Sideload This: Yahoo! Fantasy Sports Football

By Adam Zeis on 8 Aug 2013 12:44 pm EDT

Football season is almost upon us, and that means that geeks jocks everywhere will be gearing up for the biggest fantasy season of them all. That means plenty of time spent worrying about your draft and then 16 weeks of managing your team. The later can be done easily however if you're a Yahoo! user thanks to the Yahoo! Fantasy Sports Football app. 

While not available as an official BlackBerry app, the Android version runs like a champ on BB10 so if you're aren't afraid of sideloading it's well worth it. 

With the app you'll be able to view your leagues and team, manage players, check out matchups, live scoring and much, much more. It's one app that I'll be happy to have once the season starts as I rarely find myself in front of my computer when I have to make those last minute roster moves.

I've tried it out on both the Z10 and Q10 and it's working great so far - now I just need to season to start so I can put it to good use!

Where to Download

Download the Yahoo! Fantasy Sports Football app

More Help

For help on sideloading to your BlackBerry 10 phone or BlackBerry PlayBook check out these tutorials:

How to sideload Android apps to your BlackBerry from Windows
How to sideload Android apps to your BlackBerry from a Mac
Sideloading using the PlayBook App Manager Chrome Extension

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Sideload This: Yahoo! Fantasy Sports Football


Drives me crazy that none of these great apps are actually available. Instead they need to be sideloaded. What a waste of time...

Posted using my Z10... soon to be Android or Apple

Well go complain to the developer of that app and don't "Waste Time" complaining here. For others this is a perfect patch till, the said company decides to built a native app.

Already did that... most developers dont care about BB10. So sorry, maybe I should have said what a waste of money this Z10 has turned out to be.

Posted using my Z10... soon to be Android or Apple

Did that too. All signs early this year pointed to BlackBerry getting big developers on board. Too bad they couldn't make it happen.

Posted using my Z10... soon to be Android or Apple

If you watched the announcement of BB10 or even read a summary of it, you would know that there were only a few big name app devs on board. So yeah, research...

Oh I know that,but what I heard/read was that more were going to be on board "soon" because of how easy it is for developers to modify their existing Android apps to be available in BlackBerry World. I guess that was my mistake, actually believing blackberry was going to follow through with something. Anyway I wasn't expecting that comment to turn into this. Just wanted to vent haha

Posted using my Z10... soon to be Android or Apple

This is such a valuable perspective again from a non-crackberry type consumer.

BBRY Product Managers and Marketing/Communications take note: a consumer of your brand and transitional smart phone product feels that expectations set in early 2013 have not been met as of late summer 2013. The BBRY mantra of 'coming soon' and 'be patient' does not resonate with the non-crackberry type consumer... the street doesn't believe it, consumers don't believe it, developers don't believe it, prospective partners don't believe it etc etc etc

Maybe you should start getting your shit together BBRY?

Posted via CB10

I'm still on the fence of buying the Z10, and dont understand why it's taking BBRY so long to get some major apps on board. They have cash and slashing budgets, go out and buy apps like MicroWP is doing. I know they arent a cash cow like Microsoft, but I agree with Mhorsley30 and many of the average consumer, if they dont have major apps then why buy the phone? Security, dont think the average consumer cares much about that when Instagramming and watching Netflix. I want BBRY to compete, and it just seems like they are settling for average...

Do you have proof Microsoft is buying big name titles? There's a lot of big name apps still absent from Windows Phone.

Don't make claims if you have no solid proof.

This conversation could be studied by Product Managers at BBRY to understand why their smart phone segment is failing against the competition.

Two perspectives: a computer savvy consumer and a normal consumer. The normal consumer doesn't want to sideload and will then deal with apple/android ecosystems ... fix the problem BBRY.

Posted via CB10

Well don't go android. Just had a chance to go head to head this morning with a Samsung android. The owner said the phone cost him 500 bucks and it's a piece of shit. So I said what is not working. He started with downloads and it went from there. His keyboard is the old phone type unless you rotate the phone sideways. What a pc of crap in so many ways. Z10 rules that pc of junk and it kills the iphone 5 when it comes to doing real life things. So enjoy your leap!

Where's my FULL BRIDGE Mr. Heins? Please return it!

