Android apps to keep you in the game this fantasy season

by Kristen Nicole

With the NFL pre-season underway, it's time to get the fantasy teams lined up. Lucky for Yahoo Fantasy Sports users, Android has a number of tools that plug into your account or update from the news portal. Yahoo is also expected to launch its own native app in the Android Market.

Here are the top Android apps to keep you in the game this fantasy season.

Warm-ups and team management

Yahoo is set to have Fantasy Football accessible through an Android app soon. The upcoming app will let you set your team roster from your mobile phone, receive score updates in real time, and manage your team. Keep track of injured players, trade them as needed, and stay on top of your fantasy team at all times.

Fantasy Guru gives you remote access to your Yahoo fantasy teams, including baseball, football, hockey and basketball. View and edit your roster, do trades, see a history of your actions, and learn up on your opponents. Get the latest stats on team scores, player injuries and more. This Android app is free.

CBS' Sports Pro Football app will get you through the upcoming season with flying colors. Free, this Android app brings you live scores, news, stats and even video highlights. You can also manage your CBS Sports fantasy team from the app, checking scores and lineups, and managing your team rosters.

Want to chart your fantasy sports lineups? Try the Fantasy Football Draft Master. This 99-cent Android app comes with hundreds of players, already ranked accordingly. Insert them into the chart, sort them by position, and round them up by team.

Staying in the game

ESPN Radio brings you live sports updates without streaming TV. Free, the app offers podcasts and highlights, but also has play-by-play broadcasts in real time. Follow your fantasy teams, even while you're on the go, and receive alerts for scheduled programs of interest.

Prefer Google for your score updates? Try the Scoreboard app. You'll get a quick summary of football scores, among other sports. The free Android app also brings you notifications for teams set as your favorites. The updates arrive in real time.

Live Scores has updated its Android app, now supporting score alerts. The upgrade makes it easier to keep up, with easy toggles between leagues. Live Scores is free, and has stats and team news, as well.