Our list of the best fantasy football websites
We know you are seeking as much great info as you can find. Now more than ever there are a ton of great fantasy resources available, both free and with a subscription. The challenge is sifting through all of the noise to find the quality content. That’s where we come in. We weed out the noise so you don’t have to. We may not have every worthy resource listed below – there will always be some good sites we’ll miss. But if it’s on this list, it won’t suck.
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. Whether you play dynasty, redraft, IDP, auction, devy or daily, there’s something here for everyone.
General FFB News & Analysis Sites
A high quality site with a ton of good info, both free and subscription, 4for4 is known for their highly accurate in-season & redraft rankings. They have proven their ranking prowess by winning numerous accuracy contests.
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, but the My Playbook feature is worth every penny.
The team at RotoViz delivers high quality, statistically-driven fantasy analysis. With an analytic focus, some of the best stats tools in the industry, and plenty of dynasty material, this is one of the best resources you will find to help you build your dynasty and redraft teams.
While NumberFire is not strictly speaking a fantasy site – they position 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.
One of the largest, non-major media outlet fantasy football sites around. They provide year round information and analysis. So much in-season content it’s almost overwhelming. 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.
Also a large fantasy site with tons of good content. Mostly subscription, covering a lot of sports, worth checking out. They also have a very good football news ticker.
The Fake Football
Fake Football provides weekly rankings and articles which are targeted towards all formats. The produce some top-notch dynasty content in addition to redraft and daily resources.
Another one of the most respected sites in the fantasy industry, their recently redesigned site is a huge improvement over the old design. 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.
One of the best, most established fantasy resources you’ll find. The guys at footballdiehards not only bring you great content all year long, but they produce some of the best fantasy football magazines on the shelves. Cheatsheets, Rankings and an award winning Draft Kit & FlashUpdate which offers their subscribers intense, up-to-date, Fantasy-specific news and intelligence.
While not specifically a dynasty site, FFCC offers quite a bit of dynasty oriented content. I have some design issues with the site itself, but the content is worth a visit, despite the goat.
Fantasy Football Analytics
Fantasy Football Analytics is a website for statistical analysis in fantasy football. It is a community for people who want to improve their performance in fantasy football using stats, and learn advanced statistical analysis approaches. It’s pretty heady stuff, but quite cool.
Hardcore Fantasy Football Mock Drafts, Rankings, Trade Calculators and Sleepers. Smitty has been doing this stuff longer than most have been playing fantasy football. His predictions and analysis are always bold, fresh and will help power your teams to success.
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.
The DraftSharks have been around since 1999. They feature a slick website, some really great tools, and a lot of off-season and in-season content.
The site may not be much to look at, but Walter Cherepinsky (@WalterFootball) has been cranking out some great fantasy football content for probably longer than you’ve been playing fantasy football. Definitely a redraft focus but with a ton of rankings, mock drafts, articles and useful fantasy insights, this hot mess of a no-nonsense old school site is well worth a visit.
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 Reference
If you like to do any research on NFL player stats, this is the site for you. A comprehensive resource for NFL player performance data, completely free and pretty awesome. Also a college football reference version as well!
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 player grades and a fantasy package that includes a fantasy draft guide, tools, and articles to help you do your own research.
Pro Football Talk (PFT)
A terrific place to get breaking news and opinion on recent NFL activity. Florio and crew are edgy and often unconventional.
Fantasy Football Rankings, News, Sleepers, Draft guides, etc. You name it, they publish it, 365 days a year.
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 site should be required reading.
Football.com is 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.
In-depth coverage and analysis of stats, players, rankings and news throughout the fantasy industry. Exclusive articles, podcasts, predictions and rankings all year round.
Fantasy Football Calculator
An excellent resource for mock drafts and reviewing ADP data generated by those mock drafts. They also offer various tools to help you with your draft.
Provides in-depth player analysis and metrics. A great resource for scouting players, researching history and productivity. Also provides dynasty rankings. A RotoUnderworld production.
Tools & Calculators
Why pay for a tool when you can find some great resources for free?
Dynasty Trade Calculator
The Dynasty Trade Calculator infuses value with picks and players to provide a quantitative way to evaluate dynasty trades. DTC also offers articles, rankings and a great podcast.
This terrific resource started out as a free spreadsheet in Reddit DynastyFF community and was eventually built into a free web app. It’s now grown into a slick, beautiful set of very helpful, completely free web applications.
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.
Other Dynasty Specific Sites
A completely free dynasty site providing some quality dynasty articles, rankings and insight.
Dynasty Football Warehouse
Offering daily free and subscription dynasty content with rankings, ADP, a dynasty forum and more.
Not exactly another site, this reddit community is an excellent resource for anyone looking to connect with other people who love to discuss dynasty.
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.
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.
Site Directory / Portal Sites
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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 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.
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.
The website & blog of former DLF writer Ken Clein.
Dynasty-Friendly League Commissioner Services
Reality Sports Online
RSO offers a truly unique dynasty league experience. It’s a realistic and engaging online general manager experience, simulating the front office operations of a professional sports franchise through a powerful and sophisticated platform.
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. Pretty much the go to-host for most dynasty leagues.
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.
Dynasty Sports Empire
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