Fantasy Football Resources
There’s a lot of fantasy football information available out there on fantasy football rankings, mock drafts, and cheat sheets. The key to staying ahead of the competition is having the latest news, injury reports and information on the NFL. It’s important to be everywhere! During the fantasy season, I indulge myself with NFL information during every waking minute of the day. Before work, while I’m commuting, while I’m working and certainly during evenings, I’m constantly scouring the airwaves for the latest fantasy information. Information can be found on hundreds of websites, television and radio, but here are some resources that you may not have discovered. I think you’ll find this article to be the most comprehensive list of fantasy resources on the web.
T.V. – television has become more specialized and now features a handful of fantasy shows on the NFL Network, ESPN and NBCSports that cater to our thirst for more in depth analysis and information. These shows are a great resource and a highly entertaining.
- NFL Fantasy Live on the NFL Network featuring Michael Fabiano is the best daily show on t.v. NFL Fantasy Live is a good source for weekly fantasy football rankings.
- Fantasy Football Live on NBC Sports sponsored by Yahoo and Rotoworld
- Fantasy Football Now on ESPN/ESPN2, featuring Matthew Berry, has one of the best 90 minute shows leading up to Sunday kickoff. Best source for pre-kickoff weekly fantasy football rankings and start-site advice.
- NFL Total Access and NFL AM are daily shows on the NFL Network. The show contains general football information.
- NFL Live is a daily show on ESPN that features Trey Wingo. The show contains general football information.
- Directv Shortcuts – DirecTV NFL Sunday ticket includes weekly shortcuts, which are 25 minute replays of the week’s games, commercial free.
- DirecTV Sunday ticket has the RedZone channel, which is like watching league highlights live from kickoff until the end of the 4pm EST games.
- Sirius XM Satellite radio has NFL radio, which is a premium subscription channel. It contains shows such as the End Zone, NFL Rewind, Movin’ the Chains, Late Hits, and Press Coverage. You can also catch live broadcasts of every NFL game while you’re traveling, including feeds from both home and away broadcasts.
- Sirius XM also has Fantasy Sports radio
- ESPN radio – entertaining source of information on football and it’s free.
Fantasy Football Websites – In the last 10 years, the internet has transformed the way we gather information. No longer is it relevant to buy a magazine just hours before the draft, stroll in and start picking. Magazine information, even though just a few months old, is completely outdated. If you want current information, check these fantasy websites on a daily basis.
- Rotoworld – Produced by NBCSports is a good source of player profiles and news.
- RotoExperts – well established fantasy website containing in depth articles
- FantasyPros – One of the best sources of fantasy football information, player profiles, and rankings.
- Yahoo player news – good source of player injuries and information.
- MFL – We use MyFantasyLeague.com to host our league website. They provide up to the minute player news customized for your team. This is a huge timesaver. They also provide statistics on the % of owners across all leagues who are starting players in common with your team.
- FFToday – Excellent daily news and analysis site. Reliable fantasy football picks.
- FootballGuys.com – news, information, draft kits, articles and fantasy football cheat sheets
- FF Magic Man – analysis, strategy, in depth articles and free leagues
- ProFootballFocus Mike Clay- One of the most reliable sources for accurate player rankings.
- FFCalculator – fantasy football mock draft, ADP, draft tools such as the draft calculator
- Fantasy Council – daily fantasy advice
- Fantasy Sports Warehouse – One stop shop for all fantasy sports needs.
- Fantasy Sharks – player news, projections, IDP resource, and contests
- 4 for 4 – fantasy football cheat sheets, tools, expert advice, injury updates
- KFFL -NFL news and rumors, draft rankings, weekly rankings, mock draft
- ESPN -ESPN has long been the expert in sports news. This is a great place to host a free fantasy football league, read fantasy football rankings, including mock drafts.
- Yahoo – fantasy football mock draft, paid leagues, complete news and information.
- Fantasy football Aid provides the most accurate 2014 fantasy football rankings
Twitter – Twitter has been my secret weapon the past couple of years. There’s no better way to stay up to the minute on all NFL news than following experts on Twitter. It’s quick and easy to see what’s trending in the NFL just by scrolling through the tweets for the past hour. If it’s happening, you’ll know about it right away. In an industry that’s saturated with information, most owners have access to nearly all of the same websites and information. Twitter is more current and can give you an advantage over the competition.
Twitter saved my season in two of my leagues last year. Just before the weekly waiver wire deadline, I learned that Fisher was leaning toward giving RB Zac Stacy a shot at winning the job in St. Louis. It was a week later when all other owners learned the same thing, but I’d already added him to my roster. While this was a bit of a gamble, it sure paid off.
In fact, I even like to monitor twitter during the draft, especially drafts held during the 3rd week of preseason games. Players get hurt and there’s nothing worse than picking a key running back only to find out he was injured during the preseason game just minutes before you picked. Stay on top of it. Here’s a comprehensive list of my favorites and yes, I follow all of them.
