitin Garg Founder of BR Softech PVT LTD - an Award-winning mobile game development company. We are armed with 180+ geeks & 2753 clients worldwide, I have driven by the spirit of entrepreneurship and dream to build a billion-dollar-company.

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