The 10 Best-Performing Fantasy Football Sites
We know you're probably taking breaks between IT projects to tinker with your fantasy football lineups. Don't worry. You're in good company: As reported previously, fantasy football now represents a $70 billion market, with more than 33 million participants. Since you don't want to spend a lot of time waiting for a site to load to call up your teams, you'd probably be interested in this top 10 list of the best-performing fantasy football sites, as researched by Dynatrace, a digital performance software company. The company ranked each site according to average page-load time, while also including other key metrics such as average number of bytes, objects, connections and hosts. You may be surprised to learn that the biggest of the big names—including NFL.com and ESPN.com—fail to crack the top 10. Getting a good grade here proves critical, because when a fantasy site "player" fails to deliver a good digital experience for users, those users may opt to move on to a very crowded field of competitors. The list also marks the rising presence of daily fantasy sites (in which participants typically pick a team for one weekend's worth of football only, often with large cash payouts to winners) as the two largest players in this space, FanDuel and DraftKings, made the list.