Fantasy football championship rings are a great choice for league prizes because they're like a wearable trophy that goes everywhere you go. Sure, some might be big & gaudy, but that never stopped NFL players from flashing their Superbowl bling! Why should you be any different? Fantasy football rings used to be cost prohibitive, but as their popularity has grown the prices have come down to a very reasonable level. Now there are multiple companies offering quality rings that even leagues on a budget can easily afford. But not all fantasy championship rings are created equal. As I'll prove in this review, there are definitely some quality, affordable rings on the market. The product you can get for the money will blow your socks off. But there are also many cheap, inferior rings being sold. The last thing you want is to invest in a ring that will turn your champion's finger green! I researched the most popular fantasy rings and vendors on the market then compiled the best fantasy football championship rings for 2017. Any of these rings would make a great prize for your league's champion. Top Championship Rings for 2017 Fantasy Jocks v2 Iced-Out Championship Ring Decade Awards Fantasy FFL Champion Ring Fantasy Jocks v1 Gold-Plated Champion Ring Crown Awards Blinged Championship Ring Fantasy Jocks v3 Lombardi Championship Ring Fantasy Ring Buying Guide When searching for the best possible ring for your league, there are a few important things to consider. In the next few sections, I'll break down these factors so that you purchase a ring of the highest possible quality. Key Distinguishing Features Metal Composition: The metals used in a ring's construction dictate its weight and strength. Cheap metals can also discolor your skin. Vendor Reputation: Limit your choices to ring vendors with the best user reviews. Affordability: Don't overpay for a ring. Most rings in this review are comparable in price to your average fantasy trophy. Ring Sizes: Picking a ring with just the right fit is critical. Be sure the ring you choose will fit your or your champ's finger. Why choose a fantasy championship ring at all? Championship rings are nothing new. The NFL, NBA, NHL, and MBL all award rings to the players of their respective championship teams. It's a coveted award and is often used as a measuring stick when judging a particular player's career. The same theory applies to awarding a ring to a fantasy football champion. It's a unique and righteous way to recognize the most dominant team in your league. For years, the only option for fantasy leagues when awarding prizes was to buy a trophy. Now, leagues can choose between trophies, fantasy rings, and even fantasy championship belts. Since rings can be worn anywhere, they're starting to surpass trophies as the most popular type of league award. But what are some of the important factors you should consider when choosing the best football championship ring for your league? The best rings are made of quality metals When evaluating any ring, it's important to know what metals are used in its construction. Cheap rings that are coated in metals such as copper can interact with chemicals in your skin to leave an ugly green ring on your finger. That's the last thing your league champion needs after a hard-fought fantasy season. None of the rings in this review contain copper. They are all comprised of heavy and durable metals including zinc and metal alloys and plated in gold or silver. You can be assured that when purchasing one of these fantasy football rings, you'll be receiving a quality piece of jewelry that will last. Fantasy football rings are best awarded yearly Some leagues have a trophy that gets passed between champions from year to year. These trophies typically have large, engravable plates that provide room to etch the names of the championship teams. Obviously, fantasy rings don't fit into this prize model because of their small size. But another reason why you can't pass a ring along from champion to champion is because your league champs almost certainly have different ring size requirements. As such, it makes more sense to award a championship ring each and every year. Luckily, ring prices are very reasonable- making this type of award affordable for just about any fee-based league. Determine your ring size before making a purchase Each fantasy ring vendor supplies their own range of ring sizes. It's very important to know your target ring size before choosing a ring because size could limit your options. Ring vendors typically carry the most common ring sizes for men, but it's still an important factor (maybe THE most important factor) to consider. If you don't know your ring size, it's actually very easy to figure it out using one of the methods described next. Visit a local jeweler to get sized Any jeweler can size your ring finger very quickly using a variety of different tools. If you have a ring that already fits you well, they can use a ring mandrel tool to determine its size. If you don't, they'll use metal ring sizers, which are ring-shaped templates that you try on until you find one that fits just right. Visiting a jeweler is what I suggest if you want to get the most accurate fitting possible. They eliminate the guesswork and will ensure you order a ring that fits comfortably. Even if you purchase a ring and it doesn't quite fit right, most of the vendors reviewed in this article will be happy to exchange your ring for one with a better fit. Just check out the reviews for each ring and you'll see instances where customers have done just that with no hassle. Estimate your own ring size If you're pressed for time, or don't live near a jeweler, you can still estimate your ring size MacGyver style. Believe it or not, you can determine your ring size using common items found around the house. Wrap a strip of paper or piece