My league is looking in to switch fantasy football sites. For the past few years we have been using cbs’s site, which I can’t stand and have been lobbying against for years. Now that I am finally getting some traction, I now need to spearhead the migration. But what site to choose? There are so many, and I have only tried a couple of them. Here are my thoughts, please chime in with yours:
CBS: I hate absolutely everything about it. The pages are totally cluttered so its hard to find anything. Yet despite the data barf on the page, it is stupidly clunky. For example, it takes 2 clicks from the league home page just to see someone’s team. You can’t look ahead weeks to see matchups. The stat sorting page is a mess. It is also ridiculously expensive at $150. There is exactly 1 good thing about it that only a couple of other sites offer - it saves our history so you can go back and look at posts from years ago. Is that worth $150/year? I say no.
ESPN: I really wanted to like this, but it wound up falling short when we tested it out. The primary beef was that trade offers were totally buried. Football doesn’t have a lot of trading anyways so I suppose that isn’t a huge reason to avoid using it, but I recall it being pretty weak. That said, this site appeals to me for the same reason I like iTunes. I like the company behind it, I know they will put resources to it, update it regularly, respond to customer feedback, and in general care about it being good.
FanBall: Haven’t tried this one yet, but they seem like they are really on the fantasy tip. They have the best up to the minute player updates that I have seen online. Definitely worth investigating, although in the free fantasy era even $70 seems a touch steep.
Yahoo: Not flashy, but this site provides everything we need for fantasy football and it does it for free. Now that stattracker comes free I find it hard to come up with a compelling reason not to use it.
NFL.com: I know nothing about this site.
myfantasyleague.com: This is one I just found out about. It looks intriguing - keeps league history, highly customizable, good customer feedback, price comparable to fanball. I would definitely like to hear some first hand reports from this site.
So thats what I have. What site(s) do you use/recommend?