Fantasy Football Research Basics

A good draft-prep magazine is a must-have resource for player rankings, team-by-team analyses, sleeper picks, rookie picks, and a variety of cheat sheets for different league types and formats.

It’s a good idea to have a fantasy mag at hand during your draft so you can quickly look up player profiles and NFL schedules, complete with bye weeks. When you only have two minutes to make your draft pick, time and good information are vital.

However, a magazine’s player rankings and predictions can become quickly outdated. Be sure to check the latest injury reports right before your draft to make sure that the magazine’s cover boy hasn’t blow out his knee in the preseason!

Here are some top picks for draft-prep magazines:

Fantasy Football Pro Forecast

Rotowire Fantasy Football Guide

Pro Football Weekly Fantasy Football Guide

The Fantasy Football Guide Professional Edition

Street and Smith’s Fantasy Football Guide

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