of string around your ring finger and make a mark where they start to overlap. Then, measure the paper or string with a ruler to get a length representing the circumference of your finger. Finally, use this sizing chart to determine your ring size based on the measured length. This method of determining your ring size isn't foolproof, but it's better than nothing and will work in most cases. The Best Fantasy Championship Rings Reviewed Our top 5 rings include the most stylish (yet affordable) rings on the market. But different people have different tastes and no one ring is perfect for everyone. Each ring reviewed has its strengths and weaknesses. Only you can decide which ring is best for you or your fantasy league champion. Fantasy Jocks Iced-Out Championship Ring Fantasy Jocks has established itself as one of the premiere fantasy sports vendors on the market. It's no wonder they have three rings in our top five choices for 2017. This monster weighs-in at a solid 3 ounces and for its price and reputation is the top-rated ring in this review. Fantasy Jocks' v2 championship ring is silver plated and packed with sparkling glass stones. No one will ever know these aren't flawless gemstones! Never one to skimp, the Jocks will deliver your fantasy ring in a stylish ring box with red velvet interior. You'll feel like you're presenting this ring to royalty! Read my Fantasy Jocks Review for an in-depth discussion of their extensive product line. PROS Heavy ring with a great feel Available in the most common ring sizes Super-fast shipping Many happy customers CONS Only available in silver LEARN MORE Decade Awards Fantasy FFL Champion Ring The Fantasy FFL Champion Ring from Decade Awards doesn't flash the same bling as the other rings in this review. But that could be a plus for fantasy owners who prefer a classic look. This design is slick and clean, but isn't completely devoid of glitz. Six small stones adorn the ring face, three on either side. For the reserved fantasy champion, this adds some flashiness without going overboard. The second-ranked ring in our review is made of die cast zinc for high impact strength. Each ring comes in a display box. If you purchase this ring, Decade Awards will throw in a 32" beaded chain (gold or silver finish) that you can use if you prefer to wear your ring around your neck. PROS Clean and classy design High impact die-cast strength Free chain CONS Limited rings sizes Low bling-factor LEARN MORE Fantasy Jocks v1 Champion Ring Trophy This gem Fantasy Jocks' first introduction to their fantasy ring product line. While not as flashy as their newer ring offerings, this is a hugely popular product that set the stage for the ring iterations to follow. I personally like this ring because it has a great balance between the text, imagery, and stones. It will catch people's eye, but not necessarily blind them. This ring is made of brass but plated in Rhodium. Rhodium is commonly used to plate white gold rings and gives them their ultra-white color. Any fantasy champion would wear this ring with pride. But don't take my word for it. Just read the endless positive reviews about this classic ring from Fantasy Jocks and judge for yourself. PROS Plated in Rhodium for an ultra-white finish Many, many happy customers Good quality for a great price CONS Hollow backing Light compared to heavier successors LEARN MORE Crown Awards Blinged Championship Ring This 24K Gold-Plated ring from Crown Awards is a easily the best bang for your buck when it comes to fantasy football championship rings. The gold with black background lettering really makes the text stand out while the judicious use of rhinestones highlights the contrast between crass and class. Crown Awards has the largest selection of ring sizes of any vendor in this review. Whether you're a league of dwarfs or giants, Crown Awards has you covered! In addition to their wide range of ring sizes, they offer both next day and same day shipping. So if you have to grab a ring at the last minute, they're a great option. Each ring comes in an exclusive velvet ring display box. If you prefer silver to a gold ring, Crown Awards offers a Silver Crystal ring of the same style. PROS Best value pick Wide range of sizes available Fast shipping options CONS Some text might be too small to read Side engravings take away from overall design LEARN MORE Fantasy Jocks v3 Lombardi Championship Ring This third-generation ring from Fantasy Jocks is the Rolls Royce of fantasy football championship rings. It's one of the pricier rings in this review, but if you're really looking to turn some heads then look no further than this beauty. This large and heavy ring is emblazoned with a plethora of sparkling rhinestones. The stones surround a beautiful, sculpted likeness of the Lambardi Trophy- itself constructed of even more, brilliant stones. The top and bottom face of the ring spell-out simply: "Fantasy Champion". Enough said. Again, this ring is on the higher end of the pricing range. But for those of you that must have the latest, greatest ring on the market, the newest ring from Fantasy Jocks is the answer to your prayers. PROS Absolutely stunning and intricate design Screams "I'm a Champion!" Latest and greatest offering from Fantasy Jocks CONS Higher end of price range in this review Positive, but limited customer feedback because of newness LEARN MORE Conclusion Fantasy rings are no longer a fad among fantasy sports enthusiasts. With their affordable pricing and attention-grabbing ability, they're becoming the most popular championship prize in many fantasy football leagues. Any ring detailed in this review would be a great addition to your fantasy football league. If you decided to buy one of these rings in this review, or maybe bought another one that you feel should have made the list, tell me about it in the comments below.