Game resource


With the Game API, you can obtain the fantasy game related information, like the fantasy game name, the Yahoo! game code, and season.

To refer to a Game resource, you'll need to provide a game_key, which will either be a game_id or game_code. The game_id is a unique ID identifying a given fantasy game for a given season. For instance, the game_id for the Free NFL draft and trade fantasy game for the 2009 season is 222, while the game_id for the Plus version is 223. A game_code generally identifies a game, independent of season, and, when used as a game_key, will typically return the current season of that game. For instance, the game_code for the Free NFL game is nfl, and the game_code for the Plus game is pnfl; using nfl as your game_key during the 2010 season would be the same as providing the game_id for the 2010 season of the NFL game (242). As of the 2010 seasons, the Plus and Free games have been combined into a single code. Next year, the game_code nfl will point to the new game_id for the 2011 version of the NFL game. Thus, if you always want the current season of a game, the game_code should be used as a game_key.

Below is a list of game IDs for most of our seasons of each game. If you're looking for a current game ID that's not listed in the table below, as mentioned above, you can request game information by game_code. For example:

  • YQL: select * from where game_key='nfl';
  • API:
Game IDs Table
Season nfl game ID pnfl game ID mlb game ID pmlb game ID nba game ID nhl game ID
2001 57 58 12 -- 16 15
2002 49 62 39 44 67 64
2003 79 78 74 73 95 94
2004 101 102 98 99 112 111
2005 124 125 113 114 131 130
2006 153 154 147 148 165 164
2007 175 176 171 172 187 186
2008 199 200 195 196 211 210
2009 222 223 215 216 234 233
2010 242 -- 238 -- 249 248
2011 257 -- 253 -- 265 263
2012 273 -- 268 -- 304 303

HTTP Operations Supported

  • GET


Any sub-resource under a game is extracted using a URI like:{game_key}/{sub_resource}

Multiple sub-resources can be extracted from game in the same URI using a format like:{game_key};out={sub_resource_1},{sub_resource_2}

Game key format

{game_code} or {game_id}

Example: pnfl or 223


If you specify a game_code as the game_key, we'll translate that to the corresponding game_id upon parsing the URI. Therefore, any game_codes will be converted to game_ids in any keys returned by the Fantasy Sports APIs in the response XML.


Default sub-resource: metadata

Name Description URI Sample
metadata Includes game key, code, name, url, type and season. /fantasy/v2/game/{game_key}/metadata The 2009 Football PLUS game:

leagues Fetch specified leagues under a game. /fantasy/v2/game/{game_key}/leagues;league_keys={league_key1},{league_key2} A publicly viewable league within the 2009 football plus game:;league_keys=223.l.431

players Fetch specified players under a game. /fantasy/v2/game/{game_key}/players;player_keys={player_key1},{player_key2} Brett Favre's information from the 2009 football plus game:;player_keys=223.p.1025

game_weeks Start and end date information for each week in the game /fantasy/v2/game/{game_key}/game_weeks NFL game weeks

stat_categories Detailed description of all available stat categories for the game. /fantasy/v2/game/{game_key}/stat_categories NFL stat categories

position_types Detailed description of all player position types for the game. /fantasy/v2/game/{game_key}/position_types NFL position types

roster_positions Detailed description of all roster positions for the game. /fantasy/v2/game/{game_key}/roster_positions NFL roster positions

Sample XML

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