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In my 20+ years of playing fantasy sports, I’ve used just about every product on the market. Some are fantastic. Many are not.
But when I find a product (or merchant) that I particularly like, I always write a review to tell others about it.
So I decided to create one page with all of my reviews across all fantasy sports. This page includes links to my reviews of merchant vendors, draft preparation tools, in-season management software, DFS tools, and a few other miscellaneous items.
Reviews of the Fantasy Gear & Merchandise Vendors
If you’re looking for information on best fantasy football gear manufacturers, you’ll want to read through these reviews. The vendors I’ve reviewed are industry leaders when it comes to supplies for live fantasy drafts, league prizes, or stylish fantasy gear.
FantasyJocks – When it comes to products for live fantasy drafts, Fantasy Jocks is the king of the hill. From fantasy football boards to championship rings to perpetual trophies, they have it all. They have a stellar reputation as a vendor and excellent user reviews.
If you read any of my reviews of live draft products, you’ll see Fantasy Jocks routinely has the top-rated product. Read my Fantasy Jocks review for a full analysis of their product line.
Undisputed Belts – Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 5-10 years, you know that fantasy championship belts are all the rage among youngsters. And let’s be honest, they emanate an attitude that aligns quite nice with the ridiculousness of fake sports.
I wrote a detailed review of Undisputed Belts that you should check out if you’re tired of the same old fantasy football trophies.
Fantasy Champs has a line of trophies, belts, and even custom jerseys. Their real-time custom jersey designer is fantastic!
Reviews of Fantasy Sports Tools and Draft Prep Software
If you’re trying to seriously compete for a fantasy championship, it makes sense to get help from the best fantasy advice sites on the web. The top fantasy sites have widgets, tools, and interactive draft software to keep you a step ahead of the competition.
FantasyPros – If there was ever a Swiss army knife of fantasy sports sites, FantasyPros is it. They have tools to help you gain an edge before, during, and after your fantasy drafts.
In my review of FantasyPros, I evaluate their Draft Wizard tools, My Playbook widgets, DFS tools, and all of their assistant-based software. FantasyPros supports all of the major fantasy sports for one low monthly price.
Ultimate Draft Kit – For fantasy football fans, the draft is the most important day of the season. Championships frequently come down to just a few draft picks, so you have to make them count!
The Ultimate Draft Kit has everything you need to prepare for the big day: video player reviews, exclusive tools, a free mobile app, and more. If you’re looking to gain an edge on draft day, give my Ultimate Draft Kit review a read.
Fantasy Alarm produces an insane amount of valuable content pertaining to fantasy sports. This includes podcasts, livestreams, videos, and much more.
Fantasy Football Nerd – If you thought it was expensive to use actionable fantasy tools, you’d be wrong. The Fantasy Football Nerd has stellar tools for draft prep, waiver-wire management, and even lineup optimization for DFS.
Best of all, a subscription to Fantasy Football Nerd is ridiculously cheap ($14.95 per season). I talk all about it in my Fantasy Football Nerd review.
Reviews of Daily Fantasy Sports Tools
Being competitive in daily fantasy sports means leveraging accurate player metrics using the most effective tools. Roster creation and contest management tools are the centerpieces of most DFS sites.
The DFS sites I review below have some of the best lineup optimizers in the industry.
Daily Fantasy Nerd – The player metrics available through the tools at Daily Fantasy Nerd are extensive. From the Vegas lines to the weather forecasts, they leave no stone unturned when it comes to projecting accurate player performances.
In addition to their lineup optimizer, DFN also has tools to help improve your bankroll management. My DailyFantasyNerd review covers both features in detail.
DFS Army – For daily fantasy players who are seeking great tools, but also looking to collaborate with the top players, DFS Army is worth a look. A DFS Army subscription will provide you with direct access to some of the top daily players in the world via Slack chat channels.
Best of all, DFS Army provides tools for every fantasy sport for one low monthly price. My DFS Army review has the details.
Draft Dashboard – Like DFS Army, Draft Dashboard has multi-sport support for an affordable monthly membership fee. If you’re interested in DFS tools, but want to try something out first, Draft Dashboard provides your first full month of access for only $1.
Learn more about their services in my Draft Dashboard review.
RotoQL – Of all the daily fantasy software on the market, RotoQL is the most complete. It’s run by one of the top DFS player in the world, and this is evident in the RotoQL feature set.
Their trending players feature alone is worth the subscription price. Browse around some RotoQL reviews, and you’ll start to see the value this DFS tool provides.
NFL and Football-Related Reviews
Being knowledgable about players is your best weapon before, during, and after your fantasy draft. These products help you stay up to speed on the NFL’s top players.
GamePass – Although it isn’t a fantasy sports product, GamePass is a excellent way to scout players for the current or upcoming football season. It provides DVR-like controls that let you examine every aspect of every NFL play.
You can watch most completed NFL games within a few hours of their completion. My NFL Game Pass review has all the specifics.
DFS Site Reviews
When you start playing daily fantasy sports, you’ll have to decide which DFS site to use. I spent considerable time researching every host and detail my findings in the following reviews.
FanPicks – When it comes to DFS contests based on college sports, look no further than FanPicks. When other daily sites were reluctant to support NCAA games, FanPicks went all-in.
They are also one of the only DFS hosts that still offers a deposit match bonus. Get more info about them in my FanPicks review.
Yahoo Daily Fantasy – Although their contest offerings aren’t as vast as DraftKings or FanDuel, Yahoo DFS has built a considerable user base by converting their traditional players to their daily platform.
Yahoo’s interface is intuitive and straightforward, making it a nice alternative to the busy lobbies you see on the larger daily hosts. Check out my Yahoo Daily Fantasy review for info on their beginner-only contests and rewards program.
Fantasy Draft – If there was ever a DFS host that tries to level the playing field, Fantasy Draft is it. Their contest structure segregates beginners from experts, so new users have ample time to learn the platform before facing stiffer competition.
They even have a rake-free zone with contests that pay-out all entry fees to the winners. Read my FantasyDraft review for a comprehensive breakdown.
DraftKings – One of the behemoths of the daily fantasy sports industry, DraftKings boasts a vast user base, large tournaments with massive payouts, and feature-rich mobile apps to round-out their platform.
I wrote an extensive Draft Kings review with everything you’d ever want to know, including exciting new features for the upcoming year.
Monkey Knife Fight – If you enjoy making sports prop bets, you’ll love Monkey Knife Fight. They offer DFS-like contests where you parlay pre-configured prop bets to beat the house.
If you like sports gambling but hate the research required to be effective in DFS, check out my Monkey Knife Fight review.
FanDuel – Together with DraftKings, FanDuel shares the lion’s share of the DFS market. As the industry has matured, these offerings from thee two DFS hosts have become almost indistinguishable.
Both are proven sites with broad adoption and generous payouts.
No Haltime is a DFS-style app that lets you create or accept challenges. Instead of building teams, challenges let you compete player-to-player or position.
You can compete against friends friends, create leagues of friends, and even earn cash back as you issue and accept challenges.
Fantasy Factor is a smaller DFS host that is popular with players are looking to take a break from the Big 2.
Although you won’t see tons of contests listed in their lobby, they do host guaranteed tournaments from time to time. If you’re looking to go swimming in shark-free waters, Fantasy Factor is worth checking out.