The NFL draft is history, free agent signings have been completed, the annual Favre watch is in full swing, and summer training camps are beckoning. This confluence of events is a sure indicator that football season is just around the corner, and that, for the fantasy football player, it’s time to start preparing for the upcoming drafts. The internet is a veritable smorgasbord of fantasy information, but some resources stand out above the rest. With all of that in mind, here are five of the best web sites devoted to all things fantasy football.
Unlike some of the other big fantasy football sites (and some of the sites on this list), Fantasyfootball.com is devoted exclusively to covering all aspects of the fantasy football world. Features include rankings of NFL players, frequent mock drafts by the site’s expert staff, constant NFL news updates on issues that impact fantasy football, user forums, and even a radio show. With multiple daily content updates virtually year-round, this site will keep you humming with fantasy activity from draft prep through the playoffs. Fantasyfootball.com also offers a fantasy game of its own for those who are seeking a league to join.
Fantasy Football Today
Another robust source of fantasy football information, Fantasy Football Today offers enough articles, rankings and projections, and news to satisfy even the most ardent fantasy player. In addition, the web site serves up several tools that can help you get organized for draft day and then track players for possible moves once the season begins. For those seeking an innovative twist on the fantasy game, fftoday.com runs a draft prediction contest in which you can compete with other fantasy players to predict the results of the real NFL draft. This particular contest is of course finished for 2009, but it’s an interesting twist, nonetheless.
The fantasy arm of the NFL’s official web site, NFL Fantasy has the obvious advantage of offering quick access to all of the information available at NFL.com . In addition, the site’s Fantasy Blog area features frequent fantasy-specific insights from the expert writers at NFL.com. Beyond giving access to very reliable NFL information, this site also offers a full-featured league for fantasy players.
ESPN Fantasy Football
No list of sports web sites is complete without the “Worldwide leader in sports”, and this applies in spades to the fantasy football world. The beauty of this web site is that it gives you access to all of the NFL and fantasy experts in the ESPN stable, while also providing a powerful portfolio of statistics and draft tools. Add in a configurable league option, and you could conceivably make this your one-stop shop for all of your fantasy football activities.
CBSSports.com Fantasy News
Like the ESPN fantasy site, CBSSports.com Fantasy News has the horsepower of a high-profile, well-connected sports network behind it, and as such, can offer a full-featured site backed by timely, reliable information. Articles and mock drafts by CBS football experts are augmented with a full suite of research tools and a handy draft kit to get you ready for picking your team this fall.
There you have them: five of the very best fantasy football web sites available to satisfy your every fantasy yearning … at least in a football sense. Now is the time to start making use of these comprehensive resources in order to build the best team possible for this fall’s action. Best of luck!