- Faux Football @FauxFootball27
- ProFSL.com @ProFantasySport
- Dynasty Mike @DynastyNerdMike
- FantasyFB_Players @GuruFantasyFB
- Juan Hernandez @JuanDynastyNerd
- FANTASY FOOTBALL @FanatsyFootball
- Fantasy Football BH @BeasthouseCrew
- Prime Football @prime__football
- Fantasy Football Tip @AdviceFantasy
- Fantasy Sports Heist @theheistman
- Fantasybootcamps.com @Fantasybootcamp
- Fantasy Football X @FFXtreme
- Fantasy Football Pod @FfinsiderPod
- Josh Hayes FSports @JoshHayesFS
- Fantasy Bros @ThaFantasyBros
- Matthew Berry Verified account @MatthewBerryTMR
- Rotoworld Football @Rotoworld_FB
- Yahoo Fantasy Sports Verified account @YahooFantasy
- John Clayton Verified account @ClaytonESPN
- Michael Fabiano Verified account @Michael_Fabiano
- Rich Eisen Verified account @richeisen
- Chris Mortensen Verified account @mortreport
- Fantasy Freaks @FantasyFreaks
- NFL Fantasy News @NFL_FantasyNews
- Adam Schefter Verified account @AdamSchefter
- FantasyPros @FantasyPros_NFL
- Jamey Eisenberg Verified account @JameyEisenberg
- NFL Fantasy Football Verified account @NFLfantasy
- ProFootballTalk Verified account @ProFootballTalk
- NFL Fantasy Football @FantasyInsider
- CBS Fantasy News Verified account @CBSfantasynews
- Nate Ravitz Verified account @NateRavitz
- CBS Fantasy Football @CBSFantasyFB
- Stephania Bell Verified account @Stephania_ESPN
- Dave Richard Verified account @daverichard
- Adam Aizer @AdamAizer
- Nathan Zegura Verified account @NathanZegura
- Fantasy Football @FantasyFootball
- Nando Di Fino @nandodifino
- RotoExperts.com @RotoExperts
- Dr. Roto @DrRoto
- FantasyGuru.com @Fantasy_Guru
- Adam Ronis @AdamRonis
- Vic Carucci Verified account @viccarucci
- Sigmund Bloom @SigmundBloom
- Cecil Lammey @cecillammey
- Akbar Gbajabiamila Verified account @Akbar_Gbaja
- Jene Bramel @JeneBramel
- Footballguys Podcast @TheAudible
- Jason La Canfora Verified account @JasonLaCanfora
- Ian Rapoport Verified account @RapSheet
- Matt Waldman @MattWaldman
- Daniel Jeremiah Verified account @MoveTheSticks
- PFF Fantasy Football @PFF_Fantasy
- FFToolbox.com @fftoolbox
Podcasts – The second best way to gain an advantage over the competition is to listen to daily/weekly podcasts by expert fantasy analysts. Podcasts are a great source of in-depth analysis from fantasy experts. Most of the owners in your league are not listening to fantasy podcasts. Luckily, I work in an industry that allows me to listen while I work. Podcasts are a great medium for learning strategy, understanding coach sentiment on players and discovering sleeper and breakout players. That’s how I discovered players like Chris Johnson as a rookie, Josh Gordon, Gio Bernard and Keenan Allen. If you want to excel at choosing free agents, listen to as many expert podcasts as possible.
- CBSSports.com Fantasy Football Today Podcast
- FootballGuys.com -The Audible
- ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football -Matthew Berry and Nate Ravitz
- The Fantasy Football Guys
- Fantasy Football Auction Weekly
- Fantasy Football Pyro
- Fantasy Football Mastermind
Books – There are a handful of excellent books available on Amazon targeting new and expert fantasy players. You won’t find the latest news in a paperback book, but you’ll gain better understanding of various fantasy football strategies. If you’ve been playing fantasy football for several years, you may find the beginner books too basic, but if you are brand new to the world of fantasy, these resources are a great place to start.
Fantasy Football Basics – The Ultimate “How To” Guide for Beginners by Sam Hendricks (Beginner)
Getting Started with Fantasy Football from Zero to Legit in One Day by Dave McKay (Beginner)
Fantasy Football Tips – 230 ways to win Through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets, and Better Drafting by Sam Hendricks (Beginner, Advanced, Expert)
The Art of Being Commish – Deep Thoughts on Managing a Fantasy Football League by Mark Blount (Advanced)
Fantasy Football for Smart People: What Experts Don’t Want You to Know by Jonathon Bales (Advanced)
Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who’s Lived It by Matthew Berry of ESPN (Advanced).
Read all my book reviews here.
In closing, I hope you’ve discovered some new sources of fantasy football information that you never knew existed. It’s important to be on top of the latest news and injuries before and during the fantasy season. A comprehensive strategy that seeks information from many sources will put your team in the best possible position for winning a championship.