Fantasy football players have a new tool in their playbook this season. Many of the most popular features from FantasyFootballNerd.com are now available on the Amazon Echo. By enabling the Fantasy Football Nerd skill, users can ask their Echo which players they should start in their lineups each week, receive player updates, have their Echo analyze a trade, and listen to the latest news from around the NFL. These capabilities are a first for the fantasy sports industry.
“Getting fantasy football advice has never been easier,” said J. Joseph Dyken, CEO of TayTech LLC, the parent company of Fantasy Football Nerd. “Because we already search all of the major fantasy football websites, we have aggregated all of that advice into one place. When someone asks their Amazon Echo for a suggestion on who to start in their lineups, they are getting the most accurate and comprehensive suggestion available in the industry. Even better, they are getting it by simply asking for it.”
For the past eight years, Fantasy Football Nerd has been recognized as one of the most innovative and accurate companies in the fantasy sports industry with their unique approach to rankings and projections. The site aggregates data from more than 35 different websites and weights those projections based upon each site’s historical accuracy. The more accurate a website is – the more influence it has on the final consensus.
“Our advanced algorithm and tools have consistently helped millions of users win their leagues. We’re so proud to take our technology to the next level and introduce the availability of Fantasy Football Nerd through the Amazon Echo! You’ll be able to ask your Echo who to start, read the news, get player updates, or whether or not you should do a trade,” said Dyken.
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. When you want to use Echo, simply say the wake word, “Alexa,” and the Echo will light up waiting for a spoken command. To enable the Fantasy Football Nerd skill, a user needs to say “Alexa, enable fantasy football skill.” Once enabled, a user can ask it for fantasy football information.
Some sample phrases include:
“Alexa, ask Fantasy Football Nerd, should I start Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady?”
“Alexa, ask Fantasy Football Nerd for updates on Eddie Lacy.”
“Alexa, ask Fantasy Football Nerd should I trade Eli Manning for Cam Newton?”
“Alexa, ask Fantasy Football Nerd for headlines.”
The moment that a user asks Alexa for information, the Echo connects to Fantasy Football Nerd instantly through the cloud to analyze and find an answer to the question. Each time the Echo analyzes a trade or helps suggest who to start in someone’s lineup, she will automatically make a suggestion for both standard and PPR (point per reception) formats. The Echo can instantly retrieve player updates as well. This can be particularly useful when monitoring the health and game status for an injured player.
With more than 1 million active users, Fantasy Football Nerd continues to increase market share in the competitive, $70 billion fantasy sports industry. Dubbed the “Cliff’s Notes of the Industry” by the Washington Post and the “Best kept secret in fantasy football” by the New York Times, FantasyFootballNerd.com will continue to bring more of its services to the Amazon Echo environment.