Matt Hicks, Staff Writer
I partnered up with the team at SquadQL to review their app. This app is from the creators of RotoQL, which is a DFS tool. SquadQL, however, focuses on giving season long fantasy players an advantage in reaching their fantasy championships; just like us! The app is available through the App Store and Google Play. Below I dig into the app and how, after utilizing it myself, I believe you can use it to change your fantasy season.
Easy Access to News & Updates Gives You a Personal Advantage
I’ll be honest, I often forget to check my line-ups until 15 or 30 minutes before the daily slates start. SquadQL has a “news” tab that allows me to quickly scroll for “major news” or search “all news” for updates on my players. The “major news”. The updates are timely, descriptive, and are specific to my team. It’s like I have a personal twitter feed of only players on my teams. I can also filter the tab to includes players on just one of my teams or all my teams. The tab makes it, so I don’t have to take up extra (precious) space on my phone with other fantasy news apps.
Managing Multiple Teams Makes Things Easy
One of the more difficult parts for any fantasy player is managing the large number of teams you get talked into managing. SquadQL syncs those teams into one app; especially useful when you’re managing teams on multiple sites. SquadQL allows you to sync teams from the three major sites: ESPN, CBS, and Yahoo. It also allows you to filter your line-ups, rankings, and news by each team, to make it more personalized to you.
Line-Up Optimization Gives You a Leg Up on Your Opponents
SquadQL comes with a feature called “optimize lineup” which can be found under the “lineup” tab. This shows me the QL Score for each of my fantasy players. This is a scoring system created by SquadQL that isn’t cumulative; allowing you to focus specifically on the period of time your match-up runs for. Your player’s QL Score takes into account the specific scoring system of each of your leagues. This gives you a great reference point outside of the typical projections that are often inconsistent on other sites. You can use the QL Score to make your decision, or you can save time (like I often need to) and just click the “optimize lineup” button. Once you hit that, your line-up will be automatically changed, based on which combination of your players gives you the greatest chance to win.
Overall, I’m impressed by the SquadQL app; it gives the user a very personalized experience that combines the best features of multiple apps into a one-stop shop. I’m particularly impressed by how easy this app makes keeping up with my teams. It can be a challenge navigating multiple apps, with multiple leagues with different scoring systems; but with SquadQL I can quickly use QL Score to compare my players; or just use their optimizer to get the most out of my team.
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