We weed out the crap so you don’t have to
Any good coach knows he can’t win it all by himself. You need a stable of strong advisers and assistants to give you sound advice. At DLF we recognize this and have scoured the globe looking for the best fantasy football resources available.
These sites were selected for their excellent fantasy football news, tools and content. None of these sites have paid us a dime, or have enlisted any link agreements in order to be listed. We’ve skipped the obvious ones like ESPN, The Sporting News and CSB Sports. If you are reading this, you probably already go there. The links below are meant to provide some additional resources for expanding your mastery of fantasy football.
General FFB News & Analysis Sites
A high quality site with a ton of good info, both free and subscription, 4for4 is most known for their highly accurate in-season & redraft rankings. They have proven their ranking prowess by winning several accuracy contests for the past few years.
Customized cheat sheets, dynasty rankings, advice, articles aimed at redraft as well as keeper & dynasty. Offering a ton of great tools and free content, this site is one of the oldest and most respected fantasy resources around.
One of the largest, non-major media outlet fantasy football sites around. They have numerous articles and quality information which tends to be very statistically-driven. Lots of good writers and some great tools as well, football guys offers mostly free content during the off-season but goes mostly subscription in-season. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter, it’s an excellent way to stay on top of fantasy football news.
Another one of the largest fantasy sites around. They deal with way more than just fantasy football, but their fantasy football content is among the best. Their daily news feed and player profiles can’t be beat. Be sure to check out their Rotoworld App for iPhone and Android.
Another elder statesman of the fantasy industry, Fantasy Sharks offers a wide range of fantasy football content. Draft and lineup tools, projections, rankings, and an active message board called the Shark Tank. They also produce a daily newsletter that is well worth signing up for.
FFToday provides some terrific draft and lineup tools, as well as rankings, analysis and articles on all styles and formats of fantasy leagues. Sign up for a free membership to get customized player advice. Another one of the most established and respected sites around.
The Huddle has been a leader in the Fantasy Football market since 1997, and they continue to be one of the premier fantasy advice and analysis sites around. Mostly pay content, some free, very solid IDP, Keeper and redraft content.
Pro Football Focus
PFF provides both regular NFL analysis as well as Fantasy analysis. Lots of content, both redraft and dynasty/keeper articles, with some terrific writers and great insights. They offer an NFL stats package that is an outstanding resource if you like to do your own research. They also offer a separate fantasy subscription service that provides analysis and advice drawn heavily from their statistics.
Which one of these sites is not like the other? Fantasy Pros is a truly unique offering in a market filled with numerous similar sites. FantasyPros aggregates experts rankings from all over the industry. This aggregated data is then used as the basis for several really slick tools to help you with your draft, waiver wire and weekly lineup’s. As a bonus, they also rate the accuracy of all the ranking experts so you can know who really knows their stuff. Mostly free, very unique, and all on a very well laid out, clean website.
Pro Football Talk (PFT)
A terrific place to get breaking news and opinion on recent NFL activity. Florio and crew are known for their edgy and unconventional approach.
Fantasy Football Oasis
FFO has some tremendous dynasty and developmental resources. Mix in some rookie reviews, IDP coverage and a Gridiron Grill section where they look at some beers and foods for your tailgating pleasure, and you have a must-visit destination.
From the creator of the excellent FantasyDouche blog comes a site which delivers regular, high quality fantasy analysis. With an analytic focus and plenty of dynasty material, this new site is already making it’s mark.
While NumberFire is not strictly speaking a fantasy site – they positin themselves as “next generation sports analytics platform” – they do provide a solid some very solid, analytics driven fantasy content. Covering the NFL, NBA, MLB and more, with a range of free and premium tools, projections and services, numberfire is a site you should have on your list of regular visits.
Fantasy Football Rankings, News, Sleepers, Draft guides, etc. You name it, they publish it, 365 days a year.
Smitty over at DraftCalc.com provides some of the most bold and gutsy analysis in the industry, and his newest site does not disappoint. A terrific resource for Draft Analysis, rankings, and several innovative draft calculators.
While not exclusively a dynasty site, they do have a lot of dynasty and keeper content. Projections, spotlights, some nifty tools. Content updated year round.
Ryan puts a lot of work into analyzing IDP’s, and only IDP’s. Some really insightful and valuable analysis on the defensive side of things. If you are in an IDP league, this should be required reading.
Two Mugs Fantasy Football
A site with a tailored vision to the discerning fantasy geek, with some humor thrown in, and an admirable appreciation for Beer.
A newer site, Rotopost offers exclusive fantasy football advice and draft coverage based on in-depth analysis of pro football news, stats, and historical trends. In order to determine a player’s chances for success, they evaluate his past performances, injury history, strength-of-schedule, changes to coaching staffs, or the development of other comparable players, among many other factors.
Another new site on the scene, football.com is positioning itself as a hub for information on both forms of football – American Football and, err, well, Soccer to us Yanks. The site looks terrific and is very well designed. It provides rankings and football analysis which touches on the NFL, NCAA and Fantasy.
A group of fantasy football diehards that focus on providing high quality content and strategies to help you win your league. Custom player rankings, Drag-n-Drop draft boards and Live chat Sundays.
Rookie & Draft Analysis Sites
Scott wright’s DraftCountdown.com is a site which should be on your list of essential resources, especially prior to the NFL draft each year. They provide top-notch analysis and objectivity when it comes to evaluating rookie talent and draft expectations.
