2016 Best Fantasy Sports Print Publication

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RotoWire Baseball Magazine

RotoWire.com

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
RotoWire’;s fantasy baseball magazine includes more than 1,500 player profiles, dollar values, projected stats, cheatsheets, articles by Derek VanRiper, Jeff Erickson and more.

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
RotoWire’s fantasy baseball magazine is the most in-depth resource for any sport with the most player profiles and has one of the best graphic designs and layout.

PRODUCT URL
https://www.rotowire.com/magazine/fantasy-baseball.htm


Rotoworld Fantasy Football Draft Guide

Rotoworld/NBC Sports

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Rotoworld Fantasy Football Draft Guide includes 312 player profiles, 23 cheat sheets, Sleepers and Busts, an expert Mock Draft, strategy columns for auction leagues, dynasty leagues and DFS, player tiers,an Inside the Rankings Piece where you can see the rankings of Evan Silva, Patrick Daugherty, Raymond Summerlin, Nick Mensio and Rich Hribar side by side and much more.

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
Whether you’re doing some heavy pre-draft research or are on the clock and have just seconds for a quick glance at the cheat sheets before you make your pick, this magazine has everything you need to dominate your draft. In addition to having some of the most respected names in the industry providing top-notch content, we’ve partnered with Lindy’s Sports, one of the most respected names in the sports publishing industry, to put forth the best possible product.

PRODUCT URL
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nwz4alqe6pwlvyx/2016%20RotoWorld%20NEW.pdf?dl=0


CBS Sports 2016 Fantasy Football Draft Guide

CBS Sports Digital

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
CBS Sports delivers the only Fantasy Football publication users need to dominate their league. With in-depth analysis from CBS Sports Senior Fantasy Writers Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard, the 2016 Beckett Sports/CBS Sports FANTASY FOOTBALL Guide is 150+ pages chock full of player outlooks, draft strategy, team previews, a post-NFL Draft 12-team mock draft and mock drafts featuring experts from across the industry, plus sleepers, busts. player rankings, and daily fantasy tips.

Readers have access to:

  • In-depth analysis from Award-Winning Writers Dave Richard and Jamey Eisenberg
  • The latest player outlooks with Sleepers, Breakouts and Busts (including rookies)
  • Rankings and Cheat Sheets to use on draft day
  • Draft strategies, Team Previews, Mock Drafts and more

 

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
The Fantasy Football acumen and analysis of Eisenberg and Richard – both in print and on television – is among the most recognized and respected in the world. Eisenberg was named one of the top-ranked experts in the industry in terms of accuracy by Fantasy Pros in 2013, and Richard was the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s Fantasy Football Writer of the Year in 2013.

PRODUCT URL
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GGCC2MO


Ron Shandler’s 2016 Baseball Forecaster

BaseballHQ.com

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The industry’s longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2016 Baseball Forecaster, published annually since 1986, is the first book to approach prognostication by breaking performance down into its component parts. Rather than predicting batting average, for instance, this resource looks at the elements of skill that make up any given batter’s ability to distinguish between balls and strikes, his propensity to make contact with the ball, and what happens when he makes contact & reverse engineering those skills back into batting average. The result is an unparalleled forecast of baseball abilities and trends for the upcoming season and beyond.

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
Stats, Sabermetrics and Projections… more than three dozen categories that analyze every aspect of skill, for more than 800 players.

Performance Trends… five years of history, complete with leading indicators that identify potential power surgers, pitcher abuse, regression indices and hundreds of sleepers and gambles.

Encyclopedia of Fanalytics… a massive 50-page, 20-year compilation of research results, benchmarks and strategies on performance forecasting and fantasy applications.

Reliability Grades… for every player, breaks down forecast risk into three components — health, experience and performance consistency.

Prospects… scouting reports for next year’s top minor league prospects, and major league equivalents for every Double-A and Triple-A player from 2015-2016. PLUS complete coverage of international prospects.

Injury analysis… 5-year history of injuries and disabled list days for every player.

Projected Leaderboards… more than 50 specialized rankings for power, speed, risk assessment and more.

Fantasy Cheat Sheets… our Universal Draft Grid is a suitable quick-glance tool for nearly any draft format.

Our Latest Research… new analysis on topics like our new PQS formula, opposite-field hitting as a leading indicator, benefits of good-framing catchers on pitcher value, and much more.

FREE Online Projections Update!

PRODUCT URL
https://www.baseballhq.com/baseball-forecaster


Minor League Baseball Analyst 2016

BaseballHQ.com

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The first book of its kind to fully integrate sabermetrics and scouting, the 2016 Minor League Baseball Analyst provides a distinctive brand of analysis for more than 1,000 minor league baseball players. Features include scouting reports for all players, batter skills ratings, pitch repertoires, performance trends, major league equivalents, and expected major league debuts. A complete sabermetric glossary is also included. This one-of-a-kind reference is ideally suited for baseball analysts and those who play in fantasy leagues with farm systems.

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING

  • Scouting reports… for over 1000 minor league prospects, including expected major league debuts, potential major league roles and more
  • Stats and Sabermetrics… over three dozen categories for all players, including batter skills ratings, runner speed, pitch repertoires and more
  • Performance Trends… spanning each player’s last five minor league and college stops, complete with leading indicators
  • Major League Equivalents… five year scans for every player
  • Mega-Lists… The HQ100 for 2017, retrospective looks at the Top 100s from prior years, organizational Top 15s, top prospects by position, top power and speed prospects, and more
  • Player Potential Ratings… BaseballHQ’s exclusive system that evaluates each player’s upside potential and chances of achieving that potential
  • Plus… insightful essays and commentary, complete sabermetric glossary, affiliates page and more.

With the importance of knowing the prospects for today’s fan, the MLBA is an essential fantasy baseball resource that you will refer to all season long.

PRODUCT URL
https://www.baseballhq.com/minor-league-baseball-analyst


New York Daily News Fantasy Football Special

RotoExperts

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
RotoExperts and New York Daily News partnered up in August for a 28-page newsstand special. Pairing cutting-edge NY Daily News design and layout with award-winning RotoExperts advice, the publication was the first of its kind and offered fantasy players easily-accessible information with deeper analysis. We even put a twist on sleepers and busts!

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
We not only offered excellent advice for players of all levels, but also blazed a trail for future partnerships with newspapers. Instead of putting out a separate standalone magazine, RotoExperts and the New York Daily News collaborated to offer a print special included in the newspaper price, offering tremendous value for fantasy players.

PRODUCT URL
https://www.nydailynews.com/tags/fantasy-football


USA TODAY Sports Weekly fantasy baseball preview

USA TODAY Sports

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
USA TODAY Sports’ fantasy baseball preview gives fantasy owners everything they need and nothing they don’t when it’s time to prepare for the new season.

Of course there are payer rankings – overall, by league and by position – but the analysis goes much deeper than that. We break down nearly 400 players and how their strengths and weaknesses affect their fantasy values. We combine that with their last three years’ worth of stats to project how they’ll perform this season – and convert it to a Rotisserie dollar value.

In addition, we break down each position even further, highlighting potential breakout performers, sleepers, risks and those who are likely to decline.

As the home of the League of Alternative Baseball Reality, we’re able to unveil the results of the Mixed draft – and give our readers insight into the preferences and strategies of each of our 15 industry experts. And it’s not a mock draft either, the season is played to its conclusion as one of the most prestigious of the experts leagues.

The final component is our depth charts for every MLB team. Readers can see how the playing time is likely to stack up with not only the starters and reserves, but also the prospects bubbling under the surface. We have a roundup of who’s in and who’s out over the offseason. And we rank each team’s top five prospects by their projected impact in the majors for the upcoming season.

From rankings, draft strategy, player profiles, depth charts and our exclusive strategy articles, USA TODAY Sports’ fantasy baseball preview has the most up-to-date information to help fantasy owners ace their draft.

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
The biggest problem with any fantasy preview in print is that it often becomes outdated before it’s time for anyone to draft. Our fantasy baseball preview went on sale Feb.22 after all but one of the major free agents had signed and just as players began reporting to spring training.

As a result, the player previews and stat projections are the most up-to-date of any print publication. Drawing on the expertise from USA TODAY Sports and BaseballHQ.com, the analysis is top-notch. We have multiple industry league championships to back it up.

PRODUCT URL
https://onlinestore.usatoday.com/fantasy-baseball-2016-special-edition—kris-bryant-cover-p18197.aspx