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Fantasy Football: Watch Your Players and League Transactions Like a Hawk

Fantasy Football: Watch Your Players and League Transactions Like a Hawk Even When You Are Busy With Life

Here's a little protip that I have been using to help me keep track of everything that goes on in my Yahoo! fantasy leagues. Having status updates sent to me without having to incessantly check on my fantasy apps has been a life saver. Although it may seem crazy to have every little status update sent to you via SMS message. It has never been unbearable to receive a handful of updates a week that have saved my tail from time to time.

How did I set this up? 

It's very easy and you don't even need to be tech savvy to accomplish this. I use a website called which can automate pretty much anything that happens in the online world. You can automatically save Instagram pictures to Dropbox, save quick ideas to Evernote or turn on and off the lights in your home. 

The steps are pretty simple:

1. Sign up at

2. Use this link to go to the Yahoo! Sports Recipe to get player updates.

IFTTT Recipe: Watch your players' health/status like a hawk connects yahoo-fantasy-sports to sms

2b. Use this link to go to the Yahoo! Sports Recipe to get player league transaction notifications.

IFTTT Recipe: Keep track of transactions in your fantasy league via SMS connects yahoo-fantasy-sports to sms

3. Authenticate your Yahoo account when pressing the "Activate Channel" button and enter your cell phone number you want to receive the SMS messages on. 

4. You can choose which leagues you want to be notified on if you decide that some leagues are more important than others.

Other Options:

This can also be done by iOS or Android Push Notifications as well if you prefer. I have found that SMS messages have worked out best where I will make sure I check rather than dismiss with all the other push notifications I get and rather not see. 

IFTTT Recipe: Follow breaking Fantasy Football news via Android Notifications connects espn to android-notifications

The alerts can be forwards to your Pebble Watch or Android Wear device if you prefer, a recipe for the Apple Watch is probably in the works soon as well. 

IFTTT Recipe: Yahoo fantasy football player updates  connects yahoo-fantasy-sports to android-wear
IFTTT Recipe: #pushover a notification to #pebble when any player on my #fantasyfootball team has a status change. connects yahoo-fantasy-sports to pushover

You can have a spreadsheet automatically created with all the breaking news of the day if that seems to work better for you. 

IFTTT Recipe: Create an ESPN News spreadsheet for Fantasy Football connects espn to google-drive

Lastly, you can automate your wins and losses at the end of every week automatically to Twitter which is pretty bad ass. Especially when you win.

IFTTT Recipe: Tweet my Fantasy Football standings after the game connects yahoo-fantasy-sports to twitter

Mix and match these services to your own liking. Thanks for reading and good luck in your Fantasy Football endevors. If you find this helpful please let me know by commenting here or tweeting me @fantasybroapp on Twitter. Don't forget to subscribe for all the fantasy football life hacks to come!

Thanks again,

Michael Muss