Daily fantasy sports operators like FanDuel and DraftKings stay busy during the NFL season. As the latest season is in full swing, FanDuel has decided to make a few changes, including integrating a new companion app titled Scout. The new application will provide members of FanDuel with information that will assist in research for their contest needs.
DFS users usually have their favorite websites they will use to find information on the NFL. With the new application, the process will be streamlined as customers will be able to access information all in one place. This application will be particularly handy for the inexperienced DFS player. Scout was launched just last week and offers light researching for players with the ability to find info without leaving the brand.
numberFire will be providing the data within Scout, a sports analytics company acquired by FanDuel in 2015. Emily Bass, the Senior Director of Communications for FanDuel, was reported by Legal Sports Report as stating that Scout is a way to make sure that players are up to date on the news and have information, analytics and Moneyball-like insight of numberFire at their fingertips. According to Bass, as the application is a native mobile option, useful and personalized info can be provided to each user including roster changes, weather, starting lineups, etc.
With Scout, members of FanDuel will see their accounts directly connected to the new application. Players can then import their lineups and track players during the week. The app has a News tab which will offer updates within the league. Additional information such as betting lines, weather data and depth charts are also provided.
Another tab of this application is the My Players tab. Here, players will find their active player list is imported from their lineup with game logs for each player as well as matchup notes provided.
Currently, Scout can be used for NFL and MLB contests. FanDuel will open the app to NHL and NBA in the future.