If you’re like a lot of men in America, you’ve been reading ESPN religiously, trolling Reddit for tips, even desperately rewatching episodes of The League on Netflix, hoping to glean some information from the show’s well-written, real advice for use with your fantasy football league. The season is about to start, and fantasy football fans are ready to go. But do you need an extra boost? For only $2.99, you can get an edge with Injury Predictor. The app, developed by Teach Me Sushi runs off of a patent pending 50 point algorithm which offers users an opportunity to look into the future, and decide how risky a trade will be.
Injury Predictor App Review
Injury Predictor operates simply, when you open the app, users are given the option to either search by player, or simply by general injury news. If a user has a trade offer, they’re able to take the players and punch them into the app and pull up their injury predictor profile. The app then pulls up the player, a picture of them in action, and a number of injury predictors.
The first is their injury season probability, based on a score of 0 to 100%, and a determination of the risk factor there. Second, they consider the injury game probability, so users can see whether or not there is a high risk the player will be benched at any time during the season. This is also rated 0 to 100%.
Injury Predictor then breaks down the player’s number of average injuries per season, and their average games missed per season. Following this is a breakdown of the types of injuries and the injury history of the player. It breaks this down in a very tongue in cheek manner, but gives the information, followed by a body map that shows specific injuries throughout the player’s career. Finally, the app breaks down the full injury history, including sprains where players simply had to leave the game, all the way up to major injuries.
Injury Predictor also includes the year, so players can consider whether or not more injuries have been happening in recent years, the league the injury was in, as well as a pretty detailed description of the injury, even down to the play. For example, on one profile, the app notes that the player broke a finger after an unexpected pass during a game against the Vikings, and had to leave the game.
Want to check the latest injury reports, to see if there’s someone you should try to dump on a clueless fellow team owner? The app also has an injury news function, where users can browse recent injury reports, including illnesses, injuries, and ‘heads-ups’ that offer simple warnings on whether or not to be watching a player who may be on the injury reserve list soon. The list is updated several times per day as information comes in.
Injury Predictor is a fantasy footballer’s ace in the hole, offering owners the chance to look into the crystal ball to see whether or not a player is worth trading, or trading for. The app boasts a 68% success rate in the 2012 season, so there is still room for interpretation, leaving some wildcard fun for players. The app is also going to be updated from week-to-week, so this isn’t just for drafts, it’s good for the whole season. There is one thing missing, social functions. Although this may have been on purpose, because players may not want their secret weapon shared with their friends, it may be beneficial for some who are less competitive or are working on teams with a friend.