Where to Get the Best Fantasy Football Advice & News in 2021
It seems that the more popular fantasy football becomes, the more “experts” emerge from all corners of the web. As the world of digital noise increases, there’s only so much time in a given week you can devote to devouring fantasy football articles and information.
Thankfully, some people’s lives are devoted to this fake sport and there are websites updated daily, even hourly, to supply you with the most up to date and accurate insider info. Knowing the correct sources will not only save you valuable hours from aimlessly browsing the web each week, but it’ll put you a few steps ahead of your buddies who think ESPN actually gives useful fantasy advice.
So today, we bring to you the five most valuable fantasy football advice websites & resources:
Best Fantasy Football Advice Resources for 2021:
Nowadays, everyone and their mother posts their weekly fantasy football rankings. So, how do you decide whose rankings you should trust? Fantasy Pros makes it easy.
They compile all the best-known expert’s rankings in the industry, and make a simple, easy to navigate list of positional rankings each week of the season. The experts on the list are guys from ESPN, Yahoo, NFL.com, etc. At the end of the year, the experts are ranked on their accuracy, which is super cool. That way the fantasy world knows which “experts” talk the talk and which ones actually walk the walk.
When it comes to fantasy football, it really is roto’s world and we’re all just living in it. If a backup left tackle tweaks a hamstring, Rotoworld has a piece written on it within the hour. They don’t just tell you the details and severity, but a fantasy analysis is provided along with it. If you don’t have time to show love to the big guys up front, you can narrow down the player news by position or even by skill players. You can search individual players by name if you want the latest scoop on a quarterback you’ve been keeping your eye on. Think of it as a newsfeed, like Facebook, and you’re automatically friends with every fantasy football player. There’s a constant stream of notes and analysis from every team and player, given by reporters, beat writers, and team officials.
A largely unknown source, Rotoviz has been gaining popularity in recent years. They provide really unique and in depth analysis to pressing fantasy football topics. Unfortunately, they do charge for their services.. If you’re willing to win at all costs, it’s worth it, trust me. The Rotoviz team will hook you up with a free 3-day trial for signing up to their email newsletter. I’d suggest you take advantage.
The plethora of Rotoviz articles range anywhere from deep number-centered statistical analysis to injury player reports often accompanied by doctoral analysis. Their articles are supplemented with creative insights, graphs and breakdowns that you won’t find anywhere else.
4. Pro Football Focus (PFF)
The concept behind Pro Football Focus is actually insane. The team over at PFF watches every player, on every snap, of every game, on every single Sunday. They give a rating to each individual player on each play, so at the end of the game, we know whether or not that player positively or negatively impacted the game.
Pro Football Focus utilizes this breakdown in a number of useful ways. For example, they can tell you who has the best pass blocking and run blocking line going into 2020, based on actual statistics and ratings, rather than merely “expert” opinions. A metric that might help you decide a tiebreaker between two RBs on draft day.
Again, you get what you pay for. PFF isn’t free. At least the worthwhile information isn’t. You can purchase a Pre Season Draft Guide that blows the magazines in your local 7-11 out of the water.
You can purchase entrance to their websites “Signature Stats” section, which is more in tune with the player ratings I mentioned before. Signature Stats measures things like deep accuracy ratings for QBs, elusiveness and pass-blocking efficiency for RBs, drop rate, slot performance and yards per route run at the WR and TE position, and much, much more.
If fantasy statistics are the lord’s word, FFtoday is fantasy football’s bible. Along with the typical rankings, projections, daily articles and analysis, FFtoday has a database of every fantasy statistic produced since the year 2000. You can sort stats by individual position, by NFL season, then by a specific week of that season. You can literally find out who were the five (or 50) highest scoring running backs in Week 4 of the 2002 season. To no one’s surprise, Shaun Alexander topped that list finding pay dirt four times followed by a LaDainian Tomlinson performance of 217 rushing yards and two scores.
Resource #2 - "Twitter is your friend"
Both Twitter and fantasy football have seen meteoric growth in recent years. Twitter is no longer a social media funnel used for rattling off 140-word jokes that you stole, into a text box that never stops asking “What’s Happening?” There are over 235 million active monthly Twitter users.
Once you weed out the weather reporters, world crisis experts and horoscope fortune tellers, you’re left with a few dudes who know what they’re talking about in regards to fantasy football. And some who think they know what they’re talking about.
Next, we bring to you our list of top shelf Fantasy Football Twitter accounts you need to be following for this season.
“Senior Football Editor for Rotoworld & Dad to the cutest little girl.” Both of his bio descriptions might be true, but we can only corroborate the first one. Evan Silva is Rotoworld’s top dog. Rotoworld, as you may remember, landed on our list of top fantasy football sources.
In terms of analysis and fake football expertise, Silva is up there with the Matthew Berry’s of the fantasy world. When he’s not dropping bombs of fantasy knowledge on his followers, he’s tweeting links to podcasts that he’s featured on and publishing his team-by-team fantasy analysis write ups, which he’s been absolutely killing all offseason.
He’s an excellent writer and his fantasy evaluations are put in a way that’s easy to sort through and understand. Before reading number 2 on this list, fly over to Twitter and give Silva a follow. You won’t be disappointed.
Also featured on our list of the top fantasy football websites above, Pro Football Focus uses its Twitter account to churn out valuable and extremely unique statistics on the daily. The stats are numbers you could only find if you were a paying member to their service.
So, in reality, it’s a sneak preview of their “signature stats” and a behind the scenes look at the work they do over at PFF.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. That’s precisely the opposite of what you should do when you see the Twitter handle @FantasyDouche; the name just symbolizes the style of “tweeting” you’re going to get from him. Fantasy football mixed with comedy. And vice versa. He’s a RotoViz writer, consistently pumping out helpful articles, graphs with player “comps” (a Rotoviz term to compare cross-season statistics between players) and ADP trend charts.
Brad Evans, the 7-time award winning Yahoo Sports columnist, is another one of our favorite Twitter accounts to follow. Similar to our number three selection in this column, Noise (I want to say Brad self-proclaimed himself this) is whipping out witty, yet useful fantasy tidbits on the reg. He’s one of the truly talented writers that found himself in the fantasy industry, not the other way around. When he’s not yelling his opinion about the latest fantasy football conundrum, he’s offering out awful betting advice on college basketball. Buyer beware, he’s the guy telling you how much you NEED to draft Montee Ball, Felix Jones & Doug Martin in the first round.
Matthew Berry IS fantasy football. With more than 700k followers on Twitter, Berry has gone from merely a fantasy football expert to a full-time celebrity. To the surprise of many, Berry originally moved to Hollywood to be a screenwriter, earning credit for co-writing Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (which was runner-up for a Razzie Award) and the television show Married… With Children. He knew he was destined for greater things in life, thus nomadically switching his career direction towards fantasy.
ESPN’s Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst, Matthew Berry, has been playing fantasy sports since he was 14 (1984), long before some of you knew that they existed. Probably long before some of you existed.
Needless to say, he knows his stuff, and he’s extremely talented on the keyboard. He tweets out links to his newest columns and podcasts, both of which I’d consider more than necessary if you want the upper hand come draft night.
That about wraps up this exhaustive list. Now you may as well start shopping for the perfect fantasy football championship ring!
- Nick Ercolano