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. We here at DLF 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. These 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. And a ton of great tools. A completely free resource. Well worth your time!
One of the biggest pure fantasy football sites around. They have many regular articles and quality information which tends to be very statistically-driven. Lots of good writers and some great tools as well.
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.
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.
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. One of the best sites around.
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.
Pro Football Weekly
The long time print mag is doing a decent job re-orienting themselves to the online world. NFL analysis as well as a fantasy focused section.
A pioneer in fantasy football content and services featuring news, analysis, articles and customized tools to help the fantasy owner year-round. FF Today has built one of the biggest online fantasy communities since its creation in 1998. Totally free, great stuff.
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.
Late Round Quarterback
Some very solid analysis and insight, particularly regarding draft and QB strategy. Very clean site, well laid out, great artwork, and high quality content.
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.
A really unique site which rates the accuracy of various ‘experts’ advice. They also have a pretty cool cheat sheet aggregate ranking tool, player profiles with insight on who likes them and who doesn’t, and some other good stuff too. Free, very unique and interesting offering, all on a very well laid out and clean website.
From the creator of the excellent FantasyDouche blog comes a site which delivers regular, high quality amalysis. With an analytic focus and plenty of dynasty material, this new site is already making it’s mark.
Fantasy Football Rankings, News, Sleepers, Draft guides, etc. You name it, they publish it, 365 days a year.
Two Mugs Fantasy Football
A site with a tailored vision to the discerning fantasy geek, with some humor thrown in, and an appreciation for Beer.
Best Fantasy Team Names
While not strictly a news or info site, BFTN stands alone in delivering a host of popular, funny and interesting team name ideas for your fantasy football team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The warrior poet philosopher scientist comedian of 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.
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
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, and bring on guests who are some of the brightest minds in the fantasy football and NFL industry. It’s an hour of intense, dynasty focused discussion
ESPN: Football Today
Matt Williamson and others cover the NFL in one of the best football podcasts around.Your FBIQ will surely increase as a result of regular exposure.
ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football
Matthew Berry and Nate Ravitz provide daily fantasy football player previews, game overviews, injury reports and strategy. If you only listen to one fantasy football podcast, this is the one you want.