Side loading is so easy. I don't see what the big deal is if it's something you really want and it works well.

Posted via CB10

Boooooo! I was really hoping it was real football (like the kind you play with your feet not hands.. coming from an American btw)

Thumbly posted from my Q10

I'd like these apps to be searchable in BlackBerry World. I don't mind sideloading, but a majority of people won't know how or would want to go through those steps. BlackBerry marketing has never mentioned it on a commercial and folks from the other platforms simple search and install. Why does it have to be much harder to get apps other have easy access to? I'm glad its available through this method, but BlackBerry needs market share and ease of access to popular apps is one way of doing it.

Any review from a user who has the app side loaded already ? Is it fast or choppy Like Instagram ?

Posted with my Z10

I agree but Fantasy Football is basically the only thing keeping me connected to my old college buddies, most of which have built careers and families in different cities.

I'm just finding it a tad weird that there's actually an article telling you to side load something.. when there's the score app that works just fine.

Posted via CB10

It's for fantasy football, I don't think the score handles that... I could be wrong though.

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon |

yeah true maybe the update does. I have 10.2 so I'm sure it runs smooth but I'd much rather put a Web page shortcut on my home screen and leave it at that.

Posted via CB10

Yahoo doesn't allow mobile website access to the football league, at least not full access. If you want to actually play fantasy football from your phone, the app is essential.

I sideloaded the Basbeall app and it's great.

I refuse to use anything yahoo until marissa mayer apologizes for her blackberry is not a smartphone comment.


I will give it a shot if it works that well. Hopefully the app will help with the college football pick 'em leagues as well...

Posted via CB10

I suck at both real and fantasy football....but this year will be different. this year will be my year. $$$$$$


Court android apps and you may win android devs.
How well did BlackBerry os do for apps with its own closed off state again?

Posted via CB10

Can you help me understand how a developer who has good Android sales to BBRY users would want to suddenly develop a native BBOS version for good BB0S sales to BBRY users.

And as far as BBOS would a developer focus on OS7? BB10?

If BB10 does a developer know what display size to develop for? Since Z10, Q10 and Z30 have different ratios? Would a developer know which format to target without knowing how many devices BBRY is selling through? Since those numbers are no longer released?

And as a developer... would I not anticipate iOS And Android catching up quickly to the innovations introduced by BBRY with BB10? So that any advantage brought by the #4 org new OS is quickly lost as competitors mimic and execute more quickly than BBRY can innovate?

BBRY has some emerging risks.

Posted via CB10

Yahoo has not made a FFB app for BlackBerry in years. I don't expect one this year either. However I still play FFB in Yahoo leagues. I will sideload app. If you are in a league you will love it. If not I understand why you could care less.

Posted via CB10

AWESOME!!!!  The annual CB FFL is just getting it together!   (Sorry folks we are full)  And this will make playing SO much easier.

We capped at 12 BUT if you want in I will talk to the commish and see if we can go to 14. Email me pkcable(at)

"Page Not Found
We're sorry, but the page you are looking for isn't here."

Nice! Another App i want and cant have on my Z10. Getting tired.

On 4.2 leak and this app is perfect. Just what I was looking for. Side loading takes very little time.

Also I bet in time someone will develop a way to do it without the use of a computer. Similar to palm webos

Come on post a page that's active! this drives me nuts about the google store its always says page not found?!

Isn't Yahoo one of the companies that publicly said that they would pull all support for BlackBerry ?

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

Seems like goodereader had a server crash. I clicked the APK to BAR link in the top menu and there's a working link to Yahoo Fantasy Sports there. Just sideloaded it and it works great.

Amazing!!!!! Here i was looking for the apk file to convert it. Thanks for the heads up!

The title of the article should be about this app, not the yahoo one!

slide load something yahoo on my BlackBerry NO THANKS . Yahoo doesn't support my BlackBerry then why the hell would I support anything yahoo and that goes the same for you

Sent from the Amazing Z10

Sideloading this app shortly. If there will be a yahoo NHL fantasy app to side load then I'll be set!!

Posted via CB10

Where can I find this .bar file for Yahoo Fantasy Football. The link to it on this page says that "No download found matching given ID." Please help!!!!

same here, trying to sideload this app but it says cannot match ID... and can't even find it in the search tool