• Pro Football Weekly/CBS Sportsline.com (***): Superior player profiles and team previews. It would be nice if they listed players by ranking instead of alphabetical order.
I kind of like this rag for the reasons stated, but I disagree with the ranking statement. I prefer my leaguemates to actually research for themselves, not just base it on a hacks opinion, so not ranking them makes the guys do this.
• Sporting News (***): Nothing touches TSN's fantasy baseball magazine. While the football effort doesn't match up, it's better than most.
Just bought this this morning to have something to read on the bus, but haven't even opened it yet.
• Fantasy Football Index (***): This was the standard for years. Sadly, the 20th anniversary package is the most entertaining part this year. It'll be tough for readers to forget its high praise of Tatum Bell last season.
This was far and away the best mag out of the bunch once upon a time. The only one I used to buy. But they are right, it has gone by the wayside in recent years, and god, they did tout the hell out of Bell.
• ESPN.com (***): The team profiles are weak in most mags, but not in ESPN. If you have a short attention span, you'll love all the quick-read boxes.
Got this one, team profiles are good as suggested, but it was alot of junk in between, and not very interesting.
• Fantasy League Football (*): Too much wasted space on career statistics in the player profiles. If I'm spending $8.95 on a magazine, I demand full-color pages.
I don't think you can waste too much space on individual stats, they mean something as well as situations, but I am giving this guy a big HELL YEAH! If these cheap u-know-what's can't even put full color pics in for that price per rag, then they don't deserve my hard earned and easily spent cash.