Posted: Saturday, September 4, 2010
For those with the technical know-how, I'm happy to announce that a free open-source package is now available to make it easier and faster to begin using the FantasyFootballNerd.com fantasy football API.
The class is written in PHP 5 and there are samples included. If you haven't registered for a free API Key, you're going to want to do that first. Your key is what authorizes your request and allows FFN to track the request to help prevent people from abusing it.
The FFN API will allow you to retrieve:
1. the full NFL schedule
2. the complete list of players in the FFN database
3. details about each player including recent news
4. the award-winning FFN draft rankings
5. current week injuries (in-season only)
6. current week's sit/start rankings including standard & ppr rankings
For example, if you wanted to get the full NFL schedule, you would use the following:
$apiKey = "0000"; //-- Replace the 0000 with your API key
$ffn = new FFN($apiKey);
$schedule = $ffn->getSchedule();
The $schedule variable will now hold an array of game objects with week number, home team, away team, game date, game time properties.
If you find the class useful, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're truly ambitious and know your way around a language other than PHP, I'd appreciate making other classes available for people to use.
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