Excellent, completely free NFL draft analysis site. Very intensely focused on the draft and free agent prospects. Good off-season content and analysis. Another great site for the dynasty coach.
Another really solid site with lots of great info on rookies, all with a fantasy slant.
Providing solid, in-depth NFL Rookie Draft analysis, this is one of the best free news sites you’ll find. Good evaluation of up and coming talent – a perfect tool for the serious dynasty league coach.
Fantasy Football Calculator
Quite likely the best mock drafting tool out there. Slick interface, very easy to use, always lost of mocks to join in on. Free version and paid version with more options.
Site Directory / Portal Sites
Goose keeps things cooking, serving up a daily serving of links to the best fantasy sources on the internet.
Fantasy Football Aggregator
Aggregating Fantasy Football News, Analysis, Twitter and More.
Fantasy Football Hub
A directory of fantasy football websites listed by category. Lots of sites, easy navigation.
Fantasy News Network
The very best fantasy and NFL news feeds and articles from across the web, all brought together into one location. Also an interactive directory of fantasy and NFL websites.
A comprehensive collection of links to the latest news and rumors from numerous sites which you can customize and rate. Fantasy football, NFL, and many other sports all in one place.
Some Great Blogs
Matt Williamson / ESPN/Scouts Inc.
While not strictly a blog, Matt’s articles and insights are an excellent resource for anyone wanting to raise their fantasy football IQ.
Matt Waldman’s RSP
Matt Waldman’s annual Rookie Scouting Portfolio is a tremendous resource, usually released around the time of the NFL draft. For the remainder of the year, we can enjoy Matt’s insight on his blog. His analysis is reasoned, thorough and enlightening.
One of the smartest guys in fantasy football. His insights are always thought-provoking, sometimes challenging, and never suck.
David has been writing in the fantasy industry for a very long time, for numerous media outlets. He brings an experienced and sometimes humorous insight to fantasy football, baseball, and a few other topics as well. You won’t regret a visit here.
In-depth coverage and analysis of stats, players, rankings and news throughout the fantasy industry. Exclusive articles, podcasts, predictions and rankings all year round.
The Pigskin Guy
The personal website & blog of former DLF writer Tom Casale.
The website & blog of former DLF writer Ken Clein.
Fantasy Football Librarian
The Librarian does a great job of collecting the best links to valuable articles, then sharing and discussing them.
Dynasty-Friendly League Commissioner Services
This entirely free league hosting service has grown in popularity in recent years, with many users swearing it’s better than MFL. If offers customized league rules, live scoring, and extensive support for keeper & dynasty leagues. You can trade future draft picks up to three years in advance, select as many keepers as you’d like, and create trades with as many owners as you want in the league — a true dynasty GM experience. Not bad for a completely free service!
My Fantasy League
Probably the most established and frequently-used fantasy league service. Extremely customizable interface and league options. Flexible scoring and draft options. A very good value.
OK. You got me. This is not a dynasty style league. In fact, it’s just about the polar opposite. But don’t let that stop you from playing. Fantasy Throwdown is a single week, one-on-one fantasy football game where you and one other person face off in a head-to-head battle. It’s simple, fast and an absolute blast to play. If your dynasty, keeper or even redraft team is already out of the race mid-way into the season, you can still enjoy the challenge of a whole new draft, a whole new team and a whole new contest every week. And it’s totally free.
Not a league hosting service, but if you do use MFL for your league host then you should definitely check out these guys! Top notch MFL League design and customization. Will absolutely make your MFL league stand out, and the envy of other leagues. Just visit their site to see some of their work. Amazing stuff.
They offer both free and pay leagues. Nice interface, lots of customizable features. Both pay and free leagues offer live scoring, a great league smack/chat room, and other nice extras.
CBS offers a solid, stable service with a very polished interface. Great league configuration options including trading of draft picks, keeper selections and more. Overall an excellent service, but a bit spendy.
Dynasty Sports Empire
Are you looking to join a dynasty league? Look no further! DSE offers some of the most dynamic Dynasty Leagues on the planet. If you are looking to join a league comprised of other hard-core, dedicated coaches, then DSE should be your first stop. As they say, “We aim to put all other formats to shame. Join the fight today!”
DLF Dynasty Podcast
Join DLF analysts Jarrett Behar and Tim Stafford as they cover the latest NFL news, take questions from the DLF Forum and weekly mailbag. They are joined regularly by some of the brightest minds in the fantasy football and NFL industry. It’s an hour or more of intense, dynasty focused discussion, without a bunch of BS.
Under The Hemlet with Chad Parsons
Each week Chad Parsons and DLF alumn Doug Veatch host a casual & informative show where they discuss Fantasy Football, Dynasty Leagues, and Auction/Keeper Formats, as well as player values, assessing trades, and planning for the future.
Hosted by Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom, two of the smartest fantasy guys you’ll find. Both The Audible and On The couch are intelligent, informative podcasts which, though primarily redraft oriented, are still among the best fantasy football podcasts around.
Join DraftCountdown.com’s Scott Wright and Shane P. Hallam as they offer excellent pre and post NFL Draft coverage! With expert analysis and discussion of this year’s top prospects as well as rankings, mock drafts, interviews, interaction. It’s a very valuable resource for any dynasty league fan.
CBS Fantasy Football Podcast
Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard strike an excellent balance between entertaining and informing. Both guys have been at this for along time, they know their stuff, their show is polished and professional.