Reality Sports Online is a fairly new player to the online fantasy football scene, but their innovative platform is already making waves among fans and fantasy players alike. Reality Sport's mission has been to create an experience that mimics and perhaps rivals even that of an actual NFL franchise owner. Since their launch in 2012, they've added and fine-tuned a series of features to provide a front-office experience unique from other fantasy sports platforms.
The process of assembling a team of players with Reality Sports Online stands out as being one of the more authentic auction processes. They have several features that contribute to a more real-world experience, including:
These features combine lend a completely unique "draft pick" that closely mirrors actual NFL negotiations.
The platform also provides important live game information such as scoring, player stats, and injury reports. It allow allows offline uploads of draft results and other important features employed by their larger competitors. These features, paired with the innovative algorithm and unique auction process, make gameplay smooth and comprehensive.
Reality Sports has only been around for three years and does not have affiliations with any professional analysts or major broadcasting networks. This keeps it from being as reputable or as accurate as other fantasy sport platforms. Reality Sports runs their own onsite blog, but articles are not endorsed or promoted by any major NFL entities.
The company has also not yet established a strong customer service presence. Contact is only possible through a basic contact form and responses are only issued during normal business hours. This could cause some problems for those being met with technical difficulties during gameplay.
Cost may also be an issue for potential users. Reality Sports Online does not offer any free leagues, though their prices are relatively low at $9.99 a team. While you are able to engage in a free mock auction, you will always have to pay for your actual league plays.