Fantasy Football Toolbox
77 Guides and Resources for Fantasy Football
Whether you’re a fantasy football veteran or a rookie who doesn’t know the difference between Tom Brady and Brady Quinn, there are numerous guides and resources on the Internet which have been designed to help you. You see, the only thing better than playing fantasy football is winning fantasy football, and these articles will gently guide you along the path of victory. Read up, and then get prepared to dominate your next fantasy football league.
Guides For Beginners
It’s not easy being a rookie, but these resources will make it considerably less painful (and embarrassing).
Types of Fantasy Football Leagues – Covers a wide variety of fantasy leagues, so you can pick the one that’s right for you.
2. Beginners’ Guide to Fantasy Football – Offers advice on what to do during your fantasy football draft and the regular season.
3. Football 101 – If you’re going to be playing fantasy football, it helps to understand the real thing.
4. Beginners Guide to Drafting – Gives fantasy football newbies an idea of what to do in the early, middle and later rounds of the draft.
Fantasy Football Dos and Don’ts – Offers tips on what moves will make or break your fantasy football season.
The Fantasy Football Geek Blog – Offers a simple round-by-round strategy on how to draft a fantasy football team.
7. ISP: Fantasy Football 101 – For those rookies who are visual learners, this tutorial is presented with audio and video.
Fantasy Football Glossary – Before you can compete, you need to speak the language.
League Management and Draft Tools
Running a fantasy league or a draft can be a real headache, but the following software and websites are designed to make your life a lot easier.
10. First Place Sports Software – Sells a variety of software to help you manage your fantasy league.
11. Fantasy Football Schedules – If you need help putting together head-to-head schedules for your league, then this free online tool will prove invaluable.
11. Fantasy City Sports – Serving fantasy leagues since 1984, this management tool offers real-time scoring, instant news reports and immediate confirmation on transactions.
12. My Fantasy League – This fantasy league management tool accommodates any style of play and provides E-mail updates, league history options, appearance customization and voice enhanced live scoring.
Fantasy Auctioneer – The first-ever service to allow leagues to run an auction draft over the Internet.
14. Commissioner Online – Run your fantasy football league with customizable stats, free mock drafts and the option for a standard or auction draft.
15. Draft Order Software – This software presents an interactive draft order lottery with custom logos and rule flexibility.
16. BTFSports.com Auction Software – Compatible with auction and serpentine drafts, this software allows owners to make their picks remotely and eliminates the need for paperwork.
17. The Coordinator – A progressive draft tool for the PC, this software allows you to keep track of updated projections, opposing teams’ rosters and the best player available.
18. Fantasy League Manager – This software provides keeper and dynasty league support, plus multiple site layouts, live stats and scores and a mobile phone team management option.
Online Fantasy Football Leagues
Online leagues are fun and convenient, as the league software seems to do everything except start your line-up for the week.
19. World Championship of Fantasy Football – The pinnacle of fantasy football, this league offers standard and auction drafts with a grand prize worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
20. Ant Sports – Both draft and keeper leagues are supported by this pay-to-play site.
21. CBS SportsLine Fantasy Football – This online league offers live drafts, weekly analysis and customizable rules.
22. American Fantasy Football League – High-stakes fantasy leagues with prizes ranging from golf balls and t-shirts to $100,000 in cash.
23. Dream Sports Fantasy Football – In business since 1988, this service offers multiple leagues, online reports, trophies and even free contests.
24. CDM Fantasy Sports – Provides a number of fantasy leagues, such as budget football, high roller football, draft and play, mid-season challenge and playoff football challenge.
25. Extreme Fantasy Sports – A dynasty league service, owners can make moves year-round, and winners play for free the following year.
26. RotoBowl – A national fantasy football competition, RotoBowl owners can select their teams at physical or online drafts for a chance at $20,000 and two tickets to the Super Bowl.
27. Fantasy Bowl.com – Numerous leagues are offered with post-season contests, keeper leagues, blind-bidding waivers and unlimited trades.
28. Head2Head Fantasy Football – Multiple leagues available with options ranging from a standard draft to the College Bowl Challenge and Pro Playoff Pick’em.
Fantasy Football Support Sites
The game of fantasy football has become a year-round endeavor for many astute players, and these sites will keep you updated with projections, mock drafts, cheat sheets and much more.
29. Draft Sharks – In operation since 1999, this subscription service provides in-depth rankings and player analysis, plus news, interviews and a number of unique features.
30. KFFL.com – While they also provide subscription-based content, the site is best known for its free Hot Off the Wire news feature.
31. Football Injuries.com – Endorsed by Bill Belichick and Rush Limbaugh, this service provides pre-season information, depth charts, training camp news and up-to-the-minute injury reports.
32. Sporting News – Offers in-depth analysis for a variety of fantasy games, including football, baseball, NASCAR, basketball, hockey and golf.
33. CBS Sports – Includes video updates, player news, offseason reports, mock drafts and a number of exclusive features.
34. Football Docs – Features free fantasy football rankings and advice, plus a weekly column where experts answers fantasy questions from readers.
ProFootballWeekly.com – Offers free and subscription information, including stats, news, opinions and audio commentary.
36. Fantasy Index – News and expert opinions are free, while cheat sheets, projections and defensive rankings are available to subscribers.
37. Fantasy Guru – Endorsed by ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski, this site has been offering premium fantasy content, such as customized projections and cheat sheets, since 1995.
38. Ask the Commish.com – Free and premium services are offered, including power rankings, team analysis, news and weekly picks.
39. Fantasy Football.com – Site includes message boards, multimedia reports, news and analysis.
Pro Trade – Offers real-time fantasy rankings based on fan input.
41. Fantasy Football Journal – Features weekly injury reports and player rankings, as well as updated coverage during the off-season.
42. FF Toolbox.com – Free fantasy sports info, including games, draft tips and rankings.
43. Fantasy Football Edge – A premium package is offered, plus free reports on game day weather, breaking news and team depth charts.
44. All Pro Publishing – Premium service which provides weekly fantasy reports during the NFL season.
45. Fantasy Football Search.com – A daily fantasy football blog is available for free, as well as a weekly radio show and links to over 1,000 fantasy sites.
46. Fantasy Football Champs.com – Subscription service with weekly cheatsheets, rankings and a section devoted to independent defensive players.
47. Fantasy Sports Insider – Player news is available for free, while the subscription service offers rankings, field condition reports, weekly game recaps and a draft guide.
48. Rotowire.com – Subscribers have access to real-time news and extensive preseason information on players from a variety of sports leagues.
Fantasy Football Forums
Forums allow you to interact with other fantasy owners and exchange advice, opinions and complaints.
49. FootballGuys.com – With over 27,000 registered members, this site features discussions on independent defensive players, plus trade and roster advice.
50. NFL Fever 2 – Forum categories include Rate and Debate, Who Do I Start?, Mock and Survivor Leagues and NFL Draft.
51. Fantasy Football Whiz – Besides news and analysis, fantasy owners can also communicate via FlashChat.
52. The Huddle – Fantasy owners can meet to find a league, evaluate trades, discuss college football and get advice on draft picks.
Pigskinsanity – Over 1,000 members meet at this forum to discuss topics such as college football, NFL fantasy news, dynasty leagues and mock drafts.
54. Fantasy Café – 50 different categories are offered, with topics ranging from Beginners Forum and Injury Updates to Roster Ratings and Commissioners Corner.
55. FF Today.com – Fantasy football enthusiasts gather here to discuss player evaluations, draft strategies rankings and breaking news.
56. FF Mastermind – With over 3,500 registered users, this forum provides a wide variety of fantasy advice and opinions.
57. KFFL.com – Featuring Java Chat, this is a quick and convenient way for fantasy lovers to get together and discuss the weeks events.
58. Fantasy Sharks.com – Over two-million articles have been posted on this fantasy football forum.
Fantasy Football Broadcasts
Listen to expert fantasy advice and opinions via your Internet connection.
59. Dr. Football – Fantasy football is discussed every Thursday from noon until 1 pm.
60. Radio Grumblings – Fantasy football commentary which can be streamed live or downloaded as a podcast.
61. Pro Football Weekly.com – Provides both audio and video reports, which are downloadable in MP3 and WMA formats.
62. NFL.com – Watch video features and team reports throughout the year.
AthlonSports.com – Featuring weekly fantasy podcasts throughout the NFL season.
64. ESPN Radio – Provides live audio and podcasts on a variety of sports topics.
65. Fantasy Football Starters – NFL analyst Russ Bliss provides weekly commentary during the NFL season.
Fantasy Football Merchandise
If you’re looking to show the world that you’re a true fantasy football fanatic, why not buy some cool items from the vendors below?
66. Fantasy Rings – Offer engraved fantasy championship rings, trophies and plaques.
67. Affordable Awards.com – Specializes in engravings, ribbons, medals, plaques and trophies.
68. NFL Shop.com – The home for all your NFL merchandise needs, including caps, jackets, shirts and sweaters.
69. AllPosters.com – Sells posters, pictures and photo enlargements for every NFL team.
70. Custom Fantasy Jerseys – This shop sells and manufactures custom football jerseys bearing the name and logo of your fantasy team.
71. The Draft Kit – The giant draft board and stickers help fantasy owners keep track of which players have been drafted.
72. Stewart & Strauss – In business since 1977, this company offers the world’s largest selection of varsity letterman jackets, which can also be customized to include your fantasy team’s name and logo.
Fantasy Football Team Names and Logos
Half the fun of playing fantasy football is coming up with a clever team name and logo, and the following sites offer a number of unique options.
73. The Helmet Depot – Offers a wide range of free helmet logos for your fantasy football franchise.
74. Fantasy Sports Factory – Create custom logos for your favorite fantasy team, mini-helmet or sports jersey.
75. Junkyard Jake’s Logo and Name Creators – Create team names and logos with this pair of wacky instant generators.
76. AntSports League Names – An alphabetical list of team names for those in need.
Playerline.com – Includes a long list of free fantasy football team names for owners.