stated, ya won't find much better info than you can get right here at the Cafe for free. Here's a thread from last year that that has a lot of good tips for beginners:viewtopic.php?t=329323
If you're mainly looking for stats, most magazines will have that, but you can also find that online too. As far as tips on how to play, most magazines only have a couple pages on that whereas you can ask unlimited questions here. Some of us here like mags 'cause ya need something to read in the john. lol, but like dream says, they're outta date by the time come out so ya have to keep track of players on the internet for changes in status, injuries, etc. The best mags are the ones that also come with an internet site where you can get these updates but most charge extra for this. And usually when the mags start coming out, some of the members here will offer opinions on them in the Leftovers
forum. But the best advice is to do like dream
says, do lots of reading here at the Cafe and don't be afraid to ask questions.