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NFL Season has returned.
Are you prepared to kick off the season with the best NFL APIs?
With the many available APIs out there, you can now retrieve all kinds of statistical data to get more insight on:
- NFL Standings
- Individual Game or Player statistics
- NFL Fantasy Sports details
- and more.
Let’s dive in.
Top NFL APIs
Here is a list of all the NFL & Football related APIs we thought were worth mentioning:
FantasyData is a leading provider of sports content solutions, and research tools for the fantasy sports industry. We have a broad range of products, from consumer-focused statistical reports, to sports data API solutions powering verticals across the globe.
FantasyData NFL API Endpoints
With the FantasyData API on RapidAPI, you can retrieve various types of NFL data including:
- Box Score
- Current Season
- Current Week
- Fantasy Defense by Game
- Fantasy Defense by Season
- Free Agents
- Game In Progress
- Game League Leaders
FantasyData API Pricing
|Call Limit||Injuries||Official Statistics||Real Time||Rosters & Depth Charts||Scores & Odds||Scrambled Statistics||Team & Player Stats|
|PRO $0.00||100 / monthly - $0.01 per extra||Choose Plan|
|ULTRA $99.00||500 / monthly - $0.2 per extra||Choose Plan|
|MEGA $199.00||1,000 / monthly - $0.2 per extra||Choose Plan|
Sports scores from the NFL, NBA, NCAAB, NCAAF, MLB, NHL & MLS!
Not only does Gold Standard Sports provide data from the NFL, but also from many other professional sports leagues as well.
Gold Standard Sports API Endpoints
The API has the following endpoints:
- All Leagues – Returns an array of all possible leagues.
- Game by ID – Returns information on a game for a given game ID.
- Game by League – DateReturns an array of games played on a given date for a given league.
Gold Standard Sports API Pricing
To gain access to the API, you’ll need to subscribe to a pricing plan on RapidAPI.com:
$ 0.05 per extra
$ 0.01 per extra
3. JsonOdds API
Quickly build robust and advanced websites or applications with our RESTful API. Track line history, display matches and results, or implement the JsonOdds API in any number of ways. Get odds and results for NFL, NCAAF, NCAAB, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, MMA, World Cup, KHL, AHL, SHL, HockeyAllsvenskan, World Baseball Classic, Dominican Baseball, Venezuelan Baseball. JsonOdds helps you achieve your end goals easily and effectively.
JsonOdds API is another NFL RESTful API that can pull game odds.
JsonOdds API Endpoints
- Get Odds – Get all odds
- Leagues – Get all soccer leagues supported for LeagueRegion requests
- Leagues By Region – Get specific soccer leagues by a region
- Odds By League – Get Soccer Odds by League
- Odds By Region – Get soccer odds for a specific region
- Regions – Get supported soccer regions for use by LeagueRegion requests
- Results – Get all results or results for a specific id
- Results By League – Get soccer results by a specific league, takes a leaguerequest.
- Results by Region – Get soccer results for a specific region
JsonOdds API Pricing
The JsonOdds costs a flat rate of $59.99 on RapidAPI for unlimited API requests.
If you want to test the API first, you can email [email protected] for a free trial.
To best utilize the Classic NFL API, you will need several parameters to create your API calls.
Sportradar has many NFL APIs as well as sports APIs for other major league sports.
Sportradar NFL API Endpoints
The Sportradar Classic NFL API has the following endpoints:
- Classic NFL API Map
- Extended Boxscore
- Game Boxscore
- Game Depth Chart
- Game Roster
- Game Statistics
- Game Summary
- Play Summary
- Season Schedule
- Seasonal Statistics
- Team Depth Chart
- Team Hierarchy
- Team Roster
- Weekly Boxscore
- Weekly League Leaders
- Weekly Schedule
Sportradar API Pricing
Pricing for the Sportradar API varies by sport & API requirements:
|Package||Customer Requirements||API Request Rates|
|Real-Time||Real-time updates for all data across Web, tablet and mobile applications||
|Premium||Play-by-play and game stat updates in near real-time||
|Standard||Updates at key game intervals (e.g., every MLB game inning; every NFL game quarter/half)||
You can read more here.
If you are discouraged at the lack of affordable NFL data API’s available in 2018 then you are not alone — it’s why we ended up building our own.
It’s incredibly flexible and designed to meet the demands of real-world NFL applications as well as hard-core Daily Fantasy Football players. It includes all of the specialized data that users of our MySQL relational database have grown to love.
Armchair Analysis NFL API Endpoints
This API provides detailed information categorized by:
From fumbles to injuries, whatever you’re looking for, you can get it from the Armchair Analysis API.
Armchair Analysis NFL API Pricing
While the API is very extensive, it is not free.
Take a look at their pricing here:
|Research Plan||Pro Plan (2018)||Pro Plus Plan (2018)|
|Accuracy||100% Accurate||100% Accurate||100% Accurate|
|26 Base CSV's (18 Years)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|In-Season Stat Updates||Annual (Feb 15th)||Daily (Thu, Sun, Mon)||Daily (Thu, Sun Mon)|
|Snap Data (Premium)||No||No||Yes|
|College Data (Premium) - New for 2018!||No||No||Yes|
|Charted Data (Premium)||No||No||Yes|
|Twitter Data (Premium)||No||No||Yes|
|Commercial Use||Personal-use only||Personal-use only||Yes|
|University Email (.edu)||Required||Not Required||Not Required|
|Price||$99 One Time Cost||$299 per Season||$995 per Season|
|Sample Data: 3 weeks of game data|
1,500 out of 11,000 players.
|2017 Sample Data||2017 Sample Data||2017 Sample Data|
And of course, there’s also the offical NFL Fantasy Football API from api.fantasy.nfl.com.
Not to be confused with the NFL Shield API, which allows users to find content, submit content for use in client applications and websites.
NFL API Endpoints
Like many of the other NFL APIs, the NFL.com Fantasy Football API provides information to stats such as:
- League Players
- Weekly Player Ranks
- NFL Team Schedules
- NFL Team Rosters
- Team Matchups
NFL API Pricing
The NFL Fantasy Football API is accessible with API credentials:
To get started, you’ll need to get an application key and secret which allow you to authenticate the users. To request your key and secret, send mail to [email protected]
7. ScoreBig API
ScoreBig allows event goers to purchase last minute tickets to sold-out events in addition to the latest on sales occurring for popular artists, teams, and productions. ScoreBig safeguards their transactions with a 200% Money-Back Guarantee, under a secure checkout, with interactive seat maps to guide ticket purchases.
Using the ScoreBig API, you can retrieve ticketing information about upcoming NFL games and events.
ScoreBig API Endpoints
- Event Search
ScoreBig API Pricing
The ScoreBig API is free to use if you’re a ScoreBig Partner or Affiliate.
Summary: Best NFL APIs
|API Name||Sports Coverage||Free/Freemium Tier Available||Pricing Tiers|
|Gold Standard Sports||NFL, NBA, NCAAB, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, MLS||Yes||2|
|JsonOdds||NFL, NCAAF, NCAAB, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, MMA, World Cup, KHL, AHL, SHL, HockeyAllsvenskan, World Baseball Classic, Dominican Baseball, Venezuelan Baseball||No||1|
|SportRadar||NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, NHL, NCAA, NASCAR, Golf, MLS, Baseball, Hockey, and many more.||Yes (Trial)||Many variabilities|
|NFL Fantasy Football||NFL||Yes (approved API acecss)||n/a|
|ScoreBig||NFL, NBA, MLS, and more.||Yes (Affiliate)||n/a|
Using the NFL APIs
NFL API Keys
To get started with using the available NFL APIs on RapidAPI.com, all you need to do is sign up for a free account and you’ll be assigned an API Key.
* – some APIs might require additional API tokens or credentials.
NFL API SDKs
Many of the NFL APIs are available in the following SDKs:
- Java (Android)
- C# (.NET)
Now you’re ready to tackle the new NFL season.
Do you agree with our list of the Best NFL APIs? How do you use the NFL APIs? Let us know in the comments below.