September is officially here. For students, this means the end of summer vacation. Luckily, the month is not all doom and gloom, as it also means American Football! Yes, fans of the NFL will finally have games to watch on Sundays.
For many people -- myself included -- this also means fantasy football is here. If you aren't familiar, this is a highly-competitive game where you select NFL players and have their performance ranked against an opponent's players. Whoever has the most points each week between the two people wins -- real money can be involved too. Today, Microsoft announces that Bing can help you win in fantasy football as well as provide other helpful NFL information. Will you leverage Bing to win?
"Bing has all your professional football needs covered this season. Whether you want to know the chances of your team winning in the upcoming week, the likelihood of your favorites making the playoffs, or key strategies to help your fantasy team get the edge, Bing boosts your confidence to compete. And of course, we help you discover all the information you need for schedules, score, standings, teams and players", says The Bing Team.
The team further explains, "for some of you, the success of your fantasy football team is as important as the record of your hometown franchise. That’s why we built two new features this year to help you get the competitive advantage in your fantasy league. Bing will help you decide who to start each week by position, and which free agents to pick up in order to help you optimize your weekly lineup".
Bing's sports data and predictions have largely been successful, so it is definitely a legit source for fantasy assistance. Anything to get an edge against your opponents is extremely valuable.
As you can see above, a search for "Week 1 running backs fantasy predictions" displays the players and Bing's projected fantasy points for week 1. This also works for other positions like quarterback, tight end and wide receiver. Unfortunately, Bing seems to exclude team defenses and kickers.
If you are interested in tracking my fantasy performance, you can check out my league here. My team is the unimaginatively named "Brian's Team".
Do you love the NFL, but aren't into the fantasy thing? Don'y worry, Bing's got you covered too. Fans of enjoying watching games and rooting for specific teams can get information about game dates and times, plus the TV channel on which the game can be seen. Microsoft's search engine will even predict the winners of all the games. If you are a gambler, this may help you with betting. With that said, Bing will not tell you if a team will cover the spread.
Will you use Bing for the upcoming NFL season? Tell me in the comments.