When it was released in 2014, Sleeper was primarily a chat app for fans of fantasy football games. In 2017 it added the leagues, allowing players to create and join teams, draft players, and compete against each other. The Android application is user-friendly and straightforward, making it perfect for new and die-hard players alike.
Join leagues and compete
Despite simple beginnings, it's grown into a powerful app for fantasy football league managers and players. It's simple to use, free, and even allows for voice chat options. If you're not one for football, you can try out Sleeper's Bracket Mania and its basketball games.
Mock and real drafts
Aside from everything else that this app can do, you can also do mock drafts to test line-ups. Do it on your own or invite others to mock with you. When you're happy with the results, you can start drafting players, if they're available, from the "Teams" interface. Keep in mind that you may have to drop existing ones if your line-up is already full. However, that option is only available to commissioners or managers.
New design approach
Interestingly, the entire design team is female and has little to no experience with sports. While it might seem like a strange decision, the owners made this deliberately, and the odd move certainly paid off.
Sleeper is already competing with the big boys, and it's far less complex than ESPN and Yahoo!'s fantasy football apps. Its simplicity makes it especially appealing to new players, and there's a detailed FAQ that covers almost any question they might think to ask. It's also exceptionally easy to move leagues over from other platforms, including Fleaflicker.
Free and easy to use
It might not be the most advanced league app, but it's undoubtedly one of the simplest to use and understand, whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual player. It's also free and without ads, relying on microtransactions instead. However, these purchases are mainly cosmetic, and the app isn't pay-to-win. Overall, this Android application still has some improvements to make, especially regarding lag. That said, if you're looking for a great, social environment to share your love for fantasy football, you can't go wrong with Sleeper.