NFL Showdown is Zynga’s new football game for the iOS and Android. Think of it like a fantasy football simulator, except that it happens all year round, with daily games, and with you bearing the responsibility of making sure that your team is up to snuff so that you dominate against your friends and anyone else who you play. Read on for some tips and tricks for NFL Showdown!
Your team’s strengths in the game will reflect your team’s strong points in real life, although the teams will be more balanced than in real life. If you pick the Chargers for instance, you’ll be strongest in the QB and TE positions, but your backup QB will be horribly rated. Each player score has the potential to change as you play on, though.
Train players often, but it’s important to strike a balance between training and overtraining, which can lead to injury. Space out training sessions to give your players extra time to recover, and make sure to avoid training too close to game time, lest their performance suffer. Players recover 5% energy in 3 hours, so if you have players at 50 percent they will need just a hair over 14 hours to recover fully.
You can trade, auction and sign players all you want, but don’t just blindly look at numbers. You’ll need to consider your team’s overall offensive and defensive strategy and change it to fit what you want to do. For example, a 4-3 defense is recommended if your fourth DT is stronger than your fourth linebacker.
Be careful at the auctions. They work kind of like Quibids, where you have to pay a gold coin just to make a bit. Go into an auction with enough gold coins to where you know you can ride it out til the very end, because if you go in without enough gold coins, you’ll increase your chances of ending up with nothing to show for your efforts.
Consequently, if you need to make a little bit of extra money or free up spots on your roster, take players that you don’t want anymore and put them up for auction. It takes a little bit longer than releasing them does, but it accomplishes the same thing (freeing up money) and gets you a bit of extra money in return, even for crap players.