If it's fantasy news... I wanna read it... how I get it does not matter to me. To me, mags are great for lunch breaks, gridlock and other times when I'm not online.
In the past I have always bought several FF mags each season, like you said "just to fill the void" until the season starts. I must say that I don't really put a whole lot of faith in their ratings though, as I prefer to do my own player projections. That being said I still do have some favorites that I look for in the news stands. They are...
1. PFW Fantasy Football
1a. Fantasy Football Index
2. Lindy's Pro Football
3. Fantasy Baseball's Fantasy Football Special Edition
These 4 top my list, and to me offer the most complete information available in print form. However, now that I've found all the guys here at the Cafe', I'm sure that I will be even less dependant on mags to fill my pre-season fantasy fix!