Good Fantasy Mag? - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to Beginner's Forum

Good Fantasy Mag?

Moderator: Football Moderators

Re: Good Fantasy Mag?

Postby WaCougMBS » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:37 am

Cowboys 4 life wrote:I like magazines as more of a reminder of what the players did last year. Its good information to create a base for your knowledge. How the teams drafted and who changed teams. I don't put much faith in their rankings other than see where they have guys ranked. What I find is you are reminded of players who performed above expectations last year that help you develop your sleepers on draft day.

Then I keep updated here at the cafe and FF today to formulate my final opinion and draft sheet.

I do think you can easily get by with the internet because I know of guys that don't do an ounce of studying and have a solid team every year because they can print a cheat sheet on draft day. There is also a plethora of information available if you are willing to spend the time.


This is exactly the advice I was going to give, but I couldn't have said it any better myself ;-D
Image
Av/sig by deluxe_247
WaCougMBS
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
Radio PimpEditorModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerWeb SupporterCafecasterTrivia Time Trial ChampionPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 8164
Joined: 29 May 2005
Home Cafe: Football
Location: New to the "block"

Re: Good Fantasy Mag?

Postby mariners100 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:06 pm

I want to add my opinion... but the above posts are right on. Use this site... FantasyFootball Today, Rotoworld, and KFFL for info about players. A lot of sites will have pre-rankings and they will all be pretty similar... you are search for sleepers on all of those sites as well. Save your money and use the sites that you can....

One piece of advice... use multiple sources (mags, websites) for your final list. Good luck! :-D
GOT 6? WE DO!
mariners100
Head Coach
Head Coach

User avatar

Posts: 1062
Joined: 31 Oct 2002
Home Cafe: Football
Location: The Giant Ketchup Bottle

Re: Good Fantasy Mag?

Postby bagobonez » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:18 pm

As far as magazines go, you can't beat Footballguys' magazine as far as really helpful info that will help you win your league. If you want more of an entertainment type of mag, go with ESPN's.
"90% of the game is half mental" - John Madden
Image
bagobonez
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 4463
Joined: 23 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Atop my league's fantasy throne

Re: Good Fantasy Mag?

Postby The_Captain » Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:36 pm

Over the years, I've bought just about every magazine there is (ESPN's, Sporting News, Athlon, etc) and read through each one taking bits and pieces from each, coupled with some great sites, like FFToday, FFtoolbox, FFLiveWire to build my draft lists. The best one I've found so far is from http://www.footballdiehards.com. They've got a lot of really good information and it's well worth the read. I agree with what Bago said regarding ESPN's being a more entertainment type of magazine with not much else to it.
Image
Image

"This is your captain calling--with an urgent warning" - The The
The_Captain
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 13949
Joined: 8 Oct 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Lurking somewhere between here and there...

Re: Good Fantasy Mag?

Postby stomperrob » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:34 pm

bagobonez wrote:As far as magazines go, you can't beat Footballguys' magazine as far as really helpful info that will help you win your league. If you want more of an entertainment type of mag, go with ESPN's.


Agreed - it has way more articles than any other magazine, lots of helpful tips and explanations for those just starting out or with only a few years experience - definitley recommend!
;-D ;-D
Image
Fantasy Football: "Luck is where preparation meets opportunity"
stomperrob
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 13579
(Past Year: 160)
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Steeler Nation!!!

Re: Good Fantasy Mag?

Postby stomperrob » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:25 pm

There is now a thread in Leftovers regarding magazines including a post by me examining several of the most popular ones:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=388632&p=2734031#p2734031
Image
Fantasy Football: "Luck is where preparation meets opportunity"
stomperrob
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 13579
(Past Year: 160)
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Steeler Nation!!!

Re: Good Fantasy Mag?

Postby ninremix » Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:00 am

Magazines are fun to read in the crapper but for the most part by the time they are released the out of date and player have been traded, injured, replaced, etc. (ie: Besnon, Shocky, ...)

If i had to pick a magazine for the most content i would say Fantasy Football Index (6.99 and it is 3 times the size of any other magazine)

The best place for up to date information and opinions is FantasyFootballCafe.com , Footballguys.com hands down for best articles, player bios, and expectations.
ninremix
Defensive Assistant
Defensive Assistant


Posts: 473
Joined: 16 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Football

Previous

Return to Beginner's Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 20:45 hours
(and 